National Cotton Candy Day has been celebrated annually on December 7th. Reminisce your childhood days and the circus visits or the carnivals that had brought you cotton candy. It melts within seconds and gives a wonderful delight to the ones who eat it. Cotton candy would still stand out among all sorts of people. It can never be an outdated candy as it is loved by children to adult. Although it exists only for a few seconds in the mouth, it still occupied a bigger space in our heart. It is indeed must to mark a day on the calendar and celebrate this lovable soft fluffy confectionary. National Cotton Candy Day wouldn’t get complete without filling your mouth with this candy floss.
“Candy is childhood, the best and bright moments you wish could have lasted forever.” – Dylan Lauren
History of National Cotton Candy Day
The year in which the National Cotton Candy Day was first celebrated is unknown. Cotton Candy was thought to be originated during the 19th century in Europe. Dentist William Morrison and confectioner John C. Warton were credited with the invented cotton candy in 1897. They hadn’t debuted it to the public until the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. Cotton Candy was an instant success and they had sold for 25 cents. It was half the cost of the admission to the event and people had bought over 68,000 boxes. During those times, cotton candy was an expensive, labour-intensive and endeavour which was not generally available to the average person, unlike today’s machine-made cotton candy.
Cotton candy is also called in other names like candy floss, candyfloss, fairy floss which is a form of spun sugar. It is and was a favourite treat for the young and old at the circus, carnivals, and fairs. It is often sold in sticks and in bags containing several servings. In the 1970s, automatic cotton the candy machine was invented. It made cotton candy to be packaged in a bag. From then on, it had hit the stores. It is prepared by heating and liquefying the sugar and spinning it out through the minute holes. It gets re-solidifies in minutely thin strands of sugar glass. The final cotton candy contains mostly air. To change the natural white colour food colouring can be used. There are numerous flavourings available that change its taste.
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How to Celebrate National Cotton Candy Day
The best way to celebrate the National Cotton Candy Day is to fill up your mouth with puffs of cotton candy. Get to know more about the cotton candy and how it is made. Treat your children with the soft fluffy fairy floss by taking them to the carnival or circus. Call your friends for a party, serve them some good food and give them this softer confectionary finally. Share your celebration with the cotton candy pictures on social media using the hashtag #CottonCandyDay.