Thursday, October 15

In the News: Is Crime Linked to Candy Consumption?

My friend Anne wrote about this Time magazine article that links candy consumption to crime, which is a funny/disturbing concept. Basically it has to do with impulse control (if you don't have much of it, you'll eat candy when you're a kid and maybe commit crimes in adulthood--there's a better explanation in Time). There's a lot to think about there, but here's how my train of thought went:

Eating candy --> committing crimes --> living in candy jails --> behind candy cane bars --> sleeping on marshmallow pillows --> wearing licorice stripes.

That's right: I started thinking about candy. Which made me think about how author Elizabeth Scott is asking people what their least favorite Halloween candy is this week (for a great contest--go enter)... and lots of people are saying Candy Corn. But I love candy corn! Those people are nuts.

What do you guys think? Favorite Halloween candy? I'm for candy corn! Who's with me?


9 comments:

Jessica Capelle said...

LOVE candy corn. It always makes me think of Fall.

And I really want marshmallow pillows!

Alyson Noel said...

As a kid, it was king sized Butterfingers--but candy corn has a special place in my heart!

sweetmelissa818 said...

I love candy corn! I wait all year to eat it like crazy @ Halloween! For some reason I can't bring myself to eat it when it's not Halloween time.

Sara Z. said...

big fat yes to candy corn. but I, too, only allow it at halloween

Sara Hantz said...

We don't get candy corn, so I've no idea what it tastes like, but as I'm a candy addict I just know I'll love it!!

Erica Orloff said...

Hate candy corn. Ever see Lewis Black's bit about it? That's how I feel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8yuvMsvNqY

Shelli said...

i love candy corn!!!! - and especially the pumpkins that sometimes come with them. I think black licorice (black jelly beans) is disgusting.

Julie Dao said...

I really, really like candy corn. And sleeping on marshmallow pillows - I could definitely get used to that!

Melissa Walker said...

Yes! The Pro Candy Corn faction is winning this one!