Invented Cotton Candy?
called Fairy Floss, the process of making
Cotton Candy was invented by four men: Thomas Patton,
Josef Delarose Lascaux, John C. Wharton, and William
and Wharton were able to patent the first electric cotton
candy machine in 1899. This machine used centrifugal force
to spin and melt sugar through small holes. As the bowl
spun around, the melted sugar was forced through tiny
holes in the bowl. As soon as it hit the cool air, the
melted sugar formed a feathery candy. In 1904, these two
Nashville candy makers introduced their invention at the
St. Louis Worlds Fair. Due to fair goers
curiosity, they sold about 69 thousand boxes of cotton
candy for 25 cents each - making over $17,000.00, a lot of
money inn those days.
cotton candy is made.
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