While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Pull out all the stops - May 23 is National Taffy Day!
One of America’s oldest candies has a mildly misleading name - there’s actually no salt water in taffy. Rumor has it, this common misconception started after a candy company on Atlantic City’s boardwalk flooded with sea water. All the candy maker had left to sell was, quite literally, salt-water soaked taffy. The name stuck, much like the candy sticks to your teeth.
The candy is made my melting sugar, water, butter and some stabilizers (like cornstarch) and then pulling the final product into long strands. Pulling the taffy aerates it which gives the sticky treat its chewiness and a lustrous shine.
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