Benefits of Investing in a Cotton Candy Machine for Your Kitchen

Benefits of Investing in a Cotton Candy Machine for Your Kitchen
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Whether you own a catering business or a more traditional restaurant, adding a cotton candy machine to your cooking arsenal can have a host of benefits. At Zanduco Restaurant Equipment & Supplies, we’ve done a little research and provided some interesting facts for you here about their origins and benefits.

How Did Cotton Candy Originate?

It might be surprising to learn that cotton candy has a rich history and has been served since renaissance times in Italy. Of course, back then, things were done a little differently and those that made the treat melted and spun cotton candy sugar manually, scooping it into thin strands. It was in 1897 when a dentist named Dr. William Morrison decided to market the product and teamed up with candymaker John C. Wharton, and since then it’s been a favorite at restaurants, picnics, fairgrounds, and other places all over the world. 

How Does Today’s Modern Cotton Candy Machine Work?

You’re probably wondering how making cotton candy went from manually pulling thin strands of sugar to the machines you see today at fairgrounds and other places. Today’s modern cotton candy machines, like the Omcan Cotton Candy Machine with Trolley from Zanduco Restaurant Equipment & Supplies, are made with a stainless-steel bowl designed to hold floss sugar powder or candy bits.

The bowl is then warmed and spun using a rotating motor designed to operate at high speeds. The heating component in the mechanism operates at a steady temperature to ensure quality control. Using a cone, the operator scoops out the sugar mesh that has collected inside the bowl and cotton candy machine enclosure.

Why is Making Cotton Candy Such a Great Idea? 

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a carnival owner, you run a movie theatre, or have a bakery, café, or bar, adding cotton candy to the menu can be a real treat. For example, catering companies and restaurants can fashion their own desserts made from cotton candy, such as:

  • Cream Soda
  • Cake Pops
  • Frozen Yogurt
  • Cupcakes
  • Martinis
  • Layer Cakes
  • & Many More!

A fun fact before you go...

Before you go, we wanted to let you know that around the world, cotton candy is actually referred to differently. Here are a few of the other names:

  • Old Ladies’ Hair (Greece)
  • Papa’s Beard (France)
  • Dragon’s Beard (China)
  • Sugar Spider (The Netherlands)
  • Candy Floss (England)

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