Last time we examined the history and process through which taffy is made. This time we dive into the many different types of taffy available. Join me on this adventure!
Do you want to know what my favorite part about taffy is? It would have to be the massive amount of variety offered! There is something for everybody.
Taffy comes in almost every possible flavor, everything from vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and banana to wild blue raspberry, golden pear and caramel cheesecake. Can’t decide on which flavor you want to buy? Why not try one of the fantastic assortments that are offered!
Bonomo Turkish Taffy assorted includes vanilla, chocolate, banana, and strawberry. Taffy Town salt-water taffy assorted comes with 5 pounds of taffy for under $18! If you love all things berry flavored, try the Berry Crème assortment, which comes with everything from strawberry and creme, blueberry and creme, and blue and red raspberry and creme.
Although you may recognize the name Bonomo, you may not know that the company is back from taking a more than 20 year break. Nothing smacks like, cracks like, tastes like Bonomo Turkish Taffy!
Heck, salt-water taffy is even offered in sugar-free assorted! Can you believe that? Sugar-free salt-water taffy.
Did you know that Taffy Town was voted “Best Taffy” award by the Utah top 100 and has been in business since 1916!
Want to try something new? How about Black taffy? Black taffy is black licorice flavored taffy, which, if you like black licorice, is sure to be a treat. Or try BB Bats peanut butter flavored taffy, part of an assorted pack.
Black taffy has also been known as Black Jack Taffy as well as Black Jacks, not to be confused with Black Jack gum of course. And BB Bats use to be produced back in the 1920s, and in my opinion, the best taffy on a stick you can buy!
Want a blast from the past? How about trying McGraws giant taffy or mint julep or even Kits chews! McGraws giant taffy is a taffy bar unlike any other. At over 2” wide and almost a foot long, this bar is huge, and with a rainbow of colors and fruit flavors, it is sure to please!
Don’t want just plain old taffy? Try Abba Zabba which is peanut butter on the inside and taffy on the outside. Or bit-o-honey, which is mini twists of almond bits blended into honey flavored taffy. Both of which are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Did you know that Aba Zabba bars are kosher certified and have been in production since 1922 and bit-o-honey has been in production since 1924 and is currently being produced by Nestle?
There is even taffy that your kids will love. Airheads, Laffy Taffy, and Now & Later are candies that I grew up loving and are sure to please for generations to come.
There are always 8 flavors of airheads in production and they are: cherry, strawberry, blue raspberry, watermelon, green apple, white mystery, pink lemonade and orange, and at least 3 times a year they make special flavors that are available for a limited time.
Did you know that the slogan for Now and Later is “Hard ‘N Fruity Now and Soft ‘N Chewy Later,” which recently replaced “Eat Some Now. Save Some for Later.”
I just had a Laffy Taffy banana flavored taffy today and it was exactly how I remembered it. And did you know? Every wrapper has a joke on it.
Mine were: Q: Why was the policeman in bed? A: Because he was an undercover cop. And, Q: Where do cows go to have fun? A: The moo-vies! Haha, gotta love classic jokes, always good for a chuckle.
Did you know that Laffy Taffy comes in rope form too?! So in addition to the classic round salt-water taffy, the regular sized taffy bars, the miniature bars, and the log-shaped Bonomo’s taffy, you can add rope shaped to that list.
Taffy comes in just about every size, shape, and flavor imaginable.
Candy Direct sells taffy in quantities that are sure to satisfy all appetites and budgets. Whether you are looking for miniature or regular sized taffy in display boxes or 2.5 – 5 pound bulk sizes, Candy Direct has you covered!
Finally, we want to know what kind of taffy you had growing up as a kid. Abba Zaba was created by a northern California company, and thus is more known by west coast dwellers, where as Bonomo Turkish Taffy, along with NECCO’s Mary Jane, Mint Julep, and Squirrell Nut – Zippers, are primarily known by east coast dwellers.
This article is intern approved! Matthew Rogers