Take a step back in time to the good ole’ days of summer or the last time you visited an amusement park or county fair with delicious cotton candy. Cotton candy has been around for hundreds of years, but first became popular at the 1904 World’s Fair in Saint Louis. Machines to create cotton candy were first invented in 1897 and then in 1921, ironically by two different dentists. Today’s dentists would not have approved of such an invention! Cotton candy became even more popular in the 1970s when an automated machine was created which produced and packaged the product.
Today the candy can be bought fresh at local amusement parks and fairs, and also ordered online through candy suppliers. One of the most popular national brands is Fluffy Stuff, which is manufactured by the Tootsie Roll company. Fluffy Stuff is per-packaged cotton candy which allows it to be shipped and stored at home.