Salt Water Taffy Took the World by Storm
Salt Water Taffy is Sweet!
Take a trip down memory lane with Salt Water Taffy
Salt Water Taffy is a Nostalgic Candy that brings to mind some very sweet memories, and also helps to create some new ones for all the first time tasters. Candy lovers everywhere fell in love with this Old Fashioned Candy in the early 1880's. We have been indulging in salt water taffy for over 125 years! With it's wide variety of flavors there is sure to be a favorite for every required taste.
Salt Water Taffy adds sweetness to any celebration
Salt Water Taffy, due to it's multitude of flavors, also offers us a beautiful and wide array of colours. Adding Salt Water Taffy to your next Candy Buffet will add a touch of sweetness and a splash of colour that will add excitement to any event.
Salt Water Taffy is chewy, perfectly stretchy and supremely delicious, and it really did take the world by storm. In fact, that's just how it got it's name.
Salt Water Taffy comes with a legend.
It all started with a massive storm that hit the Atlantic City boardwalk on the Jersey Shore. It was 1883, and David Bradley owned a little candy shop where he mostly sold taffy. The Candy Store was hit hard by the storm. David entered the store the next morning to find extensive damage. Of course he was sad and distraught about all the damage. His mother came with him and offered to help him get things in order. Much to Davids dismay, he realized that the giant waves from the storm had crashed into his store making his entire stock of taffy wet. David and his mother began the long and tedious task of trying to get the place in order. While in the midst of cleaning, a little girl came to the store and asked David for some taffy. David feeling discouraged answered the little girl sarcastically, while he glanced at all of his wet taffy, "You mean the salt water taffy". He sold the girl the taffy and she happily spread the word to her friends that this taffy was special, it was "Salt Water Taffy". Davids mother happened to overhear this exchange and she advised him that calling it Salt Water Taffy sounded very catchy, better then just plain old taffy.
Well, you know what they say-"Mom knows best" ! She certainly did in this instance. The name certainly stuck. Salt Water Taffy was born in the aftermath of a storm, and to this day is one of the most sought after, famous types of Old Fashioned Candy.
The following summer proved to be a very sweet success for David Bradley. The news of his Salt Water Taffy spread and he grew his business greatly. A very Sweet Story!
Old Fashioned Candy Making
In over 100 years the process of making Salt Water Taffy has not really changed that much. A sweet mixture of sugar and some other key ingredients are brought to a boil and then allowed to cool down before being pulled and stretched and then folded by hand until the Salt Water Taffy reaches a more pliable state. It is then rolled into a long tube like shape and cut to bite size!
Salt Water Taffy at the Boardwalk
In the early 1900's, the making of Salt Water Taffy was a huge source of entertainment and fun.The boardwalk became a famous stage for many worldwide visitors to watch their most favorite candy being made. Some of the original Salt Water Taffy makers have survived to this day. Relying on the remnants of perhaps some cherished childhood memories, the ones that bring to mind an idyllic summer on the shore.
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