How a Dentist Popularized Cotton Candy


Cotton candy’s earliest origins date back to 15th century Italy.

Here, in specialty bakeries off cobblestoned streets, sugar syrup would be boiled in a pan and “flicked out” with forks to create decorative, wispy strands.

Due to the laborious process and the high price of its only ingredient, this “spun sugar” was only produced in small quantities, exclusively for the uber-wealthy.

via How a Dentist Popularized Cotton Candy.

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