Every Flavor of Atlantic City's Famous Salt Water Taffy, Ranked In Order of Deliciousness

Every Flavor of Atlantic City's Famous Salt Water Taffy, Ranked In Order of Deliciousness(Caitlin Petreycik/StyleBistro)

Atlantic City is famous for its salt water taffy — there's a candy shop every few feet along the boardwalk, it seems. So, I made it my mission to try every flavor at Fralinger's  — Okay, every flavor except one. Sorry, licorice. — and rank them arbitrarily scientifically according to my highly accurate deliciousness index. It was rough. I mean, not really — but at this point, 29 pieces of taffy later, I'd be fine with not seeing the stuff until...summer, maybe?

Here it is, the official chart.
Every Flavor of Atlantic City's Famous Salt Water Taffy, Ranked In Order of Deliciousness
Some notes on each:

1. Peanut Butter Cup: Ahh! This is so good! The peanut butter center is slightly squishier than the outer chocoalte part, which is key.
2. Sour Cherry: Somehow sweet, salty, and tart all at once. Like all of my favorite sour gummy candies, in taffy form.
3. Blueberry: Very strong blueberry flavor, which is a rarity in blueberry-flavored things.
4. Cookies and Cream: Like a chewy Oreo.
5. Strawberry: I don't know, like a strawberry?
6. Peanut Butter and Jelly: Another one with a surprise center. The jelly is grape, which is important.
7. Orange: I don't know, like an orange?
8. Chocolate: I was expecting this to taste like a Tootsie Roll, but it's SO MUCH BETTER.
9. Peaches and Cream: The peach flavor was very delicate, and the cream didn't overwhelm. (Lol @ everything I just said)
10. Lime: I love lime-flavored things. So I love this, too.
11. Molasses: I don't know if I really like this, or if I like the idea of it. Old school candies should come in old school flavors, right?
12. Lemon: Not as good as lime, but still good. Could be more tart, though.
13. Watermelon: The flavor only lasts for like a second, but it's a lovely second.
14. Pina Colada: Pineapple coconut goodness.
15. Peach: Not as good as the peaches and cream! This one tastes a bit more artificial.
16. Banana: I'm not generally a fan of banana-flavored things, but this one is alright! It somehow tastes like a real banana, as in, it's mild and not chemical-y.
17. Passion Fruit Orange: This one is fine, but I'm not really getting the passion fruit part.
18. Peanut Butter: Meh. Peanut butter is best, in taffy form, when paired with other things. Like chocolate.
19. Root Beer: Really strong root beer taste! This may have been better with some vanilla, as a root beer float flavor.
20. Cookie Dough: Burnt sugar, basically.
21. Sour Apple: Exactly what you'd expect.
22. Bay Breeze: I have no idea what this is supposed to taste like. It's vaguely pineapple-y.
23. Teaberry: Like root beer meets mint.
24. Vanilla: This tastes like the inside of a Charleston Chew.
25. Candy Apple: Like an apple coated in hairspray and sugar.
26. Peppermint: It's fine. It's minty.
27. Molasses Mint: Confusing.
28. Spearmint: TOOTHPASTE.
29. Sour Grape: THIS IS SO SOUR AND GROSS OMG.

In conclusion:
Every Flavor of Atlantic City's Famous Salt Water Taffy, Ranked In Order of Deliciousness
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Every Flavor of Atlantic City's Famous Salt Water Taffy, Ranked In Order of Deliciousness
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