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May 23rd is National Taffy Day!

Posted on May 23, 2018

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Here are today’s five food facts about Taffy: 

 

  • Salt water taffy was “invented” in Atlantic City in 1883.

 

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  • Modern technology allows confectioners to produce 1,000 pieces of taffy a minute.

 

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  • In one hour enough pieces of taffy are made to cover one third of the length of Atlantic City (about 1.3 miles).

 

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  • The three most popular taffy flavors sold by Sweet Candy Company are peppermint, cinnamon and chocolate.
  • America celebrates National Taffy Day May 23rd.
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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.

May 23rd is National Taffy Day!

Posted on May 23, 2017

High-res version

Here are today’s five food facts about Taffy: 

 

  • Salt water taffy was “invented” in Atlantic City in 1883.

 

4678051940_f8575360cd_b

 

  • Modern technology allows confectioners to produce 1,000 pieces of taffy a minute.

 

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  • In one hour enough pieces of taffy are made to cover one third of the length of Atlantic City (about 1.3 miles).

 

cherrytaffy

 

  • The three most popular taffy flavors sold by Sweet Candy Company are peppermint, cinnamon and chocolate.
  • America celebrates National Taffy Day May 23rd.
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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.

Taffy

Posted on May 10, 2010

Taffy is a type of chewy candy. Taffy is made by stretching or pulling a sticky mass of boiled sugar, butter or vegetable oil, flavorings, and coloring until fluffy. When this process is complete, the taffy is rolled, cut into small pastel-coloured pieces and wrapped in wax paper to keep it soft. It usually has a fruity flavor, but other flavors are common as well, including molasses and the classic unflavored taffy. Salt water taffy was a noted invention of Atlantic City, New Jersey, and became a common souvenir of many coastal resort towns. Modern commercial taffy is made primarily from corn syrup, glycerin and butter. However, the Laffy Taffy and Airheads brands do not contain any animal-based products. The “pulling” process, which makes…

  

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