Salt Water Taffy

Before the days of electric motors it was pulled by strong, young men over big hooks attached to the wall of the confectionery shop. However, it wasn’t the delicious delicacy that modern Salt Water Taffy has become. It was a porous, hard candy laid out while still warm in a thin layer, and broken into mouth-size bits with a silver confectioner’s hammer. The customers would savor a piece, slowly melting in their mouths, for a long period of time. Actually, the confection, when applied to a stick, evolved into all-day suckers.