A Sweet Spin on Candy
Most people believe that cotton candy, also known as “candy floss” in England or “fairy floss” in Australia, is a summer treat for carnivals and fairs. But we here at The Candy Store think it should be available year-round—so we make it fresh every single day!
There are many different stories spinning around about where this sugary treat originated. Quite a number of people have claimed the very first patent on the modern-day cotton-candy machine, the most common story being that it was introduced at the St. Louis World Fair in 1904. Even though the machine may have been a fairly recent invention, the idea of cotton candy goes back hundreds of years! Beginning in places as far away as Iran and Italy, people would melt down sugar in order to lift it in strands that would then be placed over an upside-down bowl. The strands would solidify once cooled, and then the sugar would be lifted from the bowl, creating a nest shape. This was quite time-consuming and messy, however, and not one of the easiest ways to create an everyday treat.
Luckily for us, The Candy Store has its very own cotton candy machine (big thanks to whoever did originally patent that helpful invention). Cotton candy is sticky as well as sweet, so sometimes making it can get a bit messy! But all this history and hard work behind cotton candy only make this melt-in-your-mouth treat even more delightful! Drop by and try some of our fresh cotton candy—whenever!
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