Salt Water Taffy - Retro Candy Shop in Harpers Ferry, WV - True Treats Historic Candy

Fralinger and James Salt Water Taffy


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The classic taffy straight from the boardwalk! Colorful and fun. 8 oz heat-sealed bag with the history on the label.

A Bit of History

“Salt water taffy” emerged in the 1880s in Atlantic City when a taffy store was flooded by sea water in a storm. A young girl asked for taffy and the response was “We only have salt water taffy,” as the taffy went floating past. The name, not the salt water, stuck. Joseph Fralinger,a former glass-blower, publicized salt water taffy, putting it on the map of American candy. His taffy-making neighbor, the James family, later bought his business.



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