Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Taffy 2

Well, I were curious weren't I? How did salt water taffy get its name? Seems no-one knows. The National Candy Association puts forward this probably apocryphal story:
Many manufacturers claim a shopkeeper by the name of David Bradley was one of the first sellers of the candy. In 1883, a huge storm hit Atlantic City and flooded the boardwalk. Bradley’s store was flooded and the ocean water soaked his entire stock of taffy. In one account, a young girl asked if the store still had taffy for sale. Bradley jokingly told the girl to grab some ‘salt water taffy’. This is believed to be the first reference to salt water taffy.

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