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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.

February 27, 2019

James Candy Company Announces Closing of Bayard’s Cherry Hill Store

Atlantic City, NJ – February 27, 2019 —James Candy Company (JCC) announced today plans to close the Cherry Hill location Bayard’s Chocolate as part of its strategic reorganization and financial restructuring...

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November 7, 2018

James Candy Company Initiates Processes for Strategic Reorganization and Financial Restructuring

Atlantic City, NJ - November 7, 2018 —James Candy Company (JCC) today announced a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey. JCC anticipates the process of reorganization to move swiftly as it continues negotiations with creditors and outstanding vendors...

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August 2015

It's summer at the shore and beachgoers are surely enjoying some saltwater taffy, but just who invented it is still a sticky debate.

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August 2015

Salt water taffy, the colorful, sweet and sticky candy, shares its birth with the humble beginnings of the Jersey shore culture.

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July 2015

Salt water taffy has been part of the Shore experience for decades.

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Summer 2014

The Daily Meal: "24 Best Boardwalks for Food in the U.S."

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.

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December 2013

People: "Food Gifts From Every State"

People Magazine names “James Candy” as New Jersey’s regional culinary treat for a perfect food gift!

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October 2013

The Living Well Network: "My Family Recipe Rocks"

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!

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June 2013

ABC "The Bachelorette": How To Make Salt Water Taffy

Desiree Hartsock and one lucky suitor will learn to make some of James' Candy’s signature treats!

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Fall 2010

Boardwalk Empire

Fralinger’s Salt Water Taffy receives a premiere spot on Boardwalk Empire set.

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August 2012

CBS “Talk Philly”: How To Make Salt Water Taffy

Ukee Washington interviews Lisa Glaser Whitley about Salt Water Taffy and James Candy Company Factory Tour.

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July 2012

ABC’s “The Chew”: Under the Boardwalk

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.

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November 2011

Press of Atlantic City: Governor Christie Visits James Candy

Governor Christie stops off at the Boardwalk for a personal tour of the James Candy Co.’s operations.

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July 2010

Press of Atlantic City: Summer a Sweet Time for Taffy Maker

Owner, Frank Glaser is featured in this article about his confectionery business.

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February 2010

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Chocolate Magic

Frank Glaser and his daughter Lisa Glaser Whitley – fifth generation – on chocolate making and Valentine’s Day.

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June 2009

Real Simple Magazine: Money & Main St.

Salt Water Taffy is highlighted as a ‘best pick” for vacation eating.

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Debut April 2008 – Ongoing

Food Network – “Unwrapped”: Old School

Fralinger’s Macaroons are featured in this special about “old school” foods.

August 2008

Martha Stewart Living: A Seaside Tradition

A long-time beach-town favorite, salt water taffy has a history that’s nearly as varied as its flavors.

July 2008

Martha Steward Living Radio: Salt Water Taffy

Hosts Kim Fernandez and Betsy Karetnick interview Lisa Glaser Whitley about the history and manufacturing of salt water taffy.

July 2008

Philadelphia Inquirer: Tasty Treats At the Shore

Writer Dianna Marder covers the shore experience of snacking from one end of the boardwalk to another.

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July 2008

Gentlemans’ Quarterly: My Sweet Life

Alan Richman writes of his eternal search for the best desserts

Debut February 2008 – Ongoing

Food Network – “Unwrapped”: Mintastic

Marc Summers goes behind the scenes to look at “mint” makers.

June 2007

NBC Today Show: Summer Unwrapped

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.

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