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Everything You Need to Know About Saltwater Taffy


Learn some sweet facts about saltwater taffy!

Summer is right around the corner, and one of the most iconic treats for the season is saltwater taffy! For most people, especially those from Maryland, the taste of taffy signals the start of summer. Saltwater taffy comes in a variety of flavors; no matter which one is your favorite, you’ll be sure to find something that will satisfy your taste buds. However, even if you know what your favorite flavor of taffy is, there may be a few things you don’t know about this sweet treat.

Its Origins

Soft taffy was invented in Atlantic City, New Jersey in the 1800s. One day, a candy store flooded after a severe storm, and its owner thought the flood ruined all the candy inside.  Afterward, a young girl asked for some taffy, which the store’s owner called “saltwater taffy” because of the ocean water that soaked it. It was a hit with the little girl and has been a summertime staple since then!

How It’s Made

After taffy is cooked in a large metal pot, it’s cooled on a slab and then pulled from a large hook known as the “taffy pull.” Then it’s stretched to a length of around five feet and looped over itself to aerate it and make it chewy. Following that, the taffy is cut into the pieces you’re used to seeing in our stores.

Our Taffy Treats

Here at Wockenfuss Candies, we have a delicious tasty selection for you to choose from. We have classic assortments as well as unique options like banana taffy, molasses taffy, and wintergreen taffy, to name a few. If you don’t have a favorite type of taffy by now, you’re sure to find one here at Wockenfuss Candies. Visit one of our stores or shop online to try some out today!


Wockenfuss has all of your favorite treats for this part of the year, including saltwater taffy! Whether you prefer taffy, nut bark, or sugar-free chocolates, Wockenfuss has what you and your loved ones will love. Since 1915, Wockenfuss has been a family owned and operated business creating the finest confections in Baltimore, Maryland. With our nine convenient locations throughout Maryland, there is sure to be a Wockenfuss store near you. Come and visit us to see our selection of favorites such as our gourmet truffles, chocolate specialties, and much more!

We’d be happy to help you select the perfect sweet treat, whether for you or as a gift for a loved one or your pup! If you have any questions about our sweet seasonal candies, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling us at 1-800-296-4414 or emailing When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest too!

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