Candy corn is evil and vile.. but I have a bag of it, along with those little pumpkins, on my desk at home even now. I know after I eat a few I'll be reminded of exactly why I don't like the way they taste.. but, it's very easy to forget after you stop eating them for a few minutes and think to yourself "Hmm.. I could just snag a couple pieces of candy corn.."
Ugh. I hate candy corn. To the point, actually, where I won't even eat it. I guess I should consider myself lucky. :)
2005-10-12 11:23 pm (UTC)
For you candy corn is how I feel about Peeps. I can't imagine how people even put them in their mouths.
But its not over at Halloween, you know.
Cause then you have the Halloween leftovers. And if you have kids like I do, that can last for weeks.
Then there's the ramp-up for Christmas.
And then the holidays in general.
And after Christmas.
We lose more healthy lifestyles this way.
Most of the rest of it, I can resist quite well. I don't know what it is with candy corn.
The little candy pumpkins are one of my primary sources of Halloween joy, so I foresee late-onset SAD should I ever get diabetes. :P
OMG me too!!! I love it. Pumpkins, not corn. :P And nip off the green stems first. :)
As someone who just ate mass amounts of candy corn and now feels very, very ill... I know what you mean. :P
Candy corn - I don't know why everyone thinks they're so bad. I love them! Massive sugar overload in tiny pellet form.
The entire batch of Candy Corn was created in 1935, and every year Brachs sends out employees to dig it out of the dumpster and re-package it to sell it again..
/ no apologies to Lewis Black
Do they dig up all the fruitcake at the same time?
I simply MUST find Candy Corn
I only like candy corn for one thing... plunging my canines into them and pretending I'm a vampire with horrific tooth care!
I absolutely LOVE candy corn... it is one of my favourite candies, and I rejoice every time halloween comes around. I love the mellow sweetness as they fall apart in my mouth, creating mild-flavoured sweet paste of WONDERFULNESS.
But then, I have odd tastes. Good luck in your mission to avoid the halloween candy, milady. I admire your self-restraint. :-)
Stop! You're killing me!!!
2005-10-12 10:16 pm (UTC)
Candy corn is your weakness, too!?!??!?!
My method of candy corn procurement.
Find a pack of active children, preferably those who belong to overworked parents. Escort children around while trick-or-treating, usually until it feels like your legs are going to fall off and the children have slight dents in their energy level.
Go home and trade the kids chocolate for their candy corn. Eat only what you can trade for. :)
Not a bad plan. But I don't have any trick-or-treat aged little buddies but one, and she's too little for a successful haul.
See, I can pass up candy corn, though I'm fond of it. The hardest part for me is Easter, with the Cadbury caramel eggs. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Yes! The Cadbury eggs are so tempting...and it seems that every store has a display right up front...and they start putting them out so early now!!!
They are one of my major weaknesses too!
Yikes, they have exactly the same effect on me. I wish I knew why! *sigh*
I think it's a secret ingredient. Maybe Soylent Green.
Yea! Halloween Candy! As I writing this I am eating Reeses pieces and drinking beer. I love Halloween candy. I say I'm buying it for the kids but it's really all for me. And you can't stop me! (insert evil laugh here)
YOU can do that. YOU have a hummingbird metabolism.
"Presented with a 2-pound bag of candy corn, I would proceed to devour the entire two pounds, and feel sick, and say "yes, thank you" to the next 2-pound bag proffered."
LOL. There are certain foods that make me feel the same way. I adore the heath bar bites, but the one that gets me every time is movie theater popcorn. And you must have extra butter, duh.
I don't even count movie theatre popcorn. That's a treat I deserve.
2005-10-13 12:58 am (UTC)
Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure. I'm serious.
Man, I miss Halloween. It would be so cool now that I'm older and could hang around with equally geeky friends. It's weird when you think your country doesn't have enough commercialized holidays. Just Easter and Christmas, which are interchangeable but for the type of food you eat (but still lots of it) and the label on the beer (and all the people drive around drunk). There's one half-hearted dress-up holiday in February, but it's just for kids and it isn't particularly thematic beyond that the kids dress up and break a barrel with a stick.
Man, our holidays suck.
2005-10-13 01:00 am (UTC)
It's at the MGM Studios in FL. So horrible I die of curiosity.
And so does our candy.
I love Candy corn. The faint burn of honey, the slight wildness of flavor you don't get from sugar.
And i love the chocolate bottomed kind best of all.
That would be Indian corn.
Though I'm not sure what makes it indian.
My step-father introduced me to an insidious combination a few years back...
Candy-corn + peanuts
Toss a few of each in your mouth, chew... and it's like an instant Payday candy bar. Only somehow better...
I'm really only this way about creme eggs around Easter. But BOY, am I that way.
Candy crack corn, and we don't care...
I'm the same way. Once I start eating them, I can't stop, and I have no idea why. I like to bite off the white tops first, then the orange bottoms, then the middle.
Yes, I eat my candy corn in segments. The texture of each part is different.
I know what you mean, having done the same. It is a strange, twisted ritual.
Mmmm... Candy Corn!
When I was little, I liked to eat them one color at a time, so each kernel would be 3 tiny bites. Most of my anal retentive eating habits started in childhood, like eating all my fries before starting my burger.
I still like to eat my Candy Corn like that sometimes.
Someone else just made the same comment. Most highly amusing.