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Our most frequent question. It actually started in Atlantic City, New Jersey (we in Ocean City just made it better) with a man named Bradley. He had a taffy stand on the boardwalk back in the 1890s and one night the ocean decided to pay his taffy stand a little visit. We don’t know how much damage was done, but it was enough to put Mr. Bradley in a bad mood the next morning. So when a little girl asked for some taffy, he sarcastically called it “salt water taffy”. Luckily for Mr. Bradley, some female relations overheard his remark and recognized a catchy phrase when they heard one. Soon thereafter Mr. Bradley’s taffy became “Salt Water Taffy”, and that is how it all began.
No, there is no salt in our taffy (except for maybe a pinch in our peanut butter flavor). In fact, there is hardly any water.
Before machines there was manpower. That’s right. To pull the taffy one would use a large hook. The hooks would hold the taffy while the “puller” would stretch, twist and pull the taffy to the right consistency. Then, each piece would be cut to fit the paper and wrapped… all by hand. Today, the machines used can pull in excess of 100 pounds and wrap approx 300-400 pieces per minute!
Yes, you can. You can also freeze our mint rolls, fudge, and macaroons. Simply put the box in the freezer, and when you want a treat let the candy stand at room temperature for a while. It’s an excellent way to enjoy summer all winter long!
There are approximately 42-44 pieces of Salt Water Taffy per pound. That’s nearly 220 pieces in a five pound box!
Our Salt Water Taffy is about 3¼ inches long when wrapped, and approximately 2½ inches long unwrapped.
Pop it in the refrigerator for about one hour and see what happens. Taffy can be adversely affected by warmth, but a little chill should put it back into place.
In extremely low temperatures, our product may be too cold to consume when it arrives. Please allow the candy to come to room temperature again before eating and enjoying. Taffy is very sensitive to the colder weather and will react to the freezing temps. Taffy, however, will return to a delicious state once it’s in 72 – 74 plus temperatures after 24 hours. If you can’t wait, please hold a piece of taffy in your hand for five minutes and wait until it warms up. Enjoy!
There are approximately 50 Mint Rolls per pound.
Mint Rolls come in different flavors: White, chocolate, butter (pink, green, yellow) Each Mint Roll is 1¼ inch long X ½ inch wide X ½ inch tall. It is 1 ½ inches long with the wrapper.
Just indicate when you’re placing an order that you’d like to have your gift wrapped, and we’ll be glad to do it for you, no charge. If it’s for a particular holiday or a birthday, feel free to ask what kind of wrapping paper we have available.
Shrivers.com has excellent security for guarding your billing information and verifying identifies online; however, sometimes it may reject a credit card for a variety of reasons, most commonly that the address listed does not 100% match the address on file with your credit card company. We apologize for the inconvenience, and please call us at 1-877-668-2339 if you have any issues.
Well, just take a look at the chart below…
|Wintergreen||White with a Red & Green Stripe|
|Banana||Yellow with an Orange Stripe|
|Peppermint||White with 1 Red Stripe|
|Teaberry||Pink with a Red Stripe|
|Spearmint||White with a Green Stripe|
|Peanut Butter||Tan with a Brown Stripe|
|Cinnamon||White with 2 Red Stripes|
|Molasses Mint||Tan with a Green Stripe|
|Root Beer||White with a Brown Stripe|
|Watermelon||Green with a Red Center|
|Cremesicle||Orange with a White Center|
|Sour Cherry||Pink with a Green Stripe|
|Strawberry-Banana||Pink with a Yellow Center|
|Chocolate Peanut Butter||Brown with a Yellow Stripe|
|Coconut||White with a Purple Stripe|
|Sour Apple||Green with a Red Stripe|
|Peach||Orange with a Red Stripe|
|Blueberry||Blue with a Green Stripe|
|Bubblegum||Pink with a Blue Stripe|
|Tangerine||Orange with a Red & Green Stripe|
|Mango||Red with an Orange Stripe|
|Spicy Pumpkin||Orange with a Black Stripe|
|White Chocolate||Creamy White|
|White Chocolate Strawberry||White with a Pink Center|
|French Vanilla||White with a Yellow Stripe|
|White Cranberry||White with a Blue Stripe|
|Chocolate Banana||Brown with Yellow Center|
|Chocolate Coconut||Brown with Red Stripe|
|Sweet Cherry||Pink with 2 Green Stripes|
|Flippy Fruit||Orange, Yellow & Purple|
|Super Smashing Sour||Orange, Green & Yellow|
|Neopolitan Blownapart||Brown, White & Pink|
|Oh So Very Berry||Blue with Pink Center|
|PB ‘N Joy||Brown with Pink Center|
|Lemon Sour Pucker Power||Yellow with Green Stripe|
|Chocolate Covered Salt Water Taffy Flavors with Wrapper Colors|
|Cherry||Cherries on Wrapper|
Note: Not all flavors are available year ’round. All flavors are listed here for informational purposes.
|Sugar Free Salt Water Taffy|
|Banana||Yellow with Red Stripe|
|Peppermint||White with Red Stripe|
All Sugar Free Salt Water Taffy is marked as Sugar Free on the wrapper.
Salt Water Taffy
Ingredients: Corn Syrup, Sugar, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils (Palm Kernel, Coconut and Palm), Invert Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Powder, Molases, Peanut Butter, Licorice, Citric Acid, Natural & Artificial Flavors, FD&C Artificial Colors (Yellow 5 & 6, Red 3 & 40, Blue 1 & 2)
Ingredients: Sugar, Invert Sugar, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Chocolate, Glycerin, Cream of Tartar, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Artificial Color, May Contain FD&C Yellow #5 and #6, Blue #1 and Red #40, Fresh Dairy Butter added to Butter Mints.
Ingredients: Sugar, Evaporated Milk, Corn Syrup, Fresh Dairy Cream, Fresh Butter, Walnuts, Chocolate Liquor, Peanut Butter, Invert Sugar, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils (Palm Kernal, Coconut and Palm), Coconut, Raisins, Cherries, Egg Albumen, Gelatin, Salt, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Colored Fudge may contain Artificial Colors (Yellow 5 & 6, Red 3 & 40 Blue 1)
Sugar Free Salt Water Taffy
Ingredients: Maltitol, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil with Lecithin (an Emulsifier), Cocoa, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Artificial Color Including FD&C Yellow #5 and #6
Sugar Free Fudge
Ingredients: Maltitol, Sorbitol, Unsalted Butter, Milk, Maltitol Syrup, Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils (Palm Kernel and/or Coconut and/or Palm), Vanilla or Chocolate Flavor, Caramel Flavor, Egg White
Large Coconut Macaroons
Ingredients: Sugar, Coconut, Eggwhite, Wheat Flour, Inverted Sugar
Large Almond Macaroons
Ingredients: Sugar, Eggwhite,Almond Paste, Inverted Sugar
Our production facilities share common processing equipment. All of our products may contain or have trace elements of the following: peanuts, soybeans, dairy, eggs, tree nuts, and/or wheat.
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