Pretty in Pink

Cotton candy gets fancy.

Lydia Woolever - August 2018

Pretty in Pink

Cotton candy gets fancy.

Lydia Woolever - August 2018


It seems like everywhere we eat these days, what’s old is officially new again. Nostalgic foods have made a major comeback, with sentimental snacks such as ice cream, cookie dough, and, now, cotton candy—the simplest of summer treats—getting fashionable facelifts.

In Baltimore, the spun sugar is experiencing a sweet revival thanks to the family of B’More Fluff. Launched last October by siblings Colleen, Natalie, and Brian Kochesfahani, this local cotton candy company makes anything but the traditional pillowy puffs found on the faded boardwalks and state fair Ferris wheels of yesteryear.

B'More Fluff. -Instagram

Instead, the old-school sweet has been brought into the 21st century—each artisanal swirl is made with organic cane sugar and served in a variety of fun flavors, such as honey lavender, Key lime pie, and Champagne. As a side business to the sisters’ 3-year-old concierge service, the pint-sized pushcart serves sweet-tooths at weddings, birthday parties, and local events around the city.

For Brian, who spins the sugar while wearing a pink bowtie and plaid tailored sports coat, the sweetest thing is the interaction with customers, ranging from grandchildren to grandparents. “That’s the best part,” he says, “just making smiles all day long.”

Brian and Natalie Kochesfahani. -Instagram

Fun Facts:

  • B’More Fluffers craft each cone one at a time and can make about 50 cones per hour.
  • Using one tablespoon of sugar, each cone only packs about 50 calories, making it a guilt-free treat that won’t destroy your diet.
  • Inspired by an Italian spun-sugar confection, cotton candy as we know it was first invented by a Tennessee dentist in 1897. It was later introduced at the 1904 World’s Fair as “fairy floss,” making its debut the same year as other seminal snacks such as Dr. Pepper, Cracker Jack, and Popsicles.
  • Locals craving cotton candy can also find it at the Kids’ Corner in Camden Yards, this month’s Maryland State Fair, and as a flavor at local snowball stands.




You May Also Like


In Good Taste

Gundalow Juice Stops Production to Focus on Catering Services

CEO and founder Dana Sicko discusses the next chapter with Gundalow Gourmet.

Food & Drink

Family Meal

We rediscover the joy of breaking bread.

Arts District

Web Series The Whole Bushel Brings Artists Together Over Crabs

The Real News Network show, hosted by Eze Jackson, enters a new phase.


Food & Drink

Review: Jazz + Soju

A new spot in Locust Point offers a winner of a chicken dinner.

On The Town

Best Baltimore Beer Week Events To Keep You Nice and Buzzed

The 10th annual festival features disc golf, movie screenings, and beer-soaked parties.

In Good Taste

Open & Shut: Gypsy’s Truckstaurant; Fadensonnen; The Nickel Taphouse

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.

Connect With Us

Most Read


Ben Jealous Fared Well in Debate, But Will It Make a Difference?: Democratic challenger scores some points, but Gov. Larry Hogan holds a big leads in polls.

Get an Inside Look at City Architecture with Doors Open Baltimore: The fifth annual event shows off 60 unique buildings and neighborhoods.

Baltimore Musician Hunter Hooligan Debuts Song at New York Fashion Week: "Pink" served as the soundtrack to designer Stevie Boi's rose-tinted vision.

Actor Željko Ivanek Hosts 35th Anniversary NAMI Event: The Emmy Award-winner makes his first extended stay in Baltimore since leaving Homicide: Life on the Street.

Baltimore Japan Art Festival Returns to Station North With Illustrator Yusuke Nakamura: The two-day fest will also feature a film series and a family-friendly lineup of outdoor events.