Gold Medal Flossine & Flossugar Tips & Tricks


Cotton candy is a classic concession treat that can bring in big profits. Gold Medal provides the equipment, cotton candy sugars, and flavor concentrates you need to start serving the fluffy treat. This guide will walk you through how to use Gold Medal Flossine and Flossugar so each batch is consistently tasty.

How to Use Gold Medal Flossine

Gold Medal Flossine is a concentrated flavoring and color mix that needs to be added to granulated sugar before it can be used in a cotton candy machine. The correct ratio of Flossine to granulated sugar is 2 tablespoons for every 10 pounds. You can buy Flossine in single, 1-pound containers or in cases of 12. It comes in flavors ranging from blue raspberry and vanilla pink to hot cinnamon and grape.

How to Use Gold Medal Flossugar

Flossugar is a premixed combination of granulated sugar, coloring, and flavor. It's all you need to get started making cotton candy. Flossugar is sold in 312-pound cartons and in cases of six. Flossugar flavors include classics like pink vanilla, blue raspberry, and bubblegum, as well as more exotic flavors like piña colada, banana, and sour lemon.

Gold Medal Cotton Candy Sugar Tips
    • Whether you're mixing your own cotton candy sugar with Flossine concentrate or using premixed Gold Medal Flossugar, mixing in a tablespoon of water per five pounds of sugar before pouring it into the cotton candy maker can give the cotton candy a deeper color. If you exceed that concentration, you'll create sugar that won't melt properly.
    • Follow Gold Medal's recommended ratio of 2 tablespoons of Flossine to 10 pounds of sugar. Higher concentrations of Flossine can burn and damage your cotton candy machine.
    • If you're creating your own mixture from granulated sugar and Flossine concentrate, be sure to use high-quality, 100 percent granulated sugar. Lower-end and specialty sugar products are sometimes mixed with cornstarch, dextrose, or corn syrup. Those additives can scorch, damage your machine, or give you a sub-par product.
    • If you're using a cotton candy machine with manual heat adjustment, the right heat setting will depend on several factors, including the fineness of your sugar. You may have to experiment with heat settings to achieve the right cotton candy texture when you use different brands of sugar in your mix.
    • Finer granulated sugars can slip through cotton candy machines' ribbons without being melting at any heat setting. If this becomes a consistent problem, consider using a sugar with a slightly coarser texture. Many operators have luck using sanding sugar.