Our affection for cotton candy started years ago…But it truly all started with a trip to Amsterdam. (It wasn’t that kind of trip….)
Our family fell in love with the bakfiet bike we rode while visiting and when we returned home, we bought one for jaunts around Austin. But after about 6 months, my kids quickly outgrew getting carted around and it sat outside, lonely and unused.
Then a stroke of genius! We could outfit the bike into a mobile cotton candy station and ride it around Austin! I had long perfected the special skills needed to run a cotton-candy machine and became the lead sugar-spinner each year at my high school fall carnivals. However, after a visit to the City of Austin, I left deflated as such a bike would require the same outfitting as a food truck!
Deflated but not beaten – I still loved the idea of mobile cotton candy. But it wasn’t until we attended an outdoor event and purchased some cotton candy that I realized cotton candy could use an update! The bright, artificial chemicals and full of refined sugar stuff had to go! And I was just the person to do it!