Invented in 1912 Turkish Taffy is not Turkish or a taffy. So what is it? Turkish Taffy is a nougat that consists of corn syrup and egg whites. It was originally sold in Woolworth’s stores and became popular as it had to be broken into pieces with a ball-peen hammer. After WWII it was released in a candy bar size. You can still enjoy cracking this candy bar by putting it in the freezer and smacking it on the counter.