Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cotton Candy Grapes

Fruit hybrids are nothing new as pluots and tangelos become increasingly visible in grocery store produce aisles. Recently I had the opportunity to sample a fruit that looked no different from your run-of-the-mill seedless grape, but with a unique flavour of cotton candy. The taste is more than reminiscent of the pink spun sugar - it's uncanny. The fruit, a product of The Grapery in California are the result of selective breeding of different grape varieties, increasing sugar content and heightening vanilla flavour to result in the familiar taste. Personally, while I found the taste remarkable, I don't think I could eat a whole bowl of them, but maybe this is a way to get picky eaters to munch on fruit. The company is already working on other varieties that taste like strawberry or pineapple.


3 comments:

J.Garlough said...

Wow, that's pretty cool! I think we need try some for harvest-related research. :D Where'd you get them? Was it the Whole Foods test store in the glebe?

Kamel said...

Actually it was in the US - NYC area. Not sure if they're available in Canada, though the website suggests Loblaws carries them (I imagine not all of them though). If I see them around here I'll let you know.

J.Garlough said...

Super cool, thanks Kam!