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With Halloween Approaching
« on: October 28, 2017, 08:08:35 AM »
Allow me to destroy a longtime favorite, Candycorn.



Candy corn isn't just sugar. It's actually made up of several ingredients, including sugar, corn syrup, confectioner's glaze, salt, dextrose, gelatin, sesame oil, artificial flavor, honey, yellow 6, yellow 5, and red 3. It also contains gelatin, a protein made from animal parts like hides and bones. So if you're vegan, skip the candy corn this Halloween. The smooth outside coating is made from lac-resin, an insect secretion from lac bugs found in Asia. Each piece of candy corn contains about 7.5 calories, but, candy corn contains almost no nutritional value. The only nutrition comes from sesame oil, which is high in vitamin E. So whether you love or hate candy corn, you should at least know it does nothing for you.

Enjoy. :biggrin:
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Re: With Halloween Approaching
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2017, 10:07:34 AM »
Allow me to destroy a longtime favorite, Candycorn.



Candy corn isn't just sugar. It's actually made up of several ingredients, including sugar, corn syrup, confectioner's glaze, salt, dextrose, gelatin, sesame oil, artificial flavor, honey, yellow 6, yellow 5, and red 3. It also contains gelatin, a protein made from animal parts like hides and bones. So if you're vegan, skip the candy corn this Halloween. The smooth outside coating is made from lac-resin, an insect secretion from lac bugs found in Asia. Each piece of candy corn contains about 7.5 calories, but, candy corn contains almost no nutritional value. The only nutrition comes from sesame oil, which is high in vitamin E. So whether you love or hate candy corn, you should at least know it does nothing for you.

Enjoy. :biggrin:

Ah! The Grinch who stole Halloween!  :tounge:

Mrs. Tbone loves that horrid crap, but I'll get on the grinchy bandwagon with you. I haven't been able to stomach candy corn since I first tasted it as a kid. I classify it right up there with circus peanuts -- which resemble something from last year found under the couch cushions -- and black licorice -- which looks and tastes like something somebody scraped off an asphalt road somewhere.

Now me, I want some of this stuff!



The website where I found it says: "They look like mints, but taste like sweet and salty bacon. According to seller Gadgets and Gear, 'you'll be squealing for more!'"

As Grandpa Jones on the old Hee Haw show used to say, "Yummmmm, yum!"
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Re: With Halloween Approaching
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2017, 10:46:45 AM »
Ah! The Grinch who stole Halloween!  :tounge:

Mrs. Tbone loves that horrid crap, but I'll get on the grinchy bandwagon with you. I haven't been able to stomach candy corn since I first tasted it as a kid. I classify it right up there with circus peanuts -- which resemble something from last year found under the couch cushions -- and black licorice -- which looks and tastes like something somebody scraped off an asphalt road somewhere.

Now me, I want some of this stuff!



The website where I found it says: "They look like mints, but taste like sweet and salty bacon. According to seller Gadgets and Gear, 'you'll be squealing for more!'"

As Grandpa Jones on the old Hee Haw show used to say, "Yummmmm, yum!"
I liked them up until I was about 7, when sweet was no longer a draw. Yeah, lost my sweet tooth early.
But this crap?
From your link, and I cannot fathom this beyond prank candy. :scared:

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Re: With Halloween Approaching
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2017, 11:34:44 AM »
Man. Not sure how you can diss something like bacon candy.  :tounge:

Yeah, that article sucked, and most of the "source" links are dead. But bacon candy is a very real thing! Google those words -- 'bacon candy' -- and you'll find references and recipes galore.

I'm like you in that my sweet tooth fell out a very long time ago. Most meals, when it comes dessert time, I'm reaching for the mashed potatoes or the corn or the green beans for a second helping -- my dessert. When I was a kid, Dad would survey the leftovers before the table was cleared, grab a slice of Wonder bread, and make a "dessert sammich" out of whatever was left. It might be yams, corn, scalloped potatoes, broccoli, macaroni & cheese, or all of the above, he didn't care.

When it comes to snacks outside of mealtime, I usually go with something salty. Chips or popcorn.
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Re: With Halloween Approaching
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2017, 11:58:27 AM »
Man. Not sure how you can diss something like bacon candy.  :tounge:

Yeah, that article sucked, and most of the "source" links are dead. But bacon candy is a very real thing! Google those words -- 'bacon candy' -- and you'll find references and recipes galore.

I'm like you in that my sweet tooth fell out a very long time ago. Most meals, when it comes dessert time, I'm reaching for the mashed potatoes or the corn or the green beans for a second helping -- my dessert. When I was a kid, Dad would survey the leftovers before the table was cleared, grab a slice of Wonder bread, and make a "dessert sammich" out of whatever was left. It might be yams, corn, scalloped potatoes, broccoli, macaroni & cheese, or all of the above, he didn't care.

When it comes to snacks outside of mealtime, I usually go with something salty. Chips or popcorn.
As a kid, we never had desert's, I didn't even know what that meant till I was 10 and ate at a friends house and she said: "OK, who wants desert"?
My look:  :blink:
Strawberry shortcake. UMMMM, I told mom and she said dad won't have anything to do with sugar after a meal, and to think, he did us a grand favor, cutting out sugar as kids.

Not to dis your bacon candy, but not much of a processed meat kind of guy, Hell, I can't have anything with nitrites in it or it triggers my heart.
And to think, I ate so well all those years, only to wind up damaging my heart all by myself by thinking I was an indestructible teen at the age of 35. :angry:
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