Fralinger’s in Atlantic City began in the mid-1880s after bricklayer Joseph Fralinger decided to open a small concession stand on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. At first, he peddled fruit, soda, and lemonade to the seafaring beachgoers, but after being offered to take the helm of a local taffy stand, he shifted course and set sail to perfect his own recipe for this chewy treat. In 1885, after much experimentation, Joseph produced his inaugural batch of molasses taffy, which quickly caught the eye, and taste buds of locals and tourists alike. Eventually, James Candy Company grew to six locations, featuring up to 25 mouthwatering flavors. Always thinking ahead, Joseph began to package his saltwater taffy creations in oyster boxes for tourists mementos, which, over 125 years later, is still Atlantic City’s most popular souvenir!
In just one delicious bite, Fralinger’s taffy takes your mind to a place where the soft ocean breezes flow over sparkling sand beaches, and you can almost hear the faint calls of seagulls flying effortlessly in the clear blue sky. Rich in tradition and handmade goodness, this chewy old fashioned candy comes in a wide assortment of flavors and varieties, like Creamy Mint Sticks, as well as the luscious tastes of Chocolate, Vanilla, Banana, Lemon, Lime, Molasses, Orange, Teaberry, and so much more! For a thoughtful gift or a delicious addition to your dinner party, this is the treat that has the pure taste of nostalgia through and through. Find all the soft and chewy varieties of saltwater taffy in bulk at Candy Warehouse!
Fun Facts- Fralinger’s salt water taffy innovated the candy world with its soft, chewy texture, but it wasn’t the only brand vying for the right to call this recipe their own. When this company first started, there was another player in the taffy-making ring named Enoch James. Mr. James made this treat in a way that made it less sticky, and Mr. Fralinger packaged his creations in whimsical oyster boxes for tourists. Both competitors called their chewy masterpieces, Saltwater Taffy, but it was John Edmiston who came in out of nowhere and trademarked the name. Court battles ensued, and the end ruling made it clear that the name of this nostalgic candy was to remain available to anyone who made this delicious treat!