Are you looking to tuck into some cotton candy? Are you concerned about the sugar content? I’m not surprised. Besides, this sweet confectionary is literally made by spinning pure sugar! Thankfully, it may not be as bad as you might think.
So, how much sugar is in cotton candy? The average cone, stick or serving of cotton candy (14g weight) has around 14g of sugar. There tends to be 1g of sugar for every 1g of flossing sugar used. However, the amount of cotton candy and brand of flossing sugar can influence this total.
While cotton candy is voluminous, a lot of this has to do with the way it is produced.
The sugar is literally spun and melted through tiny air holes, expanding out the candy and therefore making it go much further.
As such, cotton candy is essentially sugar and air.
And we all know there is no sugar in air!
But what about the calories, or fat even? Let’s take a look!
Cotton Candy Nutrition
|Total (Per 14g Serving)
|– of which sugars
Is cotton candy a lot of sugar?
Cotton candy is considered to have a lot of sugar, at least compared to most other foods. However, comparatively speaking, a serving of cotton candy is typically similar to a can of soda/piece or two of fruit.
How many grams of sugar is in 1 oz of cotton candy?
There are around 28g of sugar in 1oz of cotton candy. Although this may vary depending on the brand.
How many tablespoons of sugar are in cotton candy?
There are typically between 1-2 tablespoons of sugar in your average serving of cotton candy.
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Hello, I’m Matthew, a candy expert and enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the candy industry. My passion for candy started at a very young age. Since then, I have worked in numerous, large candy stores, and have been fortunate enough to try out hundreds of brands of candies, different types and flavors. In addition to my work, I enjoy sharing my extensive knowledge with others, and decided to create Sugar Stand in order to do so. My mission is to make the world a sweeter place, one candy at a time.