Friday, July 29, 2011
Funky Food Friday: Taffy
There were different brands. Bonomo's Turkish Taffy was one, and now it's back!
Laffy Taffy is a Willy Wonka variety.
Saltwater taffy rarely has a cool brand name or wrapper, comes in a lot of different flavors, and is often sold at beaches, boardwalks or fairs. At the Minnesota State Fair, there is a famous booth right outside the Food Building where you can see it being made, and there is a weird little statue of a chef pulling it. He's kind of falling apart, and one year his head fell off, but he kept on stretching the taffy.
Abba Zabba, which I never heard of before marrying my Los Angeles born-and-raised husband, is kind of like taffy with sand in it.
Charleston Chew is pretty taffy-like.
Tangy Taffy has apparently been completely replaced by Laffy Taffy, but long ago, they had a deal with Archie Comics. A Web reference I found says "Archie was cherry, Betty was banana, Reggie was chocolate, Veronica was strawberry, Hot Dog was vanilla and Jughead was grape." However, these boxes seem to say Veronica was vanilla.
Which taffys do you remember?