saltwater taffy

saltwater taffy
: a pulled candy made from white sugar and variously flavored and colored

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a taffy sometimes made with seawater but more generally made with salted fresh water.
[1890-95, Amer.]

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saltwater taffy,
U.S. a kind of taffy sold at seaside resorts, originally containing a very small amount of salt water as an ingredient.

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