Taste test: These balls had shapes quite similar to many brands of cheese balls, and indeed the body of each one seemed to be made from the same cornmeal material, but instead of cheese on the surfaces, they used some powder blue cotton candy seasoning.
We crunched in to find that the blue stuff did indeed taste just like cotton candy. When we shared the large bag around, reactions to the taste were very mixed. Some people liked the cotton candy taste and enjoyed the whole experience. However, others thought the transition from cotton candy sweetness out the outside to the taste of a corn puff inside was quite jarring. Even though some of these people only ate one piece, they seemed quite traumatized by the experience.
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Smell test: Just like cotton candy!
From the package: “Summer in a ball! Boardwalk days and carnival nights Herr's® Cotton Candy Flavored Snack Balls pack an entire summer's worth of fun into every deliciously sweet bite. So go ahead and have a ball. Heck, have as many as you like.”
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This snack was discovered by Amy and Mary Anna at Market Basket. Review published .