Say you’re wanting something egg shaped and sweet for your adult Easter egg basket. Well, forget the peeps and jelly beans. I found just the thing in the produce section at Schnucks yesterday—large, yellow, Cotton Candy grapes. I’ve eaten green grapes and red of all shades, but never yellow ones. But I’m a sucker for something new. Besides, the label said the aroma and flavor would “take me back to my childhood.” Hmm. . . cheap trip; I bought a bag.
No Sugar Added
Like M&M, they’re addictive. And no wonder. With 12% more sugar than ordinary table grapes, they have the taste of spun sugar with hints of vanilla. But don’t despair; there’s good news. The large, hybrid, seedless grape is not genetically engineered or artificially flavored. Its taste comes from years of plant breeding to achieve a sweet variety with no acid aftertaste.
Why the Name?
Developers at Grapery in California thought their discovery tasted like the old carnival treat. Frankly, I don’t think the grapes taste like cotton candy, but they do satisfy your sweet tooth and impart a few antioxidants for good measure.
Besides popping these little yellow gems like they’re M&Ms, what else can you do with Cotton Candy grapes? Try keeping them in the freezer for a dandy 4th of July treat. Or wrap a bit of salami around individual grapes for an amazing appetizer. Or just throw a handful in the fruit salad for added pizzazz and color.
Store locations include Schnucks, Dierbergs, Price Chopper, Kroger, Sam’s Club, Whole Food and others. Enjoy!