I love wandering grocery store aisles and looking for new items I haven’t tried before. That’s how I discovered Sumo citrus. A few weeks ago, I was surprised to find cotton candy grapes at my supermarket. I’ve always heard about them, but I could never find them because of their short growing season (from August to September).
But as these grapes have gained popularity, farmers have started to grow them in other parts of the world, allowing them to be stocked in grocery stores for more months out of the year. With cotton candy grapes finally within reach, I took the plunge. Would they really taste like cotton candy?
The answer is yes. It’s truly remarkable how identical they taste to the classic spun-sugar treat. When you bite into one, you’re instantly flushed with a cotton candy flavor vaguely like that of a superripe, peak-season honeydew. The grapes have almost no tartness, unlike their more traditional cousins, and they have a crisp, firm texture and are supremely juicy.