Persian Fairy Floss. Not For The Meek.

Reviewed by Jonny

March 29, 2012

Recently I had some clients bring me back some treats from UK.  I was expecting Haribo, but what I got…scared even the strongest of souls:

 

Persian Fairy Floss.  I don’t know where to start with that imagery, so I won’t try.  I knew going in that this was somewhat like cotton candy.  What i wasn’t prepared for….

..Was that it looked like pink HUMAN HAIR!  Seriously, LOOK at that shit!

 

Unlike normal cotton candy, this stuff is so extremely delicate that it disintegrates and fluffs away as you touch it.  This means this crap gets EVERYWHERE.  On your shirt, desk, carpet.

As for taste…what I’ve learned about Persian confections is this:  they dig on nuts, fruits, and rose flavored things.  Very into rose.  For me…rose flavor isn’t the best.  It’s very subtle, and very perfumed.  I feel kinda like I’m eating my wife’s neck when I eat rose candy—which, don’t get me wrong, is nice.  But not my go-to snack.  I’m more of an arm man.

 

This stuff is really all about the presentation for me.  It’s just scary.  And gross.  And human hair like.  I really can’t take my eyes off that photo, to be honest.  The floss (or “Pashmak” as it’s called on their site) comes in a few different flavors.  I’d suggest chocolate, but there’s also Saffron, Vanilla, Pistachio & Orange.

 

Do I recommend you buy it?  Probably not.  But…it IS one of the more unique things I’ve come by, and it IS fun to play with disintegrating human hair.

 

So you’ll have that going for ya, which is nice.

 

17 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    what is with the swearing?.
    As for the Persian fairy floss I think it is beautiful and tasty. Hats off to Iran they beat normal cotton candy for me. Its so delicate and beautiful and looks amazing as a topping on a cupcake with butter icing. And u can get it cheap to if u you look around on Internet love this stuff. It also comes in a nude colour. It doesn’t have to be bright pink

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  2. Antonella Lazzeri

    So found this on google having just had Persian fairy floss at a posh press ball in London – had no idea it actually Was something traditional thought it was some wankey chef trying to be like Heston blumental – apologies – had to say found imagery of loads of fairies running round Producing floss on the night funny – but might not have been so rude had I known it actually was something that existed! I actually enjoyed it and will have more respect in future

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  3. Kai

    It’s just like cotton candy except tastier, more delicate and exquisite…..i guess you white folks don’t really like anything unless it’s butter or Mac n cheese flavored. Get some MacDonalds next time bro

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    • Matty

      Butter and mac and cheese? We’re not 8 years old, bro.

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    • Anonymous

      I guess racial profiling is ok, as long as you’re talking about white people…wtf dude? If you said, I guess black people only eat soul food, or Chinese people only like rice & egg rolls, or Mexican people only have the taste for tacos & beans, you’d get your ass handed to you. Not cool, not cool at all. #spreadhappinessnothate

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      • Matty

        Racial profiling? He made a generalization based on past experience. He’s eaten loads of rose flavored candy from Persian confectioners. So he assumed the audience – likely Persians – like rose. He doesn’t like rose. That isn’t racism. Either you’re trying to be cute and funny or you’re just trying to incite issues. The former was a miss, and the latter is what we don’t need in this current world order. Also, next time leave your name. Stand up for what you believe if you really believe it. I’ll leave this up because I put my name behind my words. But next time, we’ll delete anonymous comments that are published simply to annoy.

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    • Anonymous

      Kai, Let me just say this…. YOU ARE FREKN HILARIOUS !!!!

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  4. Kai

    You sound like a moron!

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    • Matty

      He sounds like a moron, yes. More importantly, he actually looks like one.

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  5. Jazmine Hurst

    This cake was made by @Katherine_sabbath via Instagram and her way of presenting Persian fairy floss is gorgeous

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  6. Moi

    The first time I read this review, I cracked up in my office and had two coworkers peek in to see if I was okay. I revisited because I needed a laugh, and I’m giggling silently in here again.

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    • jonnyguru

      Yay!!!

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  7. aimee

    i really have been thinking about adding some pink to my do…not sure if this review helps or hurts that idea.

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  8. Matty

    uhhhh. No comment

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  9. Martha

    Scary looking! Might come in handy if you do edible Halloween treats. I’m picturing a zombie cake.

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  10. Cybele

    I’ve been wanting to try that for a long time. I’ve had the traditional sesame version, but not the flavored ones. 

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    • jonnyguru

      Cybele, it’s so…damn delicate, and so damned expensive…I just don’t think it’s worth it for you, especially if you’ve had the sesame hair before.

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