A visit to Atlantic City is never complete without tasting its unique invention known as salt water taffy. This soft and salty version of the taffy was invented accidentally in the 1880s after a deluge of the Atlantic Ocean soaked taffy stored in a seaside shop and impregnated it with salty flavors. Today, James' Confections continues this century-old tradition, and not much has changed since the inception of this brand in the 19th Century. The store is operated by James Candy Company, who also own Bayard's Chocolates and Fralingers Salt Water Taffy shops. Situated in a beach-side building on the famous Boardwalk, this shop sells premium mint, fudge, peanut butter chews, nuts, macaroons and, of course, salt water taffy. The candies are no doubt expensive but the charming packaging and the rich flavors based on original recipes more than make up for the price. A visit to this store is a must for experiencing Atlantic City's unique contribution to the culinary world and for picking up a treasured keepsake or gifting item.
Candies, chocolates, games, toys and more, IT'SUGAR is a heaven for every child and even adults, if candies make your world go round. Here, everything is larger than life. IT'SUGAR is a chain of stores having branches all across the country. And this location of the store attracts an eclectic mix of shoppers ranging from tourists to locals, age no bar. Once you enter the store, you will be hypnotized by the displays of sweets that engulf you. They have chocolate bars that are the size of a brick and gummy bears the size of a Koala. Pick up souvenirs for friends back home or arrive here to stock up your own fridge, all you need is a passion for sweets.
Any visit to Atlantic City is incomplete without souvenirs picked out from Fralinger’s. A store with more than four locations in the state, Fralinger’s Salt Water Taffy has delighted patrons of all ages since 1885. The Broadwalk branch of the store is one of the most visited one and has a convenient layout that facilitates ease in browsing. Choose from an array of sweet delights, the classic taffy comes in combos, buckets, collectible edition and it also makes a perfect gift for someone with a sweet tooth. Paddle Pops glazed in chocolate, Peanut Butter Chews, Mint Sticks, Almond Macaroons, Peanut Brittles and the Caramellows are other goodies you simply cannot ignore. For ultimate happiness, buy the Celebration Basket, this beauty won't let you forget your travels to Atlantic City for a long, long time.