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Cotton Candy & Toro Bravo

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Biz

    years ago I somehow got the duty of making cotton candy at my daughters school – I was covered in multi-colored strands of sugar by the end of the night. I do remember taking a bit of it, and it definitely wasn’t what I remembered as a child – ew!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      That is cool that you made it from scratch though!

  2. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance

    I completely agree with the cotton candy analysis. Why even bother?!? You may as well just spoon sugar into your mouth. Why not go for some chocolate or something? Unfortunately, I think some people are persuaded by the “fat free” aspect of some candy, and that’s why they go for a sugar-laden choice versus something else. I think I’d rather have the fat from dark chocolate or nuts, and know that I’m eating something more substantial. 🙂
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Hahaha! “Fat free”? So dumb. I’m with you, I’d rather have a treat with some substance!

  3. Simply Life

    tapas are my favorite! those dates look so good!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Tapas are great! I love having a little taste of everything.

  4. Lisa

    I never ate Cotton Candy as a child – I am definitely a weirdo! Probably because my divorced mom would NEVER buy her two children spun sugar when one was extremely hyper active. As an adult I too got tasked with making it and it still held no allure to me. It was fun to make, and I got to use a commerial machine and everything!

    You are right, it is nutritionally a zero. I’d much rather burn through calories by eating a Snickers or some icecream!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I wonder why your mom never wanted you guys to have any!!! 🙂

  5. Jess

    I had cotton candy on my 21st birthday, the day that I relived my youth 🙂 We went to Rainbows End, which is NZ’s only theme park. Tiny, but does the job. I had a ball. Cotton candy (we call it candy floss here) was super sweet, but just as good as when I was a kid!

  6. Deb

    Sounds like a good night! I had cotton candy as an adult a few years ago- loved it as a kid but was just grossed out by it as an adult. All it is is pure sugar- and food dye. I don’t eat anything that sugary if I can avoid it!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      It sounds so appealing doesn’t it??

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