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THE GOURMET TOUCH

Old-fashioned candies for Christmas

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Taffy

As a child, candy-making at Christmas was a memorable time. Everyone in our family had his or her favorite, which they usually shared. I enjoyed them all, but nothing could compare with my dad’s taffy.

I was told that he bought the special recipe from a German candymaker for $5. Perhaps that doesn’t sound like much, but remember that this was almost 100 years ago. I am proud to say that I still have the special iron pot that my dad used for his specialty.