Monday, September 10, 2007

A History Lesson on Cotton Candy

While most people refer to this tasty treat as cotton candy, it has many other names too. Over the course of time it has been referred to as spun sugar, fairy floss and candy floss. The diversity of its names is just as diverse as the stories behind its origins.

In the United States, the first references to this confection date to the early 1900’s. However, there are complicated recipes for it dating back to the mid-18th century in Europe. To learn more about the interesting history of cotton candy, please visit The Food Timeline website. Click on ‘cotton candy’ to get the whole story! Enjoy!

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