National Taffy Day:
Celebrated on the 23rd of May every year, the National Taffy Day is a celebration of the renowned Taffy Candy.
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Why National Taffy Day?
As far as native sweets are concerned, Taffies have a history dating long back to the late 19th century. Taffy was discovered by accident when a candy shop on the shore of New Jersey was flooded with salty seawater. The candies were soaked in saltwater leading to the invention of the first-ever saltwater taffy. The taffy has since then come a long way, finding its place in many stores, on the boardwalks, and the eastern seaboard regions. The National Taffy Day is a day to celebrate these delicious sweets and indulge in the goodness of the taffies. It is a wonderful feeling to unwrap that wax paper and chew on the taffy, made with sugar and butter, and enjoy the pulling effect in your mouth.
How can we celebrate National Taffy Day:
If you are looking for ways to make this day memorable to you and your families, then here are some pointers to guide you.
- On the day celebrating the delicious taffy, it would be an interesting chance to get to know how the toffy is made. There are guided tours offered by many factories. You can watch taffies heated up in big kettles of copper. Then the taffies are cooled over a slab of marble post which the taffy is pulled using the machine.
- You can indulge yourself in gorging on these taffies on this day. Please be mindful of the sweet getting into your body. However, since it is only for today, you can afford to enjoy a lot of it.
- If you like to have some fun, you can make your taffy, along with your friends and family, and make it a memorable event to remember for a long time.
- Try the different flavored taffy available and rate them according to your taste. You can share your experience on taffy making or your choice of the best flavor online. You can do so with the hashtag #NationalTaffyDay on your post.
- You can also recommend your favorite taffy shop on this day and let everyone know why you prefer the taffies from this shop.
Interesting facts about National Taffy Day:
On the day celebrating the goodness of the Taffies, the pulled candies, here are some interesting facts you would like to know about taffies in general.
- There are many different flavors in taffies to match the preferences of men, women, and kids. One can say that there is a flavor to match everyone’s preference. You can find vanilla taffy tops the popularity charts though. There is also banana saltwater taffy, watermelon saltwater taffy, peppermint-flavored taffy, and many other extraordinary flavors of taffy available.
- The first mention of the word taffy can be found in the Oxford English Dictionary in the year 1817.
- During the mid-1800s, the taffy or the chewable candy became a popular sweet and it has continued to rule the hearts to date.
- Pulling the candies is how the taffies are made and this process was also discovered in the middle of the 19th
- Laffy Taffy is a new variety of taffy launched in 2005 in the shape of a long cord.
- In the early years of taffy making, the mixture for taffy was boiled in copper kettles over an open fire, preferably a coal fire. After this taffy was cooled over a marble slab and pulled from a large hook to give it the perfect texture.
- When the taffy is pulled it adds air to the sugar and corn syrup mix giving it a lighter feeling and yet a chewy texture.
- While saltwater taffy has a history of accidental invention, the taste does not differ between regular and saltwater taffy. The saltwater taffy does not have salt added to the mix either.
- With the latest technology, nearly 1000 pieces of taffy can be produced in a minute.
- The term “taffy” originated around 1817 in the US and it referred to boiled candy at that time.
History of National Taffy Day:
We do not have any information as to the origins and the reasons for the celebration of this day. There is also not much evidence available on the history of taffies either.