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I can't guarantee, but I would think that cotton candy would be the ONLY safe thing at a fair.

Cotton candy is just spun sugar.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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Cotton candy shouldn't be a concern. However, you should make sure that the person/people making it are wearing gloves and not handling soft pretzels, etc. with the same gloves.


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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Cotton Candy is also made with artificial color, which may or may not contain gluten. The fair our town had this summer sold cotton candy pre-made in bags, and I was able to read the ingredient list, finding artificial color on it. It stands to reason, considering how un-naturally pink it is :) The only answer would be to call the company that makes the mix your fair is using if they are making it on-site, or the manufacturer on the bag if it's premade. (If it's a Thurs-Sun fair at least you have a chance of being able to call on a weekday during business hours-we went to our fair on a Saturday, so we didn't have a chance to contact anyone during business hours).

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Cotton Candy is sugar. I was to our county fair last night and I have a bag in front of me. It says Sugar and and the artificial flavors, and under that it tells the artificial flavors are Red # 1 etc. I eat it all the time and no problems.


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As with all things... proceed cautiously. I am fairly certain I am ill right now from eating cotton candy.  I was at a restaurant, and how novel! So I had some thinking that it would only be sugar and coloring.  But it seems wheat can be a filler in their mix according to a friend I was talking with about where I went wrong (and, yes it is a restaurant so there were several options) but she mentioned a restaurant by her where the cotton candy contains wheat as part of the mix. 

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Out of curiosity of the absurdness of the idea, I checked with my supplier for my bakery about if they sell cotton candy mix. Found they have a entire line from "Great Western" and it is all gluten free per the manufacture. Of course they could use something else. -_- My question is if they put something else in the machines at one point for a "fun" experiment....I have worked in concessions before....staff sometimes gets bored and tries making their own creations. I shiver at the thought but "beer" flavored cotton candy sounds like something a idiot might try once. Another thought is....those machines I know can make cotton candy out of hard candies...so if they tried making them with a hard candy that used malt flavoring etc I can see it.


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