My life has always suffered from a lack of cotton candy. Allegedly this is due to little Sven sitting on his dad’s shoulders and distributing it evenly on hid dad’s head rather than eating it. Which caused a bit of an embargo.
This weekend, thanks to the ubiquitous abomination known as christmas markets, I could indulge once more. And it was great. Not just because of the fascination of cotton candy being made, but also for the fun of eating it.
To finish off the irony, it may just be that, just by the material value, cotton candy may be one of the very few things that are more of a rip-off than popcorn (I suppose bottled water will always win that competition…). But at least it’s freshly made while you’re watching.
A local dollar store (is there a German equivalent) was going out of business a couple of months ago, and in addition to the usual piles of fun but cheap crap they’d somehow managed to find a secondhand cotton candy machine that they had for sale for about $200, along with several cartons of mix. I was tempted, but sanity ultimately prevailed.
Sure there are – trashy of course – equivalents of dollar stores around here. Possibly they are called 1-Euro-Stores or so. Finding a cotton candy machine in one would surprise me, though.
$200 is quite a lot for a bit of fun like this unfortunately. So we’ll have to resort to fun-fares. When searching YouTube for cotton candy, you’ll also find a video there for a DIY cotton candy machine and fun Japanese restaurants where you can make your own cotton candy.
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