How much sugar is in Taffy are there sugar free taffies? In this post, I am going to be talking about taffy and exactly how much sugar goes into it. Yes, taffy – you know those light chewy candies that are individually wrapped in wax paper and tend to come in an assortment of flavors. How much sugar do taffies contain though? And does sugar free taffy exist? To answer that question, I randomly selected 5 popular taffy brands and examined the sugar content of the taffy on an individual taffy basis. In addition, I also managed to find some sugar free taffies (as in 0g of sugar per taffy – 0g of sugar people), so make sure to read to the end to find out what these are. So, let’s dig in – how much sugar is in taffy, and are there any sugar free taffies?
Full disclosure Taffy is one of my weaknesses when it comes to candy. If I walk past a taffy shop I am one of these people that have to get some especially when it is salt water taffy (particularly banana flavored ones – I don’t know why…I just love them).
How Much Sugar is in Taffy?
As a general rule, there are 3g-4g of sugar in a piece of taffy and 4.75g of sugar in a Laffy Taffy bar. There are sugar free taffy brands that sweeten their taffy with maltitol syrup, stevia, erythritol and/or xylitol, and contain 0g of sugar per taffy.
Summary Table – Sugar Content of Taffy
Below is a summary table of the sugar content of various popular Taffy brands. As you can see from the table the sugar content varies per taffy piece from 4.75g to 0g of sugar. Four of the brands on the list are completely sugar free Taffy options.
|Taffy Brand||Sugar Per Taffy Piece|
|Laffy Taffy Assorted Flavor Wonka Taffy||4.75g|
|Numa Strawberries and Cream Taffy||4g|
|Sweet’s State Fair Salt Water Taffy||3.3g|
|Up Top Treats Salt Water Assorted Flavor Taffy||3.2g|
|Taffy Shop Fall Favorites Salt Water Taffy||3g|
|Taffy Town Sugar Free Assorted Taffy||0g|
|Zollipops Clean Teeth Taffy Assorted Flavors, Natural Fruit Flavor||0g|
|Zolli Keto Taffy||0g|
|Russell Stover Sugar Free Salt Water Taffy Candy||0g|
Ranking Taffy Brands Based on Sugar – item by item
In this section, I will go through each of the above-mentioned brands in further detail. This is to give you all the information you need to know about each brand so you can make the best taffy purchasing decision for you.
1. Laffy Taffy Assorted Flavor Wonka Taffy – 4.75g of Sugar
First on this list is one of the most well-known taffy brands – Laffy Taffy.
Laffy Taffy was the highest sugar Taffy I came across on a per-taffy basis, but it is very much worth bearing in mind that Laffy Taffy pieces are much larger than regular Taffy pieces.
The Wonka flavored Laffy Taffy bars contain 4.75g of sugar per taffy but like I say these taffies are more like mini taffy bars rather than bite-sized taffy so that does explains the higher sugar content. The sweeteners used in Laffy Taffy are sugar and corn syrup.
2. Numa Strawberries and Cream Taffy – 4g of Sugar
Numa’s Taffy is marketed as a “better for you” Taffy. Numa’s taffies are indeed high in protein and have a much more natural ingredient than most taffies – including no artificial colors or flavors.
A more natural sweetener is used as well – rice syrup.
The total sugar content is similar to most taffies at 4g of sugar per taffy. If you are looking for a more natural taffy that uses a natural sweetener, then Numa may be the brand for you.
You can check out this natural taffy on Amazon here.
3. Sweet’s State Fair Salt Water Taffy – 3.3g of Total Sugar
Sweet’s State Fair taffy, just like Laffy Taffy is sweetened with sugar and corn syrup. These taffies contain slightly less total sugar per taffy piece at 3.3g of sugar.
4. Up Top Treats Salt Water Assorted Flavor Taffy – 3.2g of Sugar
The sugar situation is super similar to Up Top Treats taffy which is also sweetened with sugar and corn syrup.
Each Up Tops Treats taffies contains 3.2g of sugar per taffy.
5. Taffy Shop Fall Favorites Salt Water Taffy – 3g of Sugar
Taffy Shop taffy has a similar sugar content at 3g of sugar per piece of taffy.
It seems safe to conclude so far that most pieces of taffy contain 3g-4g of sugar per piece, with small taffy ‘bars’ containing closer to 5g of sugar.
Sugar Free Taffies
Now let’s move on to the part I assume you are here for – sugar free taffy Yes, these do exist – so let’s dig into the 4 sugar free taffy brands I found.
6. Taffy Town Sugar Free Assorted Taffy – 0g of Sugar
Taffy Town makes a sugar free version that contains (you guessed it) 0g of sugar per taffy piece.
Instead, of using sugar Taffy Shop’s sugar free taffy is sweetened with maltitol syrup.
You can buy Taffy Town sugar free taffy through By The Cup on Amazon here.
7. Zollipops Clean Teeth Taffy Assorted Flavors, Natural Fruit Flavor – 0g of Sugar
I have talked about Zollipops before in the post I wrote on the sugar content of lollipops, which you can read here – How Much Sugar is in Lollipops?
Well, Zollipops not only make sugar free lollipops but also sugar free taffy which is high in vitamin C.
Zollipop’s taffy is sweetened with maltitol syrup, stevia, erythritol, and xylitol and contains 0g of sugar per taffy.
You can find Zollipop’s awesome sugar free taffy on Amazon here.
8. Zolli Keto Taffy – 0g of Sugar
If you are looking for sugar free keto taffy, then Zolli also makes a keto version of their sugar free taffy. Like the above taffy, it is sweetened with maltitol syrup, stevia, erythritol, and xylitol. Each taffy contains 0g of sugar per taffy.
You can find this keto taffy on Amazon here.
9. Russell Stover Sugar Free Salt Water Taffy Candy – 0g of Sugar
Another great sugar free taffy I came across is from Russell Stover. Their sugar free taffy is sweetened with maltitol syrup and contains 0g of sugar per taffy.
You can treat yourself to this sugar free taffy on Amazon here.
Sugar In Taffy F&Q
Does Salt Water Taffy Contain Sugar?
As a general rule, unless a taffy is marketed as “sugar free” it will contain sugar – usually sugar and corn syrup.
How Much Sugar is in a Piece of Salt Water Taffy?
As a general rule, most salt water taffy pieces contain 3g-4g of sugar.
How Much Sugar is in Laffy Taffy?
There are 4.75g of total sugar per Laffy Taffy bar.
Does Taffy Contain a Lot of Sugar?
There are 3g-4g of sugar per piece of taffy so this can add up to a lot of sugar if you eat several taffy pieces.
What Is Sugar Free Taffy Made Of?
Sugar free taffy tends to be sweetened with maltitol syrup, stevia, erythritol, and/or xylitol.
How Much Sugar is in Taffy and Are There Sugar Free Taffies? – The Final Bite
How much sugar is in taffy? Ah, Taffy – how much I really love you. I am going to be completely honest if I could not have found any sugar free taffy, I would have been disappointed. The great news is that there are a bunch of sugar free taffy options available. That means, if you love Taffy as much as I do you can eat a whole bunch and not have to worry about consuming a bunch of sugar. You will, however, still have to worry about getting all those sticky bits of taffy out of your teeth though.
Ingredients and/or manufacturing processes may change. Always double-check ingredient lists and nutritional information before purchasing any food items.
WANT TO FIND MORE LOW SUGAR OPTIONS?
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