Saturday, December 7, 2019

National Cotton Candy Day - December 7th

Today is National Cotton Candy Day! I've been hanging on to this cereal since the summer just for today. Cotton Candy, aka Fairy Floss and Candy Floss, was invented by a dentist back in 1897.

I love cotton candy. When I heard there was a new flavor of Captain Crunch coming out, it was definitely going to get some. The stores nearby didn't have any in stock (that shouldn't be a surprise at this point) so I had Walmart ship me a box.

Here's a look at the back of the box.

Like most of my taste tests, I always want to compare it against the real thing. I bought a few different kinds of cotton candy sugar and some cones.

All to use in my very own cotton candy machine! I've wanted to get one of these for a while. I had a heavy duty one just sitting in my amazon cart for a while. Eventually, Theresa got me this little $30 model and while it doesn't make cotton candy very quickly, it makes just enough to satisfy my desires.

Because the box has two colors, I'm making two as well. First a pink one for Alli.

Then a blue one for Ian.

The edge of the cotton candy bowl has an interesting ring of melted sugar that's now crunchy.

Time to eat!

Somehow they made Captain Crunch even sweeter. And I don't know if it's my imagination, but the pieces I tried seemed "fluffier" than normal crunch berries.
They did do a good job making them taste like cotton candy. I like them.

Alli tried her cotton candy, but didn't like it, saying it was too sticky.

She much preferred the crunchy pieces of cereal.

I get hers then.

Ian had no such problems with the stickiness.

And yes, he ended up with it all over his face. He likes both the cereal and the candy.

It was a great day to celebrate National Cotton Candy Day!

1 comment:

  1. Such a blue smile, Ian...you really "dug in" with gusto :-) Cotton candy has that nice "melt-in-the-mouth" experience that I like! Nice job on making the cotton candy...did the flavors match the jar labels? Must be a bear trying to clean the machine afterwards. The cereal does have a pretty color mix...is it "fluffier" because each cereal piece is less dense (i.e., "more porous")? P.S. For some reason, I couldn't help but like the "find at least 8 words from Cotton Candy" game on the back of the box :-) EOM

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