Summer is in full swing, and folks everywhere are enjoying their favorite warm-weather pastimes and traditions. Swimming, sightseeing, and camping can turn an average weekend into a cherished summer memory, and people love to enjoy their favorite summer foods between activities. Things like watermelon, barbecue, and popsicles are emblematic of summertime, but there are plenty of other seasonal treats to enjoy this time of year. Saltwater taffy is a boardwalk staple, and the wide range of flavors available makes it perfect for snacking anytime!
How Saltwater Taffy is Made
Despite the name, saltwater taffy does not contain any saltwater. Instead, the confection contains things like corn syrup, sugar, water, and flavors and colors. The concoction is heated, mixed, and pulled. The process of pulling taffy can be done by hand or with a taffy-pulling machine; either way, pulling incorporates air into the candy. The aerated candy turns opaque and becomes light and chewy, giving saltwater taffy its trademark texture.
Why is it Called “Saltwater Taffy”?
The origins of this candy, like many others, are shrouded in myth. One famous story involves a seaside candy shop. The legend goes that during one particularly rough storm, the candy shop was completely flooded, and the entire stock of taffy became soaked in seawater. According to the popular tale, this taffy (christened “saltwater taffy” by the shop owner) wasn’t ruined by the flood at all; the added seawater was a delicious improvement, making the candy a resounding success. Although this story contains all of the seaside fun and whimsy often associated with saltwater taffy, it is likely more fiction than fact.
Countless Ways to Enjoy Saltwater Taffy
One of the most fantastic things about saltwater taffy is that it’s an excellent vehicle for flavor. Virtually any ingredient or flavor combination can be incorporated into this chewy treat. At Wockenfuss Candies, our saltwater taffy offerings include classic flavors like vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry alongside exciting combinations like chocolate peanut butter and chocolate strawberry. Fans of fruit flavors can enjoy our banana, cherry, lemon, lime, and orange varieties, too. Whether you prefer the mellow taste of vanilla or the refreshing rush of spearmint, saltwater taffy from Wockenfuss makes an ideal summertime treat!
A Wide Selection of Delicious Treats from Wockenfuss Candies
Head to WockenfussCandies.com and browse our wide selection of chocolates and candies; we promise you won’t be disappointed! Wockenfuss Candies is one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore. We opened our doors in 1915 and have proudly served the people of Baltimore ever since. If you have any questions about our wide selection of chocolates, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email info@Wockenfusscandies.com. When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!