Made in America
Goetze’s Candy products, Caramel Creams® and Cow Tales®, are 100% made in the USA. Goetze’s began as The Baltimore Chewing Gum Company in 1895, manufacturing a variety of confections in Baltimore, Maryland. In the early 1900’s Goetze’s expanded to a larger facility in the city, and began production of the chewy caramels we know today as Caramel Creams®. A century later, Caramel Creams® and Cow Tales® are still made at the same building in Baltimore.
In addition to our dedication to manufacture in the US, Goetze’s Candy also purchases materials from American suppliers, whenever possible, to support other American businesses. As a 5th generation owned and operated company, Goetze’s Candy is proud to be an American household name and to make our caramels in USA.
Enjoying Goetze’s Caramel Creams® and Cow Tales® is a sweet way to support American-made! In addition to our chewy caramel candies, America’s favorite lollipops, Dum-Dums, and American Licorice’s Red Vines are also made in USA. Whether you’re in the candy aisle for caramels, lollipops or licorice, remember that with Caramel Creams®, Cow Tales®, Dum-Dums, and Red Vines, supporting “Made in America” doesn’t get any sweeter!
Thank you for supporting American-made!
August L. Goetze and his son, William A. Goetze, began manufacturing a variety of confections in Baltimore, Maryland. The company was then known as The Baltimore Chewing Gum Company, and was located around the corner from the world-famous Johns Hopkins Hospital.
R. Melvin Goetze, Sr. made chu-ees (Caramel Creams® without the center) at home, which soon developed into the first Caramel Creams® when the cream center was added.
A steady growth of business forced The Baltimore Chewing Gum Company to move to a new 24,000 square foot production facility, where it was able to triple output. The company still resides in this location.
R. Melvin Goetze, Jr. (3rd Generation) joined the company. It was this generation, along with the next, who were responsible for the company’s automation.
The Baltimore Chewing Gum Company began to manufacture Caramel Creams® exclusively. Like other candy companies who sooner or later choose their best seller as their principal item, the Goetze chose their fast-selling Caramel Creams®.
The first delivery of corn syrup by tank truck in Baltimore’s history was made to Goetze’s Candy Company, Inc. on October 5th of that year as well.
Realizing that automation would be the key to success in the future, the Goetze’s began the process of mechanizing the business.
The company was incorporated under the name Goetze Candy Company, Inc. Also in this year, the Goetzes replaced wax paper with cellophane for the Caramel Creams® twists.
As they entered their 64th year in business, the 4th generation of the Goetze family joined the company.
The company began to produce Chocolate Caramel Creams®.
The peanut butter flavor was incorporated into the company’s product offerings.
Goetze’s Candy Company, Inc. started using an automated answering service.
R. Melvin Goetze, Jr. was inducted into the Candy Hall of Fame.
The company began production of Cow Tales®.
Goetze’s Candy Company, Inc. discontinued the production of Outlaw®, as well as its Butter Rum Mints, but incorporated banana and cherry flavors into the remaining product offerings.
Goetze’s Candy Company, Inc. introduced Mini Cow Tales®, which are small versions of the traditional Cow Tales®, to the market.
During this year, the 5th generation of the Goetze family joined the business. Super Cow Tales® were introduced to the market that year as well.
Cow Tales® were nominated as product of the year and the company began to produce “Old Fashioned” Caramel Apple Sticks®.
The company also discontinued its peanut butter flavored products.
Goetze’s Candy Company, Inc. celebrated its 100th anniversary!
The company began shipping worldwide.
Goetze’s Candy Company, Inc. launched its website, www.goetzecandy.com.
Spaulding A. Goetze, Sr. was inducted into the Candy Hall of Fame.
The first transaction was made on the company’s online store.
Super Cow Tales® were discontinued in this year as well.
Goetze’s Candy Company, Inc. discontinued the production of its “Old Fashioned” Caramel Apple Sticks®.
Goetze’s Candy Company, Inc. introduced Gourmet Caramels®, which are square caramels with 0 grams of trans fat.
Due to high consumer demand, Goetze Candy Company, Inc. reinstated the caramel apple flavor by producing Caramel Apple Cow Tales®. The company also began producing a Mini Cow Tales® Bag, and a Caramel Mix® Bag, which includes Mini Cow Tales®, Caramel Creams®, and Gourmet Caramels®.
Richard A. LaRue, one of Goetze’s Regional Sales Managers, was inducted into the Candy Hall of Fame. candyhalloffame.org
Tony Gazzola, one of Goetze’s Regional Sales Managers, was inducted into the Candy Hall of Fame later that year. candyhalloffame.org
Goetze’s Candy Company, Inc. redesigned its website in conjunction with the launch of a new marketing campaign: “The Average Kid”.
Mitchell Goetze was elected as the Vice Chair of the National Confectioner’s Association.
William August Goetze (the 1st generation of Goetze’s to make confections) was given an honorary induction onto the Candy Hall of Fame as an Industry Pioneer.
During this time, Goetze’s Candy Company, Inc. also released “Theater Boxes” of its popular Caramel Creams® and Mini Cow Tales® products.
John Leipold, Goetze’s Candy’s Director Sales & Marketing, was inducted into the Candy Hall of Fame. candyhalloffame.org
Goetze’s Candy Company started its Give & Goetze Initiative with the Scouts and Boy’s Life Magazine.
Mitchell Goetze was elected as Chairman of the National Confectioner’s Association.
During this time, the company also introduced two new Caramel Creams® flavors: double chocolate and (re-released) Licorice.
Goetze’s Candy released a new pack size of its Vanilla Cow Tales: King Size!
In addition to the initiative with boy’s Life Magazine, Give & Goetze was utilized to support a local event. We teamed up with the local Scouts to support a local team (Team Baltimore Racing), for an event that was taking place in our home town (The Baltimore Grand Prix).
We redesigned all of our websites!