Saltwater taffy is a popular treat. The chewy treat is thought to be the creation by a candy shop owner in 1880 on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The candies are packed with sugar but are low in fat. Many dieters limit their intake of saltwater taffy to one or two. Some taffy makers make their taffy with artificial sweeteners for those who are looking to cut their caloric intake or who might be looking to cut out carbohydrates.
Servings and USDA Nutritional Values
Servings of a saltwater taffy can run from three to six. For a nutritional analysis, one piece of taffy, approximately 1 oz. of candy, will be used for analysis. These nutritional values for a serving of saltwater taffy are based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Values for your daily percent might be different based on your personal calorie needs.
There are 44 calories in one piece of saltwater taffy.
There are approximately 9.2 g of carbohydrates in each piece of saltwater taffy.
There is approximately 1 g of fat in each piece of saltwater taffy. The breakdown of various fats includes .24 g of saturated fat, .27 g of polyunsaturated fat and .34 g of monounsaturated fat.
There is approximately 13 mg of sodium in each piece of taffy.
There is no measurable fiber in a serving of saltwater taffy.
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A journalism graduate from Temple University, Saylor Connors has been a contributing food and travel editor to a digital media company for the past five years. Today, with her husband, a commercial pilot, Connors travels the world and teaches international cooking classes in her spare time.