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:

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Celebrate the Class of 2021 with Sweets from Stutz!

Cue up the Pomp and Circumstance – it’s time to celebrate the class of 2021! Is someone in your family or group of friends among this year’s graduating class? You will want to find a way to say you are proud of them and recognize their achievement. How about a congratulation gift box or basket from the best sweets shop in Pennsylvania, Stutz Candy? Shop at one of our stores or order online. Your graduate will love one of these sweet baskets from our large selection. Here are some choices from our best sellers selection.

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How is Taffy Made?

A pile of colorful saltwater taffy pieces

In our last blog post, we discussed the history of saltwater taffy and how it got its name, and its origins as a favorite treat among boardwalk visitors.

We’d wager that part of the charm of buying taffy when you’re at the shore is seeing it made. Machinery at work, pulling large ropes of taffy is quite a sight to see.

At first sight, you may wonder “What’s going on there?”

Throughout our history, as we grew to be an iconic candy maker in the Philadelphia area, stories of taffy making at the shore have traveled far and wide. Having candy locations at the shore and just north of Philadelphia, we still hear them.

In this blog post, we’ll look at the hows and whys of taffy making.

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The King and Queen of Confection from Long Beach Island to Cape May

Piles of freshly made long beach island fudge

Last year, Stutz celebrated a milestone not every business gets to enjoy: 80 years in business.

It’s a fascinating history. We started off making chocolate in a garage in Jenkintown, and now operate three stores: two in the Philadelphia area and one at the Jersey Shore.

We’re proud to be a part of local food history, and no discussion of that history is complete without mentioning two things: fudge, saltwater taffy, and their connection to the shore.

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Stutz Fudge Comes Back to Long Beach Island

Stutz fudgeIn case you don’t read the papers, we’ll share the news here: Stutz fudge is back at The Shore!

As the Philadelphia Inquirer reported last week, we’ve opened our new store on Long Beach Island. We sold our previous location on LBI after Superstorm Sandy back in 2012.

But we’ve always wanted to get back to the Jersey Shore, and we’re proud to say we’ve realized that dream. You’ll find our new store at Long Beach Boulevard and 25th Street in Ship Bottom. It’s not the summer at the shore without our fudge or salt water taffy.

We’re open Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Stop in and see us when you’re on LBI, or visit our stores in Hatboro or Warrington.

Stock up on Summer Sweets at Stutz Candy

Fudge - Bucks County Candy ShopLong Branch, Bradley Beach, Belmar, Spring Lake, Atlantic City, Ocean City, Cape May. For many of us, summer MEANS the Atlantic shore and the many sweet treats available on the Boardwalk: salt water taffy, fudge, peanut brittle, roasted nuts, and more.

Fortunately for those of us who can’t travel to these storied Jersey Shore destinations, you can still enjoy an assortment of summer and boardwalk candy. Summer would not be summer without Stutz candy!

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