It’s summertime! That means the circus has come back around and with it, some of our favorite guilty pleasures – popcorn, circus peanuts, and, of course, cotton candy.
There’s nothing quite like the popcorn, as it’s that strange combination of chewy, salty, buttery crunchy goodness. And it comes in that familiar red and white striped container. Delicious!
Don’t forget circus peanuts – soft and chewy peanut-shaped candies as big as your thumb. They are a light orange color and feature a unique banana inspired flavor. Circus peanuts are worth savoring.
Aside from the incredibly athletic and graceful circus acrobats, my favorite part of visiting the circus is the cotton candy. Nowadays cotton candy comes in new flavors such as maple, lemonade, and banana. However I find that traditional pink or blue cotton candy is by far the most flavorful. Looks can be deceiving, and this is especially true when it comes to cotton candy. It appears light – light colored, and barely flavorful. Yet it possesses the magical ability to literally melt on your tongue and to then become chewy – and then it sends an intense sugar rush to your taste buds!
So this summer, when the circus comes to town, remember to visit – even if your motivation is more culinary than entertainment. J