ImageCandy Corn Starbursts debuted this year and they are not gross. 

I feel like I have to get that out of the way because when I included them on a list of top 10 non-chocolate Halloween candies for the Houston Press, some readers were quite disdainful.  

I understand that the general preference will be for regular Starbursts rather than Starbursts candy corn, but in the spirit of the upcoming pagan holiday, allow yourself multiple objects of candy worship.  Yes, plain Starbursts can be your favorite, but the candy corn version is fun, fruity, and less redolent of high-fructose corn syrup than generic candy corn.  

Brach's and/or quality candy corn are an entirely different story. If you don't like candy corn, there is something horrible, probably incurably, wrong with you.  And if you don't like autumn mix,  you are not welcome in my house.

AuthorJoanna O'Leary