Fun Foods

  • Cotton Candy

    Floss Boss® Floss Machine w/Non-Metallic Pan is the most dependable Cotton Candy machine in the industry. Solid state heat control, high capacity spinner head and cool running operation makes it easy. This full size entry level Cotton Candy machine is perfect for most applications, parties, small carnivals ect. Producing two serving per minute, it is a small machie that gets things done in a big way. It is easy to operate and plug in anywhere. Electrical: 120v, 1080 w.

    Supply Kit Includes: (100) Floss Cones, (1) container of Floss Sugar (your choice of flavor). Kit will make 75-100 Cones.

    Extra Supply Kits will include :(100) Floss Cones, (1) container of Floss Sugar (your choice of flavor).

    Cotton Candy History:

    Originally called “Fairy Floss”, the process of making Cotton Candy was invented by four men: Thomas Patton, Josef Delarose Lascaux, John C. Wharton, and William Morrison. In 1899, Morrison and Wharton were able to patent the first electric cotton candy machine, which used centrifugal force to spin and melt sugar through small holes. In 1904, these two Nashville candy makers introduced their invention of how to make cotton candy to the St. Louis World’s Fair. Due to fair goers’ curiosity, these inventors sold approximately 68,655 boxes of cotton candy for 25 cents a box for a total of $17,163.75.

    In 1900, Patton obtained a patent for his invention of making cotton candy. Using a gas-fired rotating plate to spin caramelizing sugar, he was able to form threads of cotton candy with a fork. In addition, he introduced his invention to the public at the Ringley Bros. Circus. Boy was it a hit! Even though he never received a patent, dentist Josef Lascaux introduced this popular candy to his Louisiana dental office.

    About 50 years later, in 1949, Gold Medal Products launched a cotton candy machine that had a spring base. Like any other invention, this cotton candy maker was more dependable than the past machines due to the help of new knowledge on how to create a better machine. From here own, cotton candy has been a hit and still is today. Whether you have tried this tasty treat at a local fair, circus, or from a school fund raising event, we hope that the next time you enjoy this delicious candy you will think about the interesting history of such an enjoyable food.

  • Shave Ice & Sno-Kone

    Sno King Sno-Kone® Machine is virtually indestructible under use in the most adverse circumstances or environment. For safety you must have one hand on the motor switch and the other pulls the pusher handle down to engage the spinning shaver head. Easy to clean. The best new shaver in a decade features LLDPE 1/4" thick cabinet, 1/4 horse power, 1725 RPM motor. Processes 300 lbs of ice per hour. Lightweight, easy to use and safe to operate. A must for your fundraiser or kids party. Turns ice cubes into very fine snow.

    Electrical: 120v, 785w

    Supply Kit Includes: (50) Sno-Kone cups, (2) quarts of syrup with pour spouts. Kit will make 50 cones.

    Extra Supply Kits will include: (50) Sno-Kone cups, (2) quarts of syrup with pour spouts

    Snow Cone History:

    Snow cones are a variation of the shaved ice dessert commonly served throughout North America in paper cones or foam cups. The dessert consists of ice shavings that are topped with flavored sugar syrup. Depending on the region of the continent, the terms "snowball" and "snow cone" may refer to different things where the distinction is made, the former refers to a dessert made of finely shaved ice ("like soft fresh snow"), while the latter contains ice that is coarser and more granular ("crunchy").

    In the 1850s the American Industrial Revolution made ice commercially available. Ice houses in New York would commonly sell ice to places like Florida. To transport the ice to Florida, the ice houses would send a wagon with a huge block of ice south. The route to Florida would pass right through Baltimore. In Baltimore, children would run up to the wagon and ask for a small scraping of ice. Before long, mothers started to make flavoring in anticipation of their child receiving some ice. The first flavor these mothers made was a current Baltimore favorite: egg custard. Egg custard was an easy flavor to make as all that was in it was eggs, vanilla and sugar.

    By the 1870s, the snowball's popularity had risen to the degree that in the warm summer months, theaters would sell snowballs to keep their patrons cool. Because of this association with the theater, snowballs were thought of as an upper-class commodity. Signs in theaters instructing patrons to finish their snowballs before coming in to the second act are the earliest tangible evidence of snowballs. In the theaters in Baltimore during the time hand shavers were used to shave the ice. Around the city, snowballs were served on newspaper, but in the classy theaters, butchers' boats were used. In the 1890s, many people started to invent easier ways for snowballs to be made. In that decade, six patents for electric ice shavers were filed. During the Great Depression and World War II snowballs came to be available outside of Baltimore. As snowballs were so cheap, they were one of the few treats that people could afford. This inexpensiveness earned snowballs the nicknames "Hard Times Sundae" and "Penny Sundae". People in need of a job would sell snowballs as it required little overhead. The treat became more popular during World War II, when all available ice cream was sent to soldiers, creating a need for an icy treat. This new found lack of competition helped snowballs became popular across the country.

  • Popcorn

    60 Special, 6 oz. This 6-oz. popcorn machine features a stainless steel kettle for fast warm up and consecutive three-minute popping cycles. It also has a heavy-duty kettle drive motor, tempered glass, and a strip heater corn freshener under the deck of the popper

    • 6 oz. stainless steel Uni-maxx®/EZ Kleen Kettle
    • Lighted cabinet interior
    • Heated popcorn deck keeps popcorn fresh
    • Powder coated dome and base
    • Dual swing out acrylic doors lift off for cleaning
    • Heavy Duty Stir Motor

    Make a statement at your corporate party of private gathering with this festive popper. Popper produces approximately 75 servings per hour. Great for Parties.

    Electrical: 120v, 920w

    Supply Kit Includes: (10) 6-oz popcorn seed and flavoring packets (makes 75-100 servings), and (100) 1-oz popcorn bags.

    Extra Supply Kits will include: (10) 6-oz popcorn seed and flavoring packets (makes 75-100 servings), and (100) 1-oz popcorn bags.

    Popcorn History:

    Popcorn, also known as popping corn, is a type of corn (maize, Zea mays var. everta) that expands from the kernel and puffs up when heated. Corn is able to pop because, like amaranth grain, sorghum, quinoa and millet, its kernels have a hard moisture-sealed hull and a dense starchy interior. This allows pressure to build inside the kernel until an explosive "pop" results. Some strains of corn are now cultivated specifically as popping corns.

    There are many techniques for popping corn. Commercial large-scale popcorn machines were invented by Charles Cretors in the late 19th century. Many types of small-scale home methods for popping corn also exist, along with prepackaged popcorn. Depending on how it is prepared and cooked, some consider it to be a health food while others caution against it for a variety of reasons. Popcorn can also have non-food applications, ranging from holiday decorations to packaging materials. Popcorn was first discovered thousands of years ago by the Guatemalans. It is one of the oldest forms of corn: evidence of popcorn from 3600 BCE was found in New Mexico and even earlier evidence dating to perhaps as early as 4700 BCE was found in Peru. Some popcorn has been found in early 1900s to be a purple color.

    The English who came to America in the 16th and 17th centuries learned about popcorn from the Native Americans. During the Great Depression, popcorn was comparatively cheap at 5–10 cents a bag and became popular. Thus, while other businesses failed, the popcorn business thrived and became a source of income for many struggling farmers. During World War II, sugar rations diminished candy production, causing Americans to eat three times as much popcorn as they had before. At least six localities (all in the Midwestern United States) claim to be the "Popcorn Capital of the World": Ridgway, Illinois; Valparaiso, Indiana; Van Buren, Indiana; Schaller, Iowa; Marion, Ohio; and North Loup, Nebraska. According to the USDA, most of the corn used for popcorn production is specifically planted for this purpose; most is grown in Nebraska and Indiana, with increasing area in Texas.

    As the result of an elementary school project, popcorn became the official state snack food of Illinois.