Category Archives: Salt Water Taffy

How is Taffy Made?

A pile of colorful saltwater taffy pieces

In our last blog post, we discussed the history of saltwater taffy and how it got its name, and its origins as a favorite treat among boardwalk visitors.

We’d wager that part of the charm of buying taffy when you’re at the shore is seeing it made. Machinery at work, pulling large ropes of taffy is quite a sight to see.

At first sight, you may wonder “What’s going on there?”

Throughout our history, as we grew to be an iconic candy maker in the Philadelphia area, stories of taffy making at the shore have traveled far and wide. Having candy locations at the shore and just north of Philadelphia, we still hear them.

In this blog post, we’ll look at the hows and whys of taffy making.

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The King and Queen of Confection from Long Beach Island to Cape May

Piles of freshly made long beach island fudge

Last year, Stutz celebrated a milestone not every business gets to enjoy: 80 years in business.

It’s a fascinating history. We started off making chocolate in a garage in Jenkintown, and now operate three stores: two in the Philadelphia area and one at the Jersey Shore.

We’re proud to be a part of local food history, and no discussion of that history is complete without mentioning two things: fudge, saltwater taffy, and their connection to the shore.

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How Salt Water Taffy Got Its Name

best salt water taffy

Summer is in full swing, and countless people are heading to the Jersey shore, where they’ll seek out the best salt water taffy the boardwalks have to offer.

It got us thinking again about the history of this classic seaside treat, and its unique history. Read on to find out how salt water taffy got its name.

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Origins of Iconic Boardwalk Treats: Saltwater Taffy & Fudge

New Jersey Fudge

There are certain foods that are forever linked to certain places: Cheesesteaks and Philadelphia. Maple syrup and Vermont. Deep dish pizza and Chicago.

And at towns along the New Jersey shore, it’s two types of candy: salt water taffy and fudge. You may have your favorite boardwalk treat, but its these two that stand out among the list of Jersey shore icons.

In this blog post, we’ll look at the history of salt water taffy and fudge in New Jersey.

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