@djslack Received my order today: 5 bags of candy corn niblets and one bag of Brick-o-Brach – don’t know why it would have been any hotter than the other 5; it seemed to be in the middle of the others…
I guess that’s the bag I keep (“Would you like me to break you off a piece, dear?”)…
@ConAndLibrarian Simba used to love the stuff, especially the caramel apple flavor. I’m sure Tempest will like it, she likes watermelon and other fruit. But I can buy it on Nov 1 for .50 a lb at Walgreens. And at one piece per day a lb will last her a long time.
@DaveKnowsAll I don’t come around these parts too often but is this just Dave’s second account he uses to ask questions that weren’t addressed in the writeup so he can edit them later with his @dave user name thus bolstering the argument that Dave in fact really knows all?
THANK YOU for listing the ingredients!! Some candy corn contains eggs, and my boyfriend is deathly allergic to eggs. This, thankfully, does not, and he ADORES candy corn. Guess what he’s getting?
/giphy hallowed ruby tarzan
@KDemo Nope. I just find it ridiculous and annoying that a significant number of vegans, vegetarians, gluten-intolerant, etc. people feel the need to constantly remind the rest of the world that they’re special little snowflakes. No one cares if you shit your pants when you eat bread. No one cares if you think chickens are mistreated. The self-righteous nonsense is unnecessary and isn’t going to make people suddenly become vegans. Save it.
@warpedrotors - I don’t see anyone trying to take away your bacon, why is a healthy or medically necessary diet such a threat to you?
Everyone here talks about their likes and dislikes, sharing personal preferences is a huge part of this forum. There are friendly ways to tease someone; you don’t have to be mean. Just move on if you don’t like it.
@warpedrotors You are being a dick. I’ve been a vegetarian and celiac for such a long time that I’ve become an expert at it. I help others that are celiac with the experience that I’ve gained. Gluten is hidden in many things such as vinegar so it’s not always obvious to them.
Also some things that claim to be gluten-free are still off limits to many celiacs such as the quinoa mentioned by someone below or products containing oats. Both are usually contaminated with gluten because of crop rotations and the avenin in oats is so close to gluten that it can make a small portion of celiacs sick too.
If you have a problem with either vegetarians or celiac people, you can choose to ignore their messages. I have not, in any way, suggested that meat eaters change their diet.
@MrMark I’m going to guess you make idiotic statements about people you don’t know after reading a few posts on the internet. Wait, that’s not a guess. You actually did exactly that. I don’t watch the news. Sorry to disappoint you.
@cengland0 I couldn’t possibly care less about your diet or diseases. I thought I had made that pretty clear already. Yet you still feel the need to share your pants-shitting diagnosis with me. If you think I’m a dick, maybe you should ignore my posts. I’m not sensitive enough to need to ignore yours. Good luck with your inferior genetics, and I hope meh has a deal on adult diapers for you in the near future. You’re kinda like an adult. You just whine like a child.
@cengland0. Honey is processed in a bee’s stomach with enzymes, so it’s nothing like a horse pulling a cart. It’s more like that fancy coffee made from beans that had been eaten by monkeys and retrieved from the poop. I’m gonna guess that’s not vegan either.
@sammydog01 My favorite is good cheese from France is not vegetarian because they use real Rennet from cow’s stomachs. Spent a week in the French Alps with my wife not eating the good cheese, fortunately I have been there by myself before and since for the fondue, raclette and tartiflette
@oldmantick Gross. I went to a cheese making thing and the guy showed us cheese he was aging with cheese mites. Yes, tiny bugs you put in the rind to do something or other. I call your cow stomach juice and raise you insects.
Brach’s is definitely the only candy corn I’ll eat. Most of the off-brand stuff is too grainy. If these were the kind that are brown where these are yellow (I’ve heard them called “Indian Corn”) it would be an auto-buy. As it is I’ll have to sleep on it. I don’t want to bring them to work. Too many of my co-workers are already on the diabetes fast-track.
One bag somewhat beat up, three bags partially melted, two bags bricked. I can’t imagine what could have happened on the trail from Texas to Virginia in August that could have caused this.
While I appreciate an ingredient list being posted, it is equally important to many of us that you list allergen warnings. In this case, according to Brach’s site, “This product was manufactured in a facility where milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soy are used in the production of other products.” Can someone at meh check a package and confirm this information?
@therealjrn The packaging here is different from that shown on Brach’s site, which could mean it was produced in another plant with different, more, or fewer possible allergens. Families with food allergy concerns learn to read every package, because those warnings can vary by where or when it was packaged.
@warpedrotors Nope. We don’t buy plenty of things because we can’t be sure about ingredients or manufacturing processes. However, not everyone stops to think about it during the heated pursuit of a deal so it would be nice to have allergen information front and center. Meh was considerate enough to list ingredients, so I’m suggesting it wouldn’t take much extra effort to also add the possible allergen cross-contamination warning. I’m not surprised when it doesn’t happen, but I am always gratified when someone considers those of us trying to shop carefully for our allergy-challenged families.
@therealjrn We always double-check anything we buy online after we receive it. Many sites are getting better about listing ingredients, nutrition and allergens, but you have to be careful when dealing with a life-threatening allergy to make sure that the information is current.
7 lbs of candy corn (almost)…? You’d have to constantly be giving this stuff away to down it all in five months else make it your main course, snacks and late night raids instead of real food… Think my hens would develope a sweet taste if I fed them these instead of real corn? Oh, hell, I’ll give it a shot.
I don’t wanna know what happened to these during shipping. The white plastic bag they were shipped in was almost black from shipping dirt! 2 bags appear normal, 1 is okish, 2 are bricks and 1 looks like it was bricked and then pulverized.
@Barney It could be a tale worthy of becoming a comic book hero’s origin story…however, I would prefer to discover the other worldly cosmic powers that I will be instilled with upon consumption of said bags for myself rather then have the discovery of my life altering abilities be spoiled by a overly chatty piece of candy.
Hey Meh - You forgot to put the serving size in your “nutrition” facts. I’m guessing that it isn’t an ounce, given that an ounce is about 28.35 grams and you’re showing 36 grams of carbs in there. OR, it’s a miracle of food science.
@Melodius I’ve been told that these Amazon items with ridiculous prices are just placeholders for items that sold out or need to be placed on hold for some reason. I’ve also seen speculation that some are money laundering schemes.
I was about to get down on this, read the ingredients just to check, and there it was: GELATIN, like a slap in every face of my past 10 Halloween costumes. Now I know. Thanks, Meh, for enlightening me, saving me money on candy corn that I’ll never again buy, and showing me just how easy it is to not look something up when you never buy, instead opting for candycorn handouts at every turn.
Let us have a holiday that is based on a huge, barely edible squash and an obscene amount of sugar consumption. Now let’s put this horrible squash in everything. Lifesavers. KoolAid. Breakfast cereal. Hand Soap. Pasta. Scented candles. Deli meats. Anti-perspirant. Oh, donuts you say?
A donut filled with pumpkin mush looks like the contents of a full diaper. Admit it. If you’re a parent, you’re NODDING. Yeah you are…
Now, during the middle of the summer, in fucking AUGUST let us fill the seasonal aisles of supermarkets with mammoth displays of turkeys, grinning skulls and bags of “realistic!” eyeballs that are somehow related to the diabeetus/squash holiday.
Mine are still on the road…well…figuratively speaking. I hope they aren’t actually out on the road. If FedEX tracking is to be believed they are supposed to be in a 12x9x5 in. package. I hope that means a box, and I hope they’re relatively in good shape.
Good enough to scoop out for those bratty teenagers who show up without a costume or anything.
@sammydog01 Yay! Mine came boxed! One was a little smushed on the bottom but was ok. So I’m all set. I can use my cat food scoop and a little bucket or something to serve.
I figure if any of the “too cool for a costume” teens complain, I’ll have to explain that unwrapped candy corn is for unwrapped (no costume) goblins. Hopefully there won’t be a sale on raw eggs and TP that week.
@Thumperchick@sammydog01 I did order very late in the day. I wasn’t going to get any but thanks to tHumperchick’s idea of filling those little stinker’s backbacks with scoops of candy corn was too hard to resist.
So most of those cute things to make with candy corn are not made of candy corn. They are sweets like cakes, cookies, and other treats made to look like candy corn, but most don’t use any actual candy corns.
I think the candy corn in my Halloween jar from a few years ago would be sad if I bought new candy corn that also won’t get eaten.
But maybe I should get it and give it to the teenagers who show up without a costume and with nary a word, shove their backback at us for candy…
The last bags of candy corn I bought cost around 7 cents for a small bag after Halloween one year. They were the more interesting flavors like apple pie, caramel macchiato, and pumpkin spice(maybe?). It took my brother roughly a year and a half of visiting to finally eat them all. Whenever he’d open a bag, I might eat two and that was too much. I love sweets, but candy corn just makes me feel sick.