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Candy Corn

Candy Corn

Oh, candy corn, one of the most notable (and hated) Halloween treats. You can probably find yourself arguing with friends, loved ones, or coworkers on the utterly disgusting taste of these strange candies. But, maybe you are on the opposing side, you love these seasonal sweet bites of joy and you want everyone to try it once, so to agree with you. I myself, don’t find any interest in these wannabe vegetable candies. Their sugary taste is overpowering and incomparable to the delectable sweetness of real corn, plus there are plenty of better candies out there. But I do find myself intrigued with them, mainly for the fact that if placed together just right, they form an actual corn on the cob – gee! I’ve never tried this myself, but I’ve seen it done on The Food Channel and Pinterest many times.

Interestingly enough, all of the women in the office were aware of this and none of the men had a clue –  when some found out, it was actually life-changing for them. “My whole life, I’ve been living in the dark,” noted an account director in my office. “Are girls told about this when they pull them aside in middle school to give them ‘the talk’?” that same account director exclaimed. Wow, I thought to myself, how many other food/candy-related things were there that me and my female counterparts knew about that men didn’t? I’m feeling as though I might continue to write about these little findings, as a comforting reminder that men don’t know everything.

In many ways, I relate to candy corn. Loved, hated, and trekking life with little purpose – and in that little purpose is its untamed potential to be so much more.

Although I’m not a fan of this sad excuse for a candy, this one’s for you, candy corn. Keep doing your thing and finding a way to live on store shelves – especially because you basically don’t expire and if consumers don’t purchase you that’s where you’ll be for the rest of eternity.