Salt Water Taffy


Salt Water Taffy originated in the 1880's.

Where it originated from:

Salt Water Taffy originated in Atlantic City in the 1880's.

How it got its name:

The Salt Water Taffy got its name by accident. A young man opened a taffy stand on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, two steps above sea level. One night a huge wave came up on the boardwalk and destroyed his stand and his sock of taffy. When he was cleaning up and finding any pieces that weren't destroyed a little girl walked up and asked if he could sell her any "Salt Water Taffy." From there on the name just stuck!

How it's made:

The ingredients to make Salt Water Taffy are sugar, cornstarch, corn syrup, glycerin, water, butter, salt, flavor, and food coloring.

It is mixed and baked in an oven. Then when it is done it gets pulled and pulled to make it soft and have air in it. Then cut and rolled into balls, packaged, and sold to customers.

The most popular flavors are chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry.

How much it's sold for:

In 1934 the taffy was sold for $0.35 per pound or you could get three pounds for one dollar. But as time went on and things got more expensive the priced raised to nine dollars per pound.


"Fralinger's Salt Water Taffy- History." Fralingers.

Fralingers. 2015. Web. 24 September 2015.

"Bulk Candy Store." Bulk Candy Store.

Bulk Candy Store. 2013-2015. Web. 24 September 2015.

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