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Cotton Candy Grapes Are Seriously Sweet

At the grocery store today, the friendly Whovian checkout girl told me to try one of the cotton candy grapes in the produce area right behind where I was standing. She promised me that they really do taste like cotton candy.

"Yeah right," I thought. But then, I tried one and she was right -it exploded with sweet goodness with a slight touch of vanilla that made them really taste like cotton candy. They also lacked the typical tartness normal grapes have.

Curious, I looked them up online when I got home and found out that they aren't even GMO, but traditional species hybridizations. 

You can learn more about them in this great NPR article and a longer review over on Omnivorous, which is also where I got this picture.


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Dessert wines can get pretty sweet and/or strong. Depends what type of yeast you use before they give up and leave the rest of the sugar behind (and how acidic tasting the grapes affects how much sweetness you actually notice in the wine).
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