Cotton candy is one of those universal “good things” and an old-fashioned doled up cotton candy stand is almost irresistible. In the heart of Dam Square in Amsterdam the other day, there was a mini amusement park set up for the Queenâ€™s day festivities. The Kid was getting tired or possibly had a low sugar moment after walking all morning and miraculously this cotton candy stand appearsâ€¦ A “small” order (can you imagine a “large” order?) of cotton candy was made to order with two spinning wheels makes yellow and pink spun sugar that was twirled onto the paper stick.
The Kid thought it was excellent. I have to admit it was pretty goodâ€¦ fluffy, sweet and characteristically DRY because the humidity levels were really lowâ€¦ this was strolling and munching material. At Euro 1.50 it was a reasonable snack/sweet/diversion and a great photo opportunity. The next day I was walking a crowded street and this drunk guy took a big wad of cotton candy and he meant to put it in his friends faceâ€¦without full control of this faculties, he smacked a huge gob of cotton candy right into my left cheek. Either the candy was so dry or my face so oily that nothing stuck to me at allâ€¦