All Aboard for Bangor Taffy! On the Maine Railroad in the early 1900s, a candymaker from Bangor persuaded the Maine Central Railroad to sell his rich caramel squares rolled in confectioners sugar to its passengers. The porter, with a basket on his arm, soon became a familiar sight and the penny taffy became a tradition on the Bangor, Portland, and Boston lines.
Unable to meet the demand for this popular confection, the candymaker approached Len Libby Chocolatier of Maine for assistance. And it was at this juncture that Len Libby became the sole heir to the original and exclusive Bangor Taffy recipe, preserving this confection, and a small part of Maine's transit history. 1/2 lb.