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Candy Corn Gum Drops

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There was a Question of the Week (QotW) at the Vox Diaspora blog a few months ago about candy corn.

I like candy corn okay, as maybe you read me saying when I responded. But I really like this version even better:

They were on clearance sale at a local grocery store I visit sometimes. I know some people prefer to have candy corn closer to Halloween. But I think of it more as seasonal-specific than holiday-specific, and it’s nice to have one last taste of autumn, as winter descends. Besides, I do love that waxy goodness that comes with gummy candies, and if you could see me now, I assure you that I say it with a straight face.

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6 thoughts on “Candy Corn Gum Drops

  1. I don’t like gummy anything, only because I got a Jujube stuck in my teeth when I was a kid and was forced to go to the dentist to have it scraped out. (Why my mother didn’t think of dental floss back then is beyond me.)

    A good candy however doesn’t need a special season to eat it. I like peppermint candies; I’ll take those neglected candy canes from Christmas and break them up into little pieces so I can pop them in my mouth while I’m working or driving, whenever I want a little sugar or just to get that morning-coffee taste out of my mouth.

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    • Indeed. I agree with your sentiments about peppermint candies. I don’t think they were particularly associated with Christmas until the cane variation was invented. I mean, you break off the hooks (any flavor, not just peppermint) and it’s just another candy stick that has been known and enjoyed for generations.

      I have chronic dry mouth and I’ll take a hard candy pretty much anytime I can get it. I do like root beer barrels and Jolly Ranchers but peppermint lozenge candies seem to be more common.

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  2. That’s fascinating!
    I’ve never seen them before.

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  3. Looks fun! The idea of it is very foreign to me though! Not sure if we have this type of food down here.

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