Anyone know this about candy corn?

jav6454

macrumors P6
Original poster
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

macrumors P6
wouldnt it just be on the bag?

CalBoy

macrumors 604
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

macrumors 6502a
Well then, I would suggest weighing a serving and then dividing by the total weight of the bag.
Yay math

CalBoy

macrumors 604
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

Moderator emeritus
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...

jav6454

macrumors P6
Original poster
Well I need the volume and I don't have access to candy corn curretly to try and weigh it.

CalBoy

macrumors 604
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

macrumors 6502
Candy corn is awesome! LOADED with sugar. Your teeth starts to smoke soon after eating 1-2.....

jav6454

macrumors P6
Original poster
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

macrumors 604
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, 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.

CalBoy

macrumors 604
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 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

macrumors P6
Original poster
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.
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

macrumors 604
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

macrumors P6
Original poster
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' 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.

jav6454

macrumors P6
Original poster
But why doesn't it LOOK like corn?
You got me there. By the way, calculations approximate 50K candy corns.

CalBoy

macrumors 604
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

macrumors 603
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

macrumors newbie
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!

jav6454

macrumors P6
Original poster

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.

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