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… Dentist and cook! Their joint work gave the world a machine for the production of treats. William Morrison graduated as a dentist in 1890, but instead of staying away from sugar, he began to work with it. The man studied the creation of sugar strands, but the work took a lot of time, automation was needed.
William soon met Tennessee Worth. They thought about the prototype of the device and managed to create it in 1897. The machine has been patented. It took several decades for people to consume edible cotton wool everywhere! Of course, sugar was melted and formed into some kind of nests before, but this did not look much like a modern dessert. In the 15th century, there was a spinning machine that made thin strands of sugar. In Europe, sand cost a lot of money, so it did not cause popularity among the population.
- Australians call cotton wool “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 wool was sold in parks, fairs, carnivals.
How to celebrate
On National Day, be sure to go for cotton candy! Treat a child, a friend, a passer-by. Learn a little more about her history from the historical literature. Tell people about the holiday.
When is National Cotton Candy Day celebrated in 2022?
National Cotton Candy Day is observed on December 7 each year.