Given that this is one of the well-known Halloween candies, it's no surprise that the top candy corn ingredients are all sweet. There's sugar, corn syrup and confectioners' glaze, but there's also a bit of salt, gelatin and sesame oil to create the perfect texture and flavor. The basic recipe includes a touch of honey, too, plus coloring agents to give the candy corn its distinct triple-color banded design.
Some brands differ from the basic ingredient list a bit to include egg whites, vanilla flavoring, marshmallow creme or even fondant. The recipe may also differ if you try a specialty candy corn flavor. If you're concerned about allergies or dietary restrictions, read the ingredient list on the candy packaging or product listing to verify what's in your snack before you bring it home.
Does Candy Corn Expire?
Experts say candy corn can last around 3-6 months after the packaging is opened. This assumes the candy is left at room temperature - candy stored in a hot environment will go bad much faster. Unopened bags of candy corn can last around 9 months. That's almost long enough to get you from one Halloween to the next, assuming you buy several bags, so you have enough to share without running out.
To help preserve open bags of candy corn, transfer the candies into a sealed jar or other airtight container, and store the candy corn in a dark, cool environment such as your kitchen pantry.
What Does Candy Corn Taste Like?
Candy corn aficionados say their favorite Halloween confection tastes like sweet vanilla with a soft, creamy texture. You may taste subtle honey notes, too, which lends the candy a bit of an earthy flavor to help tamp down the sweetness.
Some flavored candy corn varieties differ from the traditional version. Brach’s Fall Festival Candy Corn, 8 OZ is brimming with unique candy corn flavors ranging from Kettle Corn and Caramel Apple to Lemonade Shake-Up and Strawberry Funnel Cake. It’s the classic candy corn shape but with surprising twists that will help wake up your party guests’ palates and make your treat drawer more exciting than ever.