This is Estes Park's Original Salt Water Taffy shop! We make all of our taffy in the shop by hand, year round, as we have since 1935. Join generations of loyal customers that make The Taffy Shop their first stop when they come to Estes Park. This is one of the oldest continuously operating businesses in Estes Park, and along the front range- step inside and step back in time to a friendly family run business with a world famous recipe loved by thousands across the globe.Use our Estes Park online tour itinerary planner to visit Purple Mountain Taffy Company on your trip to Estes Park, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Established in 1935. In 1934, Lowell Slack started selling a new recipe for Salt Water Taffy to tourists in Fort Collins. Encouraged by a friend to take his business to Estes Park, Mr Slack opened The Taffy Shop in 1935, in the same building it is in today. Using the same recipe, and original equipment, the taffy is just as good as you remember it when you visited with your grandparents on a trip to Estes Park- as many other have also experienced. There is no comparison to The Original! Look for the white building with the white and blue sign hanging above the broad glass frontage, with a taffy puller in the front of the store, and the original Model K- Kiss cutter and wrapper churning out taffy every day. It is the only store in Estes Park that you can see taffy being made in the store.
Purple Mountain Taffy Company Reviews
We bought taffy last year on our trip and couldn't remember which place it was from. I went to all of them and sampled and finally found Purple Mountain Taffy which was THE place. They have so many va... more »
This is it! Taffy here is so fresh and they have lots of flavors! Our favorite flavors: Sour watermelon (the best!) Pineapple Pina colada Apple Cinnamon (so spicy!!!) more »
We bought some Taffy while we were in Estes Park, but it got ruined on the way home. We ordered a pound from the online store and the taffy was delivered super quick! However there was a flavor missing (lemon, which is a favorite!). Luckily Purple Mountain was able to compensate this error and the situation has been remedied. The flavors are delicious and I recommend stopping in the store while visiting Estes Park!
We went in just to look. We ended up buying one of many options. We ended up eating them on the way down the mountain. They address DELICIOUS. The best taffy I've ever had. The texture is super soft. The flavors are so good. My favorites are the double cinnamon(cinnamon chews), sour watermelon, all the sours really, vanilla and vanilla bean.... We plan to purchase on line. The only complaint would be you can't order half pounds of a flavor or certain number of a flavor in the mix. It's pick 15 for a mix or buy a whole pound of one. Would like if it were numbered for specific flavor or even to 1/2 pound increment for one.
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