Candy corn

A friend and I were just talking yesterday about candy corn – how really awful it is, how hard it is to stop eating it.

As I suspected, it turns out it’s made with high-fructose corn syrup, which accounts for the horribly addictive qualities of the stuff. Every time I eat it, I think to myself, “Why am I eating this? It makes me feel terrible!”

And yet, I keep eating it. Sugar heroin!

3 thoughts on “Candy corn

  1. Has this always been true? I’ve been a compulsive eater-of-candy-corn since I used to trick-or-treat myself — and that was more years ago than I like to remember. Back then, it was my favorite (mini Almond Joys weren’t available). Now that I think about it, I have to get some and see if I like it as much as I used to…

  2. well since hfcs wasn’t invented until 1967 and the stuff we started eating as kids was just as addictive. you know i abhor hfcs but sugar in and of itself is super-addictive – it just isn’t quite as bad for you.

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