Andrew Zimmer, NY Editor at Thrillist
General statement on candy corn stance:
"They’re awesome. I love candy corn. I like to eat them in stages; I like to separate them. But I’m suspicious of their colors tasting differently."
Yellow (bottom section):
"Oh, it doesn’t taste like corn. But it tastes like candy
corn. It’s got a smooth, rounded bottom. I think this is the flavor that I enjoy most in candy corns. Real sugar. It’s f***in' candy corn flavor. Yellow?"
Orange (middle section):
"To me, it sort of tastes like a less intense version of the previous one. Less sweet, less aftertaste, but the same general flavor of candy corn. Orange. Actually, I think I got used to it. After three bites I’m back to thinking that they all taste the same."
White (top section):
"I feel like this one definitely tastes different. It has, like, a chalkier consistency and it has less of that candy corn essence and more pure sugar. Tastes like doughnut glaze. I think this one is white."
Did anything taste like corn?:
Well, three of our four tasters seemed to find at least some differences in the taste
of the sections. Which implies that either the three sections do indeed have distinct flavors, or they were just freaking out and literally saying anything they could to get that blindfold off.
Also, none of them thought it tasted like corn
, which was just a ridiculous question we asked in order to be ridiculous. So that doesn't really prove anything at all. Perhaps the biggest takeaway is that if Matt Duckor runs into candy corn in a dark alley, only Matt Duckor is coming out of that dark alley. And not because he ate the candy corn.