I have been patiently waiting for cotton candy grapes to arrive. I LOVE cotton candy (it is super good in my champagne) so I knew I would like these grapes. They are only available at certain times of the year, and they do sell out quickly.
Run, don’t walk, to either a Fresh Market, Whole Foods, Kroger, Sam’s Club or a Trader Joe’s to get some of these babies! These grapes are so good. They are so sweet, they taste better then a lot of candy I’ve tried. That’s big, because candy is my JAM!
Cotton candy grapes are distributed by a company called Grapery. They are actually produced in the USA.
In an article recently in Real Simple magazine they stated, “distributed by the Grapery since 2011, a California-based company that cultivates table grapes, cotton candy grapes are juicy green spheres that naturally taste like the pink dessert. David Cain, a horticulturalist, developed the grape in an effort to give consumers more varieties of the bite-sized fruit, similar to the way that there are multiple kinds of apples, he told NPR in 2013. Without genetic modification or including artificial flavors, Cain made the grapes taste like cotton candy by hybridizing two different species of the vine-ripened fruit that highlights its naturally sweet taste.”
photo by Grapery
So, I have a great idea for you. Why not freeze the grapes and use them in your drinks like little ice cubes. Especially wine and champagne! Just wash and freeze and you’ve got a delicious, sweet ice cube! Mine are freezing now.