May 23- National Taffy Day

National Taffy Day

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Food Facts on Taffy 

  • Salt water taffy originated in Atlantic City, New Jersey. 
  • A young candy merchant; named Mr Bradley had a stand on the Boardwalk and  discovered salt-water taffy in 1880.
  • Contrary to popular belief, saltwater taffy, isn’t made with saltwater. Its ingredients, however, do include salt and water. 


  • The candy is made my melting sugar, water, butter and cornstarch and then pulling the into long strands.
  • Pulling the taffy aerates it, which gives the sticky treat its chewiness and a lustrous shine.