6 Foods You MUST Try If You’re a Cotton Candy Addict
Sugar abstainers need not apply. Get outta here.
1. Dunkin’ Donuts Cotton Candy Cosmic Coolatta and Comet Candy Donut
Dunkin’ Donuts is finally giving us something for the ’gram with its newly released Coolatta and donut, inspired by the cosmos. The frozen drink, here just in time for summer, is layered with pink cotton candy slush, and blue raspberry on top.
And the donut? You've gotta get your hands on the donut. The treat is decorated with white icing, and next-level with pink, blue, and purple cotton candy-flavored popping candy – which adds a nice crunch to an otherwise squishy donut. That texture contrast is A+.
2. Cotton Candy-Topped Ice Cream Creations
Binki Cafe in New York City *gently* sculpts some of the most adorable cotton candy creations you’ll see on your feed.
Like, can we just – ?!
A tutu for your soft serve, sir?
3. Cotton Candy® Grapes
Yes, you read that right. There is actually a way to get your daily serving of fruit while also tasting the sugary joy of fluffy cotton candy. Don’t write this off as an artificial gimmick — the grapes are made by hybridizing two different grape species creating a richer, sweeter flavor, according to horticulturist David Cain to NPR.
4. Ice Cream Burrito Wrapped in Cotton Candy
If you thought the trend of combining cult-favorite foods into one (i.e. the ramen burger and sushi burrito) was over, think again.
Hailing from the Canadian dessert shop, Sugar Sugar, and Las Vegas shop, Creamberry, this collaboration is exactly what you think it is: creamy ice cream wrapped in a fluffy cotton candy "tortilla."
5. Disney’s Light Up Cotton Candy
What could be more magical than cotton candy that lights up? Probably nothing. If you want your spun sugar to glow, head over to a few select popcorn carts at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in Florida. And if electric food freaks you out, don’t worry — they achieve this illusion by wrapping a light-up wand with cotton candy, phew.
6. Starbucks Cotton Candy Creme Frappuccino
Incorporating a cotton candy flavor profile into your morning Sbux order is simple. According to the company’s website, you take a standard Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino®, add raspberry syrup, blend and finish with whipped cream. You’ll basically be transported to a carnival during your morning commute.
It’s not on their *official* menu anymore, but you can still ask your barista to whip up a cup.