Thanksgiving Dinner-Flavored Candy Corn Now Exists
Candy corn that tastes like turkey, green beans, and stuffing? They're all in the mix.
If for some reason you feel Thanksgiving dinner isn't lively/contentious enough every year, skip the political conversations and bring up something truly controversial: Candy corn. It seems to be either loved or reviled by whoever you ask, and yet the stalwart sweet returns year after year as a top-selling confection around Halloween. Yet even fans of candy corn (me among them) might have a hard time swallowing kernels flavored like turkey, green beans, and stuffing.
But that's exactly what Brach's—which claims to be the country's top purveyor of candy corn—is bringing to the table this year, and it's already on store shelves. The Turkey Candy Corn mix features a medley of six familiar flavors to the American Thanksgiving dinner spread: Roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, green beans, ginger glazed carrots, and, for dessert, sweet potato pie. Of course, the multi-hued pieces are color-coded to match their respective dish.
"We’re always innovating with trends and fun flavors, and we know this year is different than anything we’ve ever seen—much like our new Brach’s Turkey Dinner candy corn, which includes a full-course meal of traditional Thanksgiving favorites," Mariah Havens, Senior Brand Manager, Seasonal Marketing for Ferrara, said in a statement provided to Food & Wine. "From roasted turkey, green beans and stuffing to ginger-glazed carrots, cranberry sauce and sweet potato pie, our new Turkey Dinner offering is the perfect mix to welcome fall and celebrate the season with family and friends." Assuming those family and friends aren't anti-candy corn to begin with, I guess!
Brach's Turkey Dinner candy corn mix is available now at Walgreens stores nationwide for $2.99 per 12-ounce bag and will stick around throughout the holiday season.
But Brach's isn't the only brand trying to condense Thanksgiving dinner down into one snack format: Pringles has previously released collections of chips that taste like stuffing, macaroni and cheese, cranberry sauce, and even a make-your-own turducken kit with turkey-, duck-, and chicken-flavored crisps.