When you go to the beach, you have to have saltwater taffy. That’s where Forbes Candies comes in. With roots in Virginia Beach going back to 1930, this family-owned business expanded to the Outer Banks in the 1960s, and there are now four locations here with a wide variety of every kind of sweet for your sweetheart, your kids or yourself. But of course the specialty is saltwater taffy in a vast selection of flavors. Then there’s gourmet fudge, made with all kinds of nuts and chocolate flavors. And the Virginia peanut brittle is still made with the same authentic recipe the Forbes used in their first store in Virginia Beach. There are other beachy delicacies like brown sugar and vanilla seafoam. YUM! The stores also have an interesting souvenir selection, and the Rodanthe store, which opens at 7 a.m. in the summer, also serves coffee and tea.