Vanilla Salt Water Taffy
With its retro striped packaging, you’d expect nothing more than your standard salt water taffy. But rest assured—this is nothing like the hard-to-chew, ultra-sweet candy you remember from childhood. Brooklyn-born Marisa Wu updates this classic with highbrow ingredients (think bergamot, honey, real vanilla beans, and natural peppermint extract) for more sophisticated palates. But above all, what sets this candy apart from anything sold in seaside bins is its distinct coarse-ground sea-salt crunch. Your friends who summer by the seashore will appreciate it, but so will your landlocked friends. Maker Salty Road’s treat is destined to become a modern-day boardwalk empire.
To buy: $8.25, mouth.com.