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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.
Back in 1919 when Elizabeth Steel first opened the doors to her fudge and candy business, she probably didn't have any idea how famous her store would become. At first, she only sold fudge but later moved on to sell the celebrated east coast salt-water taffy. Now, her family has expanded Steel's into a popular Atlantic City destination and has opened up to selling candy online. A one-pound box of fudge is still as good as it was in 1919. Be sure to check out the store online and the other Steel's location in Ocean City, New Jersey.
If you're inclined to go on a shopping spree, you'll find a number of impressive souvenir shops in Atlantic City to please and excite you. This cool and reasonably priced shop named White House / Black Market certainly does not disappoint. For almost twenty years women have shopped here for romantic clothing, accessories, shoes, tops, jewelry, lingerie and gifts. As one would expect, the store mainly sells clothing in shades of back and white, but there are also pinches of red and denim blue. Check out the website for further details and make this place your next shopping destination.
More of an upscale shopping complex, The Quarter offers a variety of 30 east coast style stores under one roof. Stores include the Americana-style award winning Brooks Brothers, Chico's, White House or Black Market, Swarovski, bluemercury apothecary, Tahari, Zeytinia, the Tropicana Casino Market and more. The Quarter also offers spas, restaurants (Cuba Libre and The Palm) and a casino.