Salt Water Taffy

Who Invented It?

Joseph Fralinger popularized the candy by boxing it and selling it in the Atlantic City.
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What Is It?

Salt water taffy is made by using sugar, cornstarch, corn syrup, glycerine, water, butter, salt, natural and/or artificial flavor & food color. Some examples of flavoring include vanilla, lemon, maple, banana, watermelon or mint.
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When Was It Made?

Salt water taffy was invented along the boardwalks of Atlantic City, New Jersey, in the late 19th century.
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Where Was It Made?

Salt water taffy was made in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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Why Was It Made?

The story of why salty water taffy was ever made is because a stock of taffy in a candy store got soaked by seawater from the Atlantic Ocean, and so the owner began to call it “Salt Water Taffy” as a joke.

How Was It Made?

Taffy was first cooked in copper kettles over open coal fires. After that was done, there was a machine called the ‘Taffy Pull’. Pulling taffy is designed to add air to the corn syrup and sugar confection. By draping 10 to 25 pounds of cooled taffy over the hook and then pulling away
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Fralinger, Joseph. “Salt Water Taffy” Wikipedia

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