Monday, March 6, 2006

Dubble Bubble Fluff

Cotton Candy is an elusive sort of candy, you really can’t buy it prepacked and you certainly can’t make it at home (unless you buy or rent a cotton candy machine). If you live in a big metropolitan area you probably see it for sale by street vendors but most of us associate it with fairs and amusement parks. Dubble Bubble Fluff, I think, is trying to capture a bit of that special treat feeling, but they’ve got an added proposition ... it’s cotton candy and then it’s gum just like their cousin Razzles (also made by the same uber-corp, Tootsie).

imageThis looks and feels just like cotton candy and smells like sweet strawberries and, of course, sugar. The texture is a little less airy than cotton candy, but then again, this is packaged stuff, not the “fresh from the carnival midway” candy floss.

I was afraid it would be sticky and heavy on the tongue, but it dissolves rather like regular cotton candy and then towards the end, instead of melting away completely it has a transitional period where it’s just a rather odd blob, but if you chew it, it turns out as gum!

That wad of fluff there that I took out for the photo (about a quarter of the bag) turns out to make a reasonable size piece of bubble gum. It looses its flavor and sweetness rather quickly, but the novelty factor and overall success of the transition from sugar floss to gum is pretty incredible. It’s not my chosen way to enjoy bubble gum, but they really achieved the cotton candy end of the proposition, so they get high marks for that. The gum part is a little disappointing, but then again, when I’m chewing Dubble Bubble, I usually just chew the sugar out and pop another piece.

Airheads also makes a similar product and Candy Addict reviewed the Japanese version called Wata Gum.

Name: Fluff
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Dubble Bubble (Tootsie)
Place Purchased: sample from CandyFavorites (Thanks!)
Price: unknown (probably between $.75 - $1.25)
Size: .75 ounces
Calories per ounce: unknown
Categories: Gum, United States

POSTED BY Cybele AT 9:04 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. Charms makes just a cotton candy that doesn’t turn into the pseudo-bubblegum that they’ve sold under the Fluffy Stuff name for years.  You can buy individual bags or they often have seasonal variations. At Easter, they often have small tufts of just white that they call Bunny Tails.

    Comment by Jim Kosmicki on 3/07/06 at 7:11 am #
  2. so fun!

    Comment by rachel on 3/07/06 at 2:39 pm #
  3. How many grams of sugar does Double Bubble gum have?

    Comment by Abbey on 10/11/07 at 2:32 pm #
  4. Cybele's avatar

    Abbey - as I mentioned above, I don’t have the nutrition information on this product.

    You might want to contact DubbleBubble.com for that.

    Comment by Cybele on 10/11/07 at 2:49 pm #

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