If you think of a candy that has a direct connection here to the Jersey Shore then you probably think of “salt water taffy”. It is an iconic Boardwalk treat that can be found in most Jersey Shore beach towns.

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According to Bulk Candy Store, salt water taffy originated in Atlantic City in the 19th century. According to the Bulk Candy Store website the legend goes something like this…..David Bradley, who owned a candy store, was flooded during a major storm in 1883. All of Mr Bradley’s taffy was soaked with salty Atlantic Ocean water. A young girl then came along and asked if he had any taffy for sale. Mr. Bradley jokingly offered her some “salt water taffy.”  After sampling a piece, the girl purchased the candy. Bradley’s mother was in the back of the store and overheard the whole conversation. She loved the name “salt water taffy”, and that’s what it was called from then on.

We want to find out who has the BEST salt water taffy here in Ocean County. We need your help in highlighting the best candy stores that sell the delicious treat. For the record my wife loves chocolate covered salt water taffy, if you have never tried you are missing out it is quite good.

So take part in our survey and let’s see who ends up being the most popular spot for salt water taffy in Ocean County and of course we will all wanna get some this summer and enjoy! Hey it’s a Jersey Shore thing, let’s enjoy ☀️

 

 

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Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.