Am I the only one who remembers those puffed-up round mint candies they used to sell at drugstores? It looked like they took a regular Starlight Mint and, um, did something to it, turning it into a crunchy-crumbly little mint ball? Anyhoo, haven't been able to find them in 30 years or more, which is why I got superexcited over this image of the Nostalgia Electrics Hard Candy and Sugar Free Cotton Candy Maker, which clearly emphasizes that you can take Starlight Mints (or whatever hard candy you happen to like) and turn them into spun-sugar floss. Yay!
Sugar-free candy can apparently also be used. I don't want to think too much about that though.