Your prayers have been answered—Cotton Candy grapes are here! It may sound like something that’s straight from Willy Wonka’s mind, but there’s nothing at all fictional about these fruits. They’re as real as apples or bananas! (You know, Cotton Candy grapes aren’t even the weirdest fruit at the supermarket…) Here’s a bunch of details:
The Grapes of the Future
These days, through the miracle of science, food producers can make almost anything happen. That’s why the California company Grapery is able to make our grape dreams come true.
By cross-breeding many different standard grapes, the company has managed to create all sorts of new grapes. Ranging in styles and flavors, these new fruits are as tasty as they are original. Moon Drops are grapes shaped like tiny eggplants, gum drops have a “gummylicious flavor” and Cotton Candy grapes taste exactly like cotton candy. Intrigued? We certainly are!
Where to Find Cotton Candy Grapes
Cotton Candy grapes tend to hit store shelves for just a few weeks in early fall, however, folks have been seeing them pop up again in November. They’ve been spotted at many Hy-Vee stores (just another reason to love them). They are currently retailing at about $3.99 per pound (normally they are around $2), but that’s the price for surprise candy-flavored grapes.
Serious Cotton Candy grape fans can follow the hashtag #cottoncandygrapes to keep closer tabs.
Are They Good for You?
Grapery has launched so many exciting-sounding grapes that we had to update our grape guide. But before you start to worry, know that they’re packed with the same vitamins that you get in regular green and red grapes. You don’t have to feel guilty about eating them at all. It’s also not the first unusual “designer fruit” in your produce department—especially if you shop at Walmart.