“Cotton Candy: Clothing fiber or food?”

Photo: Shala Howell

Last week, Daddyo introduced The Ten-Year-Old to the faux nutritional miracle that is cotton candy. He got her to try it by casting it as a scientific experiment: “Cotton Candy: Clothing fiber or food?”

They ate most of the bag trying to figure it out.

The Ten-Year-Old’s verdict: “Tastes like pink.”

Meanwhile, my iPhone told me that yes, cotton candy is basically spun sugar, and that you too can make your own cotton candy at home.  You don’t even need a fancy machine, just a candy thermometer and a decapitated whisk.

Don’t tell The Ten-Year-Old. Or her Daddyo.


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About Shala Howell

I write about wildly curious kids, rabbits who hunt dragons, and 1880s Boston. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), I blog about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, muse about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, or tweet about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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