Taffy is a candy that is pretty popular and relative common, yet I don’t have much experience with it. I recall seeing it a lot in my childhood, mainly on vacation down to the Jersey Shore and Rhode Island. Despite that, I’ve never really eaten the stuff very much. I blame the lack if it in my childhood on my parents. I don’t think they were fans of the stuff and therefore didn’t buy it for me or my sisters. Nowadays, I am lured in by the bright colors and dozens of flavors, but then I see a chocolate bar and am quickly pulled away.
Zeno’s World’s Most Famous Taffy comes is a box that’s decorated of scenic photos of the area where this Taffy is local to. So in this instance, it’s Florida. It really plays into the reason you buy taffy, it’s something you get when you go someplace, so overall it feels like a souvenir.
Inside was a mix of the three flavors of taffy I requested: Lemon Meringue, Licorice and Root Beer. They were nicely wrapped, some used wax paper and others plastic.
The taffy’s texture is just right. it’s chewy and not too sticky, has a nice staying power in the mouth and doesn’t dissolve too quickly. My jaw doesn’t get tried chewing it.
Root Beer: Half white half brown: A spicy root beer flavor with strong herbal notes of wintergreen. It’s more like a version of Barqe’s root beer than mellower A&W. I enjoyed it very much.
Lemon Meringue: All yellow with white center: This one is stellar. It’s tart and tastes just like a lemon custard. Strong, zesty notes of lemon with this wonderful smooth sweetness to it.
Licorice: White with black stripes: Immediate notes of anise and cinnamon, then the sweetness of the licorice kicks in. It’s very complex flavor for a taffy, and I really like how earthy it is.
Considering my iffy past with taffy, I really enjoyed my small sampling of what Zeno’s has to offer. I have to make an effort to try more varieties of it now, but this is certainly a noteworthy and tasty find.
Rating: Will Eat Again