In our Send Ribbon Partner Series we have the pleasure of catching up with the makers behind the wonder gifts that are featured in our Send Ribbon giftbags. Our partners are talented business owners who also create amazing gifts & connect people through giving back. Today, we chatted with Marisa Wu of Salty Road. Salty Road is a Brooklyn based Sea Salt Taffy company and one of the best selling items in our Send Ribbon Giftbags!
Fun Fact: Marisa originally had the idea for Salty Road Taffy while searching for Taffy on Rockaway Beach in 2011 and now she is the 1st & only Taffy Makers in NYC! Thanks for talking with us Marisa, we LOVE Salty Road!
Name: Marisa Wu
Company: Salty Road
Location: Brooklyn Army Terminal
What is your background?
I went to SUNY Purchase for Film. I worked in film for 12 years in locations. I started making candy when I was 11 I think?
What type of gifts does your company make?
Boutique naturally flavored salt water taffy with large grain sea salt
What is your favorite part about your job?
Collaborating with my staff and partners!
What is the best gift you ever gave?
I forgot to get a good friend something for her birthday and on the way over I stopped at a hardware store bought a small tin bucket, a ton of babies breath and some dry ice. When she walked up I poured water in the bucket and it was a misty magical moment. Ha.
What is the best gift you ever received?
Oof, that’s a tough one. It might be my Soda Stream.
What is your favorite charitable cause?
Project Peanut Butter (PPB) seeks to advance the treatment of severe malnutrition, the single largest cause of child death in the world today, using effective, locally produced ready-to-use therapeutic foods. This nonprofit is formed to provide needed nutritional and medical support primarily to children suffering from severe acute malnutrition in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.
Any exciting updates for our Send Ribbon readers?
Yes! We will be working with another local candy company to bring chocolate treats to our line of candy. The first will be a dark chocolate bar with our Deep Dark Chocolate Chew layered with vanilla marshmallow dipped in dark chocolate sprinkled with sea salt. We want to do more and hear from you readers what they would want us to sell!