Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Candy Corn

I'm usually not much of a fall person...probably because Florida doesn't really have a fall. It also doesn't help the season's sake that I never went trick or treating (shocking, I know,) it doesn't even get cold until after Christmas (Christmas 2001 had us wearing shorts and tank tops,) and didn't ever get to carve a pumpkin until I was 11.

But, this time around, I am really excited about Fall! I think that's because we are living in Tennessee, and are surrounded by beautiful big trees that I can't wait to see turn colors!

So, imagine my delight when I discovered a candy dish full of candy corn on Monday! Woohoo! Talk about a sugar rush. I think I inhaled 16 kernels of candy corn in 2 minutes! But at least I am getting my fill of vegetables, right?

I did a little research however, after I asked myself "What the heck ARE these things," and I come to find out that these fat-free little bundles of goodness are made from sugar, corn syrup, fondant, and marshmellow! Check out a How It's Made article here!

Also, my mom got a bag of those infamous cinnamon scented pine cones and our house smells like deliciousness now! Always makes me wonder how someone thought to themselves "hey, I have a broom stick, why not dip it in cinnamon essence and leave it as a decoration?" haha


Anonymous said...

I am in LOVE with candy corn! I can polish off quite a few bags around fall time. Oddly, I don't eat it year round.

Callie said...

I LOVE candy corn! Definitely a fall classic - you have to have candy corn in the fall!

Jessica said...

I bet you'll love fall this year! I would love to live in Florida except during this time of year. I LOVE fall, it's my absolute favorite season, and I just can't get enough of it! I hope you enjoy it this year :-)

Brian and Ashley said...

I love your new background!!!
I think candy corn is what makes Fall Fall. Excellence!

Kelley said...

i love candy corn! yum!

Anonymous said...

I bet it looks so beautiful there during fall! Enjoy it!