Candy floss was invented by a dentist

By 1st October 2014 Boiled Sweets No Comments

A familiar sight at Nottingham’s goosefair and seaside towns candy floss remains hugely popular. Machine spun candy floss was actually invented by a dentist William Morrison and his friend John C Wharton back in 1897.

It was originally called fairy floss (a name still used by Australians) and now it is better known in America as Cotton candy, of course we know it as candy floss.

Candy floss is made by heating sugar which forms a liquid which is then spun at high speed. The liquid sugar then solidifies into slim strands sometimes known as ‘sugar glass’. There are similar delicacies in Persian and turkish cuisine called Pashmak and Pismaniye.

We have captured all the fun of the fair in our candy floss jelly beans, just one of the thirty-six exciting flavours at The Treat Kitchen.