Cotton #Candy is not just for kids. While most people enjoy the fluffy sugary treat, there is much about it that some people are not aware of. For instance, #Cotton candy dates back to 1897 when it was invented by William Morrison and John Warton. However, it was not launched for public consumption until 1904 when it was introduced at the World's Fair in St. Louis. At the time, it cost only 25 cents which was half the price of an admission ticket to the fair. National #Cotton Candy Day is celebrated every year on December 7. It brings back memories of when it first became popular so many years ago.

History of the treat

When the candy was first invented, it was called "fairy floss." In 1920, it was renamed to candy cotton.

It is still referred to as "old woman's hair" in Greece, India, and Israel. Even though it is a favorite for kids and adults as they walk around eating it at outdoor fairs and festivals, the sweet treat is so plentiful that you do not have to wait until the fair or caravan comes to town to enjoy the sweet treat. You can buy it from local grocery stores. Golden Corral has it own cotton candy machine. Often kids line up at the all-you-can-eat restaurant to get their own candy on a stick.

About cotton candy

The confectionery is actually a form of spun sugar that is mostly air. It is soft, light and fluffy. It is very sweet and can be pulled directly from the stick and eaten. When sold on a stick, it is approximately one ounce. There is no stick included when you buy it in bags from the grocery store.

A typical bag contains several servings.

There are only two ingredients needed to make the cotton candy. It is just sugar and food coloring. The different colors of the candy come when food coloring that is added as the machine spins to change the sugar from white to other colors. The most popular colors are blue and pink even though the flavors include blueberry, strawberry, lemonade, lime, grape, orange, and many others.

How to celebrate

Most people celebrate by eating cotton candy with their children. They post photos of them eating it on social media to let people know they are joining with others around the country who are also celebrating the sugary treat on its national day.

Eating the confectionery isn't something people want to eat every day. Most people like to eat it on special occasions. National Cotton Candy Day is a special occasion when people shouldn't feel guilty about eating it.

*Some of the facts in this article were used from a report by website Punch Bowl.