Take a stroll down our virtual boardwalk to discover the most amazing selection of taffy you have ever seen. Although the timeline is shrouded in mystery, this chewy, gooey candy first arrived on the scene in the mid to late 1800s. Confectioners would pull and stretch boiled sugar over large hooks that hung from the rafters of their shops. They listened closely for swhish and smack noises as the sugary creation began to aerate and become fluffy. They pulled and pulled until the toffee-like material couldn’t stretch anymore before gathering it onto a slab and cutting it into bite-sized pieces for all the children to enjoy.
We’re keeping this candy shop tradition alive, and there’s no better time to buy taffy candies online than now. Explore our selection today to stock up for parties, holidays, or everyday snacking. We carry all the top brands, including Laffy Taffy®, Now and Later®, AirHeads®, Taffy Town®, and much more. Our selection of bulk salt water taffy for sale includes an assortment of shapes and sizes to suit any craving or decorating need. Bring the carnival directly to your next party or event and showcase your taffy candies in a candy Ferris wheel! See the video of how our founder built a salt water taffy Ferris wheel right here!
Atlantic City is home to saltwater taffy. Some say it was David Bradley’s flooded store that sparked the name of this edible sensation, but others credit Joseph Fralinger with popularizing this seaside treat with beach-goers and tourists alike. Today, you can buy bulk saltwater taffy for sale in a wide assortment of flavors. Our selection includes a variety of fruity and berry flavors you’re sure to enjoy: apricot, banana, blue raspberry, cantaloupe, green apple, green pear, honeydew melon, huckleberry, peach, pomegranate, strawberry, and much more.
Why save indulgence for the end of the evening? Here, we find any excuse to indulge in dessert in the middle of the day. Saltwater taffy never tasted better than in banana split, caramel cheesecake, cinnamon roll, cotton candy, frosted cupcake, gingerbread, hot chocolate, key lime, maple bacon, vanilla, or other sinfully delicious flavors. Take a walk on the wild side by trying any of our more adventurous flavors: buttered popcorn, chicken and waffles, or chili mango, just to name a few.
Candy Warehouse is committed to keeping all those old-fashioned sweets around, and our bulk saltwater taffy collection offers a wide variety of morsels for you to sink your teeth into. Buy taffy online and enjoy a wider selection than you can find anywhere else. If you have any questions about our newsletter or registering an account, please contact us today.
The History of Salt Water Taffy
The story of these delicious taffy candies 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. Get a taste of the sweet history of taffy candies with our wide selection of bulk salt water taffy!