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Old 05-29-08, 08:10 PM   #1
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Anyone know why salt water taffy is seasonal?

Bikeforums is the only forum that I belong to - so I have to pose my inane inquiry here. I just came back from the grocery store where I learned that salt water taffy is in season. Anyone able to explain?
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Old 05-29-08, 08:30 PM   #2
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Old 05-29-08, 08:33 PM   #3
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Sunbathers visit Atlantic City in the summertime. It's a beach thing.
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I can't explain anything regarding the East Coast, but on the pier at Santa Monica the taffy shop that advertised it was made with "Pure Santa Monica Seawater" always made us smile...cause we knew that the sewage outfall for the entire Western LA region passed right under that pier! In the Winter, when storms would push the sea (and all it contained) back toward the coast, nobody would touch anything made from "pure" Santa Monica Seawater...
edit: and of course we knew that there was never any seawater actually in the taffy, it was just advertising. Really_bad_advertising.

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If you could really get it all year round, would you?
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Old 05-29-08, 11:22 PM   #6
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<opens Dummies Dental Journal, opens to page 85, paragraph 5 entitled "Salt Water Taffy">

Optimal dentists enjoy the Spring seasonal salt water taffy season. There are a tremendous amount of people out there who have or had problems with a filling lately and by suggesting that this "subject" eat a piece of taffy is the industry's best advice.

"Yessssss, little girl - go ahead - have another ..."



As for the year round taffy? Well I see it displayed in the Year Round Dollar Store's window as I walk by - now that's scary - plus my teeth have already told me - no effin way.

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the tourists are around to buy it in the summer
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Old 05-30-08, 05:51 AM   #8
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This is a serious question since I've never had one. Does it taste salty or sweet? I looked up taffy and it says it is a sweet..so salt water?
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You can only get it in months without an R because the oyster sperm and eggs are the secret ingredient in the salt water.
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there's no saltwater, in saltwater taffy. It used to be made in little beach towns/boardwalks, in the summer months when the tourists would head to the coast.
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Because if you make taffy in the cool season, God kills a kitten.
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Old 05-30-08, 09:58 AM   #12
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http://www.thegoldenrod.com/

"Our renowned New England Salt Water Taffy is made fresh daily from only the highest quality ingredients. These savory mouth watering sensations will take you back to 1896, when E.A. Talpey perfected the Kisses recipe.
GOLDENROD KISSES are made on demand, they are always fresh! They contain no preservatives, therefore, temperature greatly affects chewiness. To ensure a chewy consistency, keep taffy in a warm (75 - 80F) environment."

The Goldenrod is only open in the summer, similar to what others have said above. They opened last weekend.
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Old 05-30-08, 10:01 AM   #13
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Thanks for the replies - more information than I deserved in light of the silly nature of the question.
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It might have something to do with the leftover goats milk required to make REAL saltwater taffy.... let's see... baby goats are born in early spring, and then there are all these strange holidays that require the faithful to feast upon the very same young kids (goat ones, to be sure!!), leaving a bunch of seriously full nannies to be milked. Now, we all know that only so many people actually LIKE goat cheese, so after the goat cheese heads are satisfied, the nannie goat milkers just boil up the rest - scortch it, actually, and send it off to those SWT places on the boardwalks of America to be mixed, stretched & pulled.... Or I might just be pulling your taffy....
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http://www.thegoldenrod.com/

"Our renowned New England Salt Water Taffy is made fresh daily from only the highest quality ingredients. These savory mouth watering sensations will take you back to 1896, when E.A. Talpey perfected the Kisses recipe.
GOLDENROD KISSES are made on demand, they are always fresh! They contain no preservatives, therefore, temperature greatly affects chewiness. To ensure a chewy consistency, keep taffy in a warm (75 - 80F) environment."

The Goldenrod is only open in the summer, similar to what others have said above. They opened last weekend.

We can say "Goldenrod Kisses" on Bike Forums? What happened to standards here?
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<opens Dummies Dental Journal, opens to page 85, paragraph 5 entitled "Salt Water Taffy">

Optimal dentists enjoy the Spring seasonal salt water taffy season. There are a tremendous amount of people out there who have or had problems with a filling lately and by suggesting that this "subject" eat a piece of taffy is the industry's best advice.
My (dentist) father kept a box of Jujubes in his office. When someone came in with a loose crown he would have them eat a few, and *pop* off would come the crown.
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