The creator is Nina Rodecker, who was craving fresh cotton candy but couldn’t find any. She turned her hankering into a business, and Tasty Clouds Cotton Candy Company was born.
Tasty Clouds has the light, billowy texture we associate with spun sugar, but it takes the flavor up a notch. Nina makes more than a dozen exotic flavors, including Wild Watermelon, Cherry Blast, Purple Grape and Pina Colada, and she has a knack for unexpected combinations (Strawberry Jalapeno was a surprise favorite at Daily Grommet). It’s easy to imagine a bunch of different scenarios that would be perfect with colorful orbs of cotton candy: birthdays, showers, cocktail parties (why not drape a tuft of cotton candy on the rim of a martini glass?).
Nina doesn’t use any additives or preservatives in her cotton candy; it’s made to order and packed in resealable, biodegradable containers. Best of all, it’s not as much of a sugar splurge as you might think. There’s one ounce of sugar in one serving, which is less than the sugar in a can of regular soda. So go ahead and indulge. Your inner child will thank you!