The history of candy-floss goes back to the 16th century, when, in Italy, it was a delicacy only for those at the very top of society.
This was because there was no known equipment to manufacture candy-floss at that time. All that changed in 1897 when William Morrison and John Wharton invented the candy-floss machine. Finally, candy-floss began to reach a greater number of people. In years to come, more and more machines were manufactured, and candy-floss became the dainty of choice at church fairs,[...]