Cotton candy.

By Flustrated Latest Reply 2016-06-20 12:14:24 -0500
Started 2011-05-31 14:02:19 -0500

I wonder if anyone has been tempted by cotton candy? It's so light and fluffy and yes sweeeeeeet. How many carbs does it have? I think it would be the sin of treats. Nothing but sweeeet. Did anyone ever eat it if you are diabetic?

32 replies

cmcrn 2011-06-02 10:01:45 -0500 Report

My doctor always tells me that you can't deny yourself a cheat treat every now and then. As long as you do it in moderation and not all the time. So have a little cotton candy and enjoy. I personally don't really like cotton candy I would rather have some milk duds or skittles.

Flustrated 2011-06-02 19:55:14 -0500 Report

Milk duds Wow! Watched a channel 11 show of favorite restaurants and one of the places they went to gave milk duds to everyone. It was a restrurant in Chicago Illinois. You probably would like that one. lol

PetiePal 2011-06-02 09:25:45 -0500 Report

I haven't had it since i've been diagnosed. I mean it IS pure sugar lol, but I have had other candy within moderation. I think if you deny yourself all the time you're either going to be super unhappy or eventually break down and really eat too much of something. Find a way to work it into your diet.

Tigereyze209 2011-06-01 22:24:11 -0500 Report

My personal snacks of choice are chips and milk chocolate… YUMMM!
Cotton candy is okay, I can take it or leave it. About the only time I ever eat it is when I go to the annual fair and buy a stick of it from one of the snack booths.
As long as you otherwise eat healthy, the consensus seems to be that the occasional treat will not hurt you, and the release of pleasure endorphins in your brain when you do treat yourself are beneficial.
My two cents worth, keep the change.

Copperchef 2011-06-01 07:53:29 -0500 Report

Cotton candy is really not one of my big downfalls, but I can tell you what is!!!
My family and I are big county fair fans. We go to 2 or 3 each summer and thoroughly enjoy them. However, or biggest downfalls are the variety of pastries. (Giant Sticky buns, funnel cakes, cream puffs, Jumbo eclairs and chocolate covered bacon, not a pastry.) Needless to say, we are very selective and careful as to what we eat now.
I am sure that, even though it was only once a month for three months of the year, that it played a contributing factor over the last 10 yrs., as most of those are made with high fructose corn syrup.

Flustrated 2011-06-01 19:37:37 -0500 Report

My Mom worked in a bakery when I was young and not diabetic. Oh-h-h those were the days. Yummy. Now, can't do.

Chad1978 2011-06-01 01:05:31 -0500 Report

I always allow myself to enjoy sweets, and not the crappy sugar free kinds. Strangely, before when I was diabetes free I could really care less about sweets, but when I was diagnosed I needed sweets. Maybe it was the fact that everyone kept telling me that diabetics can't have many sweets. Screw that I make sure to fit a slice of cake, maybe a candy bar, etc. I just make sure that afterwards I pay for it by exercising. It is well worth it. I also allow myself pizza and all of the other no no's. Again, I just make sure that I exercise. I also enjoy a nice glass of wine or a deliciously cool beer, and normally if I have one beer or glass of wine I really don't have to do anything, but if I have a couple then I just make sure to drink some water. I am not recommending these choices to anyone unless they make sure to be on themselves hard after making the choice to splurge.

I was diagnosed with type 1 back in March of 2008. My first blood sugar reading was 850, and that is not a typo. Needless to say I was stuck in a hospital for a couple of days until my levels were down. Oddly, I just had a blood test back in December of 2007 and wasn't even a pre-diabetic. Not sure what happened within those few monthst, but my first two A1C numbers were 13 and 12.5. The highest A1C of my last 5 was 5.1. I really work my butt of to make sure I allow myself to enjoy those no no's in life. I never was good at following rules. LOL

Your sweet diabetic,

misselly 2011-06-01 14:53:45 -0500 Report

very impressive. I am just trying that work out method

Flustrated 2011-06-01 19:42:19 -0500 Report

They say no pain no gain. Ouch! What kind of excercises do you do? I'm happy with just walking my dog and riding a stationery bike. I don't like pain. lol

awanagramma 2011-06-02 10:39:56 -0500 Report

I happen to have had 4 spinal surgeries sooooo even walking is hard for me so I joined a gym with water aerobic classes… can do ever so much in water that I can't do on land… plus I so enjoy it. as far as eating sweets, a dietician we went to for my husband, told him his daily peanut butter and sugar free jelly sandwich had over 3 times the carbs of a snickers candy bar.. and not to use "sugar free" stuff tokill that sweet urge occassionally

GabbyPA 2011-05-31 22:47:32 -0500 Report

Wow...I have not even considered it, but not because of being diabetic. I just have not gone to a carnival since I was diagnosed. I bet if you got one of those bags of it there would be the Nutritional label on about an oxymoron. It would be a total spike, so I think you would be required to eat at least one Italian sausage as well to slow the spike down. LOL!! Or ride the roller coaster so you can "toss" those carbs away...if you know what I mean. LOL

Flustrated 2011-06-01 19:44:30 -0500 Report

Yuk! Do you thing the Tilter whril will do it to?

GabbyPA 2011-06-02 08:55:07 -0500 Report

Yes I do, anything that makes your stomach travel faster than your body is a good bet. LOL Personally, I love those cookie tossing for me, so I guess I have to eat my celery sticks before I go to the fair.

MrsJgKENT 2011-05-31 19:13:04 -0500 Report

LOL well on the good side… There is no fat grams!!!!!! sooooooooooooo if N you can keep it when your way lowwwwwwwwwwww…you can have some!
hmmmmmmmmm don't think the Dr would let me have that in my emgy. kit:)

majikinfl 2011-05-31 14:29:37 -0500 Report

Used to love it…probably would still eat a small piece if I went to the circus and someone bought some…to me its just amazing how its made.
found this online…
Cotton Candy (Circus Fresh)
Serving Size: 1 oz, Calories: 110, Fat: 0g, Carbs: 28g, Protein: 0g

GabbyPA 2011-05-31 22:50:55 -0500 Report

Oh, I didn't see this...thank you for posting. Now and ounce of cotton candy could be quite a bit. it is like eating clouds after all.
I have made it a few times at events, and it is a lot of fun. But I tell you, I get more if it in my hair when I am making it. That stuff blows everywhere. But it is a neat process. Pure sugar on a stick. Who could ask for anything more?

majikinfl 2011-05-31 22:59:44 -0500 Report

Thanks Gabby…I was always fascinated to watch it made…never got to do it :-(
I had not thought about an ounce being a lot you are right. Then again there are not so many calories in a teaspoon of sugar but the cards get you. I do know what you mean about getting it in your hair…i was on the other side of the glass and was sticky all over.

DonHenault 2011-05-31 14:21:40 -0500 Report

I must admit that I have never been a fan of cotton candy, my down fall has always been Fried dough and snow cones. which are as equally bad.

GabbyPA 2011-05-31 22:48:51 -0500 Report

Actually fried will at least slow the spike down a little...but add all that powdered sugar on top. Not so much. But you know what. Sometimes a little will be a taste enough and if your friend or spouse is having it, just a nibble and it should not kill the day.

DonHenault 2011-06-01 09:35:03 -0500 Report

I usrally go with the tomato sauce on the fried dough. although it is not much of difference in the end.

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Trudie Ann 2011-06-01 01:52:34 -0500 Report

My ball and chain is Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. Thankfully they do have sugar free. YUUUUMMMM

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