candy is one of the favorite and the most memorable things in our childhood,
isn’t it? However, as we grow up, we hesitate to eat it because
it has too much sugar in it. For those of you who want to eat cotton
candy again without worries, let me introduce something healthier.
It is cotton candy-flavored grapes!
Cotton candy-flavored grapes are literally grapes, but they
taste just like cotton candy. David Cain, a former USDA scientist,
created this “healthy junk food.” “We’re trying to compete with candy bars and
cookies and real cotton candy. So we want to develop varieties that
especially kids like to eat so they will consume more fruit,” he explained.
In 2003, Cain began his experiment for this brand new type of fruit.
He crossbred different varieties of grapes to make it. In fact,
this experiment was not easy, because he wanted the grapes to be
all natural without using genetic engineering. He explained that
it took about ten years for the grapes to taste like cotton candy.
In addition, there had to be 100,000 test-tube grown plants to
make the experiment succeed.
fruit is completely natural. It is also known that it contains less
sugar than raisins and much healthier
than cotton candy. For this reason, many people wish to purchase
this brilliant fruit. According
to Cain, the first batch of cotton candy grapes
took up two acres of land at the vinery
in Bakersfield. As it became so popular, the second batch of them
was planted on 100 acres of land.
Customers of this fruit said, “It’s an exclusive grape you can’t
find anywhere right now,” “Whatever works to get children - and
adults - eating better. I’m a big fan of that!”
People are truly in love with these grapes!
Staff reporter Kayla
1. Why did David Cain create cotton candy-flavored grapes?
2. What took him 10 years for the grapes to taste like cotton candy?
3. Why do many people wish to purchase the new kind of fruit?
1. Do you like to eat grapes? Why or why not?
2. Which do you prefer to eat, candy bars or fruit? Why?
3. What is your favorite snack? Why?