Why you can't buy passionfruit flavoured fairy floss?
This is the question that started artist Genevieve Loxley on three years of experiments which resulted in Spun Fairy Floss and over 100 flavours of natural fairy floss, with more on the way.
Genevieve wonders about a lot of things. One of them was why you cannot buy passionfruit flavoured fairy floss. Another was why you can’t buy natural fairy floss. Once Genevieve latches onto an idea she researches it for days, weeks and months until she knows everything there is to know about it.
Her dream of spinning natural fairy floss in amazing flavours began in 2008 but with no money and no experience in making fairy floss, the idea was put on the back-burner.
In 2011 the dream was revived and to dip their toes into the magical world of fairy floss, Genevieve and husband Paul purchased a second-hand bench-top fairy floss maker on ebay for $60. After taking 30 frustrating minutes to produce a very small amount of floss, the decision was made to purchase a commercial grade fairy floss machine at a cost of several thousand dollars.
In no time they were set to go with all the equipment and ingredients, but being a great believers in crawling before you walk, Genevieve and Paul started at a few markets and charity events around the Sunshine Coast. The fairy floss, both classic and natural ranges, was very well received.
These are the flavours in the current line up -
It also has no artificial colours or flavours and is vegan, gluten free, fat free, preservative free, lactose free, and kosher.
Where can you buy it? The Green Edge, Enoggera; In a pickle, Camp Hill; Flour & Chocolate, Morningside; Superior Fruit, Graceville; The Mulberry Cafe, Cooroy; Flannerys Maroochydore, Maroochydore; Cimani, Buderim; Lavish Fine Foods, Coolum;
To win one tub of each of the 15 Spun Fairy Floss flavours currently available (value $119.25) tell me which of the Spun Fairy Floss flavours would be your favourite and why. Remember there are 50 from which to choose - check them out here
Leave a comment below with your pick and make sure you are subscribed to my newsletter by the same name as your comment so I can contact you if you win. I have one set of flavours to give away. This competition is open to anyone in Australia and ends at 5pm on Sunday August 12 EST. You can enter as many times as you wish.
NOTE: This competition is now closed.
The winner of $100 of Spun Fairy gourmet fairy floss is *drum roll* Fiona Ryan.Congratulations Fiona - please do not eat it all at once. :)