Cotton Candy Fun Facts: Originally called “Fairy Floss”, the process of making Cotton Candy was invented by four men: Thomas Patton, Josef Delarose Lascaux, John C. Wharton, and William Morrison in 1899.
- In 1904, these two Nashville candy makers introduced their invention of how to make cotton candy to the St. Louis World’s Fair. Due to fair goers’ curiosity, these inventors sold approximately 68,655 boxes of cotton candy for 25 cents a box for a total of $17,163.75.
- July 31st and December 7th is National Cotton Candy Day.
- Sugar is the only ingredient in cotton candy.
- Cotton Candy is fat free.
- The only advancements to cotton candy over the years have been mass production and equipment upgrades.
- Fairy Floss and Spun Sugar started being called Cotton Candy in the 1920’s. But many places around the world still call Cotton Candy by other names.