sillie puffs cotton candy crew

How I started the business:  Like many of us, in the early 2000’s I lost my job in big corporate America.  I was living off my severance package and one day my husband randomly came home with a cotton candy machine. He asked me what I could do with that.  I had never even had cotton candy before in my life so I was clueless.

One day, it just dawned on me to make fun and “Sillie” flavors of cotton candy.  I started with the classic flavors (or so I was told) of Vanilla (pink) and Blue Raspberry (blue).  After figuring out how the cotton candy machine really works, I started tinkering with some molecular gastronomy and I created Root Beer cotton candy.  We tested it at a fair and the response of yumminess was overwhelming.  This was just the boost I needed.  Now, almost 19years later we have a total of 66 flavors with flavor number 67 in the works!!

It is so much fun at fairs and festivals  to see the looks on the peoples faces when they see our cotton candy comes in all different flavors.  I love it when they come up and say “ I’ll have a pink cotton candy please.”  And then I start off listing all the flavors of pink that I have – Classic Pink Vanilla, Strawberry, Watermelon, Cherry, Bubblegum, Pink Lemonade, Root Beer, Cinnamon, & Mango!