Blind Taste Test Finds Most People Can’t Tell Difference Between Candy Corn and Orange Crayon

From The Babylon Bee.

U.S. — A fascinating new study has revealed that the vast majority of people, when presented with a blind taste test, can’t tell the difference between candy corn and a dusty, old orange crayon we found in a junk drawer.

According to researchers, people who were fed candy corn and people who were fed the old orange crayon that had been stowed away in a drawer for the last 17 years had the same reaction: “This tastes like a waxy blob of nothing, and my life is much worse for having placed this repulsive object in my mouth.”

“We had theorized that at least 20% of those surveyed would be able to detect some kind of flavor in the candy corn,” said head of research Dr. Gorbo Linfield. “So we were shocked to find that over 95% of people had the same instant negative reaction to eating candy corn that they did to chewing on the old, dusty crayon.”

“The science is settled: candy corn is just as tasty as a crayon forgotten in a cabinet for decades.” Further research showed that over 90% of people couldn’t tell the difference between marshmallow Peeps and a piece of cotton pulled from an ibuprofen bottle, Spangler Circus Peanuts and an eraser from one of those giant novelty pencils, or Dots and stale gum that has been stuck on the underside of a table at Flo’s #2 Family Restaurant in Chino, California for the last 9 years.

At publishing time, sources had confirmed that the remaining 5% of people actually thought the orange crayon tasted better than the candy corn.

17 Responses to Blind Taste Test Finds Most People Can’t Tell Difference Between Candy Corn and Orange Crayon

  1. Sue Cass says:

    I guess that’s why I don’t eat either one. lol

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  2. Our eldest step-grandson (5) takes the white tops off (“yuck, mumma, they look like TEETH!”), throws them away, and eats the rest! 😂

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  3. egorr says:

    Too true!!

    (I actually DO like candy corn, good for an instant sugar rush!!)

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  4. Orange crayon tastes better, trust me on this one.

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  5. Actually I don’t believe a word of this!! And I love candy corn even so..

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  6. Pure Glory says:

    It is hard to believe cotton from a bottle would taste the same as circus peanuts and an eraser. Have to say that candy corn is sweet but tasteless but might be the same as a crayron. It just goes to show that we eat things we never should!

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  7. pkadams says:

    😆 I like candy corn and Peeps, but then I’m a sugar fiend. 😬

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  8. I haven’t had candy corn in decades but used to love it. I think orange crayons need a little more sugar in them if they want to compete with candy corn.

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  9. V.M.Sang says:

    I just read something warning parents to check their kids trick or treat bags for candy corn. It is described as waxy flavours, and tastes disgusting. It also said that the way to tell if your children had eaten candy corn is to look for a disgusted face and vomiting.
    Why does such a thing exist? What manufacturer would produce something like this? And if it induces vomiting, how can they get away with selling something that is obviously bad?

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    • As inexplicable as it seems, some people actually like it. Every time I post an anti-candy corn story, I get readers telling me they love it (as you can see from the comments above). Different strokes for different folks, I guess. 🙂

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