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Goetze's selection of Cow Tales, which come in various flavors and sizes

Goetze’s selection of Cow Tales, which come in various flavors and sizes


Caramelly ’til the Cows Come Home

The thought of chomping on a cow tail would typically sound disgusting, but when you’re talking about Goetze’s unique Cow Tale candies, it’s quite a different story. These confections, made with chewy caramel and a cream center, are a classic American treat with a history. The candy company started production over a hundred years ago, while Grover Cleveland was in office and shortly after the telephone was just starting to be used in American homes.

Goetze’s Candy has been around since 1895, and has been making these quirky candies as well as their Caramel Creams since the 1940s in Baltimore, Maryland. Since the origins of Goetze’s, the company has made their treats in the U.S. and used locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Not only is the all-American brand committed to local sourcing and production, it uses the same high-quality ingredients in their recipes as they did over 70 years ago to produce their delightfully chewy Cow Tales.

These funky treats come in a variety of flavors ranging from expected to eccentric, including the original chewy caramel wrapped around a cream center as well as chocolate, strawberry and caramel apple. The Caramel Creams come in original, strawberry, chocolate, caramel apple, double chocolate and licorice. While we are partial to the original Cow Tale flavor, the caramel apple variety packs a deliciously sweet punch.

Cow Tales and Caramel Creams are reminiscent of retro candy given their rich history, but can be found in stores like CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, specialty candy stores and local grocery stores. For a more comprehensive list of locations to purchase Cow Tales in your state, visit, and find them on Twitter @GoetzesCandy


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