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Mike Leach has a (not so) hot take on candy corn

A lot of people hate candy corn.

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As you recover from your Halloween candy hangover, there’s always that one type of candy that gets left over. For some, it’s Almond Joy, for others, it’s Twizzlers. But for most, it’s candy corn.

Last night, Mike Leach weighed in on the hotly contested debate and, it’s no surprise, he joined the majority of people who dislike tri-colored sweet.

I’ve never like candy corn. I think it’s just awful. You know, it’s like fruit cake. There’s a reason they only serve fruitcake once a year. Because it’s awful. There’s a reason they only serve mint juleps once a year. Because they’re awful. There’s a reason they only serve candy corn once a year. Because it’s awful.

In classic Leach fashion, he doesn’t stop at one hot take, he gives you three, throwing candy corn, fruit cake and mint juleps under the bus.

Leach went on to list some of his favorite Halloween treats:

  • “The new grape Red Vines” (“They’re hard to find”)
  • Gummy Bears
  • Swedish Fish
  • Heath Bars (But he’s “not a big candy bar guy”)
  • “The Sweet Tart filled rope things” (You know the ones, “they’re kind of red and they’re filled with something or another”)

Another Leach interview, another strong opinion. Who would have thought?!

Personally, I’m a Reese’s man, but I am a big fan of candy corn. I know I’m in the minority and I’m fine with that (more candy corn for me). It’s good on its own, but when you pair it with a good roasted, salted almond, you have some sweet and salty perfection.


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