In late September 2021, images purportedly showing candy corn that tastes like the main dishes of a classic Thanksgiving dinner — turkey, stuffing, green beans, carrots apple pie, etc. — surfaced on social media. The photographs apparently showed a limited-edition product by Brach’s Confections Inc., and had some users questioning whether the item was real.
Turns out, it was.
As of this writing, several retailers, including Walgreens and Amazon, were selling Brach’s 2021 “Turkey Dinner + Apple Pie and Coffee Candy Corn,” as shown in the tweet above and the featured image for this story. Each piece of candy corn has a specific flavor that is supposed to replicate a particular dish.
The candy company’s website said of the product:
NEW to store shelves: A full course meal presented in a unique mix of candy corn flavors. BRACH’S Turkey Dinner includes all of the traditional Thanksgiving favorites. From roasted turkey, green beans and stuffing to ginger glazed carrots, cranberry sauce and sweet potato pie.
Flavors include Green Beans, Roasted Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, Ginger Glazed Carrot, Sweet Potato Pie & Stuffing.
Brach’s debuted the idea in 2020, based on reviews of the product and social media posts.
Brach’s Turkey Dinner Candy Corn. https://www.brachs.com/products/halloween/turkey-dinner-candy-corn.html. Accessed 23 Sept. 2021.
Amazon.Com: 2021 Limited Edition Turkey Dinner + Apple Pie and Coffee Candy Corn, 12 Ounce (Pack of 2) : Grocery & Gourmet Food. https://www.amazon.com/Limited-Turkey-Dinner-Apple-Coffee/dp/B09CG8H5NL/ref=pd_lpo_1?pd_rd_i=B09CG8H5NL&psc=1. Accessed 23 Sept. 2021.
Turkey Dinner Candy Corn Exists – and Here’s Why. https://news.walgreens.com/our-stories/retail/turkey-dinner-candy-corn-exists-and-heres-why.htm. Accessed 23 Sept. 2021.
“Thanksgiving Candy Corn? Brach’s Launches New Treat with Turkey, Green Bean Flavors.” USA TODAY, https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/08/12/thanksgiving-candy-corn-brachs-treat-has-turkey-green-bean-flavors/3353293001/. Accessed 23 Sept. 2021.