Taffy used to be something people made at home. It was called "pulling" taffy. The mixture of flavor, coloring, boiled sugar, butter and vegetable oil were mixed and kneaded until air bubbles came into the mixture, making for a chewy, light end product. Today, the taffy gumballs.com carries has the wonderful characteristics of taffy pulled at home. All taffy was Individually wrapped for sanitary reasons, and the finished product is attractive and inviting. With Gumballs.com's zero sales tax and prompt shipment, taffy time need not be in the distant future.
Why does Taffy Need to be Pulled?
Taffy, created from a sticky mass of boiled sugar with fat, flavorings and colorings, and subsequently left alone, would be very brittle. Pulling it means to stretch the mass out, fold it over, and repeat the process for a long time. This introduces numerous tiny air bubbles into the mass of boiled ingredients and leads ultimately to the well-known soft, chewy texture of taffy.
What's the Difference Between "Salt Water Taffy'" and Regular Taffy?
No one really knows exactly how the name "salt water taffy" got started, but the truth is that salt water taffy does contain salt and water in addition to the ingredients described above. One tale is told that an ocean storm flooded a seaside candy store and inundated the taffy. When the store reopened, they sold the flooded candy as "salt water taffy". Originally intended as a joke, the name stuck. Eventually, in a separate transaction, a type of taffy with salt and water in it was developed, and it became the true Salt Water Taffy. Today, Gumballs.com offers true bulk saltwater taffy for sale in a variety of shapes , colors and bulk sizes. Stock up on bulk salt water taffy as soon as you can!