A trip to the beach isn’t complete without salt water taffy from a candy store.
But is there salty ocean water in that taffy?
Salt water taffy was first found in Atlantic City, New Jersey in the 19th century in a store on their now-famous boardwalk. Salt water taffy is the sweet treat in dozens of colors that you find in beach towns across the U.S. While you might think that the taffy was made with ocean water, that’s a myth. The story goes that the original candy shop was flooded during a storm, and the salty water soaked the candy. The store repackaged the taffy as salt water taffy to sell it to their customers, and a new name for the sweet confection was born.