Wow your guests with these pretty (and delicious) cotton candy drinks! Put a ball of cotton candy in a glass and pour in sparkling water. For a fun, adult twist try adding champagne instead! You could also try a cotton candy martini by adding vodka and cranberry juice.
With champagne or vodka- Pink: fruit punch, strawberry
Cotton Candy Trees
We love this idea from Chi Omega at ASU. For a carnival/festival themed event, the girls hung our customized bags from trees! This idea could work for so many different themes and adds a fun and easy decoration!
While these are just a few of our favorites, there are so many ways you can use cotton candy to add a special, little kick to any event. Have any more ideas? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to like us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with Rainbow, and the cute ways our customers use our cotton candy.
It’s a hot, summer day, and you are spending it (fill in the blank with your favorite summer activity). The sun is draining, and all you can think about is that growing craving for sugar in your mouth. Maybe you’re at the fair and you see it at a concession stand. Maybe you’re at a ball game and you hear the familiar sound of a barker yelling that you can get it here. No matter where you are or what you are doing, there is only one way to satisfy that craving: Cotton Candy. The delicious fluff is the best summer treat: it’s light, fun, and undeniably delicious. But what is it about this tasty treat that makes us crave it? Where did this stuff come from?
The Birth of Cotton Candy:
Originally called “Fairy Floss,” machine-spun cotton candy was first invented by the most unlikely of creators: a dentist. Dr. William Morrison and his candy-making partner, John C. Wharton, developed the treat in 1897. They first introduced it to the public at the 1904 World’s Fair in Missouri where it was very well-received. It was not until 1921 that it was called “Cotton Candy,” when another dentist, Joseph Lascaux, invented a similar sugar-spinning machine.
Cotton Candy in the Making:
Most of us have seen this fluffy treat being made at a fair, carnival, circus, etc. But how, exactly, does it work? We’d like to believe it’s magic, as the taste is pretty unbelievable. However, there’s a science behind it.
Sugar is melted and turned into a liquid
The sugar is spun around and pushed through tiny holes, solidifying it and creating strands thinner than hair
The strands of sugar are aerated by spinning, creating the fluffy, delicious dessert
And there you have it! Light and tasty cotton candy, made in the blink of an eye. We may associate cotton candy with summer, fairs and carnivals, but do not worry! Cotton candy is a delightful treat you can enjoy year-round. Keep Rainbow Cotton Candy in mind the next time you find yourself craving something sweet!
It’s always Cotton Candy season! Today marks the day of Rainbow Cotton Candy’s first blog! So what’s a better topic to start with than getting to know the people who created Rainbow? Founder and owner, Greg Wolf, started Rainbow Cotton Candy in 1990. In the year 2000 he partnered with Scott Arbuckle, which resulted in Rainbow Cotton Candy sales in over 5,000 video stores across the USA. Then in 2004 his new sidekick, Sheri Johnson, (aka: the general manager) joined the company to create the dream team.
Q: Ok, so the question everyone is wondering about is, “How did you get into the cotton candy business?”
A: “Well, at first I owned a beverage route company and one of my clients was Rawhide, a western theme town. The company who Rawhide previously purchased cotton candy from went out of business, and Rawhide convinced me to start making cotton candy for them. From there I was able to innovate new ways to package and sell, which built my business to what it is now.”
Q: “Why do you think Rainbow Cotton Candy is one of the most successful businesses you have started?”
A: “We have a great team which consistently makes a quality product. When people buy a bag of Rainbow Cotton Candy, not only are they purchasing a great tasting candy, they are also creating memories.”
Q: “What’s the best part of your job?”
A: “When I walk into the office every day, I get to smell the sweet cotton candy aromas that take me back to my childhood days and memories.”
Q: “What’s your favorite cotton candy flavor and why?”
A: “Lemon! A lot of people turn their nose up at it, but I think it has the best pop of flavor in your mouth!”
Well, you heard it here first! Now you know a little of the background behind Rainbow Cotton Candy!