The Origin of Cotton Candy

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Candy Fun Facts | 0 comments

The Origin of Cotton Candy

Believe it or not, one of the most sugary things you could possibly eat, was invented in part by a dentist. Although William James Morrison wasn’t only a dentist, he was also a lawyer and a Nashville author from the late 19th century. R

egardless of any other achievements he may have, he will surely be mostly remembered from helping invent cotton candy. In 1897 Will Morrison and a fellow Nashville candy maker created and patented an “electric candy machine”. This machine at the time made something called ‘Fairy Floss’. This is what we now know today as Cotton Candy. It was brought to public consumption in 1904 and instantly became a giant success.

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