What is Laffy Taffy candy?

Aaron Roberts

You probably know Laffy Taffy as the fruity chewy American candy in individual wrapped taffy strips. It’s much loved as the candy that lasts a long time due to its super chewiness and renown for making you ‘laff’. Nowadays you can buy a multitude of Laffy Taffy varieties and flavours for your candy chewing pleasure.

Originally Laffy Taffy was produced by Beich Candies in the 1970’s (probably where some of the jokes comes from too!). Then they were acquired by Nestle and made under the Willy Wonka brand from the 1980’s and today the Ferrara Candy Company, owned by Ferrero, the Italian chocolate company are responsible for Laffy Taffy.

Why is it Called Laffy Taffy?

If you don’t know Laffy Taffy, you may wonder what ‘laffy’ has got to do with a taffy sweet, other than it rhymes of course. Well, in additional to being a delicious chewy candy, there are jokes on every wrapper, hence its name, laffy refers to how funny (or not) the jokes are and the fact they make you ‘laff’. Inside each individual wrapper, you’ll find a joke, these have been written and mailed in by children, making for some hilarious humour.

What’s Your Favourite Laffy Taffy Joke?

Laffy Taffy is about ‘spreading joy on every wrapper’ according to Laffy Taffy, but what’s your favourite Laffy Taffy joke? Here’s a few of ours…

  • What kind of shoes do frogs wear? Open-toed.
  • What happened after David had his ID stolen? We had to call him Dav.
  • What did the house wear to the party? Address.
  • What do you call a happy cowboy? A jolly rancher.
  • What do you call a sad strawberry? A blueberry.
  • What did Tennessee? The same thing Arkansas.
  • What do you call an angry pea? Grum-pea.

Whether Laffy Taffy jokes make you laff or groan, they certainly add another level to this American candy.

Top Laffy Taffy Flavours and Varieties

Laffy Taffy flavours include banana, strawberry, apple, grape, blueberry, watermelon, blue raspberry and cherry. Research showed that Americans identified banana Laffy Taffy as their favourite flavour. If it’s yours, then check out Laffy Taffy Banana Mini Pieces or Laffy Taffy Banana bar. Although be warned one packet or bar may not be enough, they are very moreish, so why not go bananas!

For a twist on Laffy Taffy, these poppable Laffy Taffy Laff Bites come with an extra flavour drop inside, all wrapped in a hard, candy shell. Still can’t decide? Then this big Laffy Taffy Peg Bag with long lasting deliciously stretchy Laffy Taffy in individually wrapped pieces is a must try.

Where to buy Laffy Taffy in the UK?

You’re in the right place! Here at Candymail.co.uk, the home of American candy, you can buy Laffy Taffy by the bucket load. Go on share the fun and have a laff with your favourite Laffy Taffy flavours. Don’t be a lobster, be a mushroom….LOL! 

  • Why don’t lobsters share? Because they are shellfish.
  • Why did the mushroom get invited to the party? He was a fungi.

Sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves!


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