When you’re on the coast you have to buy saltwater taffy. I’m sure it’s a rule, or law, or at least an ordinance.
This week we’re visiting the beautiful, Oregon coast and our travels took us to Cannon Beach.
Here we found a great candy store called “Bruce’s Candy Kitchen”. It is filled with every sweet you can imagine and at least 30 flavors of saltwater taffy,(which is a huge weakness of mine.) My favorite flavors of taffy are peppermint and lemon…don’t ask why, I really don’t know. Bruce’s even gives you a card with a guide to the taffy flavors based on their colors.
Bruce’s also carries fabulous handmade chocolates and dipped apples. My aunt found her favorite candy, salted licorice, which I really didn’t care for. Bruce’s also makes lovely seashell shaped candies that were in my hotel room to greet me (I knew it was going to be a great place as soon as I saw them.)
But back to the taffy…according to wikipedia it originated in 1883 when a candy shop was flooded by the salty Atlantic Ocean. read more here.
Bruce’s Candy Kitchen is worth a visit, and they have a website, too. Visit it here and prepare to get a candy craving.
There are other purveyors of Salt Water Taffy in Cannon beach, but Bruce’s is the best. The other one on the same street had a larger variety of flavors, but they weren’t as fresh and creamy. Trust me, and stick with Bruce’s. Here’s the T-shirt I bought and it is a good life rule to live by…