Our Story

Salty Road was born in late June 2011 in Brooklyn. Friends had opened an organic produce stand near the beach in Far Rockaway, Queens, and had the idea to make some really good quality salt water taffy to sell on the boardwalk. Since I had been working as a candy maker at Liddabit Sweets, I decided to make it for them to sell. I had been warned about making taffy by hand-- it was really laborious what with all the hand stretching, cutting and wrapping. But it was love at first pull. The taffy I was making was different than any other I had tasted before.  The taffy was more flavorful and creamy like a milkshake with a distinct salt crystal crunch and a true vanilla flavor achieved by adding real vanilla bean. 
Last year we realized that we would not be able to keep up with demand and teamed up with two different candy makers to help us make our product.  We are super excited to let you know that with the help of all of our Kickstarter supporters (Thank you guys you are the wind beneath our wings!) we were able to buy the equipment we needed and have finally moved into our very own Brooklyn candy factory!  
We have so many new projects coming up including classes, seasonal flavors, different kinds of candy and tours so please check back often! 
We have come a long way from hand pulling taffy in a tiny Brooklyn apartment but we still get just as excited crafting new flavors as when we did the very first batch!
Thanks for visiting!
Marisa Wu
Salty Road