Photo: Liz West
There is only one more day until Halloween so clearly at least 90% of our thoughts are on sugar intake. And honestly, is there another candy that is the catalyst for as many feverish conversations as Candy Corn? People are so absolutely divided when it comes to this odd seasonal candy and so is the county apparently, according to new data.
As comedian Lewis Black once joked, “Candy corn is the only candy in the history of America that’s never been advertised. And there’s a reason — all of the candy corn that was ever made was made in 1911.” It is the strangest of confections, even more so than Pixie Stix, Fun Dip (really any of the candies that are straight sugar in a tube or bag put in colorful wrapping so you think it is more) and the conundrum that is cotton candy. Good n’ Plenty has been known to break up many a friendship as well but nothing can cause a rift quite like Candy Corn. And yet today is National Candy Corn and here we are a country divided over it according to the staff over at food site thedaringkitchen.com based on geotagging data from Twitter.