About Country Candy Kitchen & Candy

Country Candy Kitchen was purchased January 1, 2013 by Marcia and Howey Reagan and their son, Caleb. They are natives of Pigeon Forge and have been in the candy business for a combined total of almost forty years. They continue using the same delicious recipes of the former owners.

The History of “Salt Water Taffy”

Country Candy Kitchen's Magic Taffy Machine

The first recorded documents of Salt Water Taffy are dated from the late 1800s.  A man by the name of Bradley had a Candy Store on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Salt water taffy got its name in 1890.  One night an ocean wave came ashore, filling Mr. Bradley's Candy Store with ocean water.  The next day, finding his store in ruins, he was furious.  A small girl came into his store and asked if he had any taffy.  His sarcastic remark was “Yes, I have salt water taffy.”  Mr. Bradley's mother heard his sarcastic remark and thought the name fit perfectly.

In the early 1900s this new candy was seen at County Fairs.  Soon many stores were opening around the Northeast. Salt water taffy came to The Smoky Mountains in the early 1950s.  Since then, taffy has become one of the many tourist attractions of The Smoky Mountains. Is it real “salt water taffy?” You decide.

Country Candy Kitchen
Phone: 865-453-6006
  Sun-Thu: 9:00am - 9:00/10:00pm
  Fri-Sat:   9:00am - 10:00/11:00pm

  Winter Hours (Jan - Apr):
  Sun-Thu: 9:00am to 6:30pm
  Fri-Sat:   9:00am to 9:00/10:00pm
Visit Us:
  (traffic light #7)
  3341 Parkway
  Pigeon Forge, TN 37862
All prices are in $USD
Ingredient Notes:

Products manufactured in a plant that processes peanuts and other tree nuts.

Products may contain milk products.

Products may contain Red 3 & 40, Yellow 5 & 6, and Blue 1 & 2.

Please call 865-453-6006 for a complete list of ingredients.

Sugar Free Candy:
Artificial Sweeteners may contain all or part of the following: Maltitol, Sorbitol, Nutrasweet (aspartame), and Hydrogenated Starch. Excess consumption may cause laxative effect. For use by diabetics with the advice of a physician.