It’s National Cotton Candy Day!

The day falls on December 7th!

Also known as fairy or sugar floss, the sweet treat found at fairs and carnivals usually brings back nostalgic memories for many. Here’s a little history…spun sugar was first recorded in Europe in the 18th century. At first it was labor intensive as well as expensive but, in 1897, a dentist and a confectioner invented machine-spun cotton candy. It was introduced at the 1904 world’s fair as fairy floss where over 68,000 boxes sold for 25¢ a box.