But the pumpkin spice remains.
You can have the Christmas candy, if you leave me the pumpkin pie and sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving.
From Halloween to Easter was some of the busiest times in dental offices. We called them “holiday candy crowns.”
I LIKE candy corn. For all who don’t, more for me!
What difference does it make if retailers rush the Holidays? Unless you work at one of those stores it’s pretty easy to ignore and/or walk away and do your celebrating in your own time.
As MAD Magazine put it in their famous article “43 Man Squamish”, “Loss of half the Flutney for rushing the season!”
Jeez. Candy corn rocks! Mix it with peanuts and man, perfect snack. No sticky hands either.
Candy Corn… Candle Wax with dye mixed in! YUCK!
Of course, the Christmas Candy has been sitting on the shelves in the Distribution Centers since AUGUST! (I used to deliver it to Mall-Wart D.C.’s)
What? Skip chocolate turkeys? Not me.
again the question – retailers put on major sales in Oct/Nov, so why are they disappointed when Dec sales don’t reach their mark. Decades ago, the big rush was from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve and some times Christmas Day. Receipts were huge. Plus, people anticipated that and many looked forward to it as the build to Christmas Day fun.
If candy corn has no one interested in it, why is it the icon of Halloween? I tried it once, when I was in the US and it was the most bland, boring, tasteless sweet I could muster. One would expect anything more exciting to become the hallmark of the “scary holiday”.
Wait, we’re skipping straight from Halloween candy to Christmas candy? Whatever happened to Thanksgiving candy? Not to mention Friday candy?
The only candy corn worth the name was Cracker Jacks. It’s included prize was just something fun.
I don’t understand the hating on candy corn. It’s SUGAR! That tastes good in every form, basically.
Who starts on Christmas candy in early November?
A while back, I saw red, green and white Christmas candy corn. The colors were pretty, but I left them on the shelf.
Unless her parents are cheap (like me, but not a parent) who wait till the day after Christmas to buy it half off…
As a kid, I ate a few candy corn when they were available, but they were #2 from the bottom (horehound was worst). At this point in my life, I might bit the tip off one, every decade or so, to remind myself why I don’t eat them.
I said it before and I’ll say it again - pumpkin spice is the yankee version of Miracle Whip™. Both equally disgusting.
A little young to comprehend what retailers’ rushing the holiday is.
Rushing is a relative term. In her experience the Christmas season has always begun in early November.
Tolerate, lol. Better gird up. Times ahead may try your tolerance more so than does a sweater discounted 20%.
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Does anyone else think it’s kind of odd that candy corn is made mostly of corn syrup? It seems like a lot of work to make an imitation of something out of the something you’re imitating. Of course, there’s more to candy corn than corn syrup. There’s more sugar, there’s dye, there’s wax (!) and there’s nostalgia.
Some people like the little pieces, and they like them a lot. Everybody else seems to despise them. Not too many people are on the fence or in a mood to compromise.
Except maybe me. I can’t recall ever liking them, though to be fair, I can’t remember the last time I ate one. They inspire nostalgia in me nonetheless. I don’t feel an ache for the candy itself, not so much, not at all. But I do relish the time, or the idea of a time, when we all divided into polarized camps over something so trivial. Nowadays, there are a few more things to split us up, and split us up more dramatically. There’s cilantro, there’ country music, and there’s … well, maybe that’s it. I can’t think of anything else that’s got Americans fighting nastily. Unless it’s sarcasm. Some people like that and some people don’t.
I’ll never understand the candy corn hate. I think they taste delicious.
July 31, 2013