Please Explain Cotton Candy to Me

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.

About Austin Gisriel

You know the guy that records a baseball game from the West Coast in July and doesn't watch it until January just to see baseball in the winter? That's me. I'm a writer always in search of a good story, baseball or otherwise.
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5 Responses to Please Explain Cotton Candy to Me

  1. It is as non-explainable as Kevin Gregg.


  2. anna kipps says:

    Despite the simple and somewhat disturbing ingredients, there’s just something about the flavor and the texture. The flavor is sort of.. warm and happy.. and the texture is just interesting, cause the stuff melts in your mouth so instantly! I don’t know.. it is difficult to put into words.


  3. Don Hoover says:

    Update to please explain Cotton Candy: Was down the basement installing insulation in the raftters with ” Pink Colored insulation ” This is defintely the cousin of ” Dryer Lint. ” In this case all you need is the 4 parts sugar and the stick. No food coloring needed !


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