regular sugar worked up to be fluffy, but it wasn't as soft and fluffy as regular cotton candy - sort of had a stiff glassy texture. it also has a flavor that tasted like it was starting to burn. but the boys liked it.
I added some watermelon Kool-aid to regular sugar and that was kinda hit and miss - mostly miss. it was a crunchy tube most of the time. but the boys still liked that, too.
I tried grinding up some candy canes and peppermints in the coffee grinder, which gave mixed results.
I don't like peppermints, but this was a more enjoyable way to eat them because it was light and the flavor wasn't as strong. the boys liked these mint ones at first, but when I offered them more they declined, and Jack actually handed it back to me. maybe this is more of a peppermint-lover or adult kinda cotton candy.
crushed mints whole mintsI tried peppermints ground up and just by themselves, and I think I like keeping the candy whole rather than grinding it up, but it still got to a point that it let loose of the stick and I couldn't turn it around to gather the floss anymore.