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jav6454
Oct 31, 2009, 03:55 PM
Does anyone know how many servings of candy corn come with a bulk 10-lb box of Jelly Belly Candy Corn?

I've Google'd all over just to find only weight. But no information regarding ounces or servings

dukebound85
Oct 31, 2009, 03:56 PM
wouldnt it just be on the bag?

jav6454
Oct 31, 2009, 03:57 PM
wouldnt it just be on the bag?

Bag only says Serving of 30 each. But no how many servings.

CalBoy
Oct 31, 2009, 04:24 PM
Bag only says Serving of 30 each. But no how many servings.

Well then, I would suggest weighing a serving and then dividing by the total weight of the bag.

TheOnlyJon
Oct 31, 2009, 04:49 PM
Well then, I would suggest weighing a serving and then dividing by the total weight of the bag.

Yay math :)

CalBoy
Oct 31, 2009, 04:52 PM
Yay math :)

It may not even be that difficult, since a serving size is usually listed as a numerical quantity (in this case 30 pieces) and in grams.

EricNau
Oct 31, 2009, 05:02 PM
Bag only says Serving of 30 each. But no how many servings.
That seems a little liberal. Does anyone actually eat more than one?

I mean, that's usually all it takes... :D

jav6454
Oct 31, 2009, 06:26 PM
Well I need the volume and I don't have access to candy corn curretly to try and weigh it.

CalBoy
Oct 31, 2009, 06:48 PM
Well I need the volume and I don't have access to candy corn curretly to try and weigh it.
Are the bag's contents described in terms of volume? That seems bizarre.

If so, then just pour a serving into a cup and figure out the number of servings from there.

shivermetimbers
Oct 31, 2009, 09:03 PM
Candy corn is awesome! LOADED with sugar. Your teeth starts to smoke soon after eating 1-2.....

jav6454
Nov 1, 2009, 12:54 AM
Are the bag's contents described in terms of volume? That seems bizarre.

If so, then just pour a serving into a cup and figure out the number of servings from there.

Like I said, I don't currently have access to candy corn, so I can't weigh nor measure its volume. Hence why I tried Google and ended up failing.

CalBoy
Nov 1, 2009, 01:06 AM
Like I said, I don't currently have access to candy corn, so I can't weigh nor measure its volume. Hence why I tried Google and ended up failing.

Oh, now I see. You want to know how many servings to get out of a 10 lb bag before you buy it.

Ok, well according to Calorie Count (http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-brachs-candy-corn-i89817), Brach's candy corn (which is usually the most ubiquitous brand) has a serving size of 22 pieces and that serving weighs 40 grams.

Now, if you had a 10 lb bag, that would weigh a total of 4,535.92 grams. I think for simplicity's sake we can round that to 4,536 grams. We then divide that by 40 and get 113.4. Now typically there is always a little lost due to crumbs at the bottom, accidental spillage, etc, so I think you can realistically expect about 110 servings out of a 10 lb bag.

Which means that there are about 110 servings, about 2420 pieces, and about 11 servings per pound.

jmann
Nov 1, 2009, 01:08 AM
How about you eat the whole bag and tell us how many serving were there?

CalBoy
Nov 1, 2009, 01:27 AM
Well I need the volume and I don't have access to candy corn curretly to try and weigh it.

I realized after posting that this was your original question, so going off of what we had already discovered (namely that there were about 2,420 pieces in a 10 lb bag) we can also figure out the volume of such a bag:

This random candy webpage (http://www.groovycandies.com/pc/viewPrd.asp?IDProduct=1227) had some sizing info about candy corn, so from there I figured that one kernel of candy corn is about 1 inch long and has a base about half an inch across.

So, using this, we can figure that a piece of candy corn is pretty similar to a cone.

Plug the data into the formula for a cone and we get: 1/3* (3.14*1/4*1/4)(1)=.065 inches cubed per kernel. Multiply by 2,420 pieces, and we get 158.388=158.4 inches cubed.

1 US quart is equal to 57.75 cubic inches. So, a 10 lb bag of candy corn should have a volume equal to about 2.74 US quarts.

Now, that webpage in particular lists the total pieces as 1680. If we use .065 inches cubed again, and multiply by 3360 (for a 10 lb bag), we get 218.4 inches cubed, or 3.78 US quarts.

I know, that's quite the range, but I hardly think a quart is going to make or break you if you need to transport this candy corn or something like that.

How about you eat the whole bag and tell us how many serving were there?

That almost seems like an ironic punishment.

jav6454
Nov 1, 2009, 01:29 AM
Oh, now I see. You want to know how many servings to get out of a 10 lb bag before you buy it.

Ok, well according to Calorie Count (http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-brachs-candy-corn-i89817), Brach's candy corn (which is usually the most ubiquitous brand) has a serving size of 22 pieces and that serving weighs 40 grams.

Now, if you had a 10 lb bag, that would weigh a total of 4,535.92 grams. I think for simplicity's sake we can round that to 4,536 grams. We then divide that by 40 and get 113.4. Now typically there is always a little lost due to crumbs at the bottom, accidental spillage, etc, so I think you can realistically expect about 110 servings out of a 10 lb bag.

Which means that there are about 110 servings, about 2420 pieces, and about 11 servings per pound.

Thanks for that. However, I failed miserably in mentioning one small detail, it's Jelly Belly's Candy Corns. According to the article I read for Jelly Belly's candy corn are 30 to a serving. So, that changes thing rather quickly. I just need to find how much weight is in that serving or how many servings.

No, eating them does not count. Also, for those wondering. I am trying to fund out how many of them fit in a 20" x 9" x 20" container.

CalBoy
Nov 1, 2009, 01:35 AM
Thanks for that. However, I failed miserably in mentioning one small detail, it's Jelly Belly's Candy Corns. According to the article I read for Jelly Belly's candy corn are 30 to a serving. So, that changes thing rather quickly. I just need to find how much weight is in that serving or how many servings.

No, eating them does not count. Also, for those wondering. I am trying to fund out how many of them fit in a 20" x 9" x 20" container.

I have to ask one thing before helping more: is this for an assignment? If not, what is it for?

In any case, here's a nudge in the right direction: http://www.groovycandies.com/pc/viewPrd.asp?IDProduct=1227

jav6454
Nov 1, 2009, 01:37 AM
I have to ask one thing before helping more: is this for an assignment? If not, what is it for?

In any case, here's a nudge in the right direction: http://www.groovycandies.com/pc/viewPrd.asp?IDProduct=1227

Holy friggin' *****! That was just what I was Googling all over for! And also, it's for an assignment. Not a school related one, but one I must complete.

Meh, doesn't say brand, but I don't care, an estimate is better than nothing.

jmann
Nov 1, 2009, 01:38 AM
But why doesn't it LOOK like corn?

jav6454
Nov 1, 2009, 01:39 AM
But why doesn't it LOOK like corn?

You got me there. By the way, calculations approximate 50K candy corns.

CalBoy
Nov 1, 2009, 01:41 AM
Holy friggin' *****! That was just what I was Googling all over for! And also, it's for an assignment. Not a school related one, but one I must complete.

Meh, doesn't say brand, but I don't care, an estimate is better than nothing.

http://www.thedailyplate.com/nutrition-calories/food/jelly-belly/candy-corn

This link references Jelly Belly candy corn in particular.

jav6454
Nov 1, 2009, 01:48 AM

http://www.thedailyplate.com/nutrition-calories/food/jelly-belly/candy-corn

This link references Jelly Belly candy corn in particular.

It's ok. That second link just tells me the amount of calories and health related information. It doesn't tell the amount. I'll stick to the first one. Still, thanks a lot!

CalBoy
Nov 1, 2009, 01:52 AM
It's ok. That second link just tells me the amount of calories and health related information. It doesn't tell the amount. I'll stick to the first one. Still, thanks a lot!

Np.

If the link with the number of candy corns is what you were looking for, my original 3.74 quarts should be the right answer.

A container of 20" by 9" by 20" would be 3,600" cubed, or about 62 and 1/3 quarts.

So you'd need about 16 and 2/3 10 lb bags to fill it, or about 56,000 pieces.

notjustjay
Nov 1, 2009, 11:52 PM
But why doesn't it LOOK like corn?

It's a model of what your teeth will look like if you eat too many!

Ohwenders
Oct 25, 2010, 05:21 PM
Np.

If the link with the number of candy corns is what you were looking for, my original 3.74 quarts should be the right answer.

A container of 20" by 9" by 20" would be 3,600" cubed, or about 62 and 1/3 quarts.

So you'd need about 16 and 2/3 10 lb bags to fill it, or about 56,000 pieces.

It would be awesome if you could help me out to figure this out. How many candy corn can fit into this... measurements are 11" Length 11" Width and 6" height.

Here's a link for the exact shape of the bowl. It's the smallest one. I put 6" because it's not filled up all the way.

http://www.californiacostumes.com/accessory/cauldron-4-pieces

Thank youuu!:D

jav6454
Oct 25, 2010, 05:27 PM

In any case, if no one figured out why I was looking for this 1 year ago. It was because at the time there was a Corsair Obsidian 800D contest going on. To win the case, you had to guess how many candy corn does it take to fill case completely. Whoever guessed right or is closer won the case.

However, I didn't win. I ended up calculation over 2000 candy corn over. The actual number was around 57,614 give or take a few tenths.

fcortese
Oct 25, 2010, 05:59 PM
One serving. If it's me, I'm addicted to candy corn so the bag/box wouldn't make it to anyone else. Hi, my name is....

iJohnHenry
Oct 25, 2010, 06:03 PM
This link references Jelly Belly candy corn in particular.

What the Hell ever happened to Cracker Jacks??? :mad:

fcortese
Oct 25, 2010, 06:06 PM
What the Hell ever happened to Cracker Jacks??? :mad:

Cracker Jacks-the dentists friend. I just ate it for the toy inside. Maybe the McDonald's happy meal police took it off the market.

iJohnHenry
Oct 25, 2010, 06:09 PM
Cracker Jacks-the dentists friend.

Perhaps for you, but my downfall, dentaly-speaking, was MacIntoshes Toffee.

Remember the block that you had to crack on the seat arm-rest at the show? :)

appleguy123
Oct 25, 2010, 07:02 PM
Product Description
Jelly Belly Candy Corn: 10LB Case This tri-colored confection is infamous particularly during Halloween. Give your sweet tooth some love! This American classic has been made by our family of candymakers for over 100 years. No other candy corn can match its creamy, vanilla mellocreme texture. Bundle several of your favorites to get a true confectionery experience.Jelly Belly Candy Corn: 10 LBS Case Specifications:Pounds per Shipment: 10 Pounds per ShipmentCandy Type: Bulk Halloween CandyPieces per Pound: 415 Pieces per PoundPieces per Shipment: 4150 Pieces per ShipmentTotal Shipping Weight: Approximately 11 Pounds
I divided the numbers and got that there are about 138 servings. You're welcome :)
EDIT: Did not look at date before posting.

Ohwenders
Oct 25, 2010, 07:04 PM
It would be awesome if you could help me out to figure this out. How many candy corn can fit into this... measurements are 11" Length 11" Width and 6" height.

Here's a link for the exact shape of the bowl. It's the smallest one. I put 6" because it's not filled up all the way.

http://www.californiacostumes.com/accessory/cauldron-4-pieces

Thank youuu!:D

My calculations bring me out to 7260 pieces in there.

Correct me if I'm wrong

H*W*L=726 in^3

guessed each candy corn is 0.1 in^3

sooo 726/0.1=7260

appleguy123
Oct 25, 2010, 07:10 PM
My calculations bring me out to 7260 pieces in there.

Correct me if I'm wrong

H*W*L=726 in^3

guessed each candy corn is 0.1 in^3

sooo 726/0.1=7260
The volume of a sphere is a different formula. I think that it's 4/3pi(r)^3.

fcortese
Oct 25, 2010, 07:48 PM
Perhaps for you, but my downfall, dentaly-speaking, was MacIntoshes Toffee.

Remember the block that you had to crack on the seat arm-rest at the show? :)

OOOH Yeah, definite dental challenge.:D

fcortese
Oct 25, 2010, 07:51 PM
The volume of a sphere is a different formula. I think that it's 4/3pi(r)^3.

Wah??? /head scratch\ I'm still old math, never got into this new-fangled math, TI's, etc. I was so happy the simple calculator came out to replace the slide rule (really dating myself here!)

appleguy123
Oct 25, 2010, 07:54 PM
Wah??? /head scratch\ I'm still old math, never got into this new-fangled math, TI's, etc. I was so happy the simple calculator came out to replace the slide rule (really dating myself here!)

You don't need a fancy calculator to do this. Take r as the radius of the pot, and pi as 3.14 and use a normal calculator.

Ohwenders
Oct 25, 2010, 07:58 PM
The volume of a sphere is a different formula. I think that it's 4/3pi(r)^3.

So what would your guess be? :confused:

appleguy123
Oct 25, 2010, 07:59 PM
So what would your guess be? :confused:

I don't know what he means by length height and width, if he clarifies, I'll give my answer.

Ohwenders
Oct 25, 2010, 08:19 PM
I don't know what he means by length height and width, if he clarifies, I'll give my answer.

I put height at 6 inches
width at 11...which makes the radius 5.5
and length meaning from the front of the pot to the back which is also 11 in. since it is a sphere. Sorry for confusing you.

with that formula you provided I got.....
well I was going to try but I got flustered when I had to simplify 3/4 with 166.37:mad:

and whatever the answer comes out to...Should I subtract 1% for the plastic bowl itself to get a more accurate answer?

I just need a number of how many candy corn can fit in that pot. Frustrating lol.

Ohwenders
Oct 27, 2010, 08:23 PM
I don't know what he means by length height and width, if he clarifies, I'll give my answer.

Tomorrow's the last day to turn it in. Helppp :D