Product Review: Spun Fairy Floss

15th September 2012

Spun Fairy Floss

Product Review: Spun Fairy Floss

Spun Fairy Floss comes in over 100 flavours using Australian cane sugar such as coconut, fig, hazelnut, lime, macadmia, mango, mint, passonfruit, pomegrante, rose, violet, and do I need to add more here? The list goes on. Based in Australia, Spun Fairy Floss produces a range of gourmet of all-natural fairy floss with no artifical colours or flavours, they come in small tubs. The ingredients are all natural and they only use Australian sugar. They are certified Kosher and the fairy floss contains no artificial colours or flavours. It is vegan, free of gluten, fat, sodium, preservatives and lactose and is Australian made.

Spun Fairy Floss is also available for purchase online at www.spunfairyfloss.com.au or from a growing list of selected specialty retailers.

 

Spun Fairy Floss★ PRODUCT NAME: Spun Fairy Floss
★ WEBSITE: www.spunfairyfloss.com.au
★ ABOUT: Based in Sunshine Coast of South East Queensland, Spun Fairy Floss was started by a Buderim couple Genevieve and Paul Loxley. The story began with this concept: “Spun Fairy Floss is the brain-child of Genevieve Loxley[…]Genevieve wonders about a lot of things. One of them was why you cannot buy passionfruit flavoured fairy floss. Another was why you can’t buy natural fairy floss” (Background Story, Spun Fairy Floss). Genevieve started spinning natural fairy floss in 2011 using a second-hand bench-top fairy floss maker from eBay, and later purchased a commercial grade fairy floss machine to produce loads of fairy floss using just Australian cane sugar. Finally, there are over 100 flavours available that are vegan, gluten-free, preservative-free, fat-free, lactose-free, kosher and natural. “Spun Fairy Floss has been used in concoctions as varied as entrees, desserts and even cocktails. Danielle Dixon (Masterchef 2011 Top 12) has incorporated the fairy floss into desserts that have been extremely well received” (Spun Fairy Floss PR).

My Verdict for Spun Fairy Floss


I will be reviewing seven different flavours:
1. Fig
2. French Vanilla
3. Coconut
4. Rose
5. Violet
6. Pomegranate
7. Strawberry & Macadamia
Keep in mind that Spun Fairy floss all come as white, but have versatile flavours. This is more unique than just a cotton candy, because it does not contain artifical colouring or flavours. It’s all about being surprised with a mysterious white floss with a devouring palate. I have used the floss as garnish for desserts such as cookies and chai-coconut lattes, for the ‘extra’ gorgeous look and a sweetener. They build flavours into your desserts, drinks, and so much more, and it was an enjoyable snack. You cannot miss out these aromatic floral flavours such as Violet and Rose at all, these were considered the most unique ones of all according to another vegetarian and omnivore. Overall, Spun Fairy Floss delivers the “WOW” gourmet floss with beautiful and versatile flavours, this is a WOW coming from Australia!

Here are my descriptive verdicts for each flavour. After the descriptive section, I have included a short photo diary on what I’ve used the floss for. Some floss were just eaten alone such as the floral ones (and not photographed, so I apologise, they were just irresistible).

1. FIG When I think of fig, I initially thought it would provide the characteristic nutty taste of dried figs. I would say the fig flavour is a bit difficult to identify since it could be sweet, sour, nutty or just sweet. I am certain the others may have identified it quickly, but for me, I just could not. However, the fig flavour went well with my vegan date & banana cookie with chocolate button. The combination of fig and these was perfect.

2. FRENCH VANILLA When I opened the lid, I could smell the “French Vanilla” right away. It reminded me of a fresh vanilla latte, perhaps it smelled more vanilla-y to others. Indeed I made myself coconut milk, Bhakti Chai and Soyatoo whipped cream with the floss and everything fits so well together.

3. COCONUT After trying the fig flavour, I finally began to realise how Spun Fairy Floss produces such wondrous flavours. The smell of coconut was heavens. It is equivalent to a coconut cream cake.

4. ROSE After opening the tub, you will be approached by a soft, aromatic rose (or floral) scent. It is not too strong in scent, but tastes like a rose. It reminds me of rose water that is commonly used in Middle Eastern cooking or perhaps a rose-flavoured Turkish delight. In parts of the Middle East, rose water is commonly added to lemonade. Definitely try a lemonade with the rose floss for sure!

5. VIOLET Knowing that Spun Fairy Floss only comes in white, I certainly hope to see a purple colour. I love bright colours in my foods, but I like the fact that Spun Fairy Floss do not use artificial colouring. The violet flavour is a bit similar to the Rose flavour, since they are both floral. You could easily smell the aromatic floral parts of the floss.

6. POMEGRANATE The floss maintains a natural sweet and mildly tart flavour with hints of berries as it would be a pomegranate. If you close your eyes, you will imagine a freshly red pomegranate into your mouth.

7. STRAWBERRY MACADAMIA I could taste the strawberry more than the macadamia. Nuts are very difficult to identify in floss actually to be honest, but the fruitier, the easier to identify on my palate. It would be interesting to see a nut-based floss such as macadamia, would it be a bit savoury on the side?

My Photo Diary on Spun Fairy Floss

Sorry, recipes will be shown later next month (I will add links to recipes in October here). I am writing this post before I leave for my 3-month trip!

Enjoy all these delectable photos I’ve taken over the last few weeks.

Spun Fairy Floss

Spun Fairy FlossVegan Date-Banana Cookie with Dark Chocolate Button and Fig Floss
Spun Fairy FlossVegan Date-Banana Cookie with Dark Chocolate Button and Fig Floss
Spun Fairy FlossVegan Date-Banana Cookie with Dark Chocolate Button and Fig Floss
Spun Fairy FlossVegan Date-Banana Cookie with Dark Chocolate Button and French Vanilla Floss, served with Coconut Milk and Bhakti Chai on ice
Spun Fairy FlossVegan Date-Banana Cookie and French Vanilla Floss, served with Coconut Milk and Bhakti Chai on ice
Spun Fairy FlossVegan Date-Banana Cookie and French Vanilla Floss, served with Coconut Milk and Bhakti Chai on ice
Spun Fairy FlossVegan Bhakti-Coffee Blend Chai with Coconut Milk on ice, with Soyatoo whipped cream and Coconut floss
Spun Fairy FlossVegan Bhakti-Coffee Blend Chai with Coconut Milk on ice, with Soyatoo whipped cream and Coconut floss
Spun Fairy FlossVegan Bhakti-Coffee Blend Chai with Coconut Milk on ice, with Soyatoo whipped cream and Coconut floss
Spun Fairy FlossVegan No-Tofu Cheesecake with Strawberry-Lemon Glaze and Strawberry-Macadamia Floss
Spun Fairy FlossVegan No-Tofu Cheesecake with Strawberry-Lemon Glaze and Strawberry-Macadamia Floss
Spun Fairy FlossVegan Bhakti-Coffee Blend Chai with Coconut Milk on ice, with Soyatoo whipped cream, chopped peanuts and Pomegrante Floss
Spun Fairy FlossVegan Bhakti-Coffee Blend Chai with Coconut Milk on ice, with Soyatoo whipped cream, chopped peanuts, strawberry and Pomegranate Floss
Spun Fairy FlossVegan Bhakti-Coffee Blend Chai with Coconut Milk on ice, with Soyatoo whipped cream, chopped peanuts, strawberry and Pomegranate Floss

 

 

DISCLAIMER
This item(s) was kindly sent to me to review by Spun Fairy Floss. All products that are mentioned and reviewed here on my vegan blog are of my own personal opinions and I am not being compensated to review them, only just to share my thoughts. Any products mentioned here should be used at your own discretion and with caution. I only review cruelty-free and vegan products. I will not review any products that I don’t love. If I receive a product complimentary of the company, it will be stated so in the post, otherwise, all products are purchased myself for my own personal use.

 

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