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Date: 10/30/12 01:00 PM

104 Responses to What`s In Candy Corn? [Revisited Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    October 29, 2010 at 9:14 am
    Link: What`s In Candy Corn? - Uh, you better check out this simple chart before you eat one more piece of candy corn.
  2. Profile photo of taylor_stone
    taylor_stone Male 30-39
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    October 29, 2010 at 9:18 am
    Sounds about right, only add a small amount of caramel for the darker ones you can buy...
  3. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2010 at 9:19 am
    Well according wikipedia:

    Originally the candy was made by hand. 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. 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," likewise remains the same, though tasks initially performed by hand were soon taken over by machines invented for the purpose.
  4. Profile photo of Samsquanch
    Samsquanch Male 30-39
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    October 29, 2010 at 9:19 am
    Hmm...somehow, I don`t think the FDA or Health Canada would allow that...
  5. Profile photo of Farsidedown
    Farsidedown Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2010 at 9:20 am
    Yet candy corn is considered among the healthiest candies you can eat.



    It still tastes like poo after the 3rd one though.
  6. Profile photo of elHadji
    elHadji Male 70 & Over
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    October 29, 2010 at 9:20 am
    Wtf is candy corn?
  7. Profile photo of coolbananas
    coolbananas Female 18-29
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    October 29, 2010 at 9:21 am
    Plastic?

    I`m glad we don`t get those here.
  8. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2010 at 9:23 am
    shenanigans
  9. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2010 at 9:23 am
    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...
  10. Profile photo of TangoDexx
    TangoDexx Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2010 at 9:26 am
    Oh yeesh, butter? yuck...
  11. Profile photo of premierwondr
    premierwondr Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2010 at 9:26 am
    Plastic taste good!
  12. Profile photo of AntPharm
    AntPharm Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2010 at 9:28 am
    Plastic?
  13. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    October 29, 2010 at 9:28 am
    They forgot about the CRUSHED DREAMS of young trick or treaters
  14. Profile photo of Scott_2150
    Scott_2150 Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2010 at 9:30 am
    Brutal...
  15. Profile photo of TFireRock
    TFireRock Female 18-29
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    October 29, 2010 at 9:30 am
    wtf glad I dont eat it although I doubt thats really what is in it
  16. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
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    October 29, 2010 at 9:33 am
    I never really did like candy corn, it was always chocolate.
  17. Profile photo of kimkio
    kimkio Female 18-29
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    October 29, 2010 at 9:41 am
    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
  18. Profile photo of uhmerikin
    uhmerikin Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2010 at 9:42 am
    After the apocalypse there will be two things remaining, roosterroaches and candy corn.
  19. Profile photo of uhmerikin
    uhmerikin Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2010 at 9:47 am
    Really I-A-B? You censor the word roosterroach? Although I have to admit, "roosterroach" is an interesting and somewhat amusing replacement.
  20. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    October 29, 2010 at 9:51 am
    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.
  21. Profile photo of Oster
    Oster Male 40-49
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    October 29, 2010 at 9:59 am
    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)
  22. Profile photo of 83nu
    83nu Male 40-49
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    October 29, 2010 at 10:00 am
    You mean you`re not supposed to stick them up your arse?
  23. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
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    October 29, 2010 at 10:01 am
    I hate the smell of candy corn. Yankee Candle actually makes a candy corn scented candle. Blah.
  24. Profile photo of LadyKonFuze
    LadyKonFuze Female 18-29
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    October 29, 2010 at 10:04 am
    Ooooh! I`ve never tried any either!
  25. Profile photo of rammo34
    rammo34 Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2010 at 10:05 am
    Eh...i`m sure a lot of foods have stuff way worse than plastic in them.
  26. Profile photo of TxP
    TxP Female 70 & Over
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    October 29, 2010 at 10:07 am
    uhmerikin-
    hahaha I will forever call them roosterroaches now :D
  27. Profile photo of sirrix
    sirrix Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2010 at 10:14 am
    @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.
  28. Profile photo of scarytropin
    scarytropin Male 30-39
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    October 29, 2010 at 10:17 am
    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.
  29. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    October 29, 2010 at 10:20 am
    This guy ate too much Candy Corn.

  30. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
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    October 29, 2010 at 10:22 am
    @Gerry1of1 - OMG that is AWFUL!!!! LOLLLLLLL - I have never seen ballsack camel toe. UGGHHHHHH!
  31. Profile photo of DixxyRarr
    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
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    October 29, 2010 at 10:28 am
    Not surprised.
  32. Profile photo of supermoo9999
    supermoo9999 Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2010 at 10:45 am
    Do realize, people, that this is from Fake Science. Regardless of how it tastes, there isn`t actually butter in candy corn.
  33. Profile photo of Shadowkin
    Shadowkin Male 40-49
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    October 29, 2010 at 10:46 am
    Oystah there is also the Hippie Man Toe


  34. Profile photo of rickbub
    rickbub Male 40-49
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    October 29, 2010 at 11:14 am
    @ 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...
  35. Profile photo of Skabashas
    Skabashas Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2010 at 11:18 am
    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?
  36. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
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    October 29, 2010 at 11:37 am
    @Shadowkin - O M G. Equally awful!
  37. Profile photo of pmarren
    pmarren Male 40-49
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    October 29, 2010 at 11:42 am
    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.
  38. Profile photo of mathgirl12
    mathgirl12 Female 13-17
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    October 29, 2010 at 11:50 am
    this "plastic" is also added to ALL chewy candies
  39. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    October 29, 2010 at 11:55 am
    AAAHHH HAHA OMFG @ all the "Man TOE" pictures!!!
  40. Profile photo of SwayzeCrazy4
    SwayzeCrazy4 Male 13-17
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    October 29, 2010 at 1:04 pm
    I love how if you put something on the internet, people will believe it.
  41. Profile photo of rockcabbage
    rockcabbage Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2010 at 1:21 pm

  42. Profile photo of Inter237
    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2010 at 1:34 pm
    Agreed pmarren, delicious
  43. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    October 29, 2010 at 1:44 pm
    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
  44. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    October 29, 2010 at 1:47 pm
    Yeah, when we really know its made with the souls of little children! :P
  45. Profile photo of Magicant
    Magicant Female 18-29
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    October 29, 2010 at 2:58 pm
    well...they taste like plastic
  46. Profile photo of Kaagan
    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2010 at 3:23 pm
    eww butter
  47. Profile photo of iambluebeard
    iambluebeard Male 30-39
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    October 29, 2010 at 3:36 pm
    i dont care if its made from the poo of 3 animals, it tastes good!
  48. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    October 29, 2010 at 3:36 pm
    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?
  49. Profile photo of whyme73
    whyme73 Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2010 at 4:30 pm
    Mmm plastic.
  50. Profile photo of ruthless1990
    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    October 29, 2010 at 5:05 pm
    whats candy corn?
  51. Profile photo of incubus_inc
    incubus_inc Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2010 at 5:59 pm
    I thought they were harvested from candy mountain... you can`t MAKE candy corn! hahahaha
  52. Profile photo of Dfaulted
    Dfaulted Male 13-17
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    October 29, 2010 at 6:31 pm
    I hate those things, changing the subject caramel corn is delicious. Similar names but different tastes.
  53. Profile photo of DanteChief
    DanteChief Female 13-17
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    October 29, 2010 at 7:06 pm
    Dammit I had candy corn today. Wish I saw this post earlier.
  54. Profile photo of Stormydreams
    Stormydreams Female 18-29
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    October 29, 2010 at 7:17 pm
    Always heard about candy corn from Americans, never figured out what it was.. some kinda popcorn?
  55. Profile photo of Weakmonkey
    Weakmonkey Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2010 at 7:36 pm
    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.
  56. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    October 29, 2010 at 7:39 pm
    Prove it. I don`t believe it.
  57. Profile photo of vw
    vw Female 30-39
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    October 29, 2010 at 7:47 pm
    sure, all foods tastes a better with a bit of plastic and butter.
  58. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2010 at 7:55 pm
    wtf... the plastic is obviously a joke, but why put butter?
  59. Profile photo of puppetdemon
    puppetdemon Female 13-17
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    October 29, 2010 at 8:22 pm
    @StormyDreams

    No, its a candy in the shape of corn kernels... I never quite understood why it has anything to do with Halloween though.
  60. Profile photo of Trojan
    Trojan Male 18-29
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    October 29, 2010 at 8:40 pm
    Which color is the plastic?
  61. Profile photo of pixels
    pixels Male 40-49
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    October 29, 2010 at 9:43 pm
    @puppetdemon

    Corn is harvested in the fall, and halloween uses candy, so it kind of crossed over.
  62. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    October 29, 2010 at 9:56 pm
    ruthless1990, click here.
  63. Profile photo of DMoneys36
    DMoneys36 Male 13-17
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    October 29, 2010 at 10:16 pm
    I like Lewis Black`s explanation better.
  64. Profile photo of MichiPenny
    MichiPenny Female 18-29
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    October 29, 2010 at 10:25 pm
    " 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.
  65. Profile photo of DixxyRarr
    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
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    October 30, 2010 at 1:09 am
    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 :)
  66. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
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    October 30, 2010 at 4:11 am
    Now there you go! A useful way to recycle plastic.
  67. Profile photo of ruthless1990
    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    October 30, 2010 at 4:54 am
    @OldOllie
    I don`t know how you did that, but it was necessarily mean!
    anyhoo it looks gross
  68. Profile photo of bananajojo
    bananajojo Female 18-29
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    October 30, 2010 at 7:20 am
    I love candy corn...
  69. Profile photo of dreadqueen00
    dreadqueen00 Female 18-29
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    October 30, 2010 at 10:48 am
    Aha, DMoney, your link made my day! Love Lewis Black!
  70. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    October 30, 2010 at 11:25 am
    LOL! That got me good.
  71. Profile photo of dmonman
    dmonman Male 13-17
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    October 30, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    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.
  72. Profile photo of Dr_Sexy
    Dr_Sexy Male 30-39
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    October 30, 2010 at 12:40 pm
    what about the other 1%
  73. Profile photo of Poy
    Poy Male 30-39
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    October 30, 2010 at 4:26 pm
    plastic.
  74. Profile photo of doug1963aaa
    doug1963aaa Male 40-49
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    October 30, 2010 at 5:12 pm
    So...

    Do people believe this? Has it come to "it must be true because I saw it on the interweb"?
  75. Profile photo of tatripp
    tatripp Male 18-29
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    October 30, 2010 at 8:17 pm
    it all makes sense now
  76. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    October 30, 2010 at 8:31 pm
    @OldOllie
    I don`t know how you did that, but it was necessarily mean!
    Of course it was. Do you think I would ever do anything that was UNnecessarily mean?
  77. Profile photo of Siyanor
    Siyanor Male 18-29
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    October 30, 2010 at 10:01 pm
    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.
  78. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    October 30, 2010 at 10:20 pm
    Candy corn contains stuff that is also contained in some kinds of plastic.
    If by "stuff" you mean hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon, then you`re right.
  79. Profile photo of GolfPunk69
    GolfPunk69 Male 30-39
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    October 31, 2010 at 6:13 am
    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.
  80. Profile photo of basketkase
    basketkase Male 18-29
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    October 31, 2010 at 8:58 am
    yummy
  81. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    October 31, 2010 at 6:20 pm
    [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
  82. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    November 1, 2010 at 8:05 am
    I knew it !
  83. Profile photo of Wolfeh
    Wolfeh Female 13-17
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    November 2, 2010 at 1:18 pm
    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.
  84. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2010 at 1:03 pm
    Butter!
  85. Profile photo of flappingowl
    flappingowl Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 1:43 pm
    secret ingredient is earwax not plastic
  86. Profile photo of MrLogic
    MrLogic Male 30-39
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    December 15, 2011 at 7:44 am
    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.
  87. Profile photo of j_alegarbes
    j_alegarbes Male 18-29
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    October 30, 2012 at 1:03 pm
    REPOST!!! LOL jk
  88. Profile photo of zombunny
    zombunny Female 18-29
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    October 30, 2012 at 1:10 pm
    Tasty, tasty plastic.
  89. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    October 30, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    You`re not supposed to eat the plastic bag.

    DUH!
  90. Profile photo of broizfam
    broizfam Male 60-69
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    October 30, 2012 at 1:29 pm
    @j alegarbes,
    Reread the caption. It actually says it`s a repost.
  91. Profile photo of j_alegarbes
    j_alegarbes Male 18-29
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    October 30, 2012 at 1:41 pm
    LOL jk = *laughing out loud* just kidding! :D
  92. Profile photo of Solvent
    Solvent Male 18-29
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    October 30, 2012 at 1:52 pm
    Sunshine, butterfly farts and concentrated deliciousness.
  93. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
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    October 30, 2012 at 1:55 pm
    I never liked candy corn anyway.
  94. Profile photo of careymon
    careymon Male 40-49
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    October 30, 2012 at 2:57 pm
    there is NO plastic in candy corn
    ..google what candy corn is made of. fancys an idiot:)
  95. Profile photo of greenbasterd
    greenbasterd Male 18-29
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    October 30, 2012 at 3:49 pm
    never seen/heard of candy corn... must be a merican thing.

    i was addicted to popeye smokes.. i think there made of delicious chalk..
  96. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
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    October 30, 2012 at 8:15 pm
    I thought it was cardboard dust
  97. Profile photo of wolfguy423
    wolfguy423 Male 18-29
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    October 30, 2012 at 8:18 pm
    its funny because that`s what it tastes like. LOL
  98. Profile photo of carmium
    carmium Female 50-59
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    October 30, 2012 at 11:08 pm
    Greenbasterd:
    Where the hell you live, man? Inuvik? My local Save-On has a bin of the stuff going all year long.
  99. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    October 31, 2012 at 1:41 am
    Never heard of it dont think I want to either
  100. Profile photo of SminkyPinky
    SminkyPinky Female 30-39
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    October 31, 2012 at 4:17 am
    what the hell is this candy corn I keep hearing about?!
  101. Profile photo of carmium
    carmium Female 50-59
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    October 31, 2012 at 8:19 am
    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.
  102. Profile photo of dirtysteve00
    dirtysteve00 Male 30-39
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    October 31, 2012 at 11:07 am
    @carmium - thanks you, I was just going to ask that question.
    It`s amazing something so popular hasn`t made the jump over here.
  103. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2012 at 6:43 am
    @carmium
    So it`s not candy floss?

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