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Five Facts about Taffy: 

  1. Salt water taffy was “invented” in Atlantic City in 1883.
  2. Modern technology allows confectioners to produce 1,000 pieces of taffy a minute.
  3. In one hour enough pieces of taffy are made to cover one third of the length of Atlantic City (about 1.3 miles).
  4. The three most popular taffy flavors sold by Sweet Candy Company are peppermint, cinnamon and chocolate.
  5. America celebrates National Taffy Day May 23rd.

Today’s Food History

  • 1774 Residents of Chestertown, Maryland  react to news of the Boston Tea Party by staging a similar protest, dumping a shipment of tea into the Chester River.
  • 1868 R.I.P. Kit Carson, American frontiersman. His last words were supposedly “Wish I had time for just one more bowl of chili.”
  • 1922 Thomas Edison patented a method for making metal foils.
  • 1960 R.I.P. Georges Claude. A French engineer, he invented the neon light, commonly used for signs.
  • 1968 ‘Yummy, Yummy, Yummy’ by the Ohio Express is #1 on the charts.