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Things I'm Looking Forward To Doing Now That I'm British: Number Ten [20131119|09:24]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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10. Never having to interact with candy corn ever again. I hate myself a little for even mentioning the stuff, because I’m slightly afraid of inspiring enough curiosity in my British friends that they’ll consider importing it. I beg you, please don’t. It may look tempting at first, with its unusual triangular shape and multicoloured stripes. I assure you it is nasty. Those stripes are not indicative of any variation in flavour, which is disgustingly saccharine and plasticky all the way through. It has no business claiming any relationship with actual edible foodstuffs, it really doesn’t. I’m glad that thus far, the creep of Americanised Halloween into Britain has yet to include the introduction of candy corn, as nine years without it has been blissful.

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[User Picture]From: moosedevil
2013-11-19 15:25 (UTC)
I just googled candy corn. It looks awful!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2013-11-19 17:05 (UTC)
It is. Please, stay far away from it.
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2013-11-20 01:46 (UTC)
I don't mind candy corn itself, per se, but now it's getting into things like M&Ms and Oreos, which is just blasphemous!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2013-11-20 08:00 (UTC)
Candy corn Oreos?! That's upsetting. I like my Oreos pure. :P
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[User Picture]From: dizzykj
2013-11-20 13:53 (UTC)
I had Oreos for the first time as well (they're vegan!).
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[User Picture]From: melissa_maples
2013-11-20 15:51 (UTC)
Ha, candy corn is one of the few things I bother to have shipped to me by American friends, and I will pay whatever price to do so, because it is hands-down the most delicious thing ever invented. It's honey-flavoured, what's not to like? I can eat an entire bag in one sitting.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2013-11-20 16:25 (UTC)
Oh my. I tell you what, I'll bring some back on my trip to SF next months so I can deliver it to Antalya next year. It won't go bad before than because, like a Twinkie, it contains no actual food. :P
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[User Picture]From: victorine
2013-11-21 02:28 (UTC)
Brian loves candy corn. I tried to tell him it's cornstarch, corn syrup, and carnauba wax - essentially a sweetened candle, but he still eats it. And this from the man who disparagingly described British fudge as tasting like chocolate flavored candles.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2013-11-28 12:50 (UTC)
I must have completely orthogonal taste buds to Brian's! :P
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[User Picture]From: slutbunwalla
2013-11-22 01:31 (UTC)
I LOVE candy corn. Of all the halloween candy I wasn't having because of my diet, I had to have just a little of it...
I like tootsie rolls too. If they're fresh... to each their own. ;^)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2013-11-28 12:50 (UTC)
AGH, Tootsie rolls! I'd forgotten about them! *shudders* So sticky...

Clearly we are orthogonal in our candy preferences. ;)
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[User Picture]From: slutbunwalla
2013-12-01 07:14 (UTC)
I'm sure there's some candy you like that I don't... We'd make good trick or treat pals cuz we could make satisfying swaps!
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[User Picture]From: daphnep
2013-11-24 15:37 (UTC)
Hi, there--I'm adding you as per a recommendation from againstathorn. Feel free to add back, or not. I like your posts on living in England, and I, too, think candy corn is vastly overrated.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2013-11-28 12:53 (UTC)
Hello! Nice to meet you. Sorry it took me a while to get back to you. I look forward to reading your posts. Your photography is beautiful.
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