The History of Spun Sugar.

Candy floss, the most popular form of spun sugar, is basically air and a tiny amount of sugar; sometimes food colouring is added to produce this wonderful pink, purple, and whatever other colour you love.

In the middle ages candy floss already existed in people’s homes. In 1900 it gained publicity because of the machines invented but was, however, pretty expensive and not accessible to everyone because producing it was a time consuming and expensive procedure. The first machine to spin sugar was invented in 1987 by Morrison and Wharton. It was first introduced to the lucky people who attended the 1904 World’s Fair as Fairy Floss and sold over 68,000 boxes despite the high price.

In the 20s, the most magical of all candy, Fairy Floss, was baptised cotton candy in the US and candy floss in the UK. Then, in the 70s, an automatic machine was invented and made it widely available to children and adults at carnivals, fairs, and stores even.

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