The towns mentioned were all over the state; from Bergen County to Hunterdon County and everywhere in between. I'll be honest, I was surprised that there was only one town from Ocean County that made the list!
There are many stories about the origin of saltwater taffy, but the one that story that seems to be most accepted is the one that involves a small souvenir shop on the Atlantic City boardwalk. John Edmiston hired David Bradley to sell taffy in his shop. One night the shop was flooded with ocean water. A day later, they began selling the water-soaked candy, and people loved it. The rest is history.