Candy Floss

The best loved sweets eaten at fairs is candy floss. A magical sugary cloud on a stick. Candy floss is made in many colours, most often in pink. It is not easy to eat it and not get sticky all over or perhaps get it on someone else in the fairground crowd.

It is made in a typical machine by melting sugar which is then squeezed through tiny holes, creating thin floss that cool and harden fast. The floss is spun on a stick, usually before the very eyes of curious children and the grown-ups alike.


It may seem that candy floss was first made on a Serbian funfair, but it is actually an American invention! In 1899 Americans, John C. Wharton and William Morrison invented a machine that spins this incredible candy.