If only our childhood selves knew that the boxes of dubiously flavored, machine-pulled stuff foisted off as salt water taffy on every boardwalk coast-to-coast weren’t worth the calories (or the lockjaw). Fortunately for our more discriminate selves, Brooklyn-based Marisa Wu is righting such wrongs by adding back what the souvenir imposters lack – natural flavors, a toothsome hand-pulled texture, and sea salt that you can actually taste.
The depth of bittersweet chocolate contrasted with the crunch of sea salt hereby redeems salt water taffy, putting it tops on our list of treats well worth our daily sugar dose.
TIP OF THE TONGUE
For a playful dessert pairing (at your house or theirs), unwrap a piece or two to have with a small pour of this revelatory Raspberry Liqueur.
Corn syrup, sugar, unsweetened 100% chocolate, evaporated milk, salt, soy lecithin. Comes in a 3.5 oz box. NOTE: Contains: milk, soy. Produced in a facility that also processes milk, eggs, peanuts, wheat, tree nuts, and soy.
- Contains dairy.
- Contains soy.