Taffy is a mixture of sugar and molasses that is cooked, cooled and then pulled into ropes until it is a bright golden yellow. It is then cut into bite-sized pieces and placed in wrappers. The origin of this candy is not well known but legend has it that Marguerite Bourgeoys made it to attract children, among them, Amerindian children, whom she wanted to teach. Molasses taffy is traditionally connected to the Feast of St. Catherine of Alexandria, patron saint of schoolchildren and young unmarried women, celebrated on November 25 in French Canada and by many Catholics throughout the world. The tradition continues and some religious Sisters and families still prepare this taffy today.