What is the deal with salt water taffy? Is it a food? Is it a workout tool? Is it intended to inflict undue stress on the unsuspecting victim who just wanted a snack while watching the television late at night?!

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I had a box of taffy in the house and decided that I needed to give it a fair shot now that I am an adult. I hoped that my childish aversion to any form of exercise, resulting in my irrational dislike of taffy, would have lessened as I got older.

Why I thought this was possible, I may never know.

I started on the first piece of taffy, wincing at the taste. Sweeter than its name implies, the candy was off to a bad start. I began chewing and quickly realized I was wasting my time. By the time I would be able to finish one piece, my stomach would be empty and protesting as loudly as possible.

Being a good neighbor, I couldn’t allow that disruption to the community.

I have (wisely) decided to maintain my active dislike of salt water taffy and all of the effort it requires. Instead, I will snack on other foods that require less chewing and will ultimately fill up my belly – this will prevent an undignified meltdown resulting in the leveling of an entire city block.

Toddler tantrums are dangerous when performed in an adult body.

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15 replies on “Toddler tantrums and taffy…

  1. Hello Heather,

    While I don’t mind salt water taffy, they’re also not my favorite. I feel the real fun of salt water taffy is in the buying part, especially when they’re bought in seaside piers and carnivals, or those old school candy stores.

    I’m visiting from the #AnythingGoes linky.


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  2. I do like salt water taffy but I don’t buy it very often as I don’t really buy any candy that has a tendency to stick to my teeth and gums longer than it should be. That’s just my thing though. On very rare occasions (like Summer beach strolls) I will take to eating a piece or two. #anythinggoes

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  3. I’ve never heard of salt water taffy either, is it like toffee? I don’t like hard to chew toffee but I do like the soft stuff like you get in the middle of a Curly Wurly, or is that caramel? I’m not a sweet connoisseur as you may have guessed.

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