The cool thing about food and drink in the World of Warcraft are all the little real-world and lore references you'll find tucked into the items: Cuergo's Gold and Cuergo's Gold with Worm (from one of the funnest puzzle quests in the game) never fail to bring a smile to my face when I encounter them in game. So it amazed me a bit when I realized I'd never noticed Moonbrook Riot Taffy, because I'm a huge fan of yummy noshes that kids can help make at home.
Rather than present you with a taffy recipe here, I'd like to point you to what I think is the coolest-of-the-cool taffy recipes at a coolest-of-the-cool web site (are you catching how cool I think this stuff is?): The Accidental Scientist Science of Cooking's Saltwater Taffy recipe. If you've never visited the Accidental Scientist, you're in for a treat. They offer recipes, activities and webcasts that point out the science behind cooking. This taffy recipe, for example, poses questions (and answers) about what the corn starch does, what the glycerin does and what the pulling part of taffy-making is all about – topped off with a list of teasers designed to get you trying variations (and figuring out what makes them work or not work).
Back in Azeroth, you can buy Moonbrook Riot Taffy from Alowicious Czervik in Orgrimmar, Emmithue Smails in Stormwind City or seasonally from the Hallow's End candy vendors in Ironforge or Orgrimmar. Or make your own taffy at home -- it's a workout, science class and delicious treat all in one. You'll never look at Moonbrook Riot Taffy the same!
Submit your own Warcraft-themed noshes for Well Fed Buff (subject line: Well Fed Buff) – we're always looking for a tasty stat boost!