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Take a stroll down our virtual boardwalk featuring the most amazing selection of salt water taffy you've ever seen! Find all the classic taffy favorites and discover the most outlandish flavors available today. Remember the Neapolitan combination of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry? We've got it! But have you tried the new chicken and waffles flavor? Or how about our spicy and sweet chili mango taffy? Explore the full spectrum of colors and designs too. Plus we've got all the options of Laffy Taffy and AirHeads brand candy in bulk.

Bring the carnival directly to your next party or event and showcase your taffies in a candy Ferris wheel! See the video of how our founder built a salt water taffy Ferris wheel right here!
 
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The History of Salt Water Taffy

Story of this delicious candy begins on the balmy beaches of the Jersey Shore. A popular story, although unconfirmed, concerns a candy-store owner, David Bradley, whose shop was flooded during a major storm in 1883. His entire stock of taffy was soaked with salty Atlantic Ocean water. When a young girl came into his shop and asked if he had any taffy for sale, he is said to have offered some "salt water taffy." At the time it was a joke, because all his taffy had been soaked with salt water, but the girl was delighted, she bought the candy and proudly walked down to the beach to show her friends. Bradley's mother was in the back and heard the exchange. She loved the name, and so salt water taffy was born.

Whatever the origins, Joseph Fralinger popularized the candy by boxing it and selling it as an Atlantic City souvenir. Fralinger's first major competition came from candy maker Enoch James, who refined the recipe, making it less sticky and easier to unwrap. James also cut the candy into bite-sized pieces, and is credited with mechanizing the "pulling" process. Both Fralinger's and James's stores still operate on the Atlantic City boardwalk.

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