Thanks to my awesome mom, I got to indulge in my first taste of candy corn earlier this month!! Well, not my first, first taste; I’ve been a longtime connoisseur! But it was my own version of Candy Corn Kickoff 2019…
Happy Halloween, friends!! So after I wrote about those little Conversation Hearts for Valentine’s Day, you know that I had to follow it up with the Halloween equivalent: Candy Corn — and, yes, Candy Corn is a proper noun to me!
In all my 38 years, I’ve never understood why it is such a polarizing candy. People either love it or hate it about as much as vampires hate garlic. I mean, people hate the stuff. On a visceral level. Even bringing up the words “Candy Corn” is sure to elicit powerful reactions — go ahead and try it at your next dinner party. I dare you!
As you can tell from the title of this post, I’m forever and always Team Candy Corn!!! Frankly, it’s the best candy ever invented. It’s small, adorable tri-color scrumptious goodness!!! I ask you: What’s not to like? You can keep your big Hershey bars and your Reese’s and your Almond Joys. Yes, I may enjoy those sweet treats every now and again, but they always leave me wanting more. Unsatisfied. Sad. Dejected.
But these small candies, on the other hand, are the most delectable treat in the entire world. So you can imagine my sadness when I came across this poll in which it ranked as America’s LEAST FAVORITE Halloween candy. Can you believe that? I can’t even with this nonsense!!!
BUT, on to something sweeter — see what I did there?? Behold, it’s my new friend. When I saw this at Walgreens today, I just couldn’t resist…it’s a plushie!!! What’s not to love??
Plus, while we’re on the subject: WHY isn’t there a candy corn emoji yet? I ask this every year and my wish always goes unfulfilled.
I mean, using 🍬 + 🌽 just isn’t cutting it anymore!! It’s 2019, people!!! Why are we forced to still live in a world where a cute yellow, orange and white triangle emoji doesn’t exist yet?
I will stan this teeny tiny triangle treat until the end of time!! The. End. Of. Time. Someone on Twitter recently dubbed me the Candy Corn Queen, and, honestly, that was the best title I could ever receive!! It fits my personality quite perfectly! I’m small, sweet and always leave people wanting more. In other words, I’m JUST like candy corn!
So, go on, friends!!! Enjoy some deliciousness and come on over to the dark side!! There’s plenty to go around and I promise I’ll share some with you!!! Tell me: Are you a fan of the candy? What’s your all-time favorite Halloween candy?? xoxo
[Last photo via Unsplash]