Taffy has been around since the 19th century. America calls it Taffy, over here in the United Kingdom we call it toffee.
With today being May 23rd 2019 – this tasty, chewy candy is celebrated all over America. Its become a staple in the American candy games and is loved by all who have tried it…if you haven’t tried it, please, do yourself a flavour! ( Carry on reading – we’ll give our favourite flavours for you to try).
So where does Taffy come from, you ask?
As we said, the candy has been around since the 1800’s and since then its been developed and modified time and time again to you the best possible tasting taffy there is.
The chewy rope, is a mixture of ingredients, mainly sugar and butter or some type of vegetable oil. The two ingredients are boiled together to create a very sticky substance. In years past, the taffy would then be stretched by hand. The process is labor intensive, and machines complete the process of pulling the taffy today.
Many consider Atlantic City, USA, to be the home of Taffy. Many tourists flock there after one thing, a great souvenir of Taffy.
Did you know…
Are you aware that ‘Salt Water Taffy’ is a thing? Nobody really understands why or how this came about, but the story we know is a good one. One stormy day, the seas were battering Atlantic City causing all sorts of flooding and damages. One good thing to come from this, however, is the ‘Salt Water Taffy’.
The story goes that after the storms died down, a young girl went in search for some Taffy. Everything in the shop was drenched in sea water. She asked the owner for some Taffy and he told her ‘go ahead, take some salt water taffy’. Turns out it was a huge hit with everyone and is now a staple flavour…of course, not made in the same way.
With Taffy being so popular and demand only increasing year after year, technology has had to try and keep up. There are hundreds of flavours, there’s seasonal flavors and designs too. Machinery now in place means that 1000 pieces are made every minute. That means every hour, enough is being produced to cover 1/3 of Atlantic City…
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