Often called Fairy Floss (Floss being sugar) cotton candy has become an American favorite ever since William Morrison and John C. Wharton who invented the cotton candy machine in 1899. It took off at the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904 and has been a part of every kind of American fair since then. The melt in your mouth, sticky candy on a cone remains one of America’s favorite treats even more than a hundred years later.
How to celebrate – Have some cotton candy. Get your own cotton candy machine. Go to a fair. (If you can find one)