Did You Know Cotton Candy Was Invented in Tennessee?

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Did you know? Cotton candy, the most essential of fair foods, and the machine that makes it were both invented right here in Tennessee back in the 1890s. A Nashville dentist (yes, you read that right) and a candymaker teamed up to concoct what they originally called “fairy floss.”

The Electric Candy Machine Company, also of Nashville, bought the patent and launched cotton candy to international success during the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, where millions of visitors from around the world could fall in love with this sweet treat.

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