Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Souvenir


If I were going to send a treat that's native to Utah to an out of towner. I think I would choose salt water taffy. I had forgotten it was a local item, until Bonnie's post. What's not to like? Yummy, chewy, stretchy goodness. Do you think they just grab some taffy and toss it in the Great Salt Lake and voila..you get that colorful little treat?

I would find a little square tin, place a small cellophane bag filled with these tasty treats, and tie it all up with a bit of twine. I would wrap it in brown paper and with a black magic marker write "Greetings from Utah" on it.

I would probably fill it with my favorite..strawberry swirl. (And give instructions to give it a big stretch and twirl it around your finger before you devour it.) I also like the spearmint swirl.. I think it's the swirl I like.. I have a sneaking suspicion that the swirl makes it taste better.

26 comments:

ibb said...

They look so taste.
It is difficult to find out what one should buy as a souvenir in one´s own city.

Francesca said...

Swirling greetings from Utah in a square tin sound good to me, I'm for sure an out of towner.
(don't forget the twine!)

Bonnie said...

I looooove Salt Water Taffy !! I haven't had it in years. I'll never forget the first time I had it ... we were on a road trip. I was a kid. We'd be to a Ho Jo's to eat. I'm not sure where he got it ... the gas station next door ? but Dad came back the car with a box of Salt Water Taffy ... it was love at first bite !!

sonya audrey said...

I'm from the east coast, and I never knew that salt water taffy was a utah thing! I've always just associated it with the shore + the ocean. that's a neat fact to know! :)

Katy said...

I guess I need to move out of town then so you can send me some :) actually, technically I am out of town.. I live in a differnt city and county then you..if you need my address let me know :)

Ian said...

It looks sweet, but does it taste at all salty?

Peggy said...

My question is, do they really use salt water in the making of it?

And my favorite is pear. And neopolitan.

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

I particularly like the souvenirs that I can... eat !!!! Nice idea ! I'm curious and I'ld like to taste it !

Kimmie said...

I love salt water taffy ..... I love the rare candy shop that has somebody making it in the front window ..... proof that it's something you could NEVER replicate at home. My favorite? Peppermint swirl :)

(my CV is HERE)

P.S. said...

My fave are the peppermint swirl! I love the forth of July ones with the flags on them the very best!

melissa said...

Love the plain white vanilla ones. Mmmmm. I just love taffy period.

We went to New Jersey (pre-kids) and walked along the boardwalk. Bought a big, fat bag of fresh taffy. It was the best. I think I'll have to head out and buy some now...Utah style.

likeschocolate said...

Such a yummy treat!

Scott and Lindsey said...

Call me crazy, but I hate Salt Water Taffy. When I was little and I went to the bank with my mom I was always so disappointed when that was the treat the teller gave you.

Cate said...

yes!!!!! i used to get salt water taffy in new hampshire in the summers. i always thought it was a new england thing. but mmmmmmmmmmmm. i would eat it anywhere, any time, no problem.

Heather said...

mmmmmmm i love that. we sell at 3# bag at gygis, and HONESTLY it takes everything I have to not stop and take a seat in that aisle and rip that bag open.... I have to say the purple grape our my favorite, wont turn down any flavor though, you cant go wrong.

Crescent Moon said...

Ooooooh! I love salt water taffy! I never thought of it coming from The Great Salt Lake before, but it makes perfect sense.

jane said...

i love your ode to salt water taffy! mmmm my kingdom for some right now... besos!

Di said...

Oh I took like saltwater taffy and strawberry swirl sounds just perfect to me!

Ma life à moi said...

I have no idea about that but I would like to taste it!

Lollipop said...

It looks... tasty!

MODsquad said...

Oh, my favorite!! What a cute photo!

Jodi said...

I love it. my favorite from Maine is peanut butter. Great CV. Do you have PB in UTAH?

Ida Nielsen said...

You should be selling these! You make them sound exquisite....mmmmm!

la ninja said...
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la ninja said...

even though I've never tasted one before I'm virtually dribbling now (sorry).
will obviously have to get me some... where was that american shop again?

Kari said...

Oh that looks yummy. I'm an out of towner!!