From pluots and Grapples, to tangelos, peacotums and pummelos, hybrid fruits are gaining popularity in the grocery store. But the final merger of candy and fruit has arrived: the Cotton Candy Grape.
“These Cotton Candy grapes really do taste like cotton candy! What a fun, healthy way to enjoy everyone’s favorite flavor from the fair. Let me know if you agree.” – Jack Pandol, The Grapery (quote from the actual bag of grapes we bought).
We went out and bought a bag at $3.99/lb to give them a try. As soon as you bite into a grape, you’re immediately hit with a strong cotton candy impression. If you let the grape linger on your tongue it’s harder to identify, and they don’t have a strong smell, but the cotton candy essence is absolutely unmistakable.
“When you go to the supermarket, there’s like 15 kinds of apples — Fuji, Pink Lady, Gala, Braeburn. The list goes on. We want to give consumers the same array of flavors for grapes,” David Cain, horticulturalist at The Grapery tells NPR’s The Salt.