Evening friends! Are you feeling the Christmas spirit yet? I can’t decide if I am or not. My favorite thing about Christmas (other than the obvious family, friends, yadda yadda yadda) is the lights! I LOVE Christmas lights. There are some very cool displays here in Northern California and I can’t wait to check them out this year. Last night I picked this cotton candy up at The Nugget for no reason other than it was white cotton candy. I received a lot of ribbing because I was so excited about having white cotton candy, which I have never seen! I was disappointed though when I picked up the package and saw that the flavor was strawberry vs. peppermint. Strawberry doesn’t really strike me as a Christmas flavor, but I can roll with it I guess. But I also don’t think that peppermint cotton candy is a thing, so get it on candy companies.
Now let’s take a moment and give Charms an award at one of the longest titles for one of the most simple foods in existence. Part of the name seems rather redundant, but maybe you don’t know that fluffy stuff will be cotton candy. Maybe when you open the package you think you just opened a bag of teddy bear stuffing. That is exactly what this bag of cotton candy looked like. For a brief moment, my brain had in internal struggle were it did not want to eat it because it was convinced that I was going to be eating polyfill and not cotton candy. ALERT! ALERT! TURN BACK! THIS IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK IT IS LADY.
I really love cotton candy. A friend of mine actually owns a legit cotton candy machine and allowed me once to make my own. In true fashion with my life, I managed to get more cotton candy all over my self and in my hair than I did on the stick, but at least I looked like I walked off the set of a Katy Perry music video. I took a small bite and thought it was okay. When you buy cotton candy from places like the fair or Chuck ‘E’ Cheese you know that the cotton candy won’t last long if it is even remotely humid. Set it down for a day, and it will magically disappear. But somehow, this bag does not wither away into nothing. I attribute this to massive amounts of chemicals. Which are totally tastable. After a few bites, I was indeed convinced that I in fact was eating strawberry flavored insulation.
Texture: 4/5 – If you have never had cotton candy and want to try some, but can’t get your hands on any, chew on a cotton ball or some stuffing from your kids teddy bear. Except turning into a weird gross mass in your mouth, it magically melts away into nothing.
Smell: 2/5 – This has hardly any smell at all – all you really smell is sugar.
Appearance: 2/5 – Because of the lack of color, it kind of loses its fun appeal of cotton candy. I also thought there were going to be small “snow balls” inside the bag instead of one giant snow brick inside the bag.
Taste: 2/5 – This tastes like sweet strawberry flavored chemicals. Charms should honestly stick to making Blow Pops and call it a day.