Most of us have tasted salt water taffy, and...we dare say, have liked it. Since Joseph Fralinger first created this sweet convection in the 1880's, while living in Atlantic City, N.J., it has grown in popularity throughout the United States. Somehow, Savannah developed a particular fondness for this sugary delight, as evidenced by the, at least, half-dozen candy stores within three blocks of our apartment, which focus on the manufacture of salt water taffy. Being the true adventurers that we claim to be, we visited each and everyone of them to sample their particular examples of this sweet treat. From our experience, immediately eating the finished product, rather than after weeks of it sitting on a shelf, was much better, as the taffy was softer and more gooey. The flavors popped in your mouth.
Carl and Lorraine Aveni are two retirees planning on traveling through Europe for at least one year.