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Thanksgiving Dinner Candy Corn Exists And We’re Cautiously Excited

Photo courtesy of Brach’s

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been a huge fan of candy corn. The polarizing treat tends to pop up mostly around the fall festivities, and this holiday season, Brach’s is adding a unique twist on their iconic candy corn.

The candy company has introduced an all-new bag of Turkey Dinner Candy Corn.

Turkey-flavored candy corn, you might think? Not quite.

The bag will consist of an assortment of sweet and savory flavors that make up the quintessential Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner. This includes roasted turkey, green beans, stuffing, ginger-glazed carrots, cranberry sauce, and sweet potato pie.

You can find the new Turkey Dinner 12-oz bag of candy corn exclusively at participating Walgreens locations now. Sure, I’m a little concerned about how savory candy corn tastes, but that’s not going to stop me from grabbing a bag.

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Packaged Food

Sour Patch Kids Candy Corn Is Coming To Stores For Halloween

There’s been such a divide among candy lovers when it comes to candy corn. The iconic Halloween snack either sends shivers down your spine, or perks your sweet tooth right up. In my case, there’s a gallon-sized trash bag filled with yellow and orange sweet in my bedroom that usually lasts me the year.

With candy corn on the mind, our buddy @junkbanter, posted a photo of an upcoming flavor of Sour Patch Kids CANDY CORN. If you’re thinking these new sweets are simply Sour Patch Kids shaped like candy corn, think again.

The orange and grape flavored Sour Dusted Candy Corn are actual pieces of candy corn dusted with with the sweet and sour sugar that the Sour Patch brand is known for.

Apparently, it doesn’t really taste like candy corn though and rather something that lives in the middle of the two iconic snacks.

You have my curiosity now, guys.

I wonder if this snack will finally be the bridge between that connects Sour Patch lover Elie Ayrouth and candy corn loving old me.

Junkbanter says he grabbed a bag of these at the Dollar General and we can expect to see them on shelves through the Halloween season. Stay spooky, guys.

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Hit-Or-Miss Sweets Video

Candy Corn is Basically Made Out Of Insect Resin and Animal Bones [WATCH]

For all the candy corn lovers out there, this breakdown video may change your opinion about this seasonal fall treat. Aside from using normal culinary building blocks like sugar, corn syrup, salt, and gelatin — there’s some less than appetizing additions that will probably make your skin crawl. Especially if you don’t like insects or bones.

For the last century, the celebration of Halloween has always been infused with the confusing taste of candy corn. Still, this well-known fall treat has been shrouded in mystery. History tells us that this tri-colored candy was created back in the 1800s, and was first marketed as “chicken feed.”

Today, there seems to be a large contrast between candy corn lovers and haters, but let’s face it, candy corn is weird. It’s waxy, it’s soft in an unpleasant way, and it doesn’t even taste all that good. But for some reason or another, once fall comes around, candy corn is always near. However, thanks to a video by Tech Insider exposing candy corn’s sketchy ingredients, now know to keep our precious palates far from it.

The video, published on YouTube Oct. 28, indicates that there’s a gelatinous material, “a protein made from animal parts like hides and bones,” which is not vegan — if you were wondering.

Lastly, at the crux of candy corn’s horrific lineage is a resinous, secreted material that is made from “lac bugs,” which are found in Asia.  The “lac-resin,” is used to give candy corn its smooth exterior shell.

Wow. Disgusting is an understatement of how I feel about candy corn’s origins. Now, it’s clear why candy corn is usually around on Halloween — it’s actually frightening.

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These Are The Top 3 Most Popular Halloween Candies For Each State

Source: Candystore.com

Now that Halloween is creeping up on us, it’s time to start purchasing excessive amounts of candies and chocolates to gorge on… and to give away too, of course.

According to CandyStore.com, approximately $2.6 billion dollars will be spent this year on Halloween candies. In order to claim title as “the good house” of the entire neighborhood, it’s essential to stay on top of what the people want. CandyStore.com collected 10 years worth of sales data from 2007-2016 and put together a list of the most popular Halloween candies for each state. Take a look below to see what candies you should be stocking up on for Halloween this year.

 

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Gordon Ramsay Lists The 5 Worst Halloween Treats You Can Give Out

Gordon Ramsay’s not big on Halloween, but at least he won’t give shitty candy when your kids walk up to his door in their spooky costumes.

Having kids of his own, Ramsay’s very aware of what trick-or-treaters don’t want to see in their giant bags of candy, and in PSA-like fashion, Gordon appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to let us know that we shouldn’t be handing out these garbage candies and treats.

In his typical foul-mouthed fashion, Ramsay rips each item, and by the end of it, you’re going to just feel like an asshole for even considering giving these out to the happy little children in your neighborhood.

If you do give any of the following candies out, in the words of Ramsay himself, “F*ck off!”

Smarties

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“Seriously, the perfect combination of aspirin and Tums. Smarties are for f*cking dummies.”

Circus Peanuts

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“How f*ckin’ sad are they? You know what Circus Peanuts are? Clown s*it!”

Candy Corn

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“It’s not candy, it’s not corn, it’s ear wax formed in the shape of a rotten tooth.”

Apples

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“Do I look like a f*ckin’ teacher, mate? Let me give you a lesson; go buy some proper f*cking candy.”

Pennies

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“In 2016 you’re still giving out f*cking pennies! F*ck off!”

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Pecan Pie M&M’s And Spooky Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Are Now At Walmart

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There are only a few days left until our favorite holiday of all time: Halloween. While the candy-centric season has led to many pumpkin spiced variants, these, thankfully are not in that category.

Walmart, just released three chocolates that capture the spirit of the spooky holiday without any trace pumpkin spice to be found.

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Candy consumers will find Brach’s Sea Salt Chocolate Candy Corn, Reese’s Halloween Print Peanut Butter Cups, and M&M’s Pecan Pie at the retail chain. The latter two being items exclusive to Walmart.

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The Reese’s printed cups and sea salt candy corn are completely new to the candy aisle while the pecan pie M&M’s are making a return for the holiday season.

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Designs for the Reese’s include jack-o-lantern faces, spooky ghosts, and bats. You can enjoy them for an entire two seconds before popping them into your mouths.

Customers can find them at participating Walmart retailers through the Halloween season.

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Cravings Fast Food Packaged Food Sweets What's New

Baskin-Robbins Threw Halloween Candy On This Dessert Pizza

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It seems like Baskin-Robbins hired a bunch of kids to create their newest dessert pizza and maybe that’s not a bad thing at all.

The ice cream franchise is releasing a Halloween Polar Pizza for the holidays that’s just stacked with Halloween candy.

Baskin Robbins’ spooky new dessert features a double fudge brownie crust that’s topped with candy corn, M&Ms Minis, and a generous drizzle of fudge.

With all the love or hate that candy corn gets, we’re curious how this dessert will resonate with with consumers.

The pizza will be available at participating Baskin-Robbins locations through the month of October. We’re actually pretty stoked to try it, though we’ll probably have to find a Groupon for a dentist immediately after.

Fun is fun, but cavities are no joke.

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Behold, The Return Of CANDY CORN OREOS

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There’s a great divide within the Foodbeast office right around this time of year. No, this split isn’t because of team rivalries that come with the football season. What separates the office has nothing to do with the upcoming election, either. Rather, it’s candy corn.

The Halloween candy has a devoted following in our hallways as well as a contingent that despise the bi-colored confectionary. So imagine the resulting cheers and eye rolls when I brought a bag of Candy Corn Oreos to the office earlier today.

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Found at Target, the returning Oreo variant is only available for a limited time. Oreos’ candy corn flavor features two vanilla cookies sandwiching a half yellow and half orange creme.

Here’s what a few fellow Foodbeasts had to say about the fall cookie:

Brayden

I thought they were pretty good. Better than the Swedish fish ones.

Geoff

For a non-candy corn guy, I think the taste is good. But I don’t think it tastes like candy corn.

Molly

It made me think they should try out a circus peanut flavor.

Reach

Candy Corn Oreos taste like Birthday Cake Oreos dressed up for Halloween.

You can find the pack in at the cookie aisle at Target for $2.99. Check out the video below to see what the original team thought of the cookies when they dropped.

Oreo fans may also remember Swedish Fish Oreos were also made available a short time ago.