I'm addicted

Sunday, October 30, 2005

to the candy corn bowl on my mantle. I look forward to them being released in supermarkets every year and I'm already on sugar overload. They are just so colorful, small and yummy. I'm popping them like, well candy. The trick is you have to go for the good kind, Brachs, not the waxy immitations.

Did You Know? Candy Corn Facts:
• October 30th is National Candy Corn Day

• One serving of candy corn contains only about 140 calories, 3.57 calories per kernel. Yikes, that's like 15 mins on the eliptical bike at the gym.

• Candy corn has been around for more than 100 years.

• Halloween accounts for 75% of the annual candy corn production.

• In its early days, candy corn was revolutionary because it was tricolored. The Wunderle Candy Co. of Philadelphia is believed to have been the first to make the little kernels, in the 1880s.

• America was primarily agricultural in those days, thus the idea of candy corn was a novelty to the public.

• Candy corn is made of sugar, corn syrup, water, marshmallow, confectioners glaze, flavorings, food coloring and preservatives. The recipe has stayed the same since 1898.

For more nuggets of trivia go to: The History of Candy Corn

Found this at incogblogo

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Today, I'm off curing my hangover from last night's cupcakes and coctails party by chilling and doing a Godfather marathon at Cindy's apt uptown. We're ordering pizza. It's an offer I couldn't refuse ;)

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