M.I.B. — Made in Baltimore — is an occasional series by our friend Evan, author of the blog, The City That Breeds.
Goetze’s should also be filed under our not-terribly-regular feature Holy S*** That’s Awesome! Because holy s***, I love me some caramel creams. Goetze’s (it’s pronounced “gets” and is not to be confused with “goatse,” you perv) got its start in 1895 when August Goetze was working as a printer for the wrappers at the Baltimore Chewing Gum Factory. August had a son named William Goetze. Figuring a pony was a cliche’d gift even in the late 1800s, August bought the Baltimore Chewing Gum Factory for his son. By 1917, William’s son R. Melvin Goetze Sr. joined the company and started manufacturing something that shaped this SpaceMan’s childhood.