Sweet salt water taffy

Sweet taffy
There is something about historic candy stores that I love (turn-of-the-century ice cream parlors too). The funny thing is that I don't really want the candy, I just like looking at everything.

There's an old-style candy store on Santa Cruz's Beach Boardwalk called Marini's. It's been there forever and has one of those old taffy pulling machines in a window so you can watch the taffy being made right before your eyes. I could stand there and watch the glistening sugar pull all day (especially if its pink).

What's really funny is that I can't recall the taste of saltwater taffy because I've maybe tried it once or twice. Like I said, I don't want to eat the candy I just want to look at it.

I guess that's a very literal definition of the term "eye candy" isn't it?

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  1. Haha... I'm like you. I love to watch it being made, picking out different flavors to buy and then bringing it home. But then I rarely eat it. Luckily my Farmboy devours it so it doesn't go to waste.

  2. I love visiting boardwalks and watching the taffy being made. It seems as if the boardwalk would not be the same without such a mainstay.


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