The Straight Dope?: Cotton Candy

A. Vine avine at ENG.SUN.COM
Mon Feb 7 19:07:51 UTC 2000

Bruce Dykes wrote:
> SDSTAFF Songbird replies:
> They proudly took their "Fairy Floss" to the 1904 Louisiana Purchase
> Exposition (otherwise known as the St. Louis World's Fair) and sold the
> product in chipped-wood boxes. Though they sold each box for a whopping 25
> cents (half of the fair admission price), they sold 68,655 boxes. (That same
> fair also introduced the world's first ice-cream cone.)

Take heart, Barry!  They didn't say "first iced tea vendors and first hot dog".

More information about the Ads-l mailing list