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National Cotton Candy Day 2017

National Cotton Candy Day 2017

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Cotton Candy Sky

Today is National Cotton Candy Day! Just whispering the words releases the thoughts of sugary fairy dust floating like a cloud through the sky. Cotton candy when first invented was a magical treat beyond the reach of many due to its intensive labor cost.

Brief History

Cotton Candy was once too expensive for the average household. This magical treat was reserved for the super-rich until modern machinery technology provided access for the masses. Today, the average person can taste this sweet confection at fairs, carnivals, festivals, and at home.

Who Invented Cotton Candy?

The origin of cotton candy is still debated today. Some sources trace its creation to a form of spun sugar found in Europe in the 19th century. Others suggest it originated in Italy as early as the 15th century.

Whose Creation of Cotton Candy Can Be Documented?

The machine-spun cotton candy was introduced at the 1904 World’s Fair as “Fairy Floss” an invention (1897) by dentist William Morrison and confectioner John C. Wharton. Their invention was met with great success, selling 68,655 boxes at 25¢ per box (equivalent to $6 per box today).

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Cotton Candy

In 1921, Joseph Lascaux, a dentist from New Orleans, Louisiana, also invented a cotton candy machine. In fact, the Lascaux patent named the sweet confection “cotton candy” and the “fairy floss” name faded away, although it retains this name in Australia.

In the 1970s an automatic cotton candy machine was created which made the product and packaged it. This made it easier to produce and available to sell at carnivals, fairs, and stores in the 1970s and on.

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In 1978, the first automated machine was used for the production of cotton candy. Since then the creations and innovations of this machine have become greater and greater. They range in sizes from counter-top accessible to party and carnival size.

Tootsie Roll of Canada Ltd., the world’s largest cotton-candy manufacturer, makes a bagged, fruit-flavored version called Fluffy Stuff. Wikipedia

Home Spun Cotton Candy

Now, you can make cotton candy at home for family fun nights. Adults and children alike can be involved in making this sugary treat. Electric Commercial Cotton Candy Machine / Candy Floss Maker Pink Cart Stand VIVO (CANDY-V002)

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