It took 10 years to breed the new grape, which started as a variety of the Lambrusco strain and was honed for flavor as well as seedlessness, crisp texture and thin skins. Was the decade-long project worth it? Judging from our taste of the sample we received, yes. The name is no joke - these wholesome little bites have the exact flavor of cotton candy, and as you bite down and break the skin, you might be transported back to a circus or fairground visit of your childhood.
The juicy finish and healthy attributes of the snack are just added bonuses, making Cotton Candies perfect for a midday lift or a school lunch addition. Find them now at Di Bruno Bros., Max’s Produce and Rittenhouse Market in Rittenhouse; Iovine’s Produce at Reading Terminal Market; Feder’s Fresh Market in Fairmount; Gentile’s Market and Tanner Brothers in the ‘burbs; and B.F. Mazzeo Produce, Delicious Orchards, Nature’s Reward Farm Market and Sickles Market in New Jersey.