Why does cotton candy melt in my mouth?

When a candy maker and a dentist teamed up to invent a new kind of treat in 1899, they dubbed it “fairy floss” for a reason: As soon as their fluffy confection hit the mouth, it seemed to magically disappear like a fairy in the forest. Thirty years later, fairy floss became known by its more popular name, cotton candy, but its magical properties remained. The secret lies in the recipe. Cotton candy is made of sugar heated – or caramelized – in a special machine, colored by food coloring, and spun at high speeds into thin strands. Despite its fluffy appearance, cotton candy is still basically sugar. And like sugar, it dissolves in water – in this case, the saliva in your mouth.


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