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Candy Corn Overdose.

Halloween is quickly approaching, and that means one thing: candy corn season is upon us!  People generally feel one of two ways about candy corn; they either love it or hate it. In my case, I happen to love, love, love it. It’s not so much the flavor I love, as it doesn’t really have one other than sugar, but it’s more about the chewy texture. When I start eating them I cannot stop (especially with the candy corn pumpkins.) This mass consumption of candy corn leads to what I call a “candy corn overdose”. This is when you eat too much candy corn too quickly and soon enough the sugary goodness takes over you body and gives you an horrible, incapacitating stomach ache.

It’s no surprise that candy corn isn’t exactly good for you in any way, shape or form. If you happen to have good self control, you may be able to enjoy candy corn in moderation. Unfortunately, I lack control when it comes to this particular candy, which is why this year I am choosing to bypass my usual overdose and instead focus on finding other things that can give me a sweet, satisfying flavor without the stomach ache.

Sweet Ideas:

  • Chocolate & Bananas: Cut up a banana and put it into a sugar-free or 100-calorie pack of chocolate pudding. To add a nice crunch, you can add a small handful of Special-K cereal.
  • Fruit & Whipped Cream: Heat up no-sugar-added frozen fruit (berries, peaches, cherries, etc) on the stove or in the microwave and then add 1 tbsp of cool whip lite on top. For me, this mimics the taste of a fresh fruit pie.
  • Fruit & Yogurt: Using that same frozen fruit, you can either thaw or heat the fruit and add it to a low-calorie or no-sugar-added yogurt. This gives the yogurt a bit more substance and texture. If you want to get fancy, you can top it off with a dollop of cool whip lite.
  • Strawberries & Chocolate: Chop up fresh strawberries and sprinkle in 1 tbsp of dark-chocolate chocolate chips. You can always change it up by adding a small handful of Special-K cereal for some crunch, some cool whip lite to add some creaminess or sugar-free chocolate pudding to add more chocolate taste.
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  1. Fuit and yogurt – who are you kidding? After looking at the picture?? Can-dy corn! Can-dy corn! I’m totally planning to live vicariously through my 3yr old this year and get me some of that chewy sugar!!!

    October 27, 2011

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