Chinese Cotton Candy Is the Most Beautiful Junk Food You Could Ever Imagine

11/09/2015 at 05:10 PM ET

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Never before have we felt mesmerized by cotton candy, yet here we are.

Videos of Chinese street vendors selling elaborate, beautifully constructed cotton candy flowers have us reevaluating the monochromatic fluff of our childhood.

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While vendors in China have been making edible works of art for years, the big, beautiful cotton candy masterpieces are swiftly captivating the Internet. The huge creations โ€” bigger than the heads of several small children โ€” often incorporate four or more colors and require quick, precise handiwork.

The end product is denser than American candy floss; it’s something you can really sink your teeth into. (Sorry teeth, but some things are worth the decay.)

Until we muster up the gusto to buy a ticket to China to taste these creations, we’ll be browsing Instagram photos of them.

Swoon.

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โ€”Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda

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Anonymous on

Cotton Candy is not junk food. It very light to be near being junk food.

guest on

Cotton candy is too light to be called junk food.

Anonymous on

It’s junk food … just sugar!

Anonymous on

It is beautiful tho!

anonymous on

looks very tasty and beautiful,

mybestonlinegames on

Amazing cotton candies! their machines are different than the regular ones that we see in our streets. They throw the sugar up instead of throwing it to the sides of the pan.
A nice addition to that is changing the simple wooden stick with a lighting one as you can see in that video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vda-18H929g

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