Dragon’s beard candy (or Chinese cotton candy) is a handmade traditional art of China. It is also a traditional Chinese sweet similar to spun sugar, which can be found in many Chinese communities. Dragon’s Beard Candy was initially created in China, but soon spread in popularity and became a regional delicacy in other parts of East Asia, as well as (and more recently) Canada, Singapore, the United States, Taiwan, Macau, and Japan. Dragon’s Beard Candy was a highly prized sweet within the Korean royal court as well.
Dragon’s beard candy has been described as an old-fashioned candy characterized by a “rich, sweet flavor” with a threaded, chewy texture. Its appearance resembles that of a white cocoon or pillow shape. It has a high sugar content (19%), and 2% saturated fat content. By comparison, cotton candy is fat free with a very high sugarcontent (94%). Dragon’s beard candy has a very short shelf life. It is highly sensitive to moisture, and tends to melt when exposed to higher temperatures, notably during warm weather.
Approximately 100 pax/hour