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Myth: Health and safety brings candyfloss to a sticky end

July 2010

The reality

Come the summer sun and what tops off a great day out better than good, oldfashioned candyfloss?

But if you believe some newspaper headlines this beloved sweet treat is under threat – because of the dangers posed by the stick it is spun around.

The truth is that there are no health and safety laws banning candyfloss on a stick.

Is the traditional form of this sweet disappearing because it is easier to mass produce and store it in plastic bags? Who knows, but it certainly isn't health and safety leaving anyone with a bad taste in their mouth.

Updated 2020-07-16