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Friday, August 3, 2018
Local Brooklyn Sweets: Salty Road Sea Salt Caramel Salt Water Taffy
It's rare to taste a classic candy and think, " this is honestly the best version of the candy I've ever had. I'm reconsidering the entire nature of this candy." This is the experience I had at first encounter with local Brooklyn taffy-maker Salty Road Salt Water Taffy's Sea Salt Caramel taffies. This was a personal taffy revolution. After years of mass-produced boardwalk salt water taffy, I forgot the perfection of the consistency of a home-spun batch. Add tiny rocks of sea salt and the pleasingly bitter taste of burnt sugar, and I re-evaluated my entire history with taffy. Despite a perfect burnt caramel flavor, you cannot confuse this chew with caramel--it is uniquely taffy in consistency. The box disappeared in less than a day and I shared the treats with no one. I have to find more of this taffy, not to mention that I feel compelled to try more flavors. Thanks, Ben, for bringing this treasure to me.