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October 27, 2012

The Pantry Quiz #6

Candy corn! Photo from Wikipedia.

Multiple choice

October 30 is National Candy Corn Day, and the 31st is, well, you know. Trick or treat! Which of the following pantry items is not an ingredient in candy corn?

1. Egg whites
2. Salt
3. Vegetable oil
4. Sugar


Please leave your answer in the comments, and let us know whether you have the ingredient in your pantry.

[Last week's answer: According to, "An emulsion is a mixture of two liquids that would ordinarily not mix together, like oil and vinegar. There are two kinds of emulsions, temporary and permanent. An example of a temporary emulsion is a simple vinaigrette. You combine the oil and vinegar in a jar, mix them up and they come together for a short time. Mayonnaise is an example of a permanent emulsion, consisting of egg yolks and oil. Egg yolks and oil would not naturally mix together, but by slowly whisking the oil into the egg yolks, the two liquids form a stable emulsion that won't separate."]

You can find most answers to The Pantry Quiz by using the search box at right, at the top of the page, to hunt for clues. Come back next Saturday for the answer to today's quiz question.


I believe it's vegetable oil, and as much as I tried and tried over the years to love candy corn, I just cannot. Happy Halloween!

I am torn between salt and oil, and I'm honestly not sure!

Impulse says egg whites are not in candy corn. But I don't have any here to check!

I'd guess egg whites as a lot of candy does have vegetable oil. The only candy I have now to check are some MaryJanes and they have veg oil, sugar (molasses) and salt, but no egg white.

Definitely egg whites :)

#1, and I have four different flavors of it currently!

I checked at the supermarket, and it is NOT not egg whites. Sugar and coal tar, mostly.

I know this one because my friend Alisa mentioned the other day that candy corn contains egg whites and, therefore, are not vegan. It's oil.


Coal tar?

Uh, I'd say oil.

Vegetable oil is not an ingredient in candy corn for sure..

My guess is that egg whites are not an ingredient. Wikipedia states that candy corn is - "Candy corn is made primarily from sugar, corn syrup, wax, artificial coloring and binders" The correct ratio of salt, vegetable oil and sugar plus coloring agents could result in the candy corn.


Sugar. They're made with Corn Syrup, no?

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