Daily Distraction: Wisconsin's cookin' up candy corn bra-aaaats!

A true terror just in time for spooky season

Andy Downing
Columbus Alive
Normal, untainted bratwursts

Before moving to Columbus about nine years ago, I lived in Madison, Wisconsin, just down the street from the Jenifer Street Market, a great little co-op where I regularly purchased bread (Batch Bakery ftw), phenomenal sushi-grade fish and, once, regrettably, a vegan brownie.

Now, all of these years later, Jeni Street Market finds itself in the national news, following word that the shop's butcher has gone and created a candy corn bratwurst, which, as you might have guessed, consists of a brat stuffed with the controversy generating candy. (For just one example of the deserved hate heaped on candy corn, look no further than local MacArthur genius grant recipient Hanif Abdurraqib, who has never been shy about his distaste for the confection.)

Recently, my former colleague Rob Thomas of The Capital Times decided to subject himself to the sugary creation in the name of journalism, dismissing the stuffed brats as "not for me." (And this from a guy who has written favorably about the Flamin' Hot Mountain Dew.)

Anyway, here's a video for anyone who wants to learn more about this horror-show in the midst of spooky season. If you need me, I'll be over here hoarding Kit Kats, the One True King of Halloween Candy.