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Half Moon Bay Salt Water Taffy carries the Coastsideā€™s largest selection of Taffy, Nostalgic Candies, and Chocolate. Located on the waterfront in the historical town of Half Moon Bay, California, Half Moon Bay Salt Water Taffy Co. is only .5 miles from the world-renowned big wave of Mavericks in the Harbor Village Shopping Center.Come in today or order online and have fresh taffy shipped to your door! Products

History: How Salt Water Taffy got its name?

Salt water taffy is the symbol of every trip to the beach but where did it get its name? The real origins of how salt water taffy got its name are disputed. However, the most popular story, although probably questionable, concerns a candy-store owner, Mr. David Bradley, whose shop was flooded during a major storm in 1883. His entire stock of taffy was soaked with salty Atlantic Ocean water. When a young girl came into his shop and asked if he had any taffy for sale, he is said to have offered some "salt water taffy." At the time it was a joke, because all his taffy had been soaked with salt water. But the girl was delighted; she bought the candy and proudly walked down to the beach to show her friends. Mr. Bradley's mother was in the back and heard the exchange. She loved the name and so Salt Water Taffy was born.