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Big Sugar Rush – A Sweet Treat

Sugar Rush at the OC Fairgrounds

We recently were invited to attend the launch of Sugar Rush, a new event that was full of sugary goodness! It was a whimsical environment with every imaginable sweet delight; cupcakes, cake pops, donuts, cotton candy, ice cream and yes,lots of candy. We had landed in every child’s dream of a real life candy land of goodness.

birthday Popcorn

Candy Covered Caramel Apples

As we stopped in front of one booth, we were witness to them creating the fluffy pink and blue cotton candy. We immediately had to purchase one to pass along to a little girl near us with her parents, just to see her smile. The smile on her face was enormous with anticipation of tasting the sugary treat as she watched it being spun. Once it was handed to her, she disappeared into the sea of cotton. No really, it was bigger than her head.

Cotton Candy with Fruity Pebbles


Did you know that cotton candy in other countries is called: Candy Floss in Great Britain, Fairy Floss in Australia, Papa’s Beard in France or Sugar Thread in Italy. We learned something new too!

Elaborate Birthday Cake

Making Cotton Candy

The event also hosted demonstrations for cake decorating, decadent competitions, cookie decorating and live music; 80’s music which really made it fun!

Nutella Smores Cookies

Snowman Candies

One of our many favorites at the event was a wine pairing and beer pairing with chocolates. Now, we’ve tried wine and chocolates before but not beer and chocolates. Wow, what a surprisingly delicious flavor temptation! The one that won us over was a Port Craft Beer paired with a Salted Maple Carmel, followed by a Stout Craft Beer paired with a Dark Chocolate Toffee. The combination was delightful and now we want to try it again!

Sugar Rush Candies

We can’t wait for Sugar Rush to return again next year! It brought out our own inner child as we turned each corner, wondering what morsel of sugar we were going to experience next. If you like sugar as much as we do, then keep your eye out for the next event. We promise your sweet tooth will certainly be happy!

Darice is a very active mother of a gorgeous daughter. Darice, enjoys a career in sales, surrounded by many friends and family; always taking on another opportunity for growing and networking. A people person who embraces trying new things, helping others, a social butterfly and enjoys cheering on her niece and nephew at soccer and/or volleyball games.

We attended as a guest of the venue

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