How Many Calories Are in Salt Water Taffy?

Salt water taffy has been a beach and boardwalk tradition since the late 1800s, when the sweet candy was introduced in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Taffy consists primarily of sugar, which accounts for the high amount of calories in this treat. As taffy confectioners use different recipes and make taffy pieces in a variety of sizes, the amount of calories in a piece of taffy can vary, depending on size and recipe.

A dish of salt water taffy candies. Credit: Iamthatiam/iStock/Getty Images


Because not all salt water taffy candies are made from the same recipe, in addition to a difference in calories, other nutrient amounts can vary among taffies as well. A seven-piece serving of a typical variety of salt water taffy has about 160 calories. In that same-size serving, there are generally about 2 grams of fat and 38 grams of carbohydrate with no dietary fiber.

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