Candy Corn. Halloween candy enthusiasts either love it or hate it. There seems to be no in-between. I discovered something today that may solve this debate. If you don't want to know what it is, stop reading now.
OK, you're more brave and more committed to these tri-colored morsels than I thought. Here we go. Candy Corn is made from bugs! U.S.A. Today reports the "confectioners' glaze" that coats the colorful treat contains "lac-resin" -- a goo that a tropical critter called the lac bug secretes to protect itself.
Why do Candy Corn manufacturers have to use "Lac-resin"? Does knowing this effect my candy purchase decisions, you betcha! On the other hand I'm certain that there are ingredients in processed foods I thoroughly enjoy that if I knew the truth I would certainly freak out! Perhaps when it comes to candies, hot dogs, and other foods and their ingredients, ignorance is bliss. Trick-or-Treat!