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 Morrison.
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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