Date: Celebrated Annually on May 23
Get your jaws ready for National Taffy Day May 23.That’s when lovers of the chewy candy test the strength of their teeth and fillings.
It’s said that salt-water taffy originated in New Jersey in the late 1800s when a candy company on Atlantic City’s boardwalk flooded with sea water. All that was left was taffy soaked in salt-water so that name stuck.
New Jersey native Joseph Fralinger is credited with popularizing this chewy treat which started out thanks to molasses and vanilla flavors but has since morphed to almost every flavor under the sun.
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