A “candy palm” at Candy Corn Acres at Disney’s California Adventure promises someone a tasty treat at harvest time. (Loren Javier/Flickr)
Students at the Saddleback and Irvine Valley College campuses can skip out on trick-or-treating because of the edible, crazy and delicious storm that blew over the campuses on Tuesday.
The weather has fluctuated from rain to sunshine, but no one was ready for the storm of Halloween favorites dumping out of the sky. Students first started getting nervous when they saw a dark orange cloud of cotton candy approach the campus around 3:45 p.m.
‘I’ve never seen anything like it. It was creeping above the school so slowly,” said Morgan Whitney, 19, potions. “Everyone was shaking in their boots.”
Around 4 p.m., the students got a taste of candy corn sprinkling out of the sky. At first, the campus could count the candy corn dropping out of the sky. The drizzle quickly turned into a downpour as hundreds of candy corns started raining down. For some students, this created a hazardous situation.
“The campus was radiating orange and yellow from all the candy corn. It was beautiful until I was being engulfed by the candy puddles,” said Cole Alan, 20, apocalypse, an IVC student.
If a cotton candy cloud and raining candy corn wasn’t enough, the cloud rumbled and belted out a variety of other Halloween favorites.
There was Reeses, Almond Joy, Smarties, Tootsie Rolls, Gummy Worms, lollipops and even bubblegum. This down pour of goodies lasted for twenty minutes.
“Every student on campus was in shock at first, then with eyes and arms wide open we started picking up the candy as fast as we could as if a giant pinata was just cracked open,” said Lisa Marie, 23, witches.
“This candy is going to last me an entire year,” said Krysta Nicole, 23, potions, a Saddleback student. “I can also donate some of this candy to the local children’s hospital.”
The magical moment may have been a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Only the students who were on campus got to witness the downpour of treats. As soon as students left campus there was no trace of Halloween around town.
“When I got home I rushed in to tell my mom about the giant orange cloud and candy corn. She just laughed at me and told me all the midterms must have gotten to my head. I was so upset she didn’t believe me,” said Nolan James, 20, fire.
Photo credit: Loren Javier/Flickr[CC BY-ND 2.0]