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2006 Comments[edit]

The part of Pure Fun sounds like an advertisement. I thought this was an encyclopedia, not a market. Perhaps it could be toned down, but maybe it should just be eliminated all together.

W0w00r 17:34, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

I agree. I'll remove it now, despite lacking skills mostly. If anyone thinks it has a place in the article, and isn't vandalism, I apologise. --212.139.7.179 20:46, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

The page doesn't really have an encyclopedic tone to it. A little too "cotton candy is wonderful" feel. If no one objects, I'll tone it down in a couple days. Pnkrockr 20:22, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

I have done some cleaning and rearranging of the sections - they seemed too informal and out of "common-sense" sequence. -drewson99, 9/28/06

What fair was cotton candy introduced at? When was it introduced? -- Bozoid 13:22, 30 September 2006 (UTC)

diet versus non-diet[edit]

See diff. Most non-diet drinks are full of sugar. You must be confused, perhaps with diet drinks. Diet drinks are drinks containing less sugar than a non-diet ("regular") equivalent. Shinobu 11:42, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

Warm when dissolved[edit]

Is anyone else familiar with the warming sensation that occurs when cotton candy melts? Not just fresh floss, but bagged floss from candy isle does this too. Would any fine, quick-dissolving solute (like cotton candy) increase temperature when exposed to a solvent (like saliva), or is this just a sensory illusion exclusive to cotton candy? Durty Willy 20:56, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

I don't know about the warming sensation you speak of, but any exothermic reaction will result in the release of heat and the warming therefore of the solution the reaction is occuring in. Obviously depending on the amount of heat released and the length of time involved, this may or may not result in a temperature difference perceivable by the tongue. For more info you should check out the reference desk as the talk page is for ways to improve the article, not discussing the subject of the article Nil Einne 13:35, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

99% of the time, dissolution is endothermic, so if anything, your tongue should feel colder. But I do get that warming sensation as well. Savager (talk) 14:00, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

It doesn't of course matter what happens '99%' of the time. According to [1] amorphous sugar does have an exothermic dissolution in water. Given that candy floss is 99% amorphous [2], it makes sense that it's dissolution is exothermic. Highlighting the falacy of worrying about what happens '99%' of the time Nil Einne (talk) 10:17, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

the crystal sugar probably 'needs' more water, the 'water of crystalisation' 79.76.231.249 (talk) 10:42, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Goeey and sticky[edit]

i have to ask why does cotton candy later get gooey and sticky like juice

Easy - it's absorbing moisture in the air. Savager (talk) 14:00, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

Can we have some more colours please[edit]

preferably linked--Mongreilf 16:57, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, I don't have a link for you. I Googled "cotton candy images" trying to find other colors, but all I saw were the typical blue, pink, a purple shade that is probably both the blue and pink mixed together, and uncolored. That said, a few weeks ago I was looking at the web site of a company that sells the machines and they also sell just about every color and flavor you could think of, but I don't have a link to cite.Etamni (talk) 05:34, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Health concerns[edit]

Although I'm sure it's pure evil, there's no evidence given that Tartrazine is the food coloring used in cotton candy. There are surely many manufacturers of cotton candy who use a wide variety of colorings. The source given says nothing about cotton candy, it just talks about Tartrazine, so I'm removing the section as irrelevant to this article. – jaksmata 19:03, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

WHY YOU NEED MORE USEFUL INFORMATION[edit]

you need more info on cotton candy for people who are doing reports or speeches on it or something —Preceding unsigned comment added by 142.46.6.50 (talk) 19:44, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

I feel quite safe in saying that Wikipedia is not your cheat sheet. 76.166.158.55 (talk) 08:29, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Why is the french name of this candy in the list?[edit]

I understand to have different English names, since this is the English Wikipedia. Why should we have the French name for Cotton candy? 80.101.187.6 (talk) 11:49, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

I can't think of a reason. Well, not a good one anyway. And whoever added it messed up the punctuation too. At the risk of death by choking on a giant frog, I'll go ahead and remove it. //Carl T (talk) 13:31, 6 August 2009 (UTC)
Or I would have. Jaksmata beat me to it. Carl T (talk) 13:32, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

Dubious[edit]

"A typical serving contains approximately 100 calories" is in the lead of the article; how much is a typical serving? This is rather important, especially because the amount can be worked out, given the number of calories and nutritional information. 79.71.113.135 (talk) 17:46, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Given that a tablespoon of sugar are 16 calories (ignoring the fact that is heated sugar), maybe 6 tablespoons of sugar could make a cottom candy the size of a carnival balloon, of course that doesnt help much, so i suggest delete that part until is resolved. Maijc (talk) 16:56, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

Quite yummy overall?[edit]

Resolved

I agree it probably is, but somehow that statement doesn't really feel very encyclopedic... 65.78.144.189 (talk) 08:44, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

The phrase has been removed.... it was vandalism that went unnoticed for several days, unfortunately. Thanks for pointing it out! Sailsbystars (talk) 12:43, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

Usages among English variants[edit]

I live in Canada, and Cotton Candy as the terminology is quite popular. However, the British usage Candyfloss is also popular in Canada as well so I have revised that. 24.36.227.5 (talk) 20:20, 13 December 2011 (UTC)Galati

Images replaced[edit]

I replaced File:Cotton candy shop.JPG and File:Cotton candy.JPG (which is just cropped from the first one). The unfortunate circumstances of the photograph make it look like the vendor has a cotton candy head, so it's not the best picture to include in the article. howcheng {chat} 02:18, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

Place of origin[edit]

Why does the infobox directly contradict the text of the article? The infobox states the place of origin as the United States, whilst the text of the article clearly states records of the foodstuff in Europe in the 18th century (likely before the United States even existed). Neither mechanising, nor popularising, a food are the same as originating it. Therefore if it existed in Europe already then it cannot have originated in the United States, and William Morrison and John C. Wharton were two centuries too late to be listed as the creators. Foolish Child (talk) 04:58, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

Agreed I'm confused by this too. If something is popular (or at least known) in Europe then how can it be invented in the US the following century? O.o Did an American invent timetravel after all? :-D 114.35.25.165 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 16:30, 9 November 2013 (UTC)
Perhaps this has simply been corrected since the prior comments were written, but I think the point was that Morrison and Wharton invented a more modern machine for making cotton candy, not to credit them with inventing the product itself. Etamni (talk) 05:29, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Brisbane (Australia) Family claims to have invented coloured Fairy Floss[edit]

This article dated the 12th of August 2013 documents how an Australian Family who sell fairy floss at the Brisbane RNA Exhibition (Ekka) claim to have invented the colouring process for fairy floss.

The article is titled "Ekka 2013: Pinks spin a colourful fairy floss tale." link is here --> http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/good-food/food-news/ekka-2013-pinks-spin-a-colourful-fairy-floss-tale-20130812-2rqxw.html

Both 'Pink' and 'Brown' are family names when used in the article.

Timelord2067 (talk) 02:28, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

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