“What did the wind say to the screen?”
“Just passing through.”
A knee slapper? While Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka would have probably just mixed nitrous oxide into his Laffy Taffy to make sudden euphoria a sure thing, there’s plenty to smile about with regards to the real-world equivalent. Laffy Taffy, so named because every wrapper is printed with a cringe inducing joke as per above, is better candy than it is comedian, and that’s a good thing.
Available most commonly in long, stretchy strips, it’s everything good taffy ought to be; chewy, sweet, slightly creamy and very flavorful. I sampled “sparkle cherry,” which was fruity enough to remind me that I was supposed to be tasting cherry, but not enough to make me forget that I was eating candy. The “sparkle” arrived in the form of tiny, confetti-like flakes of hard candy, which gave the taffy a nice blend of smooth and crunchy textures. The Taffy dissolves quickly in the mouth and although chewy, it doesn’t take long for even a big bite to disappear entirely. Still, one stick is satisfying as a snack and even if the jokes won’t make you laugh out loud, the taffy should keep you from groaning.