National Cotton Candy Day:
Celebrated on December 7th every year. : The day is for the Cotton Candy delight that is with us since 19th century.
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Why Cotton Candy Day?
The day is for the Cotton Candy delight that is with us since 19th century. Otherwise called as fairy floss, it is the form of molten sugar that is solidified in the air and collected using the spinning process. Being termed as floss sugar in the United States, the original color is white. However, two flavors namely blue raspberry and pink vanilla are very famous in the country.
Apart from this, purple color cotton candy is also quite famous. Not only in the United States, but also popular in countries like Canada, Turkey, Australia, India, Bangladesh, Chinese and Persian cuisines being denoted with different names.
How we can Celebrate National Cotton Candy Day:
Slurp a Cotton Candy and enjoy this day. If you are good at preparing Cotton candies, take a video and share it using this hashtag #CottonCandyDay on the social media. I have seen so many such videos being floating in the internet, hope you all too. Post any such videos and credit the maker using the same hashtag. In some countries, cotton Candies are made with different names.
Interesting Facts About Cotton Candy Day:
- After around five decades, that is about 1970’s; the automated machines were invented eventually making the cotton candies less expensive and easily producible. After this, it evolved so many changes and lighter versions of automated machines were launched.
- Recently, vending machines that automatically produce Cotton Candies were launched by Taiwan.
- In France it is called as “Barbe a papa” meaning “dad’s beard”.
- In countries like United Kingdom, Sri Lanka, New Zealand it is called as “Candy Floss”. In Australia, cotton candies are sold in the name of “Fairy Floss”. Likewise, In India, it is called as sohan papdi,panchumittai and pootharekulu.ln Iran, Turkey, china and Korea, it is called as pashmak, pi§maniye,dragon’s-beard candy and honey skein kkul-tarae respectively.
- Generally, it is served at festivals, carnivals, parks and circuses.
- Some researches claims that cotton candy was originated in Europe continent during the 19th century. However, it was also reported that spun sugar was originated in Italy by 15th century itself. The earlier versions of candies were very expensive due to labor cost. Therefore, not applicable for the middle class families.
- The first ever machine spun candies were invented by the then famous confectioner John C.Wharton and William Morrison, a dentist in the year 1897.
- It was made available in stores by the year 1904 in the name of “Fairy Floss”. Each candy was sold for around 25 cents. Approximately more than 68000 candies were sold on the launched day itself making it a big hit.
- Later in the year 1921, a dentist named Joseph Lascaux invented another machine similar to that of machine-spun and licensed the patent in the name of “Cotton Candy”. After introduced as cotton candy, the previous name “fairy floss” became gradually not in use.
History of Cotton Candy Day:
The United States proclaimed December 7 as National Cotton Candy Day. Other relevant information is not found within the research.