Thinking of Buying a Candy Floss Maker and Cart

by sharon
(manchester uk)

Seriously considering buying a candy floss unit, saw a guy selling it on a local shopping precinct and he seemed to being doing well.

My questions are though what permits would i need and more importantly do you think there is money to be made out of this.

The guy at the shopping precinct was charging £1 for a floss, what other places would be good for this i was thinking outside a B&Q or something.

Who would i approach to put a cart there and any ideas of how much rent they would charge. Sorry for all the questions!!

Thanks in advance.

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Feb 09, 2018
by: Anonymous

Hi do you need to have a health & safety certificate or health and hygiene one to run popcorn or candy floss machine? Thanks

Jun 28, 2017
Looking for somebody to sell cannot floss at an event
by: Anonymous

Hi ,I'm looking for a candy floss seller to attend an American themed day event in Staffordshire ...the event will run from 12 midday until 10pm ...if anybody would like to get in touch with me please do .
Many thanks
Sadie clayton

Apr 24, 2015
Kukoo machine problems. Cant find help.
by: Anonymous

I'm booked for a cancer charity event tomorriw but I'm struggling. I heat up the machine for about 5 minutes....but then I try to add sugar but most of it sprays out...and makes a tiny bit of floss.  So I have tried turning it off each time to add sugar which is a tiny bit better but I still lose so much. I also end up looking daft as I get covered....I haven't got a dome and its previous owner said its not necessary. Ill be outside tomorrow and I just know I'm gonna fail....I'm very nervous. I used a 1lb of sugar and only made about 7. Also. .... it smokes....I've cleaned it though. ...and it can't be too much sugar ss its all spat out. Please help. Tina. X

Oct 29, 2014
Any advice
by: Anonymous

Im thinking of starting a candy floss business also.... Do i need any licences or permits? Or food hygiene certificates? What about insurances? Any help would be great

Jun 07, 2011
Candy Floss and Popcorn Tips
by: Anonymous

Get a proper Floss Boss /Kando or similar machine, don't pay less than about £800 for a new one.

Don't buy Chinese. If it isn't USA or UK made it is probably false economy.

Give Neil Oakes a ring at Oakes leisure in Lye West Midlands he makes them to order and also supplies the colour/flavour, Pink, Blue raspberry, banana, orange.

Yep honestly. I bought a catering trailer a little while ago and have gone into various other areas one being floss another popcorn.

A 20Kg bag of kernels at wholesale is £22 or in my books £320+ of popcorn.Try and get in with the local schools.

A Summer fair I did at the local (small) primary last week brought me in £185 in one and a half hours and a donation to the school PTFA of £50, profit was about £130 for that time on a Friday evening period of about 2 hours after cleaning the machines.

Popcorn machines can be picked up for about £400 new, I struck lucky and got a once used one complete with a cart, off e-bay for £120.

It paid for itself 3 times over at a school Xmas event.

Check out my website,

and you'll see what following the principles on this site and a bit of luck can get you in just over a year if you work hard, tighten your belt and reinvest.

I have no loans or debts and I am now starting to enjoy the fruits of my labours. Good luck !!!!

May 05, 2011
Candy Floss Machine Business
by: Ron

Here are some answers to your questions.

1. You do not require permits or licences in fact the only question that may be asked by a council department would be the number relating to the colouring used in the sugar mix.

2. The best answer to; can make money from the sale of candy floss. People of all ages love floss, be on the coast or in land ask any circus or theme park. Profit from the sale of floss it’s just a lovely way to convert an 89p bag of granulated sugar into £20 plus. Candy floss now sells at £1.50p per bag most places.

3. You ask what other places would be good for the sale of this product. Almost any where there is a flow of people, in or outside any store weather it is B&Q or other. School feats, sweet shops, car boots and markets.

I know if I owned newsagents it would be the first piece of kit I would buy. With the profit margins so good one could even wholesale this product.

4. You would need to approach the owners of any site you have in mind for their permission. As for the rent of a site, that also would be down to the owners.

5. There is also market to hire out equipment the rates for a good commercial machine £90 to £120 per day.

Plus on top of this you could even sell the sugar mix. Sugar mix made up in four pound bags. Price per bag? Any unopened bags would be refunded to your customer.

Hope this answers all your questions if not then please ring.

Regards Ron from
Fun Foods - Candy Floss Machines

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