Salt water taffy was created in Atlantic City, New Jersey in the late 1800s and has been a boardwalk staple ever since. Legend has it that in 1883 a storm surge flooded David Bradley’s store and covered his candy inventory in sea water. While he was cleaning up after the storm, a girl entered the store and asked for a bag of taffy. He sarcastically told the girl to help herself to his “salt water taffy”, and the name stuck.
Recently, we were in Rehoboth Beach, DE and came upon a cute little candy store named Snyder’s Candy. It’s located near Penny Lane Mall and we highly recommend their taffy along with their other goodies.