Purple Mountain Taffy Company, Estes Park

4.8
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.

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.
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  • We had a great time exploring everything the Purple Mountain Taffy Company had to offer. So many great choices of taffy. The kids had fun making their selections. To top the trip off the kids had to.....  more »
  • Accept no substitute, this stuff is the bomb! Get any of the sea salt caramel taffy flavors (chocolate, vanilla or regular). They are all infused with sea salt and pair so well with red wine or beer.....  more »
  • 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....  more »
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  • 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.
  • Delicious taffy and even though it is expensive it is definitely worth it! Honestly you haven’t fully been to Estes Park if you haven’t been in one of the candy/taffy stores. They are all great but I particularly recommend purple Mountain.
  • Went in the store today June 20th. Got a little over a lb of taffy. Was told its $15 a lb. My total was $16.45 said no tip. Got home tonight saw my bank account and they charged me $25.64. I'm not happy they add money to my total without my permission. Also everytime I try and call them to get it fixed the line is busy. Next day I got an email and they are sending me a refund. Thank you very much.
  • Love the many taffy flavors they have. Good taffy
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