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Candyfloss takes on a whole new meaning with Japanese Street Art

Monday, 27 October 2014 17:30:39 Europe/London

Candyfloss takes on a whole new meaning with Japanese Street Art

Here at Empire Popcorn and Confectionary Company we’re not just passionate about popcorn and the number of gourmet flavours we supply, we’re also passionate about our Candyfloss. We’re a huge fan of finding out what’s going on and what’s happening around the world with our favourite treats and when we came across this rather amazing method of creating Candyfloss we just couldn’t ignore it. Introducing to you the fabulous, the flamboyant and the down right amazing Candyfloss street art that’s currently taking Asia by storm.

When you buy Candyfloss it’s usually haphazardly spun and twirled around a stick in a rather ball like fashion. It’s sometimes even stuffed into a paper cone and then placed in a plastic bag with the usual clown face or other fairground associated picture printed on the front. This however is no longer the case, well not for China or Japan that is because they’ve been creating wonderful Candyfloss flowers that are proving almost too beautiful to eat. You won’t believe how they’re made either.

Candyfloss flowers first begin the very same as any normal Candyfloss does. Coloured granulated sugar is placed into the Candyfloss machine. A skewer or chopstick is then positioned in the centre as normal. As the strings of sugar are thrown out in to the machine the skewer is rotated and a layer of Candyfloss begins to form around it. This simply continues as normal until all the sugar has turned into the familiar Candyfloss we know and love. Normally this is where it would stop and be given to one of the many waiting faces but with Candyfloss flowers a little more attention is needed.

This now becomes the base and now it’s formed a different colour must be added. It’s here that they begin simply rotating again until all the sugar has turned into Candyfloss. Once this has happened the flower will begin to take on the shape. To do this a wet skewer is used to carefully make indentations in the fluffy sugar. This process of adding a different colour and rotating followed by use of the wet skewer is repeated until a beautiful flower is created.

As you can see a lot more effort is used to create such a masterpiece, which is why it’s possibly so difficult to eat. It takes a long time compared to the traditional way and it’s perhaps not as cost effective but it’s certainly interesting. Luckily for you however here at Empire, one of the UK’s leading Popcorn manufacturers, we supply an array of Candyfloss in different colours just ready to be delivered fresh to your door. No more waiting and no more standing around. At the click of a button or a simply phone call you can have the tastiest Candyfloss delivered just in time for your party, wedding or mere indulgence.

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Buy candy floss and attempt your own world records?

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 12:24:23 Europe/London

Buy candy floss and attempt your own world records?

Here at Empire we are hugely proud of our hand-made candyfloss. We make delicious and traditional fairground candyfloss by hand and it just so happens to be one of our best sellers. Unlike so many other companies we refuse to pump preservatives into our food so insist on our lovely fluffy stuff only standing on the shelf for one month but once you taste its amazing freshness you’ll understand why. Now as you probably already know we don’t just specialise in candyfloss, we also make some amazing gourmet flavours of popcorn and if you know that, you’ll also know just how much we love a fun fact. We’ve spoken before about the great Guinness World Records that have been achieved with popcorn such as the biggest ball of popcorn, but did you know that candyfloss also has its name in lights for some amazing achievements? So why not buy candy floss from us here at Empire and try your hand at some of these, better yet let’s see if you can do better.

The tallest candyfloss ever made was attempted successfully in Germany on the 13th July 2013. This was organised by two German men who went by the names of Abenteuer Leben and Kabel Eins. The candyfloss somehow managed to reach a whopping 5.45metres, that’s over 17 feet.

That’s not all because there was also a world record attempted and achieved for the most candyfloss made in 90 minutes and it was successfully achieved in our very own home country, more specifically in Blackpool. Peggy Chadwick achieved this particular record back in 2001 on the 31st August. It was attempted as part of a UK Youth Week that was held at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. The amount of candyfloss made reached a mammoth 204. Now that’s a lot of candyfloss.

Last but by no means least comes the very exciting Guinness World record, which involved creating the longest candyfloss ever. Kocaeli Fuar Mudurlugu in Turkey achieved this. Attempted on 10th July 2009 and was a result of 70 of the Kocaeli Fuar Mudurlugu staff participating. They managed to create one whole candyfloss measuring 1,400 metres in length, that’s over 4,593 feet and took a very long and tiring six hours to complete.

Think you could achieve something this amazing with our equally amazing Candyfloss? Why not buy our candy floss online and while you’re at it, take a look at some of our popcorn supplies that we distribute UK wide too. With only the very finest ingredients used you can feel happy in the knowledge that you’re giving your family the very best. You could also be creating some great family time together too attempting your very own world records. If all else fails just enjoy eating whatever you’ve created.

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Popcorn and candyfloss supplies the simple way

Monday, 1 September 2014 22:02:00 Europe/London

Popcorn and candyfloss supplies the simple way

It would seem every six months there’s a new and exciting trend that people are jumping on and enjoying to their full advantage. Last year saw a number of different people hiring waiters for their party or event. The kudos that came with having your own staff was just divine and something to be admired. Quite simply if you had staff then you’d made it and could bask in the glory for weeks and weeks to follow. Not long after that however a new trend emerged, something quite different but a trend all the same. This one came in the form of a photo booth. For some this is still going strong and might possibly continue until the vast majority have enjoyed its effects.

With people enjoying trying on the different accessories of big outlandish hats and glasses and pulling funny faces for the camera, the photo booth was a clear winner making any party’s atmosphere instantly exciting. Though it would seem that photo booths are now being kicked to the curb for something completely different altogether. Offering a trip down memory lane for the adults and the fun of watching it being made for the kids, popcorn and candyfloss booths making fresh treats would appear to be the next big thing. The question we should be asking ourselves however, does it really require us hiring machines in order to get fresh popcorn and candyfloss supplies?

Great quality and fresh tasting popcorn or candyfloss

For some the cost of hiring machines as well as the staff to man them is quite simply unachievable. With costs ranging anywhere from £100 to £200 plus, it isn’t something to be taken lightly. This is without considering whether you have the room for such contraptions. Does that mean however that you can’t enjoy great quality and fresh tasting popcorn or candyfloss? Here at Empire Popcorn and Confectionary Company we’d like to answer that with an unequivocal NO.

At Empire we pride ourselves on the great quality and amazingly fresh tasting popcorn and candyfloss we supply up and down the country. With our gourmet popcorn ranging from hot and spicy flavours to sweet and salty traditional kinds, we know there’s something for everyone. Our candyfloss is also highly desired, being hand made fresh with an unbeatable taste, we really believe there’s nothing else out there like it.

So the next time you’re thinking of having the party to remember, why not think of us here at Empire. You could give your guests the great tasting delights of our fresh produce and save hundreds of pounds in the process. Buy candy floss and popcorn online and you never know, you could save yourself enough money to hire a photo booth too. Then you really would be the talk of the town. 

The History of Candyfloss

Monday, 14 July 2014 11:12:53 Europe/London

The History of Candyfloss

Hands up if you love Candyfloss because we sure do here at Empire. We love its taste, its texture and we even love its detailed history. Can you believe that it actually dates back to the 1700’s when it was a very expensive luxury that only the wealthy could enjoy? This was mostly down to the fact that it was such a labour intensive treat before the days of machine spun Candyfloss so people paid for the time rather than the actual ingredients. None the less, common folk were far too poor to enjoy it but oh how times changed in 1897 when a machine was invented that could spin Cotton Candy or Fairy Floss, as it was then known super quick.

It wasn’t until the 1970’s that it took an even bigger step forward and a machine that not only spun it but packaged it too was invented. This made it so much more convenient and subsequently made it a million times more accessible as it was then sold everywhere from carnivals to shops. Did you know there are even vending machines now that will quickly produce a single serving fresh? Mainly sold in bags and on sticks, the light and fluffy sweet stuff shockingly only contains on average around 115 calories per standard serving, so not as naughty as you once thought.  

For most however, it’s not whether they want to eat it or even whether they should, it’s actually where should they get it from. If you don’t live on the sea front with access to a candyfloss stall on the pier then the only place that you might find the sweet treat is at your local fair, although they only seem to roll up during the summer months so it’s not exactly readily available.

We’re determined to make Candyfloss available to everyone

Here at Empire however, we’re determined to make Candyfloss easily available to everyone in the UK. We create delicious and traditional hand made fairground candyfloss that tops the charts when it comes to taste. It’s available in a variety of colour options as well as a variety of package options so if you want a few servings just for yourself or you want enough to feed an entire wedding party, then we can supply it for you. The best bit is the trip down memory lane it inevitably leads you on, reminding you of the amazing childhood days spent eating the fluffy candyfloss on a stick at your local fair or school fete.

Whilst you’re on our website why not take a peek at some of the fabulous gourmet popcorn we have available for delivery UK wide. From hot and spicy flavours to traditional and sweet, there’s something for everyone. Empire Popcorn and Confectionary Company, we take sweet treats seriously. 

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large size candy floss

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 13:14:48 Europe/London

The art of making a large size candyfloss, courtesy of a Bangkok lady

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