Let’s talk about candy corn.
Witches and goblins? Not scary. No, among all the trappings of Halloween, somehow to many, the little tricolored candy has become the most gruesome aspect of the holiday.
Invented by George Renninger in the 1880s, candy corn is classic Americana, unaltered over its many years of existence and embedded in our very national history.
But seriously, the words “candy corn” seem to jolt awake the lifeless bodies of midterm-ridden students and transform them into accredited food critics. If only this passion could energize the voting booths, help us save coffee money or increase student attendance at football games…
Oh, you’re too cultivated for candy corn? How refined you must be. Do you have any recommendations on fine wine? Heavens to Betsy, maybe you could enlighten the rest of us backcountry bumpkins who like candy corn over some moonshine and a roasted possum?