Now it's cocaine candyfloss as troubled Amy Winehouse hits a new low

She cuts a tragic figure with her drug ravaged features but Amy Winehouse's latest exploits have seen her hit a new low.

In a parody of more innocent past-times, the troubled singer has taken to lacing candyfloss with cocaine.

Ms Winehouse has a £700 candyfloss machine into which she reportedly sprinkles wraps of cocaine before whipping up the sweet treat - her 'coke 'n candy special'.

A source close to the singer told told the News of the World the concoction was created by a friend.

The source said: 'It was Mick's idea. The candyfloss machine was Amy's pride and joy and he thought it would be funny to give it a boost.

'He and a some pals sprinkled a wrap of coke into the mixture and Amy started eating it before she realised what they'd done. She now thinks it's a hoot to do the same.'

Ms Winehouse, who has been fighting a very public battle against heroin and crack cocaine, has had a disastrous year.

Her intake of drugs and hard-living has robbed her of her curvaceous looks - and left her looking much older than her 25 years.

In June she was given the stark warning by doctors to 'quit drugs or die' and at the end of that month she was diagnosed with the early stages of the lung disease emphysema.

However, as soon as she left the clinic she was seen smoking a cigarette.

In April this year she was cautioned by police for assault after she slapped a man on a night out.

She was investigated by officers, although not charged, after a tabloid newspaper published a video that appeared to show her smoking crack cocaine in January.

Her husband Blake Fielder-Civil was also sentenced to 27 months in jail for assault and obstructing justice in July.

Fielder-Civil admitted beating up pub manager James King in a fight in 2006 and then offered him a bribe of £200,000 to keep quiet about it.