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Re: RE: Re: Is it too early to start a candy corn thread?

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:19 am
by Del
hugodrax wrote:
Del wrote:
Eruannu wrote:
Del wrote:
Eruannu wrote:Ha, it actually burns well. Traditionally it is sugar, wax, and colors and flavors, grind it up and mix in some root killer and you have a mild explosive or smoke charge depending how you use it.
Root killer? Like copper sulfate?


I don't like candy corn, so creatively burning it appeals to me.
Sorry good old stump killer potassium nitrate,
https://www.amazon.com/Spectracide-Stum ... B004GVYXKC
Ah! Nitrate makes a lot more sense.

Copper(II) sulphate isn't much of an oxidizing agent.

Have you done this experiment? Is there enough dye in the candy corn to make colored smoke? (I would reckon not. Some of the internet recipes for colored smoke bombs call for enormous proportion of aniline dyes.... like half the mixture.)
Del, I love you. That's why I'm going to say this. Those amateurs who successfully make fun little harmless bombs are few and far between. I have a friend from high school who is still looking for his nose as a result of playing around, and he's a redneck with some familiarity of things what go boom. Perhaps this line of experimentation should remain a pleasant dream and not a painful reality.

Remember, you can't just singe your hair off anymore. You'll have the telltale scalp burns.

Edit: I can't stop thinking about the Mad Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight, the first, and for my money the best, episode of The Tick.
Yeah... Love The Tick!

I have no desire to experiment with smoke bombs. I was a research chemist for 20 years, and had my fill of accidents, fires, and things that go ka-BLAM!

But still interesting to read and talk about.

Re: RE: Re: Is it too early to start a candy corn thread?

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:50 am
by hugodrax
Del wrote:
hugodrax wrote:
Del wrote:
Eruannu wrote:
Del wrote:
Eruannu wrote:Ha, it actually burns well. Traditionally it is sugar, wax, and colors and flavors, grind it up and mix in some root killer and you have a mild explosive or smoke charge depending how you use it.
Root killer? Like copper sulfate?


I don't like candy corn, so creatively burning it appeals to me.
Sorry good old stump killer potassium nitrate,
https://www.amazon.com/Spectracide-Stum ... B004GVYXKC
Ah! Nitrate makes a lot more sense.

Copper(II) sulphate isn't much of an oxidizing agent.

Have you done this experiment? Is there enough dye in the candy corn to make colored smoke? (I would reckon not. Some of the internet recipes for colored smoke bombs call for enormous proportion of aniline dyes.... like half the mixture.)
Del, I love you. That's why I'm going to say this. Those amateurs who successfully make fun little harmless bombs are few and far between. I have a friend from high school who is still looking for his nose as a result of playing around, and he's a redneck with some familiarity of things what go boom. Perhaps this line of experimentation should remain a pleasant dream and not a painful reality.

Remember, you can't just singe your hair off anymore. You'll have the telltale scalp burns.

Edit: I can't stop thinking about the Mad Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight, the first, and for my money the best, episode of The Tick.
Yeah... Love The Tick!

I have no desire to experiment with smoke bombs. I was a research chemist for 20 years, and had my fill of accidents, fires, and things that go ka-BLAM!

But still interesting to read and talk about.
Yeah, I forgot you were a professional. Sorry.

Re: Is it too early to start a candy corn thread?

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:40 pm
by JimVH
I'm concerned the newer folks may not recognize the importance of this topic. You're encouraged to also review the wealth of inspired wisdom contained in the link below:

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=18583&hilit=candy+corn&start=160

Re: Is it too early to start a candy corn thread?

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:41 pm
by mont974x4
JimVH wrote:I'm concerned the newer folks may not recognize the importance of this topic. You're encouraged to also review the wealth of inspired wisdom contained in the link below:

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=18583&hilit=candy+corn&start=160
Clicking that link is markedly safer than eating candy corn.

Re: Is it too early to start a candy corn thread?

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:00 pm
by DepartedLight
Hey JimVH,

I was in Walmart today and faced a display of fresh candy corn that would have made you tear up.

But I was in a hurry and didn't take the time to text you a pic.

Still love you, bro. I was in a hurry, mm-kay?

Re: Is it too early to start a candy corn thread?

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:15 pm
by coco
DepartedLight wrote:Hey JimVH,

I was in Walmart today and faced a display of fresh candy corn that would have made you tear up.

But I was in a hurry and didn't take the time to text you a pic.

Still love you, bro. I was in a hurry, mm-kay?
Undoubtedly being chased by an associate who wanted you to stop smoking your pipe.

Re: Is it too early to start a candy corn thread?

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:42 pm
by DepartedLight
coco wrote:
DepartedLight wrote:Hey JimVH,

I was in Walmart today and faced a display of fresh candy corn that would have made you tear up.

But I was in a hurry and didn't take the time to text you a pic.

Still love you, bro. I was in a hurry, mm-kay?
Undoubtedly being chased by an associate who wanted you to stop smoking your pipe.
Not this time. I was in a hurry.

Re: Is it too early to start a candy corn thread?

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:02 pm
by bilder
Last year I made some candy corn liquor.

It was horrible. I still have it in the cupboard, may take it down and see if a year alone in the dark has helped it any.

If I do not report back, tell my wife and kids that I love them.

Re: Is it too early to start a candy corn thread?

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:20 pm
by bilder
Ok, I tried the candy corn liquor.

Still just as bad as the day I made it.

Re: Is it too early to start a candy corn thread?

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:27 pm
by Pepik
To answer the question from the OP - your answer is "Yes it's too Damned early".

There.

Re: Is it too early to start a candy corn thread?

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:12 am
by Irish-Dane
DepartedLight wrote:Sent my first candy corn pic of the season last week. Yer late by my clock.
You may have actually prompted the thought that prompted this thread.

Re: Is it too early to start a candy corn thread?

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:22 am
by Sir Moose
Candy corn thread?

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Re: Is it too early to start a candy corn thread?

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:29 am
by coco
bilder wrote:Ok, I tried the candy corn liquor.

Still just as bad as the day I made it.
:shudder:

Re: Is it too early to start a candy corn thread?

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 3:42 pm
by hugodrax
Sir Moose wrote:Candy corn thread?

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I've always wanted to bag a moose.

Re: Is it too early to start a candy corn thread?

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:03 pm
by JimVH
Because I know you have nothing better to read...


http://thefw.com/9-things-you-didnt-kno ... andy-corn/
(Edited here by JimVH - full text at the link above)

Nine things you probably didn’t know about candy corn

The Recipe Hasn’t Changed in Over 100 Years
Dating back to the late 1800s, candy corn is basically the same now as it was during the days of cowboys and penny candy.

Its True Inventor Is Still a Mystery
Nobody knows the candy’s true creator. The Wunderle Candy Company was the first professional confectioner to sell the stuff in the 1880s, followed by the Goelitz Confectionary Company of Cincinnati who gave candy corn its first national distribution the following decade.

It Was Once Called “Chicken Feed”
One of the earliest names for candy corn was “Chicken Feed” — an unappetizing moniker that the Goelitz company actually marketed it under when it initially hit the market.

It’s Responsible for the Greatest Candy-Related Fire in History
Candy corn caused one of the more destructive industrial fires in business history. Back in 1950, a cooking fire destroyed a block-long building and 2,000 pounds of candy corn stock.

Billions of Kernels Are Sold Annually
Depending on who you ask, confectioneries like Brachs sell anywhere between 9 billion and 15 billion kernels of candy corn annually.

It’s One of the Healthier Candies
Candy corn is actually one of the least unhealthy candies on the market. While it’s traditionally made with honey and corn syrup and contains roughly 28 grams of sugar per serving, it’s fat free and only 140 calories per handful.

The Day Before Halloween Is National Candy Corn Day
National Candy Corn Day is traditionally held on Oct. 30.

It’s One of the Most Hated Halloween Candies
The biggest mystery surrounding candy corn is how it became such a popular staple of Halloween treats when nobody seems to actually enjoy eating the stuff. This isn’t just the rambling musings of an angry fat guy with discerning taste of high fructose-based confectionaries. It’s proven marketing research. Last year, a poll of candy consumers were asked by a market research firm to name their favorite treat brands. By far, candy corn was the “most polarized brand and generated the most negative feelings.” Clearly it’s the Charlie Sheen of candies.

Candy Corn Cocktails Are a Real Thing
Someone out there (presumably very evil who feels scorned by the world) created a Candy Corn Cordial that can either be made with vodka or orange liqueur. Add floating candy corn for garnish if you’re feeling adventurous.

Re: Is it too early to start a candy corn thread?

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:07 pm
by mont974x4
"Clearly it's the Charlie Sheen of candies."

That made me lol.

Re: Is it too early to start a candy corn thread?

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:09 pm
by coco
Pepik wrote:To answer the question from the OP - your answer is "Yes it's too Damned early".

There.
Really, there is no good time to start a candy corn thread.

Re: Is it too early to start a candy corn thread?

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:55 pm
by DepartedLight
Candy Corn was made illegal by The Dutch in 1329.

We kicked their butts. Why are you even asking?

Re: Is it too early to start a candy corn thread?

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:47 pm
by Eruannu
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Re: Is it too early to start a candy corn thread?

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:06 pm
by UncleBob