Posted on

How to Spruce up Your Party With Cotton Candy

Looking for a way to amp up your next event, but not exactly sure how? We’ve got the post for you!

We’ve gathered some of the cutest (and most creative) ways we could find on the internet for how you can take your next party from drab to fab with the help of Rainbow Cotton Candy!

  • Cotton Candy Lollipops and Cones
photo credit: Pinterest
photo credit: Pinterest

These adorable treats can be a tasty and decorative addition to your party! Stick some of these in a styrofoam ball and your guests will be raving about your delicious, colorful, cotton candy flower.

Items you can use for this idea: Cotton Candy Party Themed 1 oz 48 count $0.45 per unit (item 201B) (FB)

-Blue: bubble gum, raspberry

-Pink: fruit punch, strawberry

-Yellow: cake batter, lemon

 

  • Cotton Candy Cocktails
photo credit: Pinterest
photo credit: Pinterest

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.

Items you can use for this idea: Cotton Candy Party Themed 1 oz 48 count $0.45 per unit (item 201B) (FB)

With Perrier-Blue: bubble gum, raspberry

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!

Items you can use for this idea: Cotton Candy Clear Bags w/ Custom Sticker 1 oz48 count $0.69 per unit(item 201G)

 

 

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.

Enjoy! 🙂

-Rainbow Cotton Candy

 

 

 

Links:

Lollipops

Cones

Champagne

Sparkling Drink

 

Posted on

Cotton Candy: A Brief History

Rainbow Cotton Candy | History

 

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.

  1. Sugar is melted and turned into a liquid
  2. The sugar is spun around and pushed through tiny holes, solidifying it and creating strands thinner than hair
  3. 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!

 

Posted on

5 Reasons why Holiday Hugs are the Perfect Holiday Treat

Looking for the perfect holiday treat this winter that won’t break the bank or cause a huge mess in the kitchen! Then Rainbow Cotton Candy’s seasonal Holiday Hugs are the treat for you! With a week till Christmas this is a quick and easy treat to create a smile on anyone’s face! Still not convinced? Well here’s 5 reasons why Holiday Hugs are THE it treat this season.

  1. They are a small and convenient size, can you say perfect for stocking stuffers?
  2. We keep the sugar in our kitchen and out of yours! This means no mess and no accidentally eating half of your treats!
  3. They are perfect for handing out at parties! It could be as large as a corporate party or as quaint as a family get together.
  4. FLAVORS ON FLAVORS. You can personalize your holiday fluff to a flavor of your choice. Rainbow Cotton Candy has 8 delicious flavors to choose from that will make your mouth smile
  5. Kids love cotton candy! Surprise your kiddos this Christmas with the sweet taste of Rainbow Cotton Candy. They will not be disappointed!
Posted on

Free Rainbow Cotton Candy?! Is This Real Life?!

Yes, this really did happen! Some lucky folks were fortunate enough to run into our cotton candy representative down at Mission Beach this summer. The people who got this sweet surprise were nice enough to let us feature them in our video. Take a look and check out their reactions! Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram or like us on Facebook to be aware if free cotton candy is being handed out in an area near you!

Posted on

Cotton Candy – When Should I Buy?

Cotton Candy Bundle

We get asked all the time – When is the perfect time is to order Rainbow Cotton Candy?

Yes, there is a specific time frame in which it is best to order. We want the cotton candy to be fluffy and fresh for your event, making you 100% satisfied with your order.  If you follow our guidelines below, then your order will be as fresh as possible and arrive in a timely manner.

Make sure to place your order about 2 weeks prior to your event date. This gives us time here at Rainbow to process, manufacture and ship your order. Shipping may take up to 5 business days via Fed Ex Ground, depending on its destination.  Home Delivery runs Tuesday through Saturday and commercial delivery runs Monday through Friday, excluding Holidays.  Commercial delivery is always less expensive, so if possible have your order shipped to a business location.  We manufacture in Arizona, so if your location is close to Arizona it will arrive sooner than orders shipping to the East Coast.  If you need your cotton candy sooner or are concerned about the arrival date, please give us a call at 1-800-726-8918 and we will do everything we can to make sure you have Rainbow Cotton Candy for your event.

Cotton candy freshness

You do not need to worry about the freshness of the cotton candy. Our guarantee, when it arrives at your doorstep, is that it will still be as delicious as the day we made it.  If it arrives earlier than expected, the cotton candy should last until your desired date provided you store it in a cool area out of direct sunlight.  We have had bags of our 1 ounce Rainbow Cotton Candy sitting in our kitchen pantry for over 30 days and they are just as fluffy as the day we made them.  If for any reason you are not satisfied with our Cotton Candy when it arrives, please give us a call and we will do whatever we can to fix the problem.

Thank you for considering Rainbow Cotton Candy for your party or event!

 

Posted on

DIY Cotton Candy Without a Cotton Candy Machine

Yes, you read that title correctly!  We are telling you that you can make cotton candy hand strung without the machine. Ok, there might be a little more work involved making it instead of just ordering pre-packaged Rainbow Cotton Candy, but it might be fun to try once! This video was sent to us by one of our fans and we thought it was so cool we wanted to share it with everyone! The ingredients are listed below the video! Enjoy! And if you try it, let us know how it turned out!

Watch on youtube

Ingredients:

1000 g sugar

1tsp vinegar

500 g water

Corn starch and coco powder mixture

 

Posted on

3 Ways Rainbow Cotton Candy Can Add Pizazz to Your Party!

  1. Cotton Candy Display!

The adorable displays above are some creative ways we have found to make cotton candy POP at any party. People will be gawking at your charming cotton candy table and wish they would have though of it them selves. These re-pinable ideas would be perfect for any wedding, baby shower or birthday party! I mean, who wouldn’t love to dive into a cotton candy cone? The sweet sugary sensation on your taste buds is enough to leave your guests beaming with happiness.

  1. Cotton Candy Drink Toppers!

 

Cotton candy is a great un-thought of addition to any cocktail or beverage! Rainbow Cotton Candy could be used as a delicious edible garnish or as an addition to sweeten the drink! These ideas would be certain to please and wow any guest with the complete originality.

  1. Custom Cotton Candy!

Rainbow Cotton Candy can specialize any order with flavors and stickers! It’s perfect for any event and our 1 oz. size is more then ideal for handing out. Rainbow Cotton Candy’s customization option allows you to decide all aspects of the candy and will fit perfectly with any theme. The creative originality put in by Rainbow’s design team will be sure to impress even your most critical guests!

Posted on

Rainbow Cotton Candy Goes Vogue!

Its always cotton candy season! And on this sizzling summer day in sunny Arizona, Rainbow Cotton Candy had an outdoor photo shoot! That brought the meaning “hot” to a whole new level for our spokes model Lauren Norton. Sporting her freshly made Rainbow Cotton Candy, Norton is shot exploring the cities of Chandler and Tempe. We were inspired to do a shoot because even though cotton candy is fun and playful there is a glamorous side to it! Ideally, we know cotton candy isn’t the same as a Prada handbag, but if you think outside the box, there is a world of possibilities that cotton candy can be used for! It’s as simple as adding a cotton candy garnish for your champagne glass or for topping of a beautiful cake with a wave of fluffy color. So here we are, bringing out the inner chic of cotton candy and inspiring you to think outside the classic party favor and really show people how to bring out the inner cotton candy creativity!

“Even though the weather wasn’t great, it was still so much fun! Plus, when I needed a break in the shade I could enjoy munching on some of that yummy cotton candy,” said Norton.

So next time you’re out on the town exploring your city take some Rainbow Cotton Candy with you for that needed sugar rush when your legs are getting tired. Send us your “Vogue” cotton candy shots and you could be featured on our Instagram! Oh, and by the way, if you’re interested in spokes modeling, we pay in Starbucks 😉

 

The locations of this shoot are at Tempe Center of the Arts, Tempe Town Lake, and Railroad tracks on Hardy and Warner Rd.

Posted on

Get in the Know!

Rainbow Cotton Candy's logo
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&A: Greg

 

Q: Ok, so the question everyone is wondering about is, “How did you get into the cotton candy business?”

FullSizeRender

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&A: Sheri

sheri 2Q: “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!

It’s always Cotton Candy season!

Made in the USA!