I was recently at one of the local thrift shops and wandered through the housewares department. A thrift shop is a little like an appliance graveyard for trendy appliances of years gone by. I admit to being a bit of a kitchen gadget whore in the past and had done a major purge of all my wacky, single use appliances and gadgets. Well, I fell off the wagon and came home with a cotton candy maker for $10. Now what does one put in a cotton candy maker? Sugar? Yeeess, but what kind? I had no idea, so I did some Googling and read that people have put hard candy in their appliances, and I wanted to try it. I came home with Jolly Ranchers. Will Jolly Ranchers cotton candy?
Yes, yes they will! I am likely going to need dental work from all this sugar after! Jolly Ranches make great cotton candy! It sticks to your teeth like crazy when the sugary strands dissolve in your mouth though. I think I am going to need some practice rolling the cotton candy onto a stick too (I used a wooden spoon lol). I think Jolly Ranchers are vegan too.