Happy National Cotton Candy Day!
National Cotton Candy Day celebrates the sweet, fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth treat you’ll always find at amusement parks, carnivals, fairs, circuses and sports venues.
Although machine-spun cotton candy was invented in1897 by William Morrison and John C. Warton, the two men did not introduce the treat to a wide audience until 1904 at St. Louis World’s Fair, where it was introduced as “fairy floss.” The inventors sold their “fairy floss” for 25 cents per box, selling 68,000 boxes during the fair’s six-month run.
In the 1920s, “fairy floss” was renamed as cotton candy.
Read more about the history of cotton candy by clicking here.
Celebrate National Cotton Candy Day by making your own cotton candy!
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