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Crossing the river before summiting 17,500 Pico Austria. Photo by Ella Williams (2016 Fall Semester Photo Contest, 2nd Place), South America Semester.

A corny Halloween message

Hello to everybody back home! As we’re sure that the streets tonight will be filled with Trick-or-Treaters, our group is preparing for a great Halloween night of our own. Following an afternoon of diverse activities (including but not limited to ice cream, buying costumes, and spending time in cafés), we have prepared a fun Halloween party, complete with candy corn, peanut butter, spooky Peruvian music, and an instructor life story! Who said you couldn’t celebrate Halloween in Peru?

On the topic of candy corn, I must admit to being quite the connoisseur myself. Thanks to Liza, we shared some of the delicious yet incredibly unhealthy treat this morning during our group check-in. In that moment, I shared a trade secret with the group: The 3 ways to Eat Candy Corn.

  1. First is obvious, with the bite-size element of candy corn, how can one resist eating it whole?
  2. For a longer lasting experience, to test one’s resilience, and to feel the corn syrup slowly disintegrate in one’s mouth, letting the candy corn melt is a great way to enjoy responsibly.
  3. Last, but definitely not least, is color coordination. Splitting the treat into three bites to taste the different flavors of each section (I think?) turns eating into a fun and flavor-filled experience!

And there it is! I hope you find an opportunity to practice the sacred art of eating candy corn, and have a wonderful Halloween! May the Great Pumpkin bless you, and may your Tirck-or-Treating baskets be full of candy!