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Readers: What’s your favorite salt water taffy shop in Massachusetts?

Plus, we want to know which flavors are at the top of your list.

Salt water taffy
A bin full of blueberry salt water taffy at Kandy Korner in Hyannis. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Consider it the quintessential summer treat: Salt water taffy, those wax paper-wrapped spheres of sticky candy found in sweet shops and gift stores from the tip of Cape Cod to the upper reaches of the North Shore. Said to have originated in New Jersey in the late 19th century, the taffy — which, contrary to its name, doesn’t contain salt water — is now a ubiquitous beachside staple.

At Provincetown’s Cabot’s Candy, which started making salt water taffy in 1927, visitors will find colorful bins packed with an array of flavors: cinnamon, rum butter, orange pineapple, butterscotch. Tuck’s Candy Factory, a Rockport staple since 1929, invites guests to fill up bags of peppermint, lime, spearmint, and cranberry taffy (though you’ll want to save room for their homemade chocolates, too). Up and down the coast, there is plenty of taffy to be had. So where do you get yours?


We want to hear about your favorite salt water taffy shops, plus the flavors you love the most. Fill out the survey below or send an e-mail to [email protected], and we’ll share your salt water taffy responses in an upcoming guide.


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