The Best of "Jersey Shore" Treats

Sea View Sweets is located in historic Ocean Grove, and serves both the seasonal town visitor and local residents. We offer both traditional seaside treats and new and trendy items. Items include Jersey Made Salt Water Taffy, Handmade Chocolates, Hand Poured Fudge, and Boardwalk style Apples. We also have a large selection of Retro Candies and Gummies. Finally, we're the best kept Ice Cream secret in town! We have a selection of locally handcrafted gourmet ice cream from the Cookman Creamery.

The State of New Jersey takes steps to make Salt Water Taffy the state Candy!

The following is taken from an article that appeared on June 5, 2014

With a push from a hundred little lobbyists, New Jersey took a first step Thursday toward designating salt water taffy as its official state candy.

New Jersey has a dozen official symbols, and nearly half were adopted the same way the taffy push got its start — as the idea of school students, this time from Sayreville’s Samsel Upper Elementary School, who asked Assemblyman John Wisniewski to sponsor their idea after learning how bills become laws.

New Jersey is the birthplace of salt water taffy, which was first created in Atlantic City in the 1880s by candy maker David Bradley, supposedly after a storm soaked his taffy supply with Atlantic Ocean water. It remains a popular boardwalk staple today.

“With its origins in Atlantic City and its long association with the Jersey Shore, I thought that the students’ request was appropriate,” said Wisniewski, D-Middlesex, who referred to the students as “legislators in waiting” and “the youngest lobbyists ever to appear in Trenton.”

Student advocates traveled en masse to the Statehouse, where they stuffed the Assembly tourism committee hearing room and provided lawmakers little bags of taffy. Six testified, including Brodie Gallagher, who wore a top hat, mustache and suspenders as he represented David Bradley.

“State symbols represent the cultural heritage and natural treasures of each state,” said Lauren Alcasid.

“The state is in the process of rebuilding our Jersey Shore and boardwalk,” said Tyler Graham. “Wouldn’t it be nice to give the citizens of the state a reason to come to the Shore and purchase the official candy of New Jersey?”

Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, D-Bergen, who had already dipped into her taffy bag for a banana-and-chocolate snack, said she hopes Gov. Chris Christie invites the Sayreville kids to the Atlantic City boardwalk for a ceremony when the bill becomes a law.