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Benporium Traditional Candy Floss is always a treat as it has for generations ever since it was introduced in 1904 by William Morrison and John C. Wharton, at the St. Louis World's Fair.

Since then candy floss has found itself associated with the circus, fairgrounds and seaside resorts in more recent times more often than not found in pre-packed plastic bags. Sadly the shelf life is short which is why you rarely if ever find it on supermarket shelves.

Benporium cares about candy floss having conceived and developed the award winning Candy Fleece® inspired by the sheep of Wales making is the first branded candy floss in Wales and the UK as far as we are aware. It also comes with its own unique story

Ask anybody who knows about candy floss and they will tell you it's at its very best when freshly spun and also OK if in a suitable air tight container but should ideally even then be eaten within 24 of hours. Generally its all gone in minutes so its not a problem in the hands of an eight year old.


From the start Benporium has offered traditional candy floss in Wales offering it in the original way on a stick and the now the much more friendly paper cone a range of flavours to be enjoyed in a pure self indulgence or more commonly shared with family and friends. To keep things as close to tradition only specialist American imported machines are used from the country that invented spun sugar on a stick. It is also rare not to see a cameras regularly appear at the candy floss cart whenever it appears at events across mid and south Wales and beyond the Welsh borders. Benporium uses a traditional purpose built period spoked wheeled canopied cart and dressed operator. The cart allows for the production of candy floss and popcorn to be viewed safely from behind clear screens which is an important part of the magic more so when having a stick of candy floss individually individually spun made just for you. Benporium has kept the tradition of making it fresh and offering it in the traditional manner on a stick (also paper cone) which permits it to be freely shared amongst friend and family and it is rare that a snap is not taken of a happy recipient clutching a giant head of freshly made traditional fluffy candy floss. People however seem less keen to take snaps of plastic bags. There is no age limit while youngsters enjoy it older generations do as well as the nostalgia often kicks in and recalls happy memories. It remains a totally magical experience in feel so soft to the touch it dissolves quickly in the mouth making it almost unique in confectionery.

Benporium has been offering Candy Fleece® and Candy Floss across mid and south Wales and along with the Welsh Borders at Food Festivals, events weddings, family celebrations and private functions for the last 7 years along with a wide range of events. These include : The Royal Welsh Show - National Botanical Garden of Wales - Victorian Festival Landrindod Wells - The centre for Alternative Technology - Machynlleth Comedy Festival-The Big Cwtch Music Festival - Llandovery Sheep Festival - Mach Cadw's Abergavenny Castle, Raglan Castle and Caerphilly Castle - The National Museum of Wales, St Fagans - National Trust properties Powis Castle, Berrington Hall, Croft Castle and Newton House - Armed Forces Day Cardiff - Aberwyswyth University along with specialist food festivals such as Ludlow, Abergavenny, Goresinon, St Fagans, Lampeter and Cowbridge and no less important events, shows, fetes, carnivals and weddings.


If your planning an event and your seeking traditionally freshly made and spun Candy Floss or feel that Benporium's exclusive award winning Candy Fleece would be something you'd like at your event do feel free to contact Benporium.

Sometimes a candy floss machine balanced on a trestle table or small pink cart supported on pram wheels doesn't quite give that traditional touch of being special. So to overcome this problem Benporium has its own traditional purpose built event cart to add that extra touch of magic to your event be it a wedding, party, family gathering, promotion or cooperate function. The cart's white colour allows it to fit in with any colour scheme


Benporium created it's very own Great Taste award winning Welsh version and the only branded candy floss in the UK and Candy Fleece® being original as looks and feels like real sheep's fleece which comes with its own unique story and is totally exclusive to Benporium which contains no “E” numbers. It has been described as the best fleece you can eat and this may well be true but not all have been tried. In passing if you type “Candy Fleece” into Google you will find it ranked number one) in its search engine which is something of a surprise to Benporium.


If your planning an event and your seeking freshly made a range of colours to tie in with your event, White, Pink, Purple, Blue, Green, Yellow, and with 12 plus different flavours. These include: Apple, Banana, Cherry, Grape, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Pineapple, Raspberry. Strawberry, Vanilla and more including the award winning Candy Fleece®. The experience remains the same no matter the colour of flavour a novelty treat.


Benporium produces all the candy floss at an event so it is super fresh and allows those attending to see it being made which attracts interest from old and new as it magically appears as if from nowhere. It is by no coincidence that most people remember the times they had candy floss being mostly fun and enjoyable times young or old and remains a competitively rare treat. It is generally one of the few things you can't find in the supermarket or corner sweet shop so it really makes events memorable for having a good time.

It should also be added that Benporium also offers freshly made popcorn a long time companion of candy floss which as with the candy floss is freshly made and kept warm at the event and is not normally pre-bagged.

EVENT HIRE for exclusive use

If you have some fun event planned or special occasion from a simple children's party, a wedding, garden party, corporate event, that you would like to include unlimited Candy Floss exclusively for you and your guests perhaps Benporium can help. 

If you want to hire the Candy floss to attend your event Benporium will be happy to discuss with your requirements and work with your wedding/event coordinator be it indoors or outdoors. The hire period includes unlimited candy floss and popcorn.

Benporium covers mid and south Wales including the areas listed below and the Welsh borders.

Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr), Caerphilly (Caerffili) ,Cardiff (Caerdydd) Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin), Ceredigion, Monmuthshire, (Sir Fynwy), Neath Port Talbot (Castell-nedd Port Talbot),Newport (Casnewydd), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro), Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea (Abertawe), Torfaen (Tor-faen), Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg) and Herefordshire.


Benporium puts safety first and has reduced any risk to the minimum in all areas at what should be a fun and enjoyable event.Benporium has public and product liability catering insurance for all its events.

All its electrical equipment is PAT tested to comply with public safety. 

t's operator has a Class 2 food Hygiene certificate (Royal Society for Public Health)

Benporium is registered with Environmental Health Powys County Council currently a 5 rating (Very Good)
Feel free to check the Food Standards Agency rating on its website by clicking the image above or the link below to confirm the hygiene rating

You can additionally check the Scores at the Door at their website at the following links.

The operator is always dressed suitably for catering and offering freshly made food to match in with the cart and never in just street clothes.

All equipment is always screened for public and hygiene safety while viewing.

While the hand washing and cleaning support along with a fire extinguisher minimum first aid is also at hand. 

Please note: Benporium does not provide any unattended equipment due to the nature of the equipment which offers to many hot surfaces and moving parts and should not be used by the untrained. or by phone on 01591 620242