Cotton candy is a light pink inspired by the classic color of the confection of the same name. As the name suggests, cotton candy has a fluffy appearance similar to raw cotton. Classic cotton candy is a spun sugar confection that has no ingredients other than sugar such that it is a cloudy white. In the 20th century, it became common to add flavor and pink color to the sugar before spinning. This produced the iconic pink color of cotton candy. Modern variations of cotton candy saturate the sugar with strong food coloring that produces neon-like pinks, blues, purples, greens and yellows. The following are common types of cotton candy color.
Dark Cotton Candy
Cotton Candy Grape
Candy Pink #2
Cotton Candy Yellow
NotesAn example of modern cotton candy that is saturated with food coloring producing colors that are almost neon.