Another memorable part of carnivals and midways is the food. The food is not known for its nutritional value, and in many cases, it does not taste that good. Case in point is Cotton Candy. As far as I can tell, cotton candy is simply spun sugar and a little coloring. I dont think it has any flavor other than sweet. I am not sure exactly the process used to make the fluffy ball of sugar. Even as a child, I did not really like the cotton candy.