Shriver's Saltwater Taffy - The Original Ocean City, NJ Saltwater Taffy

Welcome To Shriver's!

Now Some of our most popular questions!

"How long will it take to ship my gift from Shrivers?"

We ship through UPS.  All packages ship on business (week) days.  For an easy map of how many days UPS estimates it will take to get to your area, please check below:

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"Why is it called Salt Water Taffy?"

Our most frequent question. It actually started in Atlantic City, New Jersey (we in Ocean City just made it better) with a man named Bradley. He had a taffy stand on the boardwalk back in the 1890s and one night the ocean decided to pay his taffy stand a little visit. We don't know how much damage was done, but it was enough to put Mr. Bradley in a bad mood the next morning. So when a little girl asked for some taffy, he sarcastically called it "salt water taffy". Luckily for Mr. Bradley, some female relations overheard his remark and recognized a catchy phrase when they heard one. Soon thereafter Mr. Bradley's taffy became "Salt Water Taffy", and that is how it all began.

"Is there salt water in salt water taffy?"

No, there is no salt in our taffy (except for maybe a pinch in our peanut butter flavor). In fact, there is hardly any water.

"How was taffy made before machines?"

Before machines there was manpower. That's right. To pull the taffy one would use a large hook. The hooks would hold the taffy while the "puller" would stretch, twist and pull the taffy to the right consistency. Then, each piece would be cut to fit the paper and wrapped... all by hand. Today, the machines used can pull in excess of 100 pounds and wrap approx 300-400 pieces per minute!

"Can you freeze Salt Water Taffy?"

Yes, you can. You can also freeze our mint rolls, fudge, and macaroons. Simply put the box in the freezer, and when you want a treat let the candy stand at room temperature for a while. It's an excellent way to enjoy summer all winter long!

"How many pieces of Taffy are in a pound?"

There are approximately 42-44 pieces of Salt Water Taffy per pound.  That's nearly 220 pieces in a five pound box!

"What is the size of Salt Water Taffy?"

Our Salt Water Taffy is about 3¼ inches long when wrapped, and approximately 2½ inches long unwrapped.

Taffy Size


"My Taffy Melted!  What happened?"

Pop it in the refrigerator for about one hour and see what happens.  Taffy can be adversely affected by warmth, but a little chill should put it back into place.

"My Taffy Froze!  What happened?"

In extremely low temperatures, our product may be too cold to consume when it arrives.   Please allow the candy to come to room temperature again before eating and enjoying.  Taffy is very sensitive to the colder weather and will react to the freezing temps. Taffy, however, will return to a delicious state once it’s in  72 – 74 plus temperatures after 24 hours.  If you can’t wait, please hold a piece of taffy in your hand for five minutes and wait until it warms up. Enjoy!

"How many Mint Rolls are in a pound?"

There are approximately 50 Mint Rolls per pound.  

"Anymore information on Mint Rolls?"

Mint Rolls come in different flavors: White, chocolate, butter (pink, green, yellow)  Each Mint Roll is 1¼ inch long X ½ inch wide X ½ inch tall.  It is 1 ½ inches long with the wrapper.

"I'm sending a gift: Will it be gift wrapped?"

Just indicate when you're placing an order that you'd like to have your gift wrapped, and we'll be glad to do it for you, no charge.  If it's for a particular holiday or a birthday, feel free to ask what kind of wrapping paper we have available.

"My credit card was declined.  What happened?" has excellent security for guarding your billing information and verifying identifies online; however, sometimes it may reject a credit card for a variety of reasons, most commonly that the address listed does not 100% match the address on file with your credit card company.  We apologize for the inconvenience, and please call us at 1-877-668-2339 if you have any issues.

 "How do I know which flavor of Salt Water Taffy is which?"

Well, just take a look at the chart below...

Traditional Flavors












White with a Red & Green Stripe




Yellow with an Orange Stripe


White with 1 Red Stripe






Pink with a Red Stripe


White with a Green Stripe



Peanut Butter

Tan with a Brown Stripe


White with 2 Red Stripes

Molasses Mint

Tan with a Green Stripe




Special Flavors

Root Beer

White with a Brown Stripe


Green with a Red Center

Blue Raspberry



Orange with  a White Center

Sour Cherry

Pink with a Green Stripe


Pink with a Yellow Center

Chocolate Peanut Butter

Brown with a Yellow Stripe


White with a Purple Stripe

Sour Apple

Green with a Red Stripe


Orange with a Red Stripe


Blue with a Green Stripe


Pink with a Blue Stripe


Gourmet Flavors


Orange with a Red & Green Stripe


Red with an Orange Stripe

Spicy Pumpkin

Orange with a Black Stripe

White Chocolate

Creamy White

White Chocolate Strawberry

White with a Pink Center

French Vanilla

White with a Yellow Stripe

White Cranberry

White with a Blue Stripe

Chocolate Banana

 Brown with Yellow Center

Chocolate Coconut

 Brown with Red Stripe
Sweet Cherry

Pink with 2 Green Stripes


Twisted Taffy

Flippy Fruit

Orange, Yellow & Purple

Super Smashing Sour

Orange, Green & Yellow

Neopolitan Blownapart

Brown, White & Pink

Oh So Very Berry

 Blue with Pink Center

PB 'N Joy

 Brown with Pink Center

Lemon Sour Pucker Power

 Yellow with Green Stripe


Chocolate Covered Salt Water Taffy Flavors with Wrapper Colors


Light Blue




Dark Blue

Peanut Butter





Cherries on Wrapper








Note: Not all flavors are available year 'round.  All flavors are listed here for informational purposes.

Sugar Free Salt Water Taffy


Yellow with Red Stripe




White with Red Stripe












All Sugar Free Salt Water Taffy is marked as Sugar Free on the wrapper.

Nutri Info

Product Ingredients

Salt Water Taffy
Ingredients: Corn Syrup, Sugar, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils (Palm Kernel, Coconut and Palm), Invert Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Powder, Molases, Peanut Butter, Licorice, Citric Acid, Natural & Artificial Flavors, FD&C Artificial Colors (Yellow 5  & 6, Red 3 & 40, Blue 1 & 2)

Mint Rolls
Ingredients: Sugar, Invert Sugar, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Chocolate, Glycerin, Cream of Tartar, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Artificial Color, May Contain FD&C Yellow #5 and #6, Blue #1 and Red #40, Fresh Dairy Butter added to Butter Mints.

Ingredients: Sugar, Evaporated Milk, Corn Syrup, Fresh Dairy Cream, Fresh Butter, Walnuts, Chocolate Liquor, Peanut Butter, Invert Sugar, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils (Palm Kernal, Coconut and Palm), Coconut, Raisins, Cherries, Egg Albumen, Gelatin, Salt, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Colored Fudge may contain Artificial Colors (Yellow 5 & 6, Red 3 & 40 Blue 1)

Sugar Free Salt Water Taffy
Ingredients: Maltitol, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil with Lecithin (an Emulsifier), Cocoa, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Artificial Color Including FD&C Yellow #5 and #6

Sugar Free Fudge
Ingredients: Maltitol, Sorbitol, Unsalted Butter, Milk, Maltitol Syrup, Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils (Palm Kernel and/or Coconut and/or Palm), Vanilla or Chocolate Flavor, Caramel Flavor, Egg White

Large Coconut Macaroons
Ingredients: Sugar, Coconut, Eggwhite, Wheat Flour, Inverted Sugar

Large Almond Macaroons
Ingredients: Sugar, Eggwhite,Almond Paste, Inverted Sugar

Allergen Statement:
Our production facilities share common processing equipment.  All of our products may contain or have trace elements of the following: peanuts, soybeans, dairy, eggs, tree nuts, and/or wheat.

Shriver's is not responsible for changes in products or their respective packaging.  We try very hard to keep our pictures up to date, but sometimes the images displayed do not represent the product's current specifications that are available for order.