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Halloween Salt Water Taffy Trick-Or-Treat Ideas

In the wake of COVID-19, the year 2020 is anything but ordinary. Large events and gatherings across the U.S. have been postponed, modified, or cancelled altogether. It’s safe to say that everyone’s lives have been influenced by the pandemic one way or another.

However, as difficult as the pandemic has been for adults, it has arguably been more difficult for children. Mentally and physically, the stress of quarantine and COVID-19 itself has taken a toll, and children have been heavily affected. While there are many controversial topics surrounding the pandemic, Halloween doesn’t need to be one of them.

Parents this season are looking for a glimpse of normality for their children, and Halloween is the perfect time for just that. As one of the biggest holidays of the year for families, we shouldn’t be asking whether or not Halloween should be celebrated. Instead, we should be looking for ways to make it as safe and enjoyable as possible. Luckily, the experts at Taffy Town have developed a comprehensive guide to help you and your family celebrate Halloween 2020 in the best way.

In a year where nothing feels normal, you can make Halloween sweeter than ever with these tips from Taffy Town. Let’s get started with some general tips for trick-or-treating.

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General Trick-or-Treat Guidelines

  • Observe social distancing by maintaining a 6 feet distance between other trick-or-treaters. While physically distanced, your kids can still have fun celebrating their favorite holiday outside amongst friends.
  • Sanitize your and your child’s hands often, particularly between houses and before opening a package.
  • Wear a mask – not just a costume mask – opt for a mask that matches your child’s costumes style or pick a costume where a mask is an essential part of it (ex. Doctor or ninja).
  • Avoid large gatherings that take place indoors or where maintaining proper social distancing is not an option.

Why Salt Water Taffy is the Perfect Halloween Treat

Salt water taffy is much more than just a delicious summer dessert. In fact, taffy is the perfect bite-sized candy for any occasion, year-round. Offering nearly every flavor under the sun, Taffy Town’s salt water taffy is the nation’s choice for a unique Halloween treat. Here’s why:

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They’re individually wrapped. This year, handing out individually wrapped candy isn’t just a good idea, it’s critical to maintaining a safe, healthy holiday. Wrap up a few pieces of taffy in small gift bags or hand them out individually!

Taffy is original. Handing out salt water taffy for trick-or-treaters is a great way to think outside the box. After a while all chocolate starts to taste the same, but salt water taffy never gets old!

Bite-sized perfection. Parents love salt water taffy for its compact size. Kids can eat a few pieces at a time without getting a tummy ache, and parents can partake for a guilt-free treat that’s only 7 calories per bite.

So, you’ve ordered your salt water taffy and you’re ready for the trick-or-treaters to stop by your home on Halloween night. The next step is to determine how to safely get the delicious candy to the neighborhood children without the risk of spreading germs. Here’s what our candy experts recommend:

Creative Trick-or-Treat Ideas

Grab & go bags. You can ensure that the candy from your home is safe to partake by pre-packaging a few pieces of candy in grab & go bags. Not only is it safer than having trick-or-treaters pick candy from a bowl, it makes for a speedy solution. Want to take up a notch? Try packaging your candy in balloons for a grab & go treat that the entire neighborhood will remember for years to come.

Create a spooky candy graveyard. This might be the easiest way to accomplish two goals: decorate with style and give candy to the trick-or-treaters. Simply decorate your lawn with a few tombstones and sprinkle sweets throughout with a sign to indicate that kids can take a piece. That’s right—the neighborhood kids are going to clean up your yard for you. Could it get any better than that?

Make a candy chute. If you’ve got a knack for DIY, we’ve got the project for you. Take some PVC pipe and build a tube system that can transport candy to the trick-or-treaters in a flash. Social distance approved? Check. Creative beyond belief? Also check. See how this dad made the most of Halloween 2020 with his contactless candy chute here.

Leave candy outside. If you still want to give out candy without any of the risk, you can set your candy on the porch with a spooky sign to remind them to only take one piece. Simple, safe, and delicious all at the same time.

Whether you’re trick-or-treating with your little ones or passing out candy from home, it’s recommended to stay outside if you plan on participating. Avoid directly handing out candy where you may come within 6 feet of others.

October 31st this year may not feel like the ones before it, but even a pandemic can’t cancel Halloween. With these tips, you can make Halloween 2020 a safe, sweet success. Who knows? You may even find a few traditions that are worth holding onto.

No matter how you choose to celebrate the holiday, keep it sweet and simple with salt water taffy from Taffy Town. Visit our site to order our Halloween taffy, or discover a new favorite flavor today!

Summer Salt Water Taffy Flavors

7 Summer Taffy Flavors You Can’t Resist

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There’s a reason that the summer season is cherished by all. From days spent at the pool to evening barbecues with friends and family, there’s something about summer that’s unequivocally unique. Perhaps it’s the sunshine & beautiful weather, or maybe it’s the delectable summer food. Either way, everyone can agree that summertime is worth holding onto.

Unfortunately, the summer season must come to a close eventually. As the days become shorter and sweater weather takes over, it can be difficult to grasp the last few rays of sunshine.

Luckily, you don’t have to say goodbye to summer at all! With the help of Taffy Town, you can have sweet & sunshine in your daily routine, even in the middle of winter. Keep the summertime rolling year-round with these irresistible sunny season salt water taffy flavors!


Grape Taffy

Grape Salt Water Taffy With Grapes and Grape Juice

Sweet, refreshing, and endlessly tasty, grapes and summer go hand-in-hand. When you can’t find grapes fresh from the vine, however, Grape Taffy from Taffy Town is the next best thing. We are all about giving our salt water taffy fans true-to-life-flavors, and it’s no different with our Grape Taffy. Drawing inspiration from fresh concord grapes, our grape salt water taffy tastes just like the real thing! You can get this sweet, rich-tasting Grape Taffy on our website.



Peanut Butter Taffy

Peanut Butter Taffy with White Jar of Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is endlessly beloved because of its versatility. Delicious on sandwiches, fruits, veggies, and more, peanut butter has infinite uses and applications. At Taffy Town, we have taken everything that makes peanut butter great and turned it into a salt water taffy flavor! Our Peanut Butter Taffy is as delicious as it is tempting, the perfect teat to keep you coming back for more.

The best thing about our Peanut Butter Taffy? It’s completely peanut free! Finally, you can enjoy the delicious, irresistible flavor of peanut butter in this bite sized treat without the worry of an allergic reaction. Made with artificial flavoring, this sweet treat is made to mimic the taste of peanut butter, and we have to say it does it flawlessly. Order our Peanut Butter Taffy today!


Huckleberry Taffy

Purple Huckleberry Taffy from Taffy Town

You don’t need to hunt for your own secret huckleberry patch to enjoy the taste of a fresh huckleberry! With Taffy Town’s exclusive Huckleberry Taffy, you can get the exquisite taste without any of the work. Not only is it the perfect summertime treat, you can enjoy it all year long! Sit back, relax, and indulge in the perfect sweetness and bold berry flavor of the Huckleberry Taffy that’s sure to please your taste buds.


Watermelon Taffy

National Watermelon Day Watermelon Taffy

Everyone knows that watermelon is a summer must. From backyard barbecues to afternoons at the pool, the delightful taste of watermelon is the best way to keep cool in the heat of summer. Unfortunately, watermelon season only lasts a few months, leaving you to crave the tasty fruit through the fall, winter, and spring.

Luckily for you, it’s easy to get that refreshing taste of watermelon year-round with the help of Taffy Town! Whether summer is right around the corner or it’s the middle of winter and you’re craving a red and green treat, Taffy Town’s Watermelon Taffy tastes like it’s right off the rind. Summer is never far away with this delicious salt water taffy. Learn more and order our Watermelon Taffy here.


Cotton Candy Taffy

National Cotton Candy Day Taffy

Nothing screams “summer” quite like cotton candy. As a staple of summer carnivals & county fairs, cotton candy is a beloved treat to beat the heat. The only thing better than true cotton candy? Cotton Candy Taffy from Taffy Town! This pink- and blue-colored taffy is one of our best sellers, the finest bite-sized treat to give you a flood of childhood nostalgia.

Our Cotton Candy Taffy perfectly replicates that melt-in-your-mouth texture of traditional cotton candy for the perfect, guilt-free goody that’s only 27 calories. We know that you’ll love this delicious, summertime flavor. In fact, it might just be your new favorite! Order your Cotton Candy Taffy here.


Banana Taffy

Banana Taffy from Taffy Town

One of our favorite summer taffy flavors is our classic, ever-popular Banana Taffy. Not only is it a great sunny season treat, this flavor is beloved by all — the perfect salt water taffy to appease each member of your family.

It may surprise you how much our Banana Taffy tastes like the real thing. In fact, one bite of Taffy Town’s Banana Taffy and you’ll swear you’re eating a ripe, fair-trade banana right off the banana tree! Get this incredible Banana Salt Water Taffy on our website!


Chili Mango Taffy

Chili Mango Taffy with Red Chili Peppers and a Yellow Mango

Looking for a taffy flavor that’s reminiscent of summer days with a modern twist? Look no further than the Chili Mango Taffy from Taffy Town. The perfect explosion of flavor, this chili mango candy is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.

Expect the unexpected with our Chili Mango Taffy! Made from only the finest ingredients, this unusual flavor gives you a combination of sweet mango with just the right spicy kick that will keep you coming back for more. Learn more about this unique flavor or order your Chili Mango Taffy today!


Salt Water Taffy at Taffy Town

Don’t spend your days chasing after a fleeting summer season! Instead, keep the sunshine in your life with sweet salt water taffy from Taffy Town. With our delicious selection of sunny season taffy flavors, it can be summer all year long. Order your summertime favorites by visiting our website today!

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How is Salt Water Taffy Made?

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When you’ve got a sweet tooth, there are few things that truly satisfy it. Sometimes chocolate just doesn’t do the trick. The most sure-fire way we know to satisfy a sweet tooth is Salt Water Taffy! Not only is taffy delicious, the endless flavor variety means that you’ll never grow sick of your favorite treat. But have you ever thought about how salt water taffy went from simple sugars to dancing on your taste buds?

If you’ve ever wondered exactly how salt water taffy is made, stick around! You can learn the ins and outs of salt water taffy production straight from one of the world’s best-known taffy producers — Taffy Town! We have all the juicy, gooey details when it comes to salt water taffy, and we want you to know every bit! Let’s get started by discussing how far the taffy production process has come since the late 1800s.

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The Evolution of Taffy

From humble beginnings, the taffy making process has made a complete transformation over the years. Salt water taffy was traditionally made by cooking sugars at a high temperature, then adding oil of glycerin to the mix. To incorporate some air into the batch and to help it become less tacky, the taffy was then pulled and folded by hand. This manual task may seem like tiresome, tedious work, but it was considered a wildly popular activity during the late 1800s and early 1900s. In fact, it was a beloved house party favorite to hold a taffy pull, creating your own confection to share with friends and family later on.

Eventually, taffy puller machines were created, and some of the originals can still be seen today in candy shops around the world. Just like onlookers from a hundred years ago, people today are still mesmerized by the twisting, kneading, and pulling of the taffy machine.


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The evolution of taffy production has paved the way for more sophisticated technology and a faster process, but the best part of the production transformation is the taffy itself. Not only has the texture of salt water taffy improved over the years, the recipes have been refined and perfected. Made famous by Taffy Town, one of the most popular taffy recipes today is a whipped nougat style method. Cooked sugars are carefully whipped into an egg meringue for a taffy that is sweet, delicious, and simply melts in your mouth!

Flavors have also evolved over time. Where there were once only a handful of flavors to choose from, there are hundreds of taffy flavors on the market today. At Taffy Town, you can find everything from our classic Banana Taffy and Maple Taffy to our outrageous Pickle Taffy and Chili Mango Taffy flavors. You name it, there’s a good chance we have it in the form of irresistible taffy!


How is Salt Water Taffy Made?

As discussed above, the “traditional” salt water taffy production process starts by boiling sugars in a large copper kettle to a high temperature. That supersaturated mass is then aerated to capture tiny bubbles in the candy, making it less tacky and softer. The conventional aeration method uses a pulling machine that twists, stretches, and kneads the salt water taffy into a supple treat. Finally, the taffy is shaped, cut into small pieces, packaged, and shipped.

At Taffy Town, however, we’ve taken the classic production process and given it an extraordinary twist that improves both the texture and flavor! Rather than using a pulling machine, each of our taffy batches are whipped in with a meringue to create an even fluffier air structure. We use evaporated milk and real salt in our recipe for a rich and creamy base for any flavor we make. Clearly, we aren’t your run-of-the-mill taffy shop. With a process & recipes this good, you’re guaranteed to fall in love with our taffy!

Salt water taffy production at Taffy Town takes 3 days from start to finish. Made to order in our Utah taffy factory, our stock is always fresh. Watch the video below to see our total taffy production process, from mixing to packaging.

New Taffy Flavors

When it comes to flavor creation, Taffy Town is the best at concocting new taffy confections! Each year we take in suggestions from customers and follow consumer trend reports to develop new flavors for an ever-evolving marketplace in salt water taffy. Created with in-house testing and support from a variety of flavor companies, our new taffy flavors are tried, true, and tasty through & through!

Ready to begin your journey as a salt water taffy connoisseur? Shop for a fix of delectable taffy by visiting our website! We’ve got taffy flavors from A to Z, thoughtfully crafted with your taste buds in mind. For over 100 years we’ve been the standard for taffy excellence. See what all the buzz is about by ordering your salt water taffy today!