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We love our customers, and our customers love us. That's why, from leading TV and radio programs to premier publications, James' & Fralinger's famous products have been featured and celebrated time and time again. We don't fix what was never broken about the boardwalk's favorite treats, and that's why when you shop with us, you know you're going to get exactly what you want. See our featured news stories below and find out why people love our chocolate fudge, salt water taffy, chocolate confections, and macaroons so much.

For press inquiries, please contact Lisa Glaser Whitley at (609) 344-1519 x5532.

It's summer at the shore and beachgoers are surely enjoying some saltwater taffy, but just who invented it is still a sticky debate.
August 2015
Salt water taffy, the colorful, sweet and sticky candy, shares its birth with the humble beginnings of the Jersey shore culture.
August 2015
Salt water taffy has been part of the Shore experience for decades
July 2015
The Daily Meal
"24 Best Boardwalks for Food in the U.S."
Summer 2014
The Daily Meal lists James Candy Company and our salt water taffy number 2 on their list of best boardwalk foods. See our storefront in the article's lead picture.
"Food Gifts From Every State"
People Magazine
December 2013
People Magazine names “James Candy” as New Jersey’s regional culinary treat for a perfect food gift!
"My Family Recipe Rocks"
The Living Well Network
October 2013
Joey Fatone from “My Family Recipe Rocks” visits Atlantic City and learns the history of Salt Water Taffy and what makes our taffy so special!
"Chew On This"
The Star-Ledger
August 2013
Reporter Peter Genovese uncovers why the Jersey Shore is still daffy over salt water taffy.
ABC "The Bachelorette"
How To Make Salt Water Taffy
June 2013
Desiree Hartsock and one lucky suitor will learn to make some of James' Candy’s signature treats!
Boardwalk Empire
Fall 2010
Fralinger’s Salt Water Taffy receives a premiere spot on Boardwalk Empire set
CBS “Talk Philly”
How To Make Salt Water Taffy
August 2012
Ukee Washington interviews Lisa Glaser Whitley about Salt Water Taffy and James Candy Company Factory Tour.
ABC’s “The Chew”
Under the Boardwalk
July 2012
Fralinger’s Salt Water Taffy is
featured on ABC’s “The Chew” in which Jason Roberts shows viewers how salt water taffy is made and the crew makes recipes inspired by the summer boardwalk.
Press of Atlantic City
Governor Christie Visits James Candy
November 2011
Governor Christie stops off at the Boardwalk for a personal tour of the James Candy Co.’s operations.
The Press of Atlantic City
Summer a Sweet Time for Taffy Maker
July 2010
Owner, Frank Glaser is featured in this article about his confectionery business.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Chocolate Magic
February 2010
Frank Glaser and his daughter Lisa Glaser Whitley – fifth generation – on chocolate making and Valentine’s Day.
Real Simple Magazine
Money & Main St.
June 2009
Salt Water Taffy is highlighted as a ‘best pick” for vacation eating.
Food Network – “Unwrapped”
Old School
Debut April 2008 – Ongoing
Fralinger’s Macaroons are featured in this special about “old school” foods.
Martha Stewart Living
A Seaside Tradition
August 2008
A long-time beach-town favorite, salt water taffy has a history that’s nearly as varied as its flavors.
Martha Steward Living Radio
Salt Water Taffy
July 2008
Hosts Kim Fernandez and Betsy Karetnick interview Lisa Glaser Whitley about the history and manufacturing of salt water taffy.
Philadelphia Inquirer
Tasty Treats At the Shore
July 2008
Writer Dianna Marder covers the shore experience of snacking from one end of the boardwalk to another.
Gentlemans’ Quarterly
My Sweet Life
July 2008
Alan Richman writes of his eternal search for the best desserts
Food Network – “Unwrapped”
Debut February 2008 – Ongoing
Marc Summers goes behind the scenes to look at “mint” makers.
NBC Today Show
Summer Unwrapped
June 2007
The Today Show invites Marc Summers of The Food Network to talk about “Summer Treats”, a go-behind the scenes of a variety of summertime goodies including James’ Salt Water Taffy and Fralinger’s Salt Water Taffy.
New Jersey Lifestyle
The Candy Man
Michele H. Lacina speaks about the fourth generation candy-maker in New Jersey Lifestyle.
The Gourmet Retailer
Editor’s Choice September 2006
Fralinger’s Salt Water Taffy is the editor’s pick in the September issue of The Gourmet Retailer.
American Lifestyle Magazine
Tale of Two Taffies
June 2006
American Lifestyle Magazine profiles the James Candy Company and the Glaser family.
The Rachel Ray Show
Atlantic City
August 2006
Rachael Ray walks the Atlantic City boardwalk and visits Fralinger’s Salt Water Taffy.
Travels & Traditions
Burt Wolf
February 2006
Burt Wolf takes the viewer to the “places to see” and things not to miss in one of America’s top destinations. The program will be aired on 280 national public television stations from 2006-2010.
Discoveries..America TV Show
New Jersey
April 2006
A fresh look at the remarkable, unique and culturally diverse state of New Jersey, including a factory tour of James’ Salt Water Taffy.
Saturday Night Live
On The Boardwalk
April 2006
What else says Atlantic City more than James’ and Fralinger’s Salt Water Taffy. This skit features an actress as Ann-Magret singing with Liberace on the Atlantic City Boardwalk in front of a store-front featuring the most famous names in Salt Water Taffy.
InStyle Magazine
Hostess Gifts
August 2005
This fun summer article details all of the wonderful gifts to summer parties and weekend stays. Our collectible Fralinger’s Mermaid Tin is a top pick for what to bring to a dinner party.
Redbook Magazine
28 Ways to Enjoy Summer
August 2005
Our traditional Fralinger’s Salt Water Taffy box is the Number 2 pick for Redbook’s ways to enjoy summer.
New Jersey Countryside Magazine
Fun Summer Foods
Summer 2005
Managing Editor, Lindsay Bosslett picks James’ and Fralinger’s Salt Water Taffy to be a summer food to bring back fun summer memories.
NBC Today Show
Summer Unwrapped
June 2005
The Today Show invites Marc Summers of the Food Network to talk about “Summer Unwrapped”, a go-behind-the-scenes of a variety summertime treats including James’ Salt Water Taffy
Philadelphia Business Journal
Taffy Business…
May 2005
Reporter Beryl Rosenstock profiles the Glaser family, fifth-generation confectioners and owners of James’ and Fralinger’s Salt Water Taffy.
CN8 Features TV Show
Shore Tradition of Salt Water Taffy
August 4, 2004
Reporter Nicole Fox unwraps why seashore visitors love this old-time, boardwalk treat. From fun-eating to favorite flavors, there’s lots of reasons why people love James Salt Water Taffy.
This episode is about a girls trip to Atlantic City. Carrie Bradshaw, who is played by Sarah Jessica Parker is featured sitting on a Boardwalk bench eating James’ Salt Water Taffy.
The cast of characters gather at the coffee shop and share a box of Fralinger’s Salt Water Taffy.