I can’t be the only person who’s wondered about this.
Corn nuts. Far too salty for the adult Inky, but as a young pre-Inky I used to scarf them up. The back of the package (when they wern’t hawking T-Shirts or whatever) would show merry mid-western farmers harvesting gigantic ears of corn (presumably before going basselope hunting).
Are corn nuts really from a giant breed of mutant corn? Are they standard kernals of corn puffed up big somehow? Did anyone really like the barbecue kind?