December's round-up celebrates the spun sugar treat that delights candy fans of all ages: Cotton Candy! National Cotton Candy Day is celebrated each year on December 7!
When was cotton candy invented?
In 1897, the spun-sugar came to be when American confectioner John C. Wharton and a dentist friend of his ― William Morrison (hmmm), created a machine to make cotton candy. It was presented at the 1904 World’s Fair. Since then, it has become incredibly popular all around the world. Cotton candy was originally called fairy floss because is was made from Floss (or Flossine) sugar.
To celebrate this cloud of utter delight, we're rounded up some fun things for cotton-candy loving kids!
Happiness Tastes Like Cotton Candy
Discover what your emotions might taste like with this 8x8 storybook that’s inspired by all of your favourite Crayola colours! $6.99 at Chapters-Indigo.
Cotton Candy Mouse Ornament
This adorable white felt mouse ornament inspired by cotton candy will make the perfect addition to any tree! $14.95 at Juxtapose Home.
Oosh Cotton Candy Cuties Series 2
This scented, squishy fun slime comes in four awesome colours and stretches over 3000% in size. Each pop contains also a surprise Cutie inside! $14.99 at Toys R Us.
Gold Scented Cotton Candy Charm
Get your nose ready … this Gold Scented Cotton Candy charm is pink perfection and smells just like the real thing! $6.99 at Mastermind Toys.
Squishables Mini Squishable Cotton Candy Bunny
Hey there, Sweetie! What's up, Honey? How's it going, Sugar? If you find yourself unable to stop using sucrose-themed terms of endearment, consider the possibility that the item of your affection might be a Cotton Candy Bunny. $24.95 at Chapters-Indigo.
Cotton Candy Modelling Dough
A delicate, sugar-sweet scent. Pastel blue dough. Handcrafted in Canada. Made from 100% non-toxic ingredients. $7.00 at Dough Parlour.
Cotton Candy Stud Earrings
These stud earrings are made from white reclaimed plastic, engraved and laser cut. Blue, pink and beige paintfill. Post and clutch are in stainless steel; perfect for sensitive ears. $10.00 at Etsy Canada.
Cotton Candy Scratch & Sniff Stickers
Kids can never have too many stickers! These include 2 sheets of cotton candy scented acid-free stickers. $2.95 at Chapters-Indigo.
Retro Hard Candy Cotton Candy Maker
This machine instantly transforms your favourite hard candies into a delicious and fluffy, melt-in-your mouth treat. $44.99 at Bed Bath and Beyond.
Fluffy Stuff Cotton Candy Lip Balm
A lip balm stick in a sweet cotton candy flavour. So sweet and delicious, it will remind you of the fluffy stuff. $3.99 at Toys R Us.
If you're looking to support a local business, the Candy Champ in Toronto sells Fresh Gourmet Cotton Candy online. Gift cards are also available. The company is currently offering contact-less delivery during COVID-19.
Butter Cloudz Cotton Candy Scented Slime
This cotton candy-scented slime is perfect for stretching and manipulating. It comes ready-made in a resealable container. $22.99 at Michaels Canada.
Happy Cotton Candy day!