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Win over $100 of gourmet fairy floss

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 -
Coconut Cranberry Fig French Vanilla
Fruit Salad Maple Passionfruit Pistachio
Pomegranate Raspberry Rose Strawberry
Strawberry Macadamia Violet Watermelon

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. :)


  1. Coco Lime would be my favourite. Because I have a ridiculous fondness for the flavour combination involved in a Pina Colada. To the point where I developed a rice pudding recipe which I call Pina Colada Rice pudding. I need to try Coco Lime :)

    1. Ooh, love the sound of Pina Colada Rice pudding. Would you share your recipe?

    2. Leanne Chalkley9:33 am

      I love the idea of the bubble gum, its like combining two of my favourtie things from my youth- bubblegum and fairy floss! MADNESS!

    3. Definitely the rose flavour. Because it would remind me of my trip to turkey and it's the marriage of my two most favourite things in the world - rose water and fairy floss!!

    4. Here you go Kerry -

      Piña Colada Rice Pudding
      a Theresa Original :)


      2/3 cup white rice
      1 cup milk
      1 cup coconut milk
      1 tsp vanilla extract
      2 tbs caster sugar
      1 tbs butter
      1 cup diced or crushed pineapple
      Zest of lime to serve

      1. Combine the rice, milk, coconut milk and 100ml of water in a medium sized saucepan.

      2. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to low, put lid on saucepan and leave for for 20 minutes.

      3. After 20 minutes have passed stir in the pineapple, sugar, vanilla extract and butter until mixed and replace lid on saucepan and leave for 15 minutes off the heat.

      4. Add lime zest just before serving.

    5. Wow! That's fabulous. Can't wait to try it. Thank you. :)

  2. Ohhhh, fairy floss is one of my favourite foods in the world - it's screams *festival!* and fun!
    I'd choose the pine lime, a little bit tart to counteract the sweetness of the sugar.

  3. Strawberry Macadamia would be a flavour sensation! To get that flavour out of fairy floss would be a flavour explosion in the mouth! I think that one would be my favourite!

  4. Coco pineapple for me - tropical and summery

  5. marilyn5:47 pm

    I thought about this question for quite a while, Rose and French Vanilla sound so gourmet, Maple would be very sweet and extra delicious. Then I decided Cranberry as I could pretend that it was good for me

  6. I've been lucky enough to try a few of the flavours and my favourite by far is PEANUT BUTTER!

  7. I would like either the pomegranate or fig versions. I adore both fruits and can't get enough of them when they are in season. What a great idea for a company - I love food producers that push the envelope.

  8. I've tried them all - Paul and Gen are friends after meeting through Twitter. We had dinner last week at "our local" and they told me about your giveaway. They are really lovely people and I'm thrilled at their success.

    I've got some of their powdered fig flavour to make meringues but strawberry macadamia is my fave.

  9. Anonymous9:30 pm

    I have yet to try any, but after reading the extensive list of choice, my mouth is watering and memories are flying fast and furious. Wow, who knew Fairy Floss could be so awe inspiring.

    For me Lemon and Lime sounds so comforting in an old fashioned way but in a new and futuristic way too. I can imagine it as the crowning glory of many a desert and even a few main dishes in restaurants and at home on the family table.

    Luscious Eternal Meetings Of Neurons and Living In Moments Elapsed! :o)

  10. marilyn9:40 pm

    If I put coconut and rose together would I then have coconut ice

  11. marilyn5:45 pm

    Mango and passionfruit, feels like summer, would taste delicious

  12. Victoria Nugent8:05 pm

    I have to go for strawberry macadamia... it makes me think of blissful springtime garden parties.

  13. marilyn1:31 pm

    Rose would be a nice taste and smell,
    chocolate, french vanilla and strawberry macadamia would be a bit rocky road
    Going to the ekka next week, always buy a strawberry icecream, a couple of show bags(for me) , and most definately a bag of fairy floss

  14. Tempted as I am by my fave peanut butter, I'm a bit of a traditionalist. When I think of fairy floss, I think of those lovely pastel colours from my childhood so the Violet sounds delightful. I can imagine a slice of chocolate cake with a waft of violet fair floss on top.

    1. Congratulations Fiona - you've won $100 of gourmet fairy floss. Enjoy! A parcel will arrive soon.


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