Martha and I had the great pleasure of attending another Frederick Keys game with old friend and frequent commenter on this blog, Don Hoover. Readers may recall how we renewed our friendship after 30 years and met at Harry Grove Stadium back in April. Back when it was about 40 degrees by the end of the night. Tuesday was hot enough to give the thermometer a hernia trying to hold the mercury up that high for so long, but a brief shower passed over the park, delaying the game, but lowering the temperature. One of the topics that came up during the delay was the appeal of cotton candy, mainly, why does it have any? Cotton candy appears to be 2 parts food coloring, 4 parts sugar, and 6 parts dryer lint. And a stick.
It’s adhesive properties are so great that kids who eat off the same cotton candy stick have been known to require surgery similar to that which separates Siamese twins. I’m certain that four out of five dentists who recommend cotton candy recommend it as glue.
Now, the Golden Corral restaurant is advertising that it has cotton candy as one of its featured desserts. I understand the chocolate fountain. A chocolate fountain is a sign of an enlightened and advanced civilization. It’s invention ranks up there with the pacemaker or that credit card slider thingy at the gas pump, but cotton candy? Someone out there please explain its appeal. And if you can explain it, you’re welcome to regularly check my dryer filter.