Cotton Candy Grapes

If you are looking for information on the 2015 Cotton Candy grape season, check out my post, What to Expect from Grapery in 2015? and Where to Find Cotton Candy Grapes in 2015.

This is it. The moment you have been waiting for. The Cotton Candy grape harvest is underway and stores will start to receive their first shipment any day now. This has to be the most excitement I have seen about a piece of fruit since I have been doing this blog. And why not, the grapes taste like cotton candy!

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Cotton Candy grapes have received a lot of mainstream attention from being mentioned on NPR, by Ryan Seacrest, the Today Show and the New York Times, just to name a few. They even had a brief cameo on the television show, “Raising Hope”! It’s really exciting to see so many people get behind such a great tasting piece of fruit and to see the hard work of the folks at the Grapery come to fruition.

Where to Find Cotton Candy Grapes

The good news is that Cotton Candy grapes will be more widely available than ever this year as this is their largest crop so far. The Grapery is also offering this year their new Grapery Direct service in which you can order grapes directly from them, shipped to your doorstep overnight. It is a pilot program and they are still working on getting the shipping rate down as of now they have standard overnight rates to California, Reno and Las Vegas Nevada, and Flagstaff and Tucson, Arizona.

Cotton Candy Grapes From Vine to Your Store

My 2014 Cotton Candy Experience
I found them on Saturday, August 16th at Hiller’s in Ann Arbor, MI. A small display with a few bags left on it. The price was $2.49 per pound. The flavor was just as good as I remember and my mind had hyped it up to be. As I was eating some on the way home, I bite into one and juice when flying onto the windshield. My kids were ready to pounce on them the minute they saw me bring them into the house.

Below you will find a list of stores that are expected to carry grapes from the Grapery. Check with your particular store for availability. I will try to confirm as many sightings of the grapes as possible. Some of the bigger chains to carry the grapes this year include – Sam’s Club, the Fresh Market, Publix, select Whole Foods stores, Sprouts, Wegmans, and Hy-Vee. If you find them in a store that is not on the list, please leave a comment below. Or if you find them in a store on the list, let us know what city and store you found them in. Also list the price you paid. Prices I have seen have ranged from $2.49/lb up to $5.99/lb.

If you are looking for the 2015 store listing check out the 2015 Where to Find Cotton Candy grapes post.

Store Listings by State

Alabama
Publix
Rouses
The Fresh Market
Sam’s Club

Alaska
None

Arizona
AJs
Sprouts
Sam’s Club

Arkansas
The Fresh Market
Sam’s Club

California
Sweet Surrender (Bakersfield, CA)
Sam’s Club
Sprouts (confirmed in Fresno, CA)
Raley’s
Gelson’s (confirmed in Pacific Palisades, California)
The Fresh Market
Whole Foods
Sequoia Sandwich Shop (Bakersfield, CA – confirmed 8/11/14)
Sully’s (Bakersfield, CA)
Murray Family Farms (Bakersfield, CA)

Colorado
King Soopers
Sprouts (confirmed in Arvada, CO)

Connecticut
Fresh Direct
Nathel & Nathel (Distributor)
The Fresh Market
Whole Foods

Delaware
TMK Produce (Distributor)

Florida
Publix
The Fresh Market
Sam’s Club

Georgia
Sprouts
Publix
The Fresh Market
Sam’s Club

Hawaii
None

Idaho
Yokes Fresh Market
Pacific Coast Fruit Company

Illinois
Schnucks
The Fresh Market
Target
Treasure Island Foods
Hy-Vee
Niemanns
Mariano’s (confirmed in Arlington Heights, IL)

Indiana
Kroger
Schnucks
The Fresh Market

Iowa
Hy-Vee
Niemanns
Schnucks
Sam’s Club

Kansas
The Fresh Market
Sprouts
Hy-Vee
Sam’s Club

Kentucky
The Fresh Market
Kroger (confirmed in Florence, KY)

Louisiana
Rouses
The Fresh Market
Sam’s Club

Maine
None

Maryland
Wegmans (confirmed in Crofton MD)
The Fresh Market
Whole Foods
TMK Produce (Distributor)

Massachusetts
Wegmans
The Fresh Market
Whole Foods

Michigan
Whole Foods Market (confirmed in Ann Arbor, MI)
The Produce Station (Ann Arbor, MI)
Kroger (confirmed in Ypsilanti, MI)
Hiller’s (confirmed in Ann Arbor, MI)
Busch’s
Hutch’s Food Center (Spring Arbor, MI)
Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace (confirmed in Troy, MI)

Minnesota
Lunds/Byerlys
H Brooks
Hy-Vee
Target
Festival Foods

Mississippi
Rouses
Sam’s Club

Missouri
Hy-Vee
Niemanns
Schnucks
The Fresh Market
Sam’s Club

Montana
None

Nebraska
Hy-Vee
Sam’s Club

Nevada
Sprouts
Raley’s

New Hampshire
The Fresh Market

New Jersey
Wegmans (confirmed in Woodbridge, NJ)
Sonoma Produce
Baldor
The Fresh Market
Nathel & Nathel (Distributor)
TMK Produce (Distributor)

New Mexico
Sprouts
Sam’s Club

New York
Fresh Direct
Nathel & Nathel (Distributor)
Baldor
The Fresh Market
Wegmans
Whole Foods

North Carolina
Publix
The Fresh Market (confirmed in Raleigh, NC)
Sam’s Club

North Dakota
None

Ohio
The Fresh Market
Sam’s Club

Oklahoma
Sprouts
The Fresh Market
Sam’s Club

Oregon
Roth’s Fresh Markets
Pacific Coast Fruit Company
QFC

Pennsylvania
The Fresh Market
Wegmans (confirmed in Bethlehem, PA and Collegville, PA)
Sonoma Produce
Sam’s Club
TMK Produce (Distributor)
Levine Brothers

Rhode Island
None

South Carolina
The Fresh Market
Publix

South Dakota
Hy-Vee

Tennessee
The Fresh Market
Publix
Sam’s Club

Texas
The Fresh Market
Sam’s Club
Publix
Whole Foods
Green & Fresh
HEB

Utah
Sprouts
Harmon’s (confirmed)

Vermont
None

Virginia
The Fresh Market
Wegmans (confirmed in Fredericksburg and Manassas Virginia)
Sam’s Club
TMK Produce (Distributor)

Washington
Town and Country Markets
Yoke’s Fresh Markets
Pacific Coast Fruit Company
QFC

West Virginia
None

Wisconsin
Schnucks
The Fresh Market
H Brooks
Festival Foods

Wyoming
None

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Comments for This Post

  1. Heather August 19, 2014, 8:02 pm

    Harmon’s stores in Utah have them!

  2. Eric Samuelson August 20, 2014, 4:55 am

    Thanks so much for letting me know. Will add it to the list. I am sure you are enjoying them!

  3. Tina August 23, 2014, 7:46 am

    Gelson’s Santa Barbara has them & the witch fingers too.

  4. Eric Samuelson August 25, 2014, 4:54 am

    Thanks for the info!

  5. Didi U August 29, 2014, 7:51 am

    I can confirm Wegmans in Centreville, VA have them as well.

  6. Kimberley Fegley August 30, 2014, 12:07 pm

    Sprouts in Fort Worth, Tx has them for $5/lb

  7. Melissa September 18, 2014, 7:39 am

    Giant Eagle in Erie, PA have them, although I was told this was their last shipment.

  8. Lori September 21, 2014, 5:45 pm

    I found them at Martin’s grocery store in Dubois, PA

  9. Malinda Reedy September 25, 2014, 7:20 am

    Found them at Targets in Conway Arkansas

  10. Lee Isom October 2, 2014, 12:41 pm

    where can I buy in North Alabama

  11. Samantha Jayne Smith February 14, 2015, 1:26 am

    Vons grocery store San diego

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