Few People Know That New Orleans Is The Birthplace Of Cotton Candy, The Sweet Treat From Your Childhood

New Orleans has invented so many dishes, it’s hard to keep track. Sure, everyone knows about Oysters Rockefeller, Bananas Foster, and Po’boys, but did you know that the iconic spun sugar you grew up snacking on as a kid was invented right here in the Crescent City? Well, kind of. It’s a little more complicated than that, so read on to learn the history of this childhood treat.

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