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National Taffy Day

Celebrate National Taffy Day with friends and family - indulge in your favorite flavors of delicious taffy treats!
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May 23
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Get ready to celebrate National Taffy Day on May 23! This day has been around since the late 1800s and is a great way to enjoy a sweet treat. It's believed that taffy was first created in Atlantic City, New Jersey when a candy maker decided to stretch out some caramelized sugar with his bare hands. Since then, taffy has become an iconic American confectionary enjoyed by people all over the world.

History of National Taffy Day

National Taffy Day Dates

National Taffy Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1880s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Taffy Origins</div><div class='timeline-text'>Taffy was first created in Atlantic City, marking the beginning of this sweet and stretchy confectionary.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1898</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Salt Water Taffy Invention</div><div class='timeline-text'>Joseph Fralinger popularized the salt water taffy in Atlantic City, marketing it as a souvenir for tourists.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1920s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Taffy Boom</div><div class='timeline-text'>The popularity of taffy grew rapidly through the 1920s, with candy shops all across America adopting the sweet.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Conveyor Belt Production</div><div class='timeline-text'>The invention of the taffy wrapping machine allowed for mass production of the candy, increasing its accessibility in every corner of the nation.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Taffy Flavours Expansion</div><div class='timeline-text'>The 1990s saw a growth in taffy flavors, with inventive additions such as watermelon, root beer, and banana added to traditional favorites.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Taffy Day Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>In 2010, May 23 was officially recognized as National Taffy Day, giving this sweet treat its own day of celebration.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Taffy Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Taste test different taffy flavors</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Visit your local candy store and taste test the different taffy flavors. From classic cherry to newer flavors like cotton candy, you'll be sure to find something that tantalizes your taste buds.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make homemade taffy</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather up the family and have a sweet afternoon making homemade taffy. With just a few simple ingredients, you can make delicious batches of taffy in all sorts of fun flavors.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a taffy pull party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends for a good old fashioned taffy pull party! Together, you can stretch out the taffy and create some amazing shapes and colors. Plus, you'll get to enjoy eating your creations at the end of the night.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a taffy themed dinner</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Dress up your dinner table with a taffy theme! Gather up some pre-made taffy dishes or try making your own with recipes like salty chocolate brittle or chewy watermelon gummies.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Give away bags of taffy</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spread some sweet happiness by giving away bags of taffy to neighbors, friends, family members, co-workers, and anyone else who could use a little pick me up on National Taffy Day.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Taffy Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Taffy is sweet and delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Taffy is a classic candy that never fails to satisfy a sweet tooth! It's soft, chewy and comes in a variety of flavors from fruit to chocolate. On National Taffy Day, indulging in this delicious treat is practically a must!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Taffy provides an opportunity for creativity</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Making taffy at home is a great way to get creative and have some fun with your family. You can try different flavors and colors or even come up with your own unique combinations. Plus, it's a great activity for both children and adults alike!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Taffy supports local businesses</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>When you purchase taffy from small vendors or shops, you're helping to support the local economy. Plus, you know you're getting top quality ingredients that are made with care and attention to detail - something mass produced brands simply can't match!</p></div></div>

5 Tantalizing Facts for National Taffy Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Taffy Pulling is a Physics Lesson</h3><p class='facts-content'>An aspect of taffy’s appeal is the act of “pulling” it, which aligns the molecules to give it its trademark chewiness. This is a subtle and delicious lesson in physics and chemistry!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Taffy Has a Star Billing on Vacations</h3><p class='facts-content'>While taffy is savored year-round, it especially has become synonymous with beach vacations, with numerous resort towns across America boasting specialty taffy shops near the shores.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Over 1,000 Varieties of Taffy Exist</h3><p class='facts-content'>From traditional vanilla, strawberry, and banana to the exotic flavors like maple bacon, tropical punch, and huckleberry, there are over 1,000 different types and flavors of taffy today.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Taffy's Sweetness to Your Health</h3><p class='facts-content'>Unlike some other candies, taffy is fat-free. While it does contain sugar, enjoying it in moderation can be part of a balanced and joyful diet.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Taffy is a Time-Intensive Craft</h3><p class='facts-content'>The making of taffy is a labor of love. It requires time and patience, with the process including stirring, pulling, cutting, wrapping, which often takes hours to create this sweet treat.</p></div></div>

National Taffy Day FAQs

When is National Taffy Day?

National Taffy Day is celebrated on May 23 every year. In 2024 National Taffy Day will occur on a Thursday.

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