Candy Corn Chronicles

October 17, 2018

How People Think Candy Corn is Made

Mckenna Holdshoe isn’t a huge fan of Candy Corn because it’s a little too sweet for her.   

  “I think candy corn is made by just a bunch of different sugars like high fructose corn syrup and maybe some vanilla or almond extract for flavoring,” junior Mckenna Holdshoe said.

 Ella Pritchett is a huge fan of Candy corn. The pumpkin shaped ones reminds her of her grandma, who puts them in a jar every year during fall.

 “I think candy corn is made of corn syrup, water, and sugar, then it’s heated up and shaped,” junior Ella Pritchett said.

 Precious Bennett hates Candy Corn. She thinks the aftertaste is terrible and the whole candy is disgusting.

  “I think it’s more than likely made with corn syrup and a bunch of food coloring,” senior Precious Bennett said.

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     How Candy Corn is Actually Made

       The ingredients for candy corn are sugar, corn syrup, water, fondant, and marshmallows. This recipe had been the same since the 1800’s.

       Back then the had workers that stirred the ingredients together, now we have machines that do all that for us. A machine fills the trays of the molds with cornstarch, which holds the candy corn in shape. Then every mold is filled partially with sweet white colored syrup that has artificial food coloring. Then the orange syrup, and finally, the yellow syrup. Next the mold cools for about 24 hours until it hardens. Then the tray is dumped and the candy corn is sifted through by another machine, put into bags, and shipped all over the country

    Overall they had the right idea about how Candy Corn is made.


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