This Is Why It’s Called Candy Corn

“Oooooooooooooh.” —everyone on Earth.

1. If you’ve been alive for longer than two minutes, you are familiar with the seasonal treat candy corn.

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For whatever reason people either adore it or loathe it with the fiery passion of a thousand autumnal suns.

2. But there’s one thing we can all agree on: Candy corn has a bullshit name.

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It neither tastes like nor resembles corn. A more accurate name would be “waxy traffic cones.”

3. But as it turns out, THERE IS a reason it’s called ~candy corn~.

What you’re about to see you cannot unsee, so please proceed with caution.

4. I know, I know. Me too. / Via Universal Pictures

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