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This Is Why It's Called Candy Corn

"Oooooooooooooh." —everyone on Earth.

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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.

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."

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