Family enjoying summertime sweets on the boardwalk

Summertime Sweets on the Boardwalk: One of the Finest Northeast Traditions

Recalling The Sweetness Of Summer

What goes perfect with the salty spray of the endless ocean? Some delicious sweets. Now certainly, most countries have a tradition of treats by the beach in the summer. However, America perfected it, and in Pennsylvania, the summertime sweets on the shoreline are some of the best in the country.

There are a lot of solid reasons for this, one of them being the very location of PA. Pennsylvania is in the middle of the Eastern Seaboard. Anyone who lives there knows summers are hot, humid, and muggy; but the eastern ocean glittering in the sun as waves dance into shore is downright refreshing.

Accordingly, Pennsylvanians love the beach. And since this region of the country has full seasonality and some of the oldest United States communities, there’s been time to perfect diverse confection formulas.

Stutz is one of the best purveyors of sweet delicacies of multiple kinds in the Mid-Atlantic, and offers a substantial selection of candy precisely designed to match your cravings on the boardwalk. Let’s look at some of our favorite summertime sweets:

summertime sweets - boardwalk crunch

Specialty Candies: Chocolate, Marshmallow, Etc.

There are all sorts of candies out there, and the way salt from the wind and sea interacts with taste buds can produce diverse cravings. Some beachgoers want something soft and sweet; others may hanker for something a little chocolatey. Given Philadelphia’s northern location, many molasses-based candies are well-received in the area. Consider these classic Stutz summertime sweets:

  • Cream and Butter Mint Rolls
  • Toasted Coconut Marshmallows
  • Dark Molasses Paddle Pops
  • Marshmallow Pecan Bark
  • Fudge Sea-Salt Caramel
  • Chocolate Boardwalk Crunch

If you’re looking for a taste that brings you back to your childhood, there’s nothing like some good old fashioned fudge sea-salt caramel, or maybe a little marshmallow pecan bark.

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Salty Nuts, Peanut Brittle, And Cashews

Sometimes that salty ocean air makes you want more salt. Plenty of folks prefer savory to sweet; to them a treat might be some roasted cashews or mixed nuts. Stutz has options just for their taste buds as well, including these summertime treats:

  • Roasted Cashews
  • Roasted Mixed Nuts
  • Peanut Brittle

summertime sweets - bins of tangy gummy candy

The Tangy Family

Cool waters and salty breezes can leave you yearning for something sweet and tangy. Varying degrees of sweet and sour tend to define preferences here, and Stutz Candy Company does its best to meet all those needs:

  • Various Succulent and Refreshing Rock Candies
  • Swizzle Sticks
  • Turkish Pastes
  • Gummi Sour Sea Stars
  • Gummi Blue Sharks
  • Assorted Fruit Slices

summertime sweets - making saltwater taffy

The Taffy Angle

Is there anything more nostalgically iconic for boardwalk treats than salt water taffy? Creamy, tangy, chocolatey… there are flavors of these summertime sweets to suit every taste. Stutz doesn’t disappoint with assorted options presented in a few variety boxes, including:

  • Traditional Salt Water Taffies
  • Deluxe Dark Chocolate Sealed Saltwater Taffy
  • Original Deluxe Saltwater Taffy

summertime sweets - fudge

Fudge And Chocolate Families

There’s nothing like fudge. Granted, it tends to be super sweet, but then again, that’s a big part of the reason people love it. As the day gets hot, a little chocolatey sweet energy can be just the boost you need for afternoon sunbathing. Stutz doesn’t drop the ball here; you can find all manner of fudge on the boardwalk. including:

  • Assorted Fudge
  • Fudge-Chocolate Walnut
  • Fudge-Chocolate
  • Fudge-Vanilla Walnut
  • Fudge-Vanilla
  • Candy-Coated Chocolate Beach Pebbles
  • Candy-Coated Chocolate River Rocks
  • Candy-Coated Chocolate Seashells
  • Candy Coated Chocolate Rocks

You’ll notice a number of chocolate options in that list as well. Chocolate beach pebbles, rocks, sea shells, and river rocks are kind of like the “original” M&Ms. Unlike their mass-produced counterpart, these candy-coated chocolates are made the old-fashioned way: by hand and with care.

sunset on the board walk - Steel Pier - Atlantic City, New Jersey

A Trip Back In Time

Life was so much more simple when we were young. With five dollars in your pocket and a free Saturday, the beach and all its candy were yours. We all remember standing at the candy shop, working in our minds the math for our favorite candies, and getting as much as we could with the dollars and spare change we had managed to scrounge.

Then those sweet candy rewards danced on our tongues, and as adults, just one bite can transport us back in time. Stutz remembers–check out what we’ve got, and travel back to those fine nostalgic days with our summertime sweets.