Desserts »Cotton Candy

cotton candy cyclones brittany hagueCotton candy, candy floss, fairy floss.. where ever you call it, we all know it as the irresistible pastel treat at ballgames, fairs, circuses, and amusement parks. It's almost as close to magic as food can get, the way it transforms in the mouth.

But don't partake in the sweet goody too often. Aside from pure sugar, I learned the food coloring used in the pink and yellow varieties, tartrazine can cause (in large doses): lower intelligence and hyperactivity! It's advised that from now on you might want to stick to the blue colored ones, even if it dyes your mouth.

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Posted on July 21, 2008

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