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Our most frequent question. It actually started in Atlantic City, New Jersey (we in Ocean City just made it better) with a man named Bradley. He had a taffy stand on the boardwalk back in the 1890s and one night the ocean decided to pay his taffy stand a little visit. We don’t know how much damage was done, but it was enough to put Mr. Bradley in a bad mood the next morning. So when a little girl asked for some taffy, he sarcastically called it “salt water taffy”. Luckily for Mr. Bradley, some female relations overheard his remark and recognized a catchy phrase when they heard one. Soon thereafter Mr. Bradley’s taffy became “Salt Water Taffy”, and that is how it all began.

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Is there salt water in salt water taffy?

No, there is no salt in our taffy (except for maybe a pinch in our peanut butter flavor). In fact, there is hardly any water.

How was taffy made before machines?

Before machines there was manpower. That’s right. To pull the taffy one would use a large hook. The hooks would hold the taffy while the “puller” would stretch, twist and pull the taffy to the right consistency. Then, each piece would be cut to fit the paper and wrapped… all by hand. Today, the machines used can pull in excess of 100 pounds and wrap approx 300-400 pieces per minute!

Can you freeze Salt Water Taffy?

Yes, you can. You can also freeze our mint rolls, fudge, and macaroons. Simply put the box in the freezer, and when you want a treat let the candy stand at room temperature for a while. It’s an excellent way to enjoy summer all winter long!

How many pieces of Taffy are in a pound?

There are approximately 42-44 pieces of Salt Water Taffy per pound. That’s nearly 220 pieces in a five pound box!

What is the size of Salt Water Taffy?

Our Salt Water Taffy is about 3¼ inches long when wrapped, and approximately 2½ inches long unwrapped.

My Taffy Melted! What happened?

Pop it in the refrigerator for about one hour and see what happens. Taffy can be adversely affected by warmth, but a little chill should put it back into place.

My Taffy Froze! What happened?

In extremely low temperatures, our product may be too cold to consume when it arrives. Please allow the candy to come to room temperature again before eating and enjoying. Taffy is very sensitive to the colder weather and will react to the freezing temps. Taffy, however, will return to a delicious state once it’s in 72 – 74 plus temperatures after 24 hours. If you can’t wait, please hold a piece of taffy in your hand for five minutes and wait until it warms up. Enjoy!

How many Mint Rolls are in a pound?

There are approximately 50 Mint Rolls per pound.

Anymore information on Mint Rolls?

Mint Rolls come in different flavors: White, chocolate, butter (pink, green, yellow) Each Mint Roll is 1¼ inch long X ½ inch wide X ½ inch tall. It is 1 ½ inches long with the wrapper.

I"m sending a gift: Will it be gift wrapped?

Just indicate when you’re placing an order that you’d like to have your gift wrapped, and we’ll be glad to do it for you, no charge. If it’s for a particular holiday or a birthday, feel free to ask what kind of wrapping paper we have available.

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How do I know which flavor of Salt Water Taffy is which?

Well, just take a look at the chart below…

Traditional Flavors

WintergreenWhite with a Red & Green Stripe
BananaYellow with an Orange Stripe
PeppermintWhite with 1 Red Stripe
TeaberryPink with a Red Stripe
SpearmintWhite with a Green Stripe
Peanut ButterTan with a Brown Stripe
CinnamonWhite with 2 Red Stripes
Molasses MintTan with a Green Stripe

Special Flavors
Root BeerWhite with a Brown Stripe
WatermelonGreen with a Red Center
Blue RaspberryBlue
CremesicleOrange with a White Center
Sour CherryPink with a Green Stripe
Strawberry-BananaPink with a Yellow Center
Chocolate Peanut ButterBrown with a Yellow Stripe
CoconutWhite with a Purple Stripe
Sour AppleGreen with a Red Stripe
PeachOrange with a Red Stripe
BlueberryBlue with a Green Stripe
BubblegumPink with a Blue Stripe

Gourmet Flavors
TangerineOrange with a Red & Green Stripe
MangoRed with an Orange Stripe
Spicy PumpkinOrange with a Black Stripe
White ChocolateCreamy White
White Chocolate StrawberryWhite with a Pink Center
French VanillaWhite with a Yellow Stripe
White CranberryWhite with a Blue Stripe
Chocolate Banana Brown with Yellow Center
Chocolate Coconut Brown with Red Stripe
Sweet CherryPink with 2 Green Stripes

Twisted Taffy
Flippy FruitOrange, Yellow & Purple
Super Smashing SourOrange, Green & Yellow
Neopolitan BlownapartBrown, White & Pink
Oh So Very Berry Blue with Pink Center
PB ‘N Joy Brown with Pink Center
Lemon Sour Pucker Power Yellow with Green Stripe

Chocolate Covered Salt Water Taffy Flavors with Wrapper Colors
VanillaLight Blue
CoconutDark Blue
Peanut ButterPink
CherryCherries on Wrapper

Note: Not all flavors are available year ’round. All flavors are listed here for informational purposes.

Sugar Free Salt Water Taffy
BananaYellow with Red Stripe
PeppermintWhite with Red Stripe

All Sugar Free Salt Water Taffy is marked as Sugar Free on the wrapper.


Product Ingredients

Salt Water TaffyIngredients: Corn Syrup, Sugar, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils (Palm Kernel, Coconut and Palm), Invert Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Powder, Molases, Peanut Butter, Licorice, Citric Acid, Natural & Artificial Flavors, FD&C Artificial Colors (Yellow 5 & 6, Red 3 & 40, Blue 1 & 2)

Mint RollsIngredients: Sugar, Invert Sugar, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Chocolate, Glycerin, Cream of Tartar, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Artificial Color, May Contain FD&C Yellow #5 and #6, Blue #1 and Red #40, Fresh Dairy Butter added to Butter Mints.

FudgeIngredients: Sugar, Evaporated Milk, Corn Syrup, Fresh Dairy Cream, Fresh Butter, Walnuts, Chocolate Liquor, Peanut Butter, Invert Sugar, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils (Palm Kernal, Coconut and Palm), Coconut, Raisins, Cherries, Egg Albumen, Gelatin, Salt, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Colored Fudge may contain Artificial Colors (Yellow 5 & 6, Red 3 & 40 Blue 1)

Sugar Free Salt Water TaffyIngredients: Maltitol, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil with Lecithin (an Emulsifier), Cocoa, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Artificial Color Including FD&C Yellow #5 and #6

Sugar Free FudgeIngredients: Maltitol, Sorbitol, Unsalted Butter, Milk, Maltitol Syrup, Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils (Palm Kernel and/or Coconut and/or Palm), Vanilla or Chocolate Flavor, Caramel Flavor, Egg White

Large Coconut MacaroonsIngredients: Sugar, Coconut, Eggwhite, Wheat Flour, Inverted Sugar

Large Almond MacaroonsIngredients: Sugar, Eggwhite,Almond Paste, Inverted Sugar

Allergen Statement:Our production facilities share common processing equipment. All of our products may contain or have trace elements of the following: peanuts, soybeans, dairy, eggs, tree nuts, and/or wheat.

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