What`s In Candy Corn? [Revisited Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago Science

Uh, you better check out this simple chart before you eat one more piece of candy corn. [Reposted for your safety.]
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Male 5,413
@carmium
So it`s not candy floss?
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Male 373
@carmium - thanks you, I was just going to ask that question.
It`s amazing something so popular hasn`t made the jump over here.
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Female 6,381
Attention Europeans: Candy corn is a sweet confection made of sugar, corn syrup, edible carnauba wax, and some color and binder. It`s been around for over 130 years. Its texture is like that of a stiff fudge or medium-hard chocolate. They also make little candy pumpkins the same way today. They don`t have a lot of flavor, and tossing them back by the handful will make you feel kind of icky.
This has been a public service announcement.
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Female 233
what the hell is this candy corn I keep hearing about?!
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Male 13,624
Never heard of it dont think I want to either
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Female 6,381
Greenbasterd:
Where the hell you live, man? Inuvik? My local Save-On has a bin of the stuff going all year long.
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Male 172
its funny because that`s what it tastes like. LOL
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Male 3,310
I thought it was cardboard dust
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Male 2,376
never seen/heard of candy corn... must be a merican thing.

i was addicted to popeye smokes.. i think there made of delicious chalk..
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Male 2
there is NO plastic in candy corn
..google what candy corn is made of. fancys an idiot:)
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Female 9,402
I never liked candy corn anyway.
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Male 2,841
Sunshine, butterfly farts and concentrated deliciousness.
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Male 49
LOL jk = *laughing out loud* just kidding! :D
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Male 5,567
@j alegarbes,
Reread the caption. It actually says it`s a repost.
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Male 37,888

You`re not supposed to eat the plastic bag.

DUH!
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Female 2,525
Tasty, tasty plastic.
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Male 49
REPOST!!! LOL jk
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Male 106
That`s why those things are so nasty! And thats why after eating them you poop out plastic bb`s, hence how they make airsoft ammo. It all makes sense now.
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Male 55
secret ingredient is earwax not plastic
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Male 5,413
Butter!
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Female 11
GolfPunk, using butter does not make a short expiration date. Butterscotch is butter and brown sugar baked in an oven until its caramelized. A friend of mine made it for a science project, because its sharp like glass.
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Male 6,694
I knew it !
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Male 12,365
[quote">So...

Do people believe this? Has it come to "it must be true because I saw it on the interweb"?[/quote">

It`s from a website that consists entirely of incorrect explanations made up for a laugh. If IAB correctly credited the stuff it shows, people would know that.
Fake Science website
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Male 1,182
yummy
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Male 58
Candy corn`s made out of the same stuff as marshmallows, minus the gelatin. And there`s no butter in them either (if they used butter, it would have a very short expiry date). Retards + Photoshop =/= truth.
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Male 15,832
[quote]Candy corn contains stuff that is also contained in some kinds of plastic.[/quote]
If by "stuff" you mean hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon, then you`re right.
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Male 1,184
Yes, Ollie, I think you would do something unnecessarily mean.

Candy corn contains stuff that is also contained in some kinds of plastic. Not plastic itself. Saying candy corn contains plastic is like saying a lamp contains a radio.
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Male 15,832
[quote]@OldOllie
I don`t know how you did that, but it was necessarily mean![/quote]
Of course it was. Do you think I would ever do anything that was UNnecessarily mean?
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Male 1,196
it all makes sense now
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Male 347
So...

Do people believe this? Has it come to "it must be true because I saw it on the interweb"?
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Male 90
plastic.
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Male 1,596
what about the other 1%
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Male 59
Well actually candy corn is made out of about 49% sugar, 49% corn syrup and 1% cornstarch, the corn starch is how they keep there shape while cooling. They just add dye to there different vats of the sugar and corn syrup mixture.
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Male 5,194
LOL! That got me good.
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Female 331
Aha, DMoney, your link made my day! Love Lewis Black!
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Female 1,401
I love candy corn...
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Female 3,001
@OldOllie
I don`t know how you did that, but it was necessarily mean!
anyhoo it looks gross
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Male 2,402
Now there you go! A useful way to recycle plastic.
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Female 2,674
DMoneys36: HAHA! I love that too. That`s what I always think of when I see candy corn. "All the candy corn that was ever made, was made in 1911."

Too funny :)
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Female 51
" In the early days, workers mixed the main ingredients -- sugar, water and corn syrup -- in large kettles. Then they added fondant (a sweet, creamy icing made from sugar, corn syrup and water) and marshmallow for smoothness."

..But yeah... plastic is what it tastes like.
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Male 15,832
ruthless1990, click here.
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Male 44
@puppetdemon

Corn is harvested in the fall, and halloween uses candy, so it kind of crossed over.
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Male 511
Which color is the plastic?
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Female 4
@StormyDreams

No, its a candy in the shape of corn kernels... I never quite understood why it has anything to do with Halloween though.
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Male 2,419
wtf... the plastic is obviously a joke, but why put butter?
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Female 406
sure, all foods tastes a better with a bit of plastic and butter.
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Female 3,562
Prove it. I don`t believe it.
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Male 190
Dont think this is right, Ive made candy corn before. Corn syrup and sugar are the main ingredients. I have no idea what this thing is about. I dont even think there`s butter in them.

Never mind, just saw Angillion`s post about them being from Fake Science. This is why you dont trust everything you read on the internet.
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Female 160
Always heard about candy corn from Americans, never figured out what it was.. some kinda popcorn?
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Female 100
Dammit I had candy corn today. Wish I saw this post earlier.
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Male 1,918
I hate those things, changing the subject caramel corn is delicious. Similar names but different tastes.
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Male 977
I thought they were harvested from candy mountain... you can`t MAKE candy corn! hahahaha
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Female 3,001
whats candy corn?
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Male 469
Mmm plastic.
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Male 12,365
Fake Science is an amusing website. This is just one of the many completely untrue things made up there for a laugh.

Fake Science

And it answers the most important question of the day!

Magnets - how do they work?
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Male 337
i dont care if its made from the poo of 3 animals, it tastes good!
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Male 1,627
eww butter
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Female 277
well...they taste like plastic
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Male 5,190
Its really made with corn and candy DUHHH!
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Male 25,416
Yeah, when we really know its made with the souls of little children! :P
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Male 17,512
Candy Corn REAL ingredient list.

* Sugar,
* Corn Syrup,
* Confectioner’s Glaze,
* Natural and Artificial Flavors,
* Salt,
* Artificial Colors,
* Egg Whites,
* Honey Glycerin,
* Mineral Oil,
* Carnauba Wax
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Male 2,441
Agreed pmarren, delicious
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Male 394

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Male 234
I love how if you put something on the internet, people will believe it.
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Male 4,807
AAAHHH HAHA OMFG @ all the "Man TOE" pictures!!!
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Female 117
this "plastic" is also added to ALL chewy candies
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Male 4,594
I don`t care if candy corn is made from dog sh#t and gopher piss, I love that stuff and I`m eating it any time I get the chance.
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Female 4,039
@Shadowkin - O M G. Equally awful!
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Male 1,256
It`s actually a food-grade wax, same stuff that is in all, yes ALL, soft serve ice cream. If it wasn`t safe, they wouldn`t put it in there, would they?
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Male 293
@ Gerry... A fat, Bloated, Candy-corn eating, man-el toe sporting fake ass Elvis picture post? REALLY!?!?! And no link to eye bleach? I now hate you to the depths of my soul...
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Male 188
Oystah there is also the Hippie Man Toe


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Male 22
Do realize, people, that this is from Fake Science. Regardless of how it tastes, there isn`t actually butter in candy corn.
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Female 2,674
Not surprised.
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Female 4,039
@Gerry1of1 - OMG that is AWFUL!!!! LOLLLLLLL - I have never seen ballsack camel toe. UGGHHHHHH!
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Male 37,888
This guy ate too much Candy Corn.

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Male 67
It never ceases to amaze me that some people use random graphs containing completely unsubstantiated "facts" that were found on the internet as a basis for knowledge acquisition.
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Male 210
@Oster: Exactly... I don`t think there`s plastic in candy corn, or butter. Firstly, it`s not a very waxy candy and completely dissolves on your tongue if you leave it there. Secondly, if there were butter in it, it wouldn`t have a shelf life of 217 years.
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Female 1,190
uhmerikin-
hahaha I will forever call them roosterroaches now :D
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Male 1,107
Eh...i`m sure a lot of foods have stuff way worse than plastic in them.
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Female 337
Ooooh! I`ve never tried any either!
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Female 4,039
I hate the smell of candy corn. Yankee Candle actually makes a candy corn scented candle. Blah.
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Male 89
You mean you`re not supposed to stick them up your arse?
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Male 104
BRACH’S CLASSIC CANDY CORN
Item #1622

INGREDIENTS: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Salt, Honey, Soy Protein, Gelatin, Confectioner`s Glaze, Dextrose, Artificial Flavor, Titanium Dioxide Color, Artificial Colors (Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Red 3, Blue 1)
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Male 37,888
of course there is. there`s plastic in a lot of food. they used to use wax, but that`s too expensive.

There are no calories in plastic. It just passes through. Like eating glass, it just passes through. But without the blood and pain.
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Male 876
Really I-A-B? You censor the word roosterroach? Although I have to admit, "roosterroach" is an interesting and somewhat amusing replacement.
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Male 876
After the apocalypse there will be two things remaining, roosterroaches and candy corn.
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Female 877
when i was first grader at the elementary school, our teacher told us a similar thing: he said that chewing gums are made of rubber bands and we shouldn`t chew them cuz they`re harmful and disgusting
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Female 9,402
I never really did like candy corn, it was always chocolate.
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Female 7
wtf glad I dont eat it although I doubt thats really what is in it
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Male 801
Brutal...
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Male 4,807
They forgot about the CRUSHED DREAMS of young trick or treaters
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Male 950
Plastic?
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Male 975
Plastic taste good!
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Male 158
Oh yeesh, butter? yuck...
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Male 3,619
ofcourse it is not the same kind of plastic which you make bottles out of.

like gum is made out of rubber. still wont kill you...
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Male 10,845
shenanigans
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Female 859
Plastic?

I`m glad we don`t get those here.
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Male 1,455
Wtf is candy corn?
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Male 421
Yet candy corn is considered among the healthiest candies you can eat.



It still tastes like poo after the 3rd one though.
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Male 792
Hmm...somehow, I don`t think the FDA or Health Canada would allow that...
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Male 15,510
Well according wikipedia:

Originally the candy was made by hand.[5] Manufacturers first combined sugar, corn syrup, and water and cooked them to form a slurry. Fondant was added for texture and marshmallows were added to provide a soft bite.[5] The final mixture was then heated and poured into shaped molds. Three passes, one for each colored section, were required during the pouring process.

The recipe remains basically the same today. The production method, called "corn starch modeling,"[1] likewise remains the same, though tasks initially performed by hand were soon taken over by machines invented for the purpose.
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Male 2,688
Sounds about right, only add a small amount of caramel for the darker ones you can buy...
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Male 19,861
Link: What`s In Candy Corn? [Revisited Pic] [Rate Link] - Uh, you better check out this simple chart before you eat one more piece of candy corn. [Reposted for your safety.]
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