Let’s talk about National Cotton Candy Month

cotton candy, liquid sugar, spun sugar, candy flossOh that melt in your mouth sweetness you get from spun sugar. If you visit a festival, county fair or amusement park, you will find this airy candy treat at some kiosk on the grounds. Observed and celebrated annually on December 7, cotton candy was introduced in 1904, at the St. Louis World’s Fair, by William Morrison and John C. Wharton. It was called candy floss and successfully sold 68,655 boxes to fair goers. According to Wikipedia, There are multiple claims for the origin of cotton candy, with some sources tracing it to a form of spun sugar found in Europe in the 19th century.

Cotton candy is made by first melting sugar into a liquid state, then spinning it in a cotton candy machine. The machine forces the liquid through tiny holes that shape and cool the melted sugar. After it cools, the sugar becomes solid again. Once you put it in your mouth however, it simply melts on your tongue. Variations of the name include: Cotton Candy (U.S., India, Canada), Candy Floss (UK, Pakistan, Ireland, New Zealand, India, South Africa, Canada), or Tooth Floss (South Africa), and Fairy Floss (Australia).

Are you a cotton candy lover? Check out this fascinating cotton candy flower piece of art. It’s too pretty to eat.

Happy National Cotton Candy Month!

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