Cotton Candy Survey: People Likely to Enjoy Cotton Candy at Carnivals

Today is National Cotton Candy Day. Cotton candy is a sugary treat often associated with events like carnivals, circuses or sporting events. But there are also some brands that make cotton candy you can enjoy pretty much anywhere. So how many people enjoy eating cotton candy on a regular basis? And what are their favorite brands and flavors?

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In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, 52% of respondents said that they have a positive opinion of cotton candy overall. Just 20% said they have a negative opinion of it. And 27% described their opinion as neutral.

Favorite Events

There are so many different places where people can enjoy cotton candy. The most popular, according to respondents, is the carnival. 56% said they like eating cotton candy at carnivals. 47% enjoy it at fairs. 28% like eating it at home. 22% eat it at the circus. 11% eat it at sporting events. 8% enjoy it at concerts. And 3% like eating cotton candy at other types of places or events, such as rodeos or boardwalks.

Favorite Types

There are also plenty of different flavors and types to choose from. The most popular cotton candy flavor among respondents is cherry – 53% selected it as a favorite. 36% chose blue raspberry. 24% like blueberry. 20% enjoy vanilla. 15% prefer grape. 13% like orange. Another 13% like lemon. And 5% chose other favorite flavors such as bubblegum or original. And while there aren’t too many famous cotton candy brands, a few that stood out among respondents include Charm and Fluffy Stuff.

You can view the complete survey results in the widget below and be sure to click “Open Full Report” to take advantage of all the chart and filter options.

Photo Credit: Cotton candy vendor from Flickr

What do you want to know? If you need some consumer insights on a particular topic, let us know in the comments below and we’ll consider it for an upcoming survey post.

Results were collected on December 3 via AYTM’s online survey panel.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Anne Pilon
Anne Pilon brings 3 years experience to AYTM as a blogger and journalist. She has a degree in journalism and marketing communications from Columbia College in Chicago and enjoys writing about business, marketing, social media, and art.