Cotton candy grapes: the best thing since, well, grapes!

Cotton candy grapes are exactly what they sound like: grapes that taste like cotton candy!

The wonderfully sweet treat was recently discovered in China, and it’s quickly becoming the newest trend in desserts. In order to understand why this fruit has captured so much attention, it’s important to know what cotton candy grapes are and how they’re made!


What are cotton candy grapes?

Cotton candy grapes are a new type of grape with a sweet and crunchy outer shell that is reminiscent of cotton candy. They are bred to be sweeter than typical grapes and are available in both purple and green varieties. The grape has a soft, almost chewy interior that tastes like candy.

These grapes will be perfect for any event where you want to serve desserts or treats but don’t have time for complicated recipes or baking.  If you’re looking for an alternative to typical fruit salads, try mixing cotton candy grapes with fresh fruit such as pineapple and mangoes.

Cotton candy grapes also go great with whipped cream and strawberries, or if you prefer something a little more decadent, drizzle them in chocolate sauce for a dessert fit for royalty. What could be better than plucking ripe cotton candy grapes from their vine and biting into the sweet flavor?

You’ll never believe these tiny fruits exist until you see them firsthand. So grab some friends, get outside and enjoy this new fruity treat!

How are they made?

Grapes in the plate
Grapes in the plate

Grapes are one of the oldest known fruits. The first recorded evidence of grape cultivation dates back to 6000 BC in ancient Persia and was introduced to Greece around 2000 BC. But what if we could take this fruit that has been grown for so long and make it even better?

That’s where cotton candy grapes come in. Made from a cross between two different varieties of grape with seeds removed, these sugary treats are seedless and much sweeter than traditional grapes.

They can be eaten by themselves as a snack or added to salads, desserts, or smoothies. They also come in flavors like blueberry-flavored and strawberry-flavored!

Where can I find them?

I couldn’t believe it when I first heard about this new fruit–cotton candy grapes. They’re a cross between a green seedless grape and a sweet cotton candy. And they taste just as good as they sound!

You can find them in stores near you or order them online from sites like Amazon or Walmart.

If you’re lucky enough to live near one of these stores, head on over and pick up some cotton candy grapes today you’ll be glad you did.

How long do they last?

A traditional grape is about two inches in diameter and will usually last for about a week. Grapes are picked when they are ripe and won’t continue to ripen. Grapes can be stored at room temperature, but refrigeration is recommended because it slows down spoilage rates.

Grapes will last longer if kept away from sunlight and air. Cotton Candy grapes on the other hand can be stored in the fridge for up to three days after being purchased. The sugar coating will generally start to break down after a few hours of being out of refrigeration so they should be enjoyed while they’re fresh!

How do I store them?

Redish grapes
Redish grapes

Some people say that you should store your cotton candy grapes in the refrigerator to keep them from going bad. Others recommend keeping them in a cool dark place with plenty of ventilation. Some people even recommend freezing them for up to a week before eating or drinking.

The truth is that there is no definitive answer. It’s really up to you and your personal preference. If they’re not too ripe and you plan on eating all of them within a day or two, then it’s probably fine to store them outside of the fridge as long as they are stored properly and don’t go through any major temperature changes (like if you brought them into an air-conditioned room).

If you’re planning on storing them for more than a few days, then I would advise either refrigerating or freezing them so they can last longer. As always, do what makes sense to you!

What are some recipes I can make with them?

1. Grapes with cotton candy topping – In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt 1/2 cup butter. Add 1/2 cup brown sugar and bring to a simmer while stirring constantly until it becomes a gooey mixture. Pour over grapes in a dish and top with 2 cups of cotton candy

2. Cotton Candy Grapes Pudding – Combine 3 cups milk, 4 tablespoons cornstarch, 2 egg yolks (beaten), 4 tablespoons sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in a saucepan; whisk together until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook for about 5 minutes or until thickened.

Remove from heat; stir in 1 cup of chopped nuts or marshmallows or both if desired. Fold in 2 cups of diced, fresh peeled bananas. Pour into a shallow baking dish. Let stand 10 minutes before serving so that pudding sets up. 

Roll out dough on a floured surface to about 12 x 12-inch square; place the chilled fruit filling evenly over the dough and roll it up jelly-roll style (slightly stretch the dough as you do this) Place on ungreased cookie sheet seam side down then cut off edges to form even rectangle shape.

Cut widthwise into 8 pieces each approximately 1 inch wide then cut these 8 pieces crosswise into approximately 1/2 inch slices placing them slightly apart on an ungreased cookie sheet pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes 64 biscuits. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.


In summary, cotton fruits are a great way to get your kids to eat fruit and sugar. The grape flavor is delicious and it’s not too sweet. My daughter loved them and I had to stop her from eating all of them when she found out how good they were. These would be an easy addition to any party or gathering because it is something that kids and adults would enjoy.

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