From’s 101Things To Do This Summer Newsletter — # 43 — Discover the 411 on Cotton Candy.

In a 1 oz. serving of cotton candy, there are approximately 105 calories, 26.3 grams of carbohydrates, and zero fat.

Originally called Fairy Floss, the process of making cotton candy was invented by four men–Thomas Patton, John C. Wharton, William Morrison and  Josef Delarose Lascaux. In 1899, Morrison and Wharton patented the first cotton candy machine.  This machine used centrifugal force to spin and melt sugar through its small holes. In 1904, these two candy makers introduced cotton candy to the St. Louis World’s Fair. They sold approximately 68,655 boxes of cotton candy at 25 cents a box.

This little bit of information can be turned into a nutritional lesson, a science lesson, a math lesson, an economics lesson, a history lesson and more! This information was garnered from

Cotton candy–a fun summer lesson.  And fun learning is forever learning!

Ann Simpson

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