Congratulations to our three winners in the Candy Corn Counting Contest: Mathias Finberg, Simone Hargrove, and Rachel Barr! They came the closest to guessing the actual number of candy corns in the jar: 909. We had 225 separate entries in our contest, with most people guessing 800 candies or below. The number "1,000" was the most popular guess, with 10 people guessing there were 1,000 candies in the jar. The lowest guess was 72 candies, and the highest guess was 6,750.
One entrant, who guessed 432 candies, asked on her entry form: "If I win, can I have the candy corn too?" Well, no, because all of the candy corn is destined for the Piney Branch Elementary School Gingerbread House-Making night in December. Our winners instead were offered a choice of a $10 gift certificate to Politics & Prose Bookstore or a copy of "Hard Luck," the latest entry in the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series.Posted by karen at November 8, 2013 04:00 PM