Quotidian Vistas from Antigua Guatemala — Ambulant Cotton Candy Vendor

Quotidian Vistas from Antigua Guatemala — Ambulant Cotton Candy Vendor BY RUDY GIRON

Here’s your illustrated Guatemalan Spanish word of the day: Algodones for cotton candy or candy floss or tooth floss or fairy floss.

To sweeten this post, here’s some English-language trivia about algodones.

Cotton candy (U.S., India, Canada), candy floss (UK, Pakistan, Ireland, New Zealand, India, South Africa, Canada), or tooth floss (South Africa), and Fairy Floss (Australia) is a form of spun sugar. According to the New York Times, the confection “is almost 99.999 percent sugar, with dashes of flavoring and food colouring. Source: Wikipedia.


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