Salt water taffy is on the verge of becomming New Jersey's official state candy. 

The salt water taffy bill now heads to the state senate for approval.  According to NBC 40 the bill came to light because Assemblyman John Wisniewski recived a request from a group of fifth graders from Samsel Upper Elementary School in Sayerville.

The fifth graders made a case for Salt Water Taffy becoming the official state candy. They also believe it will increase tourism at the shore.

Salt water taffy become popular in Atlantic City as a souvenier in the late 19th century.  It does not contain any salt water or ocean water. It does contain salt, water, sugar and butter.

Do you think the salt water taffy deserves to become the official state candy?