The summer of 2011, friends had opened an organic produce stand in Far Rockaway beach and couldn’t find a locally made taffy. I jumped at the chance to put my own spin on the chewy nostalgic sweet... and it was love at first pull! I wanted this taffy to be different so I decided to use natural flavorings like real vanilla beans, fruit purees, spices and large-grain sea salt. The candy came out flavorful and creamy like a milkshake with a distinct salt crystal crunch--this was not your average SALT WATER TAFFY.
And Salty Road was born! To my surprise, I soon discovered that we were the first and only taffy makers in New York City! I’ve come a long way from hand-pulling in a tiny Brooklyn apartment but I still get just as excited crafting new flavors as I did the very first batch.