Oct 05 2008

Candy corn is the best vegetable ever!

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I’m on a total candy corn kick right now. This happens every September/October when the grocery stores start stocking all of their Halloween candy. I have to buy a bunch of it during October, because the Thanksgiving “Indian corn” and the Christmas “Reindeer corn” totally suck.
Here are a few facts about candy corn, my favorite vegetable:
– October 30th is National Candy Corn Day (We should get this day off)
– One serving of candy corn contains only about 140 calories (See, healthy!)
– Candy corn has 3.57 calories per kernel
– More than 35 million pounds of candy corn will be produced this year. That equates to nearly 9 billion pieces, enough to circle the moon nearly four times if laid end-to-end. (I consume about half of that)
– A cup of candy corn has fewer calories than a cup of raisins. (Again, healthy, and better tasting!)

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7 Responses to Candy corn is the best vegetable ever!

  1. From AuH2O:

    During the last big oil shortage environmental crisis of the 80’s, people were distilling high sugar candy corn into alcohol for fuel too. Corn … is there anything it can’t do ?

    Posted on October 6, 2008 at 12:23 am #
  2. From jamie:

    I can hear your teeth crying from here…

    Posted on October 6, 2008 at 11:52 am #
  3. From Lindsay:

    Dude, are you crazy? My teeth don’t cry. They are TOUGH and thrive on sugar.

    Posted on October 6, 2008 at 10:35 pm #
  4. From rob:

    Love the corn!

    Posted on October 7, 2008 at 2:40 pm #
  5. From AuH2O:

    Have you heard about the recall of the “white Rabbit” brand ???? If you have some get rid of it now !!!! It was made in China and is poisoned with the chemical melmeline (or however it’s spelled).

    Posted on October 9, 2008 at 8:03 pm #
  6. From Lindsay:

    No Chinese stuff here! I only eat good ol’ American Brach’s.

    Posted on October 9, 2008 at 10:35 pm #

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