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The Candy Corn - Clutter Connection

The Candy Corn - Clutter Connection

I had to resurrect this oldie but goodie from last year!


The day before Halloween is known as National Candy Corn Day.  Let's be honest, the majority of Americans loathe this waxy tasting, traffic cone-looking candy.  The hatred of this sweet can be related to the loathing most people feel towards clearing their clutter.  Here are some similarities I've drawn.


The staleness issue
If you've ever opened a bag of candy corn and not devoured it within a day, you know it goes stale quickly. Then it just sits in a candy dish congealing into a gelatinous mound that no one will eat.  The same can be said for our clutter; it gets old quickly and piles up fast.  And once it reaches that stagnant point, no one wants to deal with it.

The bad taste in your mouth
Candy corn is made up of sugar, corn syrup, carnauba wax and artificial coloring; clearly, there is no nutritional value.  And the fact that they try to improve upon it by making various flavors including chocolate and caramel apple, does little to mask the bad taste.  Clutter essentially adds no value to our lives and trying to camouflage it using bins and pretty baskets only makes for a more attractive form of clutter.

The decay potential
They say candy corn has more potential to cause tooth decay than chocolate-based treats.  For such a small kernel of sweetness, it can have a big negative impact on your teeth.  The same can be said for clutter - it negatively affects our overall functioning and health.  Clutter costs us time, money and energy ultimately rotting our motivation and productivity.

The repeat factor
You think once Halloween is over that candy corn disappears, but it doesn't!  They make red and green "Reindeer Corn," pink and red "Cupid Corn," yellow and pink "Bunny Corn" and red, white and blue "Patriotic Corn."  Much like our clutter, folks realize they just can't handle it once and be done with it.  Trying to keep up with our stuff takes ongoing maintenance at least seasonally.

What have we learned from these similarities?  Both candy corn and clutter get old quickly, add no value to our lives, rot our bodies and aren't easy to get rid of!  So what does one do?  Call me!  I actually don't mind candy corn and have a fabulous cookie bar recipe I use them for and I can clear that clutter for you.  Trust me, no house is too spooky!

So, where do you stand on the candy corn issue: love it or hate it?
Have a wonderful and safe Halloween!



Categories: Lighthearted, Holidays


  • I love candy corn, fresh too. I can't have chocolate often so when I want a sugar fix, I reach for candy corn this time of year.
    11/1/2016 9:08:55 AM Reply
    • @Sabrina Quairoli: Candy corn surely fits a sugar fix! So sorry you can't have chocolate. :(
      11/2/2016 1:33:11 PM Reply
  • I never touch the stuff! And this is one instance where I'm glad we don't have the variety of products in Canada that you guys have in the States. :-)
    11/1/2016 5:35:02 AM Reply
    • @Janet Barclay: Yes, you are lucky not to be subjected to the endless varieties of this stuff in Canada!
      11/2/2016 1:33:44 PM Reply
  • I like candy corn in limited quantities (about 10 pieces and only the original flavor and color.) When I eat too much, it just doesn't sit well...too sugary. And maybe clutter is that way too...a little bit here and there in my own environment I can tolerate, but too much, and I can feel it weighing on my thoughts and well-being. I'm fine working with other people's clutter. My tolerance there is very high...more like eating fist fulls of candy corn.
    10/31/2016 6:48:56 PM Reply
    • @Linda Samuels: Everyone's level of tolerance is different depending on what's at stake. I agree that my tolerance for other's stuff is pretty high as well. Kind of like my tolerance for Kit Kats!
      11/2/2016 1:35:37 PM Reply
  • I love candy corn and all things Halloween. That said, I don't eat this same confection in other colors at different times of year. It is a once a year thing for me. It has a life. Much stuff is the same, right? Enjoy it and use it, and then when the moment has passed, get rid of it.
    10/28/2016 1:25:11 PM Reply
    • @Seana Turner: I like how you say both clutter and candy corn have a life, or a season, if you will. It comes and it goes and it's the balancing act that's the key.
      11/2/2016 1:36:35 PM Reply
  • But....but.....I love candy corn! Fresh, that is. Original flavor only. And only near Halloween. But your points are well taken!
    10/28/2016 11:34:15 AM Reply
    • @Hazel Thornton: It's okay, Hazel. I do too! You should check out my cookie bar recipe with them. :)
      11/2/2016 1:37:11 PM Reply

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