Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Salt Water Taffy!

I bought this box of "Fralinger's Original Salt Water Taffy" last weekend, since my sister wanted to try it.  It tastes so good and it's fun to eat because the consistency is halfway between gum and a chewy candy, but you do end up chewing on one piece for a while Lol!  Of course it's not something to eat on a daily basis, but it's a nice treat every now and then.

The history of saltwater taffy on the box says:

"An Original Seaside Souvenir:

Originally a fish merchant, Joseph Fralinger became one of the country's top confectioners in 1885.  Ad a way to make his "superior quality long kind" Salt Water Taffies even more attractive to beachgoers, Fralinger packed them in an easy to carry box - an oyster box as a matter of fact.  The idea caught on quickly, and so was born one of the world's first seaside souvenirs.  Thanks to his "invention", Salt Water Taffy became world famous in the 1890's, and boxes of these delicious confections remain popular keepsakes from visits to many seaside towns. " 

 There are several flavours in the box, and so far I've tried the white one (probably vanilla - couldn't tell!), pink (strawberry), and brown (which tastes like a chocolate and licourice).  I still haven't tried the green, yellow, orange, white (with blue stripes), and grey.... wonder what they taste like :)

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