What is salt water taffy made of? Salt water taffy is a delectable treat that has been enjoyed by many for years. But do you know exactly what it is made of? This delicious candy is made with butter, corn syrup, sugar, cornstarch, and your flavor and coloring of choice. Does salt water taffy actually contain salt water? On the contrary, it doesn’t. But it does, however, have salt and water in the mix to make this yumm . . .
Feeling a bit nostalgic? Travel back in time with an old song you once heard on the radio, an old movie in black and white, or better yet, have a taste of the yesteryear with a sweet treat! At Cousin’s Candy Shop, located in San Diego, CA, you can get your fill of different candies and sweets that was once popular- and still is- for a good old piece of sugary heaven! Looking for something to tickle your taste buds? You can never go wrong wit . . .
No matter how you choose to indulge your sweet tooth, there’s always one item you gravitate towards and go back to every single time. And much like fashion sense, music tastes, or preferred movie genres, the type of sweets you crave and pick can reveal a lot about your quirks and personality. Here’s an idea of what candy and goodies to treat yourself and share with your family members, friends, your child’s favorite teacher, and even you . . .
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. . . .
The earliest usage of licorice was back in the first syllables of recorded time. Licorice lovers throughout history have included Pharaohs and Prophets. Generous supplies were discovered in Emperor King Tut's tomb, while Egyptian hieroglyphics record the use of licorice in a popular beverage by men in the days when the bible was still being written! What is licorice exactly? It comes from a botanical 4-5 foot scrub with blue or violet flowers, . . .
Huckleberries were a staple of the Native American long before the white man walked the Rocky Mountains. Medicine men cured stomach ailments and religious leaders cured spiritual disorders with this delectable berry. Today the choicest huckleberry patch is a much guarded secret. Man must compete with the grizzly, black bear, elk, deer, coyote just to name a few of the seekers of this most delicious berry. . . .
We have many customers asking for this oddly-named candy although most of them are "of a certain age". They are recalling sweet memories from their childhood and of their grandfathers sharing their prized stash of Horehound with them. Today, this candy is mostly found in an old-fashioned candy shop such as ours, or perhaps in your local pharmacy, next to the cough drops, as it is known more as a medicinal remedy than as a sweet. It's scientifi . . .