# Anyone know this about candy corn?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by jav6454, Oct 31, 2009.

1. ### jav6454 macrumors Pentium

Joined:
Nov 14, 2007
Location:
1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
#1
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

2. ### dukebound85 macrumors P6

Joined:
Jul 17, 2005
Location:
5045 feet above sea level
3. ### jav6454 thread starter macrumors Pentium

Joined:
Nov 14, 2007
Location:
1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
#3
Bag only says Serving of 30 each. But no how many servings.

4. ### CalBoy macrumors 604

Joined:
May 21, 2007
#4
Well then, I would suggest weighing a serving and then dividing by the total weight of the bag.

Joined:
Jul 25, 2009
Location:
Indianapolis
#5
Yay math

6. ### CalBoy macrumors 604

Joined:
May 21, 2007
#6
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.

7. ### EricNau Moderator emeritus

Joined:
Apr 27, 2005
Location:
San Francisco, CA
#7
That seems a little liberal. Does anyone actually eat more than one?

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

8. ### jav6454 thread starter macrumors Pentium

Joined:
Nov 14, 2007
Location:
1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
#8
Well I need the volume and I don't have access to candy corn curretly to try and weigh it.

9. ### CalBoy macrumors 604

Joined:
May 21, 2007
#9
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.

10. ### shivermetimbers macrumors 6502

Joined:
Nov 22, 2008
Location:
McChord, Wash
#10
Candy corn is awesome! LOADED with sugar. Your teeth starts to smoke soon after eating 1-2.....

11. ### jav6454 thread starter macrumors Pentium

Joined:
Nov 14, 2007
Location:
1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
#11
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.

12. ### CalBoy macrumors 604

Joined:
May 21, 2007
#12
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, 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.

13. ### jmann macrumors 604

Joined:
Dec 8, 2007
Location:
bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
#13
How about you eat the whole bag and tell us how many serving were there?

14. ### CalBoy macrumors 604

Joined:
May 21, 2007
#14
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 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.

That almost seems like an ironic punishment.

15. ### jav6454 thread starter macrumors Pentium

Joined:
Nov 14, 2007
Location:
1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
#15
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.

16. ### CalBoy macrumors 604

Joined:
May 21, 2007
#16
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

17. ### jav6454 thread starter macrumors Pentium

Joined:
Nov 14, 2007
Location:
1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
#17
Holy friggin' sh*t! 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.

18. ### jmann macrumors 604

Joined:
Dec 8, 2007
Location:
bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
19. ### jav6454 thread starter macrumors Pentium

Joined:
Nov 14, 2007
Location:
1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
#19
You got me there. By the way, calculations approximate 50K candy corns.

20. ### CalBoy macrumors 604

Joined:
May 21, 2007
#20

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

This link references Jelly Belly candy corn in particular.

21. ### jav6454 thread starter macrumors Pentium

Joined:
Nov 14, 2007
Location:
1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
#21
22. ### CalBoy macrumors 604

Joined:
May 21, 2007
#22
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.

23. ### notjustjay macrumors 603

Joined:
Sep 19, 2003
Location:
#23
It's a model of what your teeth will look like if you eat too many!

24. ### Ohwenders macrumors newbie

Joined:
Oct 25, 2010
#24

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!

25. ### jav6454 thread starter macrumors Pentium

Joined:
Nov 14, 2007
Location:
1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
#25

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.