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The exact history of cotton candy is uncertain, but the invention of machine-spun cotton candy is credited to William Morrison and John C. Wharton, who invented it in 1897 and introduced it under the name "Fairy Floss" at the 1904 World's Fair.

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Cotton candy is a form of spun sugar. According to the New York Times, the confection "is almost 99.999 percent sugar, with dashes of ...

www.nationalgeographic.com/people-and-culture/food/the-plate/2016/07/the-sticky-sweet-history-of-cotton-candy

Jul 15, 2016 ... This cotton candy vendor in Manila, Philippines, looks like the most ... According to Tim Richardson's Sweets: A History of Candy, it dates back ...

www.hudsonvalley.org/community/blogs/cotton-candy-toothy-history-classic-circus-treat

May 24, 2012 ... A dentist invented cotton candy. We swear we're not making that up. The year? 1897. The place? Nashville, Tennessee. Dentist William ...

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When you think of a carnival, what comes to mind? Dizzying rides? Fun, challenging games? What about that fluffy, sweet treat called cotton candy? If you 've ...

www.candyhistory.net/candy-origin/cotton-candy-history

Cotton candy is a popular food at carnivals, amusement parks, fairgrounds or circuses. Its fibrous texture makes it unique among sugar confectioneries.

www.cottoncandyexpress.com/history.html

History of Cotton Candy. Originally called “Fairy Floss”, the process of making Cotton Candy was invented by four men: Thomas Patton, Josef Delarose Lascaux, ...

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May 28, 2015 ... Cotton candy is basically sugar, air, and a touch of food coloring. ... per a New York state historical society (which for some reason decided to ...

priceonomics.com/how-a-dentist-popularized-cotton-candy

Sep 3, 2014 ... Cotton candy, in all of its colorful, puffy glory, is one of those timeless treats capable of evoking childhood with one disintegrating bite.

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The Invention of Cotton Candy. Cotton candy is a soft confection that look like a fluffy mass of cotton (but there is no cotton in cotton candy).