National Cotton Candy Day is celebrated on December 7th and celebrates one of the most beloved children’s treats. Even adults do not mind treating themselves to sweets and remember how they walked in the park at the very beginning of life and asked their parents to buy cotton candy melting in their mouths! Admit it, you wanted to go to places where it is sold?
Surprisingly, cotton candy was invented by a dentist and a cook! William Morrison and Tennessee Worth created a machine for the production of treats in 1897, which they patented. This machine allowed for the mass production of cotton candy that we know today. Prior to this, sugar was melted and formed into nests, but it did not look much like modern cotton candy. In the 15th century, a spinning machine was used to make thin strands of sugar. In Europe, sand was expensive, so it was not popular among the population.
- Australians call cotton candy “magic”.
- Since the 3rd century, unusual candies have been created in China called “dragon beard”. They consist of sugar threads and have a filling.
- Some states use maple syrup instead of sugar.
- Various syrups are often used to add a pleasant taste and smell to the delicacy.
- Traditionally, cotton candy was sold in parks, fairs, and carnivals.
How to take part
On National Cotton Candy Day, be sure to go out and enjoy some cotton candy! Treat a child, a friend, or a passer-by. Learn a little more about its history from historical literature. Spread the word and let others know about this special day.
When is National Cotton Candy Day celebrated in 2023?
National Cotton Candy Day is observed on December 7 each year.