Sunday, 25 September 2016
Saltaire Festival 2016 - The longest queues in Roberts Park seemed to be for the candy floss, though maybe that simply reflected the time it takes to twirl one huge ball of the floss on a stick. It is really like magic watching it grow, caught from little wisps of what look like smoke (but are in fact sugar candy) being blown from a machine. It is variously called cotton candy, papa's beard, dragon's beard or fairy floss. In Britain it is generally known as candy floss but the trade name for this seller was Fairy Floss - and it came complete with sparkly sprinkles if you really wanted the extra bling. It's a long time since I tasted any. My vague recollection is that it is a bit like sucking on shards of glass until it softens in your mouth!