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bonomo turkish taffy

bonomo turkish taffy

Smack it, Crack it! Many people remember the iconic candy known as Turkish Taffy! It was sold up until 1989 but the chewy taffy made a comeback in 2010! In 1897 Albert J. Bonomo founded the Bonomo Company in Coney Island, New York producing hard candy and salt-water taffy. After World War II the Bonomo factory started producing Turkish Taffy in four delicious flavors; Vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, and banana! Originally Turkish Taffy was sold to stores in large sheets where they would then have to break pieces off with a small hammer and then sold to customers by the weight! In the late 1940’s Bonomo started producing the candy into bars, this is where the “Smack it, Crack it!” phrase came along. Up until the 1960’s Turkish Taffy bars still only cost a nickel, which, along with the slow melting taffy pieces, satisfied a lot of customers; making it a well-known candy bar! Today you can find Turkish Taffy not only in its regular flavors like vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and banana, but also in Blue Raspberry and Wild Cherry! Check out how Turkish Taffy is made and some of the classic commercials!