It’s that time of year again. Bring on the pumpkin spice flavors following you everywhere and the apple orchard-heavy Instagram posts. It's time to think up that perfect Halloween costume with your squad, and update your entire wardrobe with oversized sweaters, flannel shirts, jeans, and booties. It's safe to say that it’s one of my favorite times of year. However, there is always one thing I certainly don't look forward to, and that is candy corn. Hate candy corn? Well, if you do as much as I do, there are definitely a few thoughts we've all had about this festive candy around Halloween.
I remember being in grade school and getting these weird orange, yellow, and white triangles in my goodie bags. And not just a few. No, never a few, but bunches of them. Hordes of fake, sweet corn invaded the goodie bags I initially looked forward to. They were everywhere, and always during the Halloween season. They never looked appetizing, but everyone was always eating them. “How bad could they be?” I remember thinking. Oh, poor sweet Alani; they could be really bad. Of course, I had to experience for myself how horrible these did actually taste to come to a final decision, but it was a tough swallow.
I’ve never been a huge candy fan, but I am human and have a sweet tooth. I would eat up the lollipops and the chocolate pieces. I even liked the pumpkin-shaped pretzels. But the candy corn was a no-go. It’s so weird to live in a world that is so obsessed with these things. Not only do people voluntarily eat candy corn, but they love it!
Candy corn is so synonymous with fall and spooky stuff, but if you’re like me, you’ve definitely had some choice thoughts about them. Here are seven of them.