Fostering curiosity in kids (and their parents) since 2011

“Cotton Candy: Clothing fiber or food?”

My daughter holds a piece of cotton candy up to the light.

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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