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Showing posts with label cotton candy. Show all posts

Cotton Candy Day - December 7th

Today is a really sweet day. Sweet to the extent that it causes diabetes and destroys the teeth, but at the same time also brings up sweet memories of childhood.

The first cotton candy machine was created in the 19th century, ironically by a dentist. In 1897 dentist William Morrison and confectioner John C. Wharton invented the machine that heats the sugar and turns it into a liquid, then solidifies it again into thin strands reminiscent of glass. The lump of sugar threads that eventually form was very light because it contained mostly air.

The first appearance of cotton candy was in 1904, when it was introduced to a wide audience at the World's Fair in St. Louis, as a 'fairy Floss'.

In 1921, dentist Joseph Lascaux invented a new cotton candy machine and sold the candy at his clinic in Louisiana. He first gave it the name "Cotton Candy" and registered a patent for the machine.

In 1966, the world's largest cotton candy manufacturer, Tootsie Roll Industries, began producing cotton candy in bags called Fluffy Stuff.

Cotton candy is a treat that is usually served at street stalls at fairs, parties, carnivals, performances and public celebrations. The natural color of cotton candy is white, but it can be changed with food coloring. The cotton candy can also be made with other flavors.

Cotton candy day

More interesting facts about cotton candy

A strand of cotton candy is thinner than a strand of human hair.

Despite being thin, the thread can be very long. The longest cotton thread was created in July 2009 in Turkey and stretched over 1,400 meters  (4,593 ft 2 in). (Source: Guinness World Records)

Cotton candy has different names around the world. In England it is called Candy Floss. In Australia and Finland it is called Fairy floss. In the Netherlands, it is known as Suikerspin, which means "sugar spider". Traveling to France? Call it Barbe à papa, meaning father's beard. In Israel it is called Granny Hairs, because it's white and fluffy.

How to celebrate Cotton Candy Day?

To celebrate Cotton Day National Candy, treat yourself to a cotton candy. Just do not overdo it to not end up with an abnormal load of sugar!

Make a cotton candy yourself - today you can buy a cotton candy maker at home at reasonable prices and enjoy the candy whenever you feel like it.

Cotton Candy Machine - link to buy

Eat with your siblings and friends. Today is an opportunity to eat the cotton candy together with siblings or childhood friends and bring up sweet memories of the events you were at when you were little, when cotton candy would make you supreme happy and especially for it you were happy to leave the house.

December 7 is also Pearl Harbor day

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