Twists on an Old Favorite
Spun sugar has been a treat around the world for centuries. But it wasn't until a dentist — of all people — named Dr. William Morrison and confectioner John C. Wharton invented a machine in 1897 that brought cotton candy as we know it to the masses at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904. It was initially known as "fairy floss," but another dentist — of all people — Dr. Josef Lascaux, popularized the name "cotton candy." A mainstay at county fairs, where food on a stick reigns, cotton candy has come a long way. Here are some of the craziest culinary twists on this old favorite.