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Proudly Made in the USA since 1895

Our Heritage

At Goetze's, we know that we owe a great deal of our success to our ongoing commitment to the traditions that were established by the previous generations of the family - such as integrity, loyalty and an ongoing dedication to quality. We know that it is this tie to our heritage that has helped us develop into the company we are today; a company with timeless products and loyal customers. 

1st Generation
Baltimore Chewing Gum Company Acquisition

Goetze's Candy began in 1895, with a father (August Goetze) and his son (William). August worked as an engraver, producing many of the printing plates for the Baltimore Chewing Gum Company. During this time, he became aware that the gum business was performing poorly and made an offer to buy the business for his son. The rest is history! 

Baltimore Chewing Gum Company Acquisition

2nd Generation
Caramel Development & Business Relocation

William's son, R. Melvin Goetze, Sr., joined the company in 1909. Not long after, the First World War began. The family stayed in the confectionary business during this time, despite the shortage of commodities, such as chicle. It did however, inspire the family to develop new confections, and in 1917, Melvin began making "chuees" (Caramel Creams® without the center) out of the family's kitchen. Caramel Creams® were developed soon after and were released the following year. 
 
 
Throughout the next decade, the company saw a steady growth in business, and in 1928, the family made the decision to relocate across town. The new location included a 24,000 square foot production facility, allowing for the company to triple its output. The business is still located at this same location, to this day. 
Caramel Development & Business Relocation

3rd Generation
Caramel Perfection, Initial Production Automation & Business Incorporation

Melvin Goetze, Jr. returned home in 1935, to join his father and grandfather. Five years later their passion for excellence led the family to the decision to focus on their best selling items: Caramel Creams®. During the 1940's, they perfected the treats, making them an even bigger success! In 1951, the family changed the name of the company from The Baltimore Chewing Gum Company to Goetze's Candy Company, and it was incorporated under this name eight years later. During this time, the 3rd generation of Goetzes began the process of automating the company's operations.

Caramel Perfection, Initial Production Automation & Business Incorporation

4th Generation
Continued Automation & Expanded Sales Distribution

Melvin, Jr.'s son, Randle Goetze, III, joined the company in 1959, and his younger brother, Spaulding Goetze, Sr., joined the company six years later. Not only did they aid in their father's efforts to automate the facility, making productions more efficient, but also expanded sales distribution, making Goetze's Candy Company a national name and eventually leading to the company's first international sale. 

Continued Automation & Expanded Sales Distribution

5th Generation
Increased Use of Technology

Spaulding Sr.'s sons, Mitchell and Todd Goetze, team up with David Long, a family member, to manage the current day-to-day operations of the company. Together they have continued efforts to improve production, introduce new products and have played an integral role in the expansion of the production and shipping facilities. This generation also began to fully incorporate technology into the everyday operations.

Increased Use of Technology

6th Generation
Learning the Ropes!

The 6th generation looks forward to making their contribution in the future.
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