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Candy Corn in Raleigh (yes - Thanksgiving week!)

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cackalackie Nov 24, 2009 03:22 PM

Has anyone seen candy corn in any shops this week? It seems like it's something that would definitely have been cleared out by now, as it's usually associated with Halloween. My daughter wants to make a "Blessings Mix" for Thanksgiving and that is one of the ingredients. Thanks!

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  1. meatn3 Nov 24, 2009 07:50 PM

    I saw several grocery carts full of it at Kroger at Six Forks/Wake Forest on Friday. They have a mark-down area in front by the Radio Shack entrance. There was so much that I suspect they will still have some left.

    Most was the regular orange/yellow/white variety. There were a few of the Indian corn coloration.

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      cackalackie Nov 25, 2009 03:47 AM

      Awesome! I will be over that way today!

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        meatn3 Nov 25, 2009 01:18 PM

        I was there this afternoon and they were down to one cartful and the packages were 10 cents each!

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          cackalackie Nov 25, 2009 02:10 PM

          I managed to get there this morning and snagged 20 cents worth! Thanks again!

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            meatn3 Nov 25, 2009 04:38 PM

            I bought 20 cents worth too! Glad I had spotted it for your daughters project.

            Could you explain the "Blessing Mix" sometime? It sounds like something my 9 year old niece would be interested in...especially if there is more food involved!

            Happy Thanksgiving!

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              cackalackie Nov 26, 2009 04:46 AM

              My daughter made this in Girls Scouts the other day and wanted to share the idea with family and friends at Thanksgiving. It's a snack mix with the following ingredients. You print out a tag that explains the significance of each item:

              BUGLES: Shaped like a cornucopia or Horn Of Plenty - A symbol of our Nation's abundance
              PRETZELS: Arms folded in prayer, a freedom sought by the founders of our country
              CANDY CORN: Sacrifices of the Pilgrim's first winter. Food was so scarce that the settlers survived on just a few kernels of corn per day.
              NUT OR SEEDS: Promise of a future harvest, one will reap only if seeds are planted and tended to with diligence
              DRIED FRUITS : Harvest gifts of our bountiful land
              M&Ms: Memories of those who came before us to guide us to a blessed future
              HERSHEY'S KISS: The love of family and friends that sweetens our lives.

              I had to pop over to Trader Joe's for the dried cranberries and pepitas. Later I thought that I could have used popcorn instead of the candy corn.

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                meatn3 Nov 26, 2009 08:36 AM

                Thank you! My niece will love this.

                The candy corn does give more color to the mix.

                Your daughter is going to feel so proud when everyone admires their snack mix!

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