Salt water taffy

When was it first made

In the 1880s

Where was it first made?

Along the board walks of Atlantic CIty

How Is It Made?


  • sugar
  • cornstarch
  • corn syrup
  • glycerine
  • water
  • salt
  • butter


  • first cooked in copper kettles over oven fires
  • pulled on big hook o wall
  • then shaped by rolling it on marble or wooden tables
  • cut into 2 inch length with scissors
  • wrapped in wax paper
in 1943 they sold for .35
The Making of Salt-Water Taffy

Who invented it?

John Fralinger

  • king of salt water taffy
  • his idea to sell it as home suvenirs


"history" web. 29 september 2015

" salt water taffy recipe" web. 29 september 2015