During our tour last week, we noticed a heightened interest in the Dosher's Famous French Chew Taffy. So much so, that we were inspired to find out a little more about this old time favorite. The French Chew Taffy comes in four flavors, Vanilla, Strawberry, Chocolate, or Banana.
Created in 1902, this chewy sweet taffy is not actually taffy at all! Because it is whipped and not pulled like traditional taffy it is actually considered a nougat. Originally this item was sold by the pound in broken up chunks. Eventually, Dosher's graduated to hand cut bars and finally to a machine that pre-cuts the gooey nougat.
There are many ways to eat a French Chew, according to the wrapper you can break, freeze, crack, smack, or bite it. Our favorites include freezing it and microwaving it for about 10 seconds.
Information can be found in Candy:The Sweet History by Beth Kimmerle