By: Bobby Gillam
There are many people in America that think that candy corn is the worst candy for Halloween, which is always on October 31st. Some people like candy corn, and they wonder why it is considered bad. Candy corn might not be the worst candy, though.
First of all, candy corn is mainly pure sugar, which is expected since it is candy. It also has ingredients like corn syrup, confectioner’s glaze, salt, dextrose, gelatin, sesame oil, artificial flavor, honey, Yellow 6, Yellow 5, and Red 3. Although, it is actually healthier than most other candies like sour candy and caramel. Caramel can stick to teeth so the sugar breaks more of the teeth down because it is on there for a longer time. Sour candy is acidic which does more harm than just plain sugar. Candy corn isn't harmful if it is brushed off, which it is easy too. Caramel is hard to brush off. An open bag of candy corn can last up to six months, too. An unopened bag lasts about nine months. Technically you can still eat it after that but it would just taste stale. You can do fun things with them like make vampire fangs by sticking them on your teeth or you can stack them and make a candy corn on the cob. When a vote was taken last year, candy corn actually came in second with a 13%, but chocolate won with a 70%. Most of the reason that it is hated is because of the flavor. The flavor is known to taste like sugar and honey.
In the end, candy corn isn't bad after all. It's considered more healthy than other candies, and can be fun to play with. Even if you don't like it, remember that it is the second most popular candy for Halloween.