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salt water taffy

New Bill Would Make Salt Water Taffy NJ's State Candy

by Stephanie Kuo
salt water taffy

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It may be a surprise to you that salt water taffy doesn't actually contain any salt water. Legend has it, the candy received its name by accident. A young candy merchant opened a taffy stand on the Atlantic City Boardwalk in the 1880s, just steps above sea level. One night, a generous tide soaked his stand and his candy.

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