We are a cotton candy loving nation. What’s not to love, really? Cotton candy’s a big, bright, colorful ball of sugar served straight up on a stick. We love cotton candy so much that we’ve given it not one, but two national holidays. That’s double the chances for us to celebrate its existence and, of course, to eat bucket loads of this pillowy sugar miracle.
Cotton candy hasn’t changed a lot since it first exploded in popularity at the beginning of the 20th century, but that’s because it’s perfect just as it is. And, it’s mysterious. How sugar comes to become cotton candy will always feel more like a magic trick than cooking science. It makes one wonder. If you’ve ever wanted to answer your cotton candy questions, read on. We’ve got you covered.