you're looking for something to do today then stick out your tongue
because it's National Cotton Candy Day! Oooo, it melts!
Let's get right into celebrating National Cotton Candy Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Because people love cotton candy! It's made of sugar, it's fun
to eat and it's one creative invention. If you haven't had the pleasure
of letting cotton candy melt on your tongue at least once in your life,
then I think I need to have a talk with your parents. OK, only if your
parents are still alive! But, once again, the popularity of a sugary
treat has sparked yet another food holiday for you and I to celebrate.
Now try your best not to come out of this one all sticky! And can
you guess who had a hand in inventing cotton candy? A freaking dentist!
Thanks bro, at least you'll get more work, right? But William Morrison
(the dentist) and John C. Wharton (a confectioner) created what they
called "Fairy Floss" in 1897. Don't floss your teeth with this stuff
though! But hey, it must have been well-liked to stick around this
long, right? Well, let's look at the sales. In 1904, they introduced
Fairy Floss to the public at the World's Fair and ended up selling
68,655 boxes of the stuff! They only charged a quarter, but that was a
lot of money back then... in fact, it cost 50 cents just to get into
And in the 1920s, it became known as cotton candy, but
the price was still pretty high because it took a lot of work to make
it. It wasn't until the 1970s that the automatic cotton candy machine
popped up and the price dropped. Now you see the stuff all over the
place, especially on kids' faces, and you can save a little money for
other things like a funnel cake, perhaps? Go on... get some
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, why don't you take a
little adventure around your town and the surrounding areas to see if
you can location a place that is serving up some cotton candy? It might
not be that hard to locate once you realize you can buy it in bags in
the candy aisle at your grocery store, but hey, I didn't tell you that!
;) But you know, you can always make you own. That'd be a lot
more fun than just buying something, right? Well OK, you might have to
buy a cotton candy machine, unless you want to make a mess of your
kitchen. I have seen people in videos making it by melting down a sugar
mixture and then drizzling it over utensils that are hanging off the
edge of their counter, but the results won't be the same and you'll
have a nice mess to clean up. So stick with the cotton candy machine!
don't be afraid to experiment by mixing the flavors and coming up with
your own special type of cotton candy. And hey, it is sugar right? Well
then why don't you bake it into some cookies or bread? You might have
to use quite a lot of cotton candy, but I bet it'd make for an
interesting, baked good ingredient. Hey man, I'm just trying to be
creative! Have a great day and enjoy your fluffy sugar!