The Dictionary of American Food and
Drink states that cotton candy first appeared in 1900 at the Ringling Bros.
Circus and that Thomas Patton received a patent for the cotton candy machine
Cotton candy is made from 100% sugar.
The sugar is first melted to a liquid. The cotton candy machine spins the
liquid sugar and forces the liquid through tiny holes. When the sugar pass
through the tiny holes it is shaped and cooled and becomes a solid again.
The center of the cotton candy candy machine soon becomes filled with tasty
sugar threads, which are collected and served on a stick or a cone.
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