Monday, October 23, 2006

Brach’s Autumn Mix

Yeah, candy corn. What can I say about candy corn? Some people love it, some people hate it. Joanna at already covered one of my favorite passages about candy corn by Lewis Black.


Based on her review I went off in search of candy corn last week. My results were dismal. I came home with one bag. Some stores did not have ANY candy corn at all (well, some also had CHRISTMAS candy out already so they had the lame reindeer corn). I picked up the Brach’s Autumn Mix. It’s a mix of pumpkin mallowcreams, candy corn and Indian corn.

imageBrach’s always makes nice looking, high quality candy. Their candy corn is no different and uses top-notch ingredients. Though candy corn is basically sugar and corn syrup boiled into a stiff fondant, Brach’s throws a little honey in there for taste besides the colorings.

The candy corn is big and narrow. Good definition between the colors, bright and with an attractively sweet smell. It’s soft and a bit grainy, but I kind of like that. Plain candy corn is eaten by putting the entire thing in the mouth and chewing.

imageAnother variety of candy corn that is seen from time to time is often called “Indian Corn” but is really chocolate candy corn. Well, kind of chocolate. Someone walked by a vat of candy corn batter with a chocolate bar.

In order to rationalize the purchase of Indian corn, one must eat it by biting off the chocolate bottom first. It tastes like candy corn, but perhaps with a tint of a Tootsie Roll chocolatey-ness added.

imageThe big plus in this bag of the Autumn mix is that it has the pumpkins in it. They’re a dense, semi-soft piece of sugar. There’s a throat burning sweetness that makes you want to go back to eating the candy corn for a moment until the lure of the large, compact sugar-singularity calls to you again. By the time you learn your lesson, the bag is empty, your teeth hurt and your stomach aches. 

When I was in grad school I saw a production of a play called Seventy Scenes of Halloween by Jeffrey M. Jones. Candy corn is featured heavily in it. I don’t know why I mention that, but you know, in case someone was looking for advice on what plays to include in a candy themed theatre festival, I’d love to help!

I like candy corn as a concept. I like it as decoration. I don’t think it’s great as a candy, but I have to give it a passing grade because I keep eating it. I really like to buy it when it’s 10 cents for a pound of it sometime in late November. Then it scores a 7 out of 10.

For another view on Brach’s Autumn Mix, Rebecca coincidentally posted on the same product today.

Related Candies

  1. Farley’s Harvest Mix
  2. Zachary Candy Corn & Jelly Pumpkins
  3. Candy Corn Kisses
  4. Jelly Belly Deluxe Easter Mix
  5. Gourmet Goodies Candy Corn
Name: Autumn Mix
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Brach's
Place Purchased: Rite Aid (Echo Park)
Price: $.99
Size: 11 ounces
Calories per ounce: 109
Categories: Chocolate, Mexico, Brach's, Halloween

POSTED BY Cybele AT 8:34 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. Oh, how I LOVE the candy corn!  And the punkins!  It is one of the reasons I love Halloween candy season!  I eat all the corn by nibbling off the colours.  Is there anything better than sitting at one’s keyboard taking tiny nibbles of yummy candy corn and punkins?  No way!  And I am so sad because I haven’t found any candy corn yet because the stores are sold out of them.  Booo.  Now I’m jonesin’ for some pure sugar faux veggies.  I think I’ll call in sick today…heh.  (can you tell I love the candy corn with all my heart?)

    Comment by Julilla on 10/23/06 at 8:56 am #
  2. I don’t know if it’s made anymore or even who made it in the 1st place but I really like caramel apple candy corn.  Yummy!  The last time I had it was about 4 years ago and I haven’t seen it in the stores lately.

    Comment by Brook on 10/23/06 at 9:11 am #
  3. ohhhh candy corn, how i love thee…

    but not as much as the punkins! ack! eat them with pretzels to cut the sweetness. yum!

    Comment by Pam on 10/23/06 at 9:21 am #
  4. One of my aims in life if I ever go to America is to try Candy Corn. I’ve been told it’s somewhat like butterscotch. One thing I don’t understand though is it soft or hard?

    Comment by leigh on 10/23/06 at 11:24 am #
  5. Leight,
    this is for you candy corn is meant to be soft, but half the time it sits around in a bowl because it’s not so popular, so it just sits and by the time youu get at it, its rock hard

    Comment by Heather on 10/23/06 at 11:46 am #
  6. man…i LOVE candy corn! :D it’s my favorite part of halloween! but is it just me, or is the white tip a little different than the orange and yellow? it always seems to have a slightly different consistancy to me…

    Comment by captain hummingbird on 10/23/06 at 1:07 pm #
  7. Am I the only one where who can eat the Mellowcreme pumpkins and not stop? raspberry I find them just the perfect sweetness. I LOVE THEM!

    Maybe I have those less sensitive taste buds….*shrug*

    Comment by Sera on 10/23/06 at 4:05 pm #
  8. I can eat sweet stuff forever, today for dinner (im really lazy about cooking:) i just grabbed a tub of chocolate chip cookie dough and brownie chunk ice cream. My only quirk is I always have to brush my teeth when they feel coated from sugar

    Comment by Heather on 10/23/06 at 4:11 pm #
  9. I love candy corn—on a seasonal basis, and the pumpkins,too.  But ya gotta get the high quality corn (like the Brachs) or it is just disgusting.  I recently had some off-brand candy corn and it was like eating wax with a heavy undertone of red food dye (you know, that bitter taste often found in red cake icing?).  And I hate to diss wax—Sweetened wax lips taste 10x better than this candy corn.  The next day, by contrast, I had the good stuff—there’s no comparison. 

    Okay, now I’m dying to go buy some autumn mix.  Do you know how much weight I’ve gained since I started reading this blog??!

    Comment by Karen on 10/23/06 at 4:14 pm #
  10. Is it just too much trouble to make it in the United States anymore?

    I never liked it much anyway, and Lewis Black (live) sealed the deal for me several years ago.

    Comment by Dave on 10/24/06 at 1:04 am #
  11. I have never understood the love for candy corn.  It’s like eating straight sugar.  Sweets, like hots, should have some distinctive flavor and should not be eaten for their own sake.

    Comment by Scott on 10/24/06 at 2:17 am #
  12. Candy corn is great!!! And when sitting at your computer, some cany corn mixed with roasted peanuts is too good. You look down after a couple of minutes to find that it’s all gone!

    Comment by Daisy on 10/24/06 at 2:26 am #
  13. Am I the only one who HATES candy corn and those dumb pumpkins?  Yuk!  Love, love, love the blog, tho!!

    Comment by Susan on 10/24/06 at 3:30 am #
  14. What I really miss are the little cellophane packages of candy corn that used to be available at Halloween, to give out to trick or treaters. I’ve been looking for them for over a decade and haven’t found them.

    Mellocremes (halloween, valentine’s, and easter) used to be one of my favorite candies, but now I find it too sweet to eat very much. (One of the mixes had a light brown one with a different flavor - maple-y, perhaps? - but that seems to be gone now.) But when I do eat it, I eat my candy corn one color at a time (and first biting the green stem off the pumpkin).

    Karen, i agree - gotta get the good quality candy corn or it’s not worth it. Must be that touch of honey that Cybele mentioned.

    captain hummingbird, I also think the different colors are slightly different. But maybe it’s primarily due to thickness? On the other hand, the different colors in the valentine’s mellocremes (red, pink, white) have very different flavors or something, and in that case it’s not a form-factor difference.

    Comment by Tricia on 10/24/06 at 4:02 am #
  15. susan i have to agree candy corn is personally one of the worst treats you can get trick or treating…  does anyone think their is an age limit for trick or treating for kids??

    Comment by Heather on 10/24/06 at 7:39 am #
  16. i LOVE candy corn.  LOVE it.  but i think i’m in the minority in that i prefer the generic brands.  brachs is somehow too “wet” for my liking—maybe it’s the honey.  farleys is drier, grainier and i vastly prefer it

    Comment by ruffy- on 10/24/06 at 7:58 am #
  17. Tricia, I remember those maple mellocremes well.  I loved them—gosh, haven’t thought about them in years. Now I’m feeling all nostalgic.

    Comment by Karen on 10/24/06 at 8:03 am #
  18. Tricia and Karen, Brach’s still makes the maple flavored mellowcremes!! I bought some just yesturday in my grocery store (I’m in NJ). Came in a mix called: “Assorted Autumn Mellowcremes”. It has yellow (vanilla flavored) cornstalks and corn cobs, maple jugs and cornstalks, chocolate bats and cats and the normal pumpkins. Yum!

    I just tried the Target brand Autumn mix last night just to see how the taste differs. It was AWFUL. YUCK. I don’t see how the Sugar Savvy review could rate those the best in taste. So gross, I had to throw them out. Long live Brachs’!!!

    Comment by Sera on 10/24/06 at 8:45 am #
  19. Tricia - they sell those individual packages for Halloween in our local Kroger store.  I haven’t seen them anywhere else.
    Cybele - is this a case of great minds thinking alike.  Or stomachs, or something.

    Comment by Rebecca on 10/24/06 at 9:48 am #
  20. Rebecca, is is Brach’s or some other brand available at your Kroger? I don’t shop there (won’t use their spyware card) but maybe I can slip a fiver to a neighbor… :^)

    Sera, we had a bag of Target brand in the house - was going to use them to decorate a gingerbread house. I tried it last night just to see and yeck, I’m with you. There’s no subtlety to the flavor at all, just pure sweet.

    Comment by Tricia on 10/25/06 at 4:34 am #
  21. Goelitz, the Jelly Belly people, also make a mix with a maple flavored mellowcream. The mix is called “Fall Festival Mix”, and is very good. I think it also includes red-hot cinnamon candy corn. Which can actually be a shocker if you aren’t expecting it…

    I agree that candy corn is painfully sweet, but it certainly tastes like more than just straight sugar! I love it, but just around the holidays. Mmmm.

    Comment by Kate on 10/25/06 at 7:14 am #
  22. I’m finding it hilarious that the halloween candy with the most comments (and probably one of the top ten over all) is, of all things, CANDY CORN!  Who knew such a simple treat could stir such passionate feelings? 

    All that said, I had to go out and buy the darn things.  I couldn’t find them at Ralphs, so I had to make a special trip to Longs (drugstore) just to find them.  And I did.  My take?  The Indian corn is the best.  I liked the pumpkin mellowcremes and the candy corn, but could only eat a couple of those at a time and then had to stop—felt like I had a rock in my belly.  The choclate candy corns seem to possess more, well, depth and complexity (if any kind of candy corn can be said to possess depth and complexity), and I could keep eating those all day.  And I did. And now I feel sick.  I should stop reading this site until after candy season ends. . . .

    Oh, and I didn’t think the chocolate ones tasted so much like tootsie rolls, which I don’t really like, but I can’t quite place the flavor either—sort of cocoa-ey.

    Comment by Karen on 10/25/06 at 3:52 pm #
  23. Tricia - it’s Brach’s, in a big bag.  It isn’t the mixture, though, just the regular candy corn.

    Comment by Rebecca on 10/26/06 at 5:41 am #
  24. I like candy corn a lot and have since I was a wee lass—to my taste buds, it has, like, a butterscotchy taste rather than just “generic sweet”—and I can’t detect any taste or texture difference between brands.
    The Mellowcreme Pumpkins—don’t get me started on those! THOSE are a top-flight candy delight, in my opinion, a gem of the confectioner’s art. It’s like munching delicately—and savoring—huge hardened dollops of butterscotch flavored cake frosting. I would give those a 10 rating! Again, the butterscotch taste rather than “plain sugar.” Deeee-LISH!

    Comment by Sparkina on 10/28/06 at 7:22 am #
  25. The Brachs Halloween pumpkins are addictive; I’ve been buying a bag every couple of weeks since they appeared in stores in September so I can have them in the non-Halloween months. I limit myself to a few pumpkins a week to make the stash last until the next Halloween.  Eating no more than two at one sitting is perfect; they are too sweet to eat anymore than that at once.

    Comment by Tangerine on 10/28/06 at 6:32 pm #
  26. Do a review of Brach’s sweet ‘n salty mix! I just saw it at Wal-Mart, it’s a plastic snack bowl with packages of candy corn, m&m’s and salty peanuts. You mix them together. Wal-Mart hadn’t marked down their Halloween candy as of yesterday, so I just bought a pound each of the ingredients and made my own. If you like candy corn, you’ll love this mix!

    Makes my foodie imagination soar, how about candy corn, Bugles, and habanero peanuts for a ‘Mexi-corn’ snack mix? Candy corn as a trail mix component is sadly neglected. Let’s do something about it!

    Comment by corny in the midwest on 11/01/06 at 5:13 am #
  27. Autumn Mix?!  That’s not Autumn Mix!  Where’s the chocolate bats?!!!  Where’s the maple flavored leaves?!!!

    Oh, for the good old days!

    Comment by JP on 11/02/06 at 7:40 am #
  28. I shied away from the Autumn Mix for almost a year.  Then again, I shied away from most food for almost a year.  But now that I’m trying to eat more, I decided to pick up a bag of these.

    The Indian corn isn’t great, but I never like anything chocolate-flavored (except chocolate, of course.)  Candy corn is candy corn—sweet and addictive, but ultimately rather bland.  As for the pumpkins—just like you said, by the time you’ve learned your lesson, the bag is empty.  Thick, rich, chewy—like really GOOD candy corn, so much so that I don’t even like candy corn much anymore.  Now that Halloween’s over, I can get a bag of them for 59 cents.  I’ll be miserable when they’re gone.

    Comment by Sophia on 11/07/06 at 3:46 pm #
  29. what have you done with the choclate covered cherries !!!!! that is a tradition in my family . those are as good as gold ! i cant find them any where

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    Comment by brachs roviro on 4/02/07 at 5:57 am #
  31. I saw an ad for Candy Corn m&m’s in this weeks newspaper.  Has anyone seen them?

    Comment by Mary Jean on 9/27/07 at 3:11 pm #
  32. Oh, and I LOVE candy corn, especially the chocolaty indian corn.  Brachs really does make the best candy corn.

    Comment by Mary Jean on 9/27/07 at 3:14 pm #
  33. Brach’s is the only candy corn I will buy.  I’ve tried the others and they are just not right. 

    When I want something that says AUTUMN, I get some candy corn.  My grandparents always had it in their candy dish in the fall.

    Oh, now I’ll have to go get some of that tomorrow.

    Comment by Kristie B on 9/27/07 at 4:06 pm #
  34. Candy Corn is fun.  As kids (and sometimes still) we would break off the white tips and stick them to our eye teeth so that we had dracula fangs.  Alternately, we would also break off the fat yellow ends (or brown) and stick them over our front teeth.  It looks like you have really nasty buck teeth when you do this.  My kids do this now.  I can’t believe how many of their friends have never heard of doing this. You can have a lot of fun with Candy Corn.  Brachs is definitely the best.

    Comment by Linda on 10/13/07 at 1:52 am #
  35. I LOVE Brach’s Halloween Mellowcremes. I will settle for candy corn, but the Halloween Assortment is really the best. It is getting harder and harder to find. And it has to be Brach’s. There is no substituting other brands. My mom started me out on this many years ago and every year I MUST have it during October!

    Comment by Susie on 10/13/07 at 8:17 am #
  36. My favourite candy involve the Ferrero Roch? chocolate. It so good. I melt’s in your mouth so slowly. Just thinking of it make my hungry. I also love the Coffee Crisp. I don’t personally like the smell or taste of coffee. But this delicious treat is nothing like it.

    Comment by Kayla Gilbert on 10/13/07 at 8:42 am #
  37. Oh I love the pumpkens! and ya they do tase like butterscoch. Very Very sweet, can eat a whole bag, if i have coffee! Though i do feel a little quezy now. XP Ugg thats enough until next year. *urp*
    My insane sweet tooth is happy now lol.

    Comment by J on 10/15/07 at 8:49 pm #
  38. What happened to Brach`s Autumn mix? Where are the chocolate cats, maple jugs, and the ears of corn and shocks of wheat? Are we just going to get 2 varieties of candy corn and pumpkins?

    As well, what happened to the Easter mellowcremes? Did Brach`s give in to the PETA terrorists because we were biting the heads of mellowcreme bunnies and chicks?

    Comment by David Williams on 10/22/07 at 5:49 pm #
  39. David: I don’t know where you are, but I have been through a bag of Brach’s Autumn mix already. I found it at Walgreens in Berkeley, CA. Must be at other Walgreens around the nation.

    Comment by KateC on 10/23/07 at 5:24 am #
  40. Oops!  I was mistaken about the candy corn m&m’s.  They don’t exist.  It’s Candy Corn Hershey’s Kisses that I saw!  Yep, had to buy em too.  They’re very sweet.  More like white chocolate than candy corn flavored, but they’re quite delicious.

    Comment by Mary Jean on 10/23/07 at 10:24 am #
  41. Oh i disagree, Brach’s was ok, but the Goelitz Autumn Mix was THE BEST,

    this year I visited my local Hallmark (2 now actually) to purchase my favorite Halloween candy, the Goelitz Autumn Mix to find that sitting on their shelf was Jelly Belly Autumn mix jelly beans! I didn’t want jelly beans, I wanted the beautiful mallowcremes, maple included-corn too & the wonderful CINNAMON candy corn. I’m writing Goelitz -I’m so sad!

    Comment by Suzanne on 10/28/07 at 5:00 am #
  42. i can remember a butterscotch candy i think it was called hens and chickens that had shredded coconut mixed with it. this was a good candy i miss not having any for over 50 years. now i have diabetes and only can have unsugared. sure wish you would consider making this style. thanks again bruce mckean

    Comment by bruce mckean on 11/07/07 at 4:45 pm #
  43. I am searching everywhere for your chocalate covered cherries.  Have you stopped making them? Please e-mail me and let me know where and if I can buy them.
    Thank you,
    Delores Pack

    Comment by Delores Pack on 11/11/07 at 11:20 am #
  44. I have been looking for Brach’s Chocolate Covered Cherries.  Where can I find them? Can I order them on-line?

    Comment by Cindy Witters on 11/27/07 at 4:44 pm #
  45. I agree, I absolutely love Brach’s Candy Corn, nothing else will do. I just sent the company an an email asking if there is anyplace I can get them now, I can’t wait a whole year.

    Comment by LaChina on 12/03/07 at 2:56 pm #
  46. Thanks for the info on Brach’s, who I think makes some of the ‘best’ candy (of all varieties) in the world.  My favorites are their candy and the jelly nougats (which seem to be getting harder to find though). A few of the other brands pail in comparison when it comes to this company, at least as far as I’m concerned.

    P.S. I am also a fan of their autumn mix candy, and can’t wait to taste their caramel corn as well.

    Comment by Jeanne M. on 1/11/08 at 3:57 am #
  47. I love just about everything Brach’s makes!! smile Except for the marshmellowy egg things.. Those were gross.. But Candy Corn!!! I LOVE that stuff smile Every year I trade off random candies with my younger siblings to get candy corn. It is soooo yummy. It is like a must have every year.

    I <3 Candy Corn!! :D

    Comment by Kaesy-Marie on 4/21/08 at 4:45 am #
  48. I’m craving Brach’s Autumn Mix now…
    How I love the Mellowcreme Pumpkins. Yummy.

    Comment by Trish on 8/10/08 at 11:31 am #
  49. How I do love candy corn!!! It is my very favorite candy hands down.

    Comment by Samantha on 9/19/08 at 9:05 am #
  50. I just bought a bag of Autumn Mix and it is yummy!  I think that the indian corn is much more chocolatey than it used to be, and I remember the pumpkins to be chewier, not just like a big hunk of candy corn. 
    I can’t stop eating this stuff - I will probably have a tummy-ache by dinnertime and the bag will be gone in a day. And it’s all your fault!  LOL!

    Comment by candyann on 9/23/08 at 8:41 am #
  51. I have not been able to find any Brach’s Assorted Mallowcremes for years in NJ or WV!! I have been told tby Brachs and individual stores that the buyers for the big chains do not oeder them. My answer is that Brachs should highlight them more, as the stores don’t seem to know about their existence.

    I have a theory that pressure from conservative religvious ggroups got them banned due to the withches, bats, etc.!
    I tried substites, even from the authorized brach candy seller site and they were awful!
    Help!! Thanks!

    Comment by Carolyn on 9/30/08 at 4:28 am #
  52. i just purchaed a bag of your candy corn and was terribly upset upon opening it. it was all bits and pieces as if someone had ends off and spit them into a bag. i plan on send you the remainig bag of what was left. i was having a party and had to use part of it. it is not your usual quality that i have come to get in your candies.

    Comment by shirley harman on 9/30/08 at 7:23 am #
  53. I miss the bag with the bats, cats, corn, pumpkins, and other things with the chocolate and maple flavors.  i can’t find them in my area. can they be ordered from somewhere?

    Comment by linda on 10/25/08 at 11:39 pm #
  54. I love candy corn.  I just saw an online blog that made me want to speak out in support of it.  When I was a kid I used to eat it section by colored section and each bite was better than the next.  (I still actually do that and I’m 31).  It has a sweet butterscotch flavor but I admit, you have to have a severe case of sweet tooth to really enjoy it (and don’t forget to brush afterward!).  But just like Easter has its “official candy,” candy corn belongs with Halloween.  Yes, it doesn’t look like corn or taste like it (unless you use corn syrup) but it has its own charm.  And to all you candy corn “nay sayers” I say, “To each, his own” and “More for me.”  Don’t diss my candy corn.

    Comment by Julie F. on 10/26/08 at 9:54 am #
  55. Cybele's avatar

    Linda - that’s the Brach’s Halloween Mix! I found them this year at Walgreen’s nationwide and have also seen them at the Giant Eagle grocery chain in Ohio.

    Comment by Cybele on 10/26/08 at 11:58 am #
  56. I received a text message this morning from a friend advising me not to buy or let my grandchildren east gold candy corn. This text message goes on to explain there is something in the candy causing death. Any truth to this information?

    Comment by Debra R Price on 10/30/08 at 4:18 am #

    Comment by LISA GOLDMAN on 11/22/08 at 3:39 pm #
  58. I love the little pumpkins!...I love them good.

    I NEED candy corn! I need them or I will explode. That happens to me sometimes…

    Comment by Alexia on 1/11/09 at 8:14 am #
  59. I used to love candy corn.
    Then I got a stale bag. The half-melted, grainy bitterness put me off them ever since.

    Comment by Jeni on 2/25/09 at 1:31 pm #
  60. What’s with Autumn mix made in Mexico?  What’s
    wrong with the Good Old USA?  I was shocked!  And
    where is quality control?  We now get all the broken pieces too?  You’re SLIPPING!  I’m very disappointed!

    Comment by Sally Shean on 10/12/09 at 10:11 am #
  61. Ok-you can order online-the Jelly Belly (what used to be Goelitz) Fall Festival Mix (has the maple-cinnamon corn, yellow corn-mix) online & bags of giant candy corn (& other things too) of chocolate/cinnamon&vanilla; & if you order over $35 worth (l lb bags are $5.99) your Fedx shipping is free & you can use coupon code: Boo & get 10% of that-I just ordered! Cool!
    (I had found some in Cracker Barrel-but they’ve all been snatched up & I ‘m tire of shopping around)-THANK YOU JELLY BELLY!!!

    Comment by Suzanne on 10/12/09 at 1:45 pm #
  62. How do I know if a retailer is putting the Autumn Mix out from last year? There is no expiration date. I got a super sized bag (from Target, I think) and it was great. But I bought a bag from Joann’s Fabrics (which throws up red flag to begin with!) and it tastes weird. It also says “Made in Mexico” with a number/letter mixture. I might email the company and ask what batch it’s from and if it’s still good.

    Comment by Carol on 9/28/10 at 10:51 am #
  63. Whatever happened to the candy corn/autumn mix that contained light brown Indian-shaped candies and yellow corn cob-shaped candies? I have not seen these in years! all I see now are the traditional candy corns, and autumn mixes with pumpkins.

    Comment by Wrangler Wilson on 10/04/10 at 10:11 pm #
  64. Cybele's avatar

    Wrangler Wilson - I just saw the Brach’s Halloween Mix (the one with the shapes and flavors) at Walgreen’s a couple of weeks ago on sale.

    Comment by Cybele on 10/04/10 at 10:49 pm #
  65. I found the perfect mix of yellow candy corn, “chocolate” candy corn and pumpkins.  It is made by Zachary and is called Autumn Mix.  The only problem I have with it is that it comes in a round container that weighs 1 lb. but the container is way too big for that little so they put a huge center part in the dish that you don’t notice until you open up the container.  I don’t know if this was to keep the cost down but I would certainly pay for a 2 lb container.  It wouldn’t seem quite as much of a rip-off as this one does.  I think I paid $2.29 but didn’t really notice as the cost doesn’t matter to me.  I must have my candy corn smile

    Comment by Suzie on 9/25/12 at 11:08 am #
  66. Brach Autumn Mix is at Walgreen’s again (Oct 2013) Yeah, total junky carbs, but NOTHING says “Welcome Autumn” like the banana, chocolate and maple flavor mellowcremes. Worth the extra treadmill time. It’s now a tradition of ours.

    Comment by Laura on 10/13/13 at 5:17 pm #
  67. pumpkins and candy corn are awsome but i miss the others chocholat witches yellow moons red and harts the x-mass trees realy wish we could get more ALL YEAR LONG more more more

    Comment by crying kip on 11/01/13 at 4:27 pm #
  68. I fall solidly totally into the “LOVE” category on the subejct of candy corn. And like others I noticed a lot seems to be made in Mexico,m or Brach’s anyway (Dollar Tree has a independent brand whose name I forgot that says Made in Mexico..)

    Comment by SJCarras on 2/04/16 at 8:17 pm #
  69. Today at the uptown candy store, I bought some pretty solid, waxy, yet still totally chewable (Brach’s?) bulk candy corn for a buck and a half (also some Melster’s Circus Peanuts at the Dollar Tree) to take to the movies. I enjoyed the candy corn, and tasted the honey there..and it can get on my teeth, but I enjoy it…candy corn & circus peanuts. Two of the often maligned candies (along with Necco Wafers, also sold at that candy store and many other fine places), and I love all three of them! And I’ve had (at Dollar tree, similiar to my above reply, mellowcreme candy corn pumpkins from Mexico..wonder why (like Dave wondered) it’s not made in USA?

    Very interesting story (the teeth fangs one), Linda.

    Comment by SJCarras on 5/02/16 at 12:01 am #
  70. Hello, it’s me again. I got another bag of the candy corn from the maker I mentioned, at Dollar Tree, today, and also yesterday. I remember the “maker”, Crystal Bay. The mix, and honey, give it away to me as Brach’s..possibility.

    Comment by SJCarras on 10/27/16 at 7:31 pm #
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