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Candy Corn is made of corn syrup, sugar, confectioner's wax, and artificial colors. Since that tends to melt when exposed to heat, Switchables chose to make the Candy Corn nightlight cover out of stained glass instead. It is not intended for human consumption.
The fused-glass process enables Switchables to create a new generation of nightlight covers like none you've ever seen before. Instead of being folded and soldered like traditional Switchables covers, these pieces of glass are fused together with flash heat for more brilliant colors and intricate designs with no metal borders. Bits and strips of glass are bonded to a slightly curved, clear or colored background panel.
You can identify a fused-glass Switchables cover by its "SF" item number. Traditional Switchables start with "SW".
This is not a self-contained night light. Switchables stained glass night light covers are designed to be used with the Switchables Nightlight Fixture (sold separately). Switchables are "switchable" because you can easily swap any one of our covers onto the same simple fixture. You can also use your Switchables cover as a suncatcher, a Christmas ornament, or with any other kind of light source. To display your Switchables cover in a window, add the optional suction cup. Click the Related Products tab to see other display ideas. Switchables make gift-giving easy: Start your recipient out with a fixture and one or two covers, then buy him or her new covers on future gift-giving occasions.
Are you curious...?
The Wunderle Candy Co. of Philadelphia introduced candy corn in the 1880s. It went into production as "Chicken Feed" around the turn of the century and today something over 20 million pounds are sold annually -- most of that for Halloween. Back in the day, candy corn was made by hand. Corn syrup, sugar, carnauba wax, and water were cooked into a slurry. Fondant and marshmallows were added for texture. That mixture was then heated and poured into molds, with one pass for each color. The recipe hasn't changed, but now machines do the work.
A successful product like candy corn is bound to spur variants. "Indian corn," seen over Thanksgiving, has a brown wide end and orange center. "Reindeer corn" has a red end and green center for Christmas, and "cupid corn" uses red and pink for Valentines Day. In the US one can find red, white, and blue "freedom corn" around the Fourth of July. Easter brings out "bunny corn" in various pastel colors, or sometimes orange-and-green "carrot corn." Caramel apple, green apple, s'more, and pumpkin spice varieties have also been reported.