Persian Pashmak

Ironically Sweet: A Dentist Invented the Cotton Candy Machine?

11.08.20 /

Did you know cotton candy as a whole has been around as early as 1400s? Bit of a fun fact for you, ready? In 1897, dentist (yes, the irony 😁) Dr. William Morrison and candy maker John Wharton invented machine-spun cotton candy which led them to introduce it to a wider audience at the 1904 World Fair as fairy floss.

Today, National Cotton Candy Day is celebrated every December 7th Persian Pashmak traditionally handspun sweet melt-in your-mouth goodness blends well with flavours such as saffron rose and pistachio a sneaky treat straight from the bag originating in Tabriz, Iran.

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Parya Zaghand

While I think of myself as an Aussie, I’m also proud as punch of my Iranian heritage. So much so, in 2013, I created a business built around the mouth-watering delicacies of Persia; bringing you flavours of the real Iran. I wanted to create a space at the table for the golden-petaled spice: Persian Saffron.