Candy corn is the worst Halloween candy

About the Writer Devin Ryan, Staff Writer

Halloween is a tradition celebrated around the world, and one of the biggest things about this spooky holiday is the candy. With the huge assortment of candy, I can confidently say the worst Halloween candy is definitely candy corn.

Candy corn is a detriment to the candy business for many reasons. Candy corn is nothing but wax dipped into vanilla extract and given to poor kids during Halloween disguised as “candy.” This disgusting candy is given the alias of “corn” and made to fool poor souls into thinking it is a candied corn, which isn’t the case in the slightest. The sole fact that this abomination of a treat is sold is blasphemy.

Now that I’ve rambled on about my hatred for this candy, I have concrete proof that this isn’t an out-of the-box opinion held by just me. A study conducted by showed that over 40,000 people agreed that candy corn is the worst, even ranking it behind circus peanuts. Surely 40,000 people can’t all be wrong.

While eating candy, health isn’t usually in the forefront of your mind, however, candy corn should be the exception to this. In a single serving of candy corn, there are about 140 calories and 32 grams of sugar, which according to exceeds the daily amount of sugar recommended for women (25 grams) and is only slightly lower than the daily amount recommended for men (37.5 grams).

Sugar is not the only health issue with candy corn. Since 1955, the amount of food dye consumed by Americans has increased by more than half. Many of these food dyes have been in the center of controversy lately, even sparking public outcry to the Food and Drug Administration to ban them. At the top of this list are yellow dye 5 and yellow dye 6. These villains have been linked to cancer, among other health concerns.

Candy corn is the absolute worst Halloween candy to date. Save your money and buy Halloween candy that looks better, tastes better and won’t kill you.