Mc Craws Taffy disappeared from the shelves of candy stores about two (2) years ago without explanation. The phone number for the original manufacturer was disconnected and rumors circulated as to whether this classic taffy would ever be available again.
A few months ago, it was announced that the original owners were back in business and candy lovers rejoiced!
Why the fuss you ask?
Mc Craw’s Old Fashioned Taffy Sticks have been a cult item ever since their accidental discovery in 1900. They are colorful, great tasting and oh so retro.
Originally, the company sold popcorn and the taffy was introduced as something to compliment the line. Ironically, as time passed, the fame of the taffy grew and the popcorn business dwindled.
Ironically, when the company changed ownership last year – the original owner sold the company and then repurchased it – they found themselves closed on their hundredth anniversary which is sad as this would have guaranteed them a place in the pantheon of oldest candy manufacturers in the United States.
Regardless, despite this ever so brief hiatus, the box still states that they have been “ticklin’ the taste buds since 1908” and that these taffy sticks are “ lovingly crafted by the fine folks in Farmersville, Texas.”
As the slogan goes, “try to eat a piece without smiling….” We wish you the best of luck in this endeavor….