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Cow Tales, Part Two

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Round-up: The long-awaited Cow Tales post is here. I think even the Cow Tales that I have been carrying in my desk from Texas to New York City for the last two years were sick of waiting. I know I was. Regardless, here is a quick wrap-up of Cow Tales’ facts. Cow Tales come in four flavors: Vanilla, Strawberry, Chocolate and Caramel Apple. A Cow Tale is a long piece of flavored caramel filled with cream. Cow Tales are usually available close to the check-out counter of your local mini-mart or bodega for 25¢. Read on for why you should add Cow Tales to your convenience store shopping sprees.

Cow Tales Logo

Cow Tales Logo

History: Goetze Candy Company introduced Cow Tales in 1984. Cow Tales are a more ‘fun’ version of Goetze best-selling Caramel Creams. Goetze Candy Company began production in 1895 in Baltimore, MD as the Baltimore Chewing Gum Company and the first Caramel Creams were introduced in 1918.


  • Cow Tales were nominated for ‘Product of the Year’ in 1993
  • Cow Tales used to come in Banana and Peanut Butter Flavors
  • Cow Tales are completely nut-free
  • Caramel Creams are sometimes called ‘Bull’s Eyes,’ is that the origin of Cow Tales?

Competition: There are few products available that can directly compete with Cow Tales or their parents, Caramel Creams.

Nutritional Information:

  • Net Weight: 28g
  • Calories: 110
  • Total Fat: 3g
  • Sugar: 11g


Taste Test:

Purchased for 25¢ in South Carolina.

Purchased for 25¢ in South Carolina.

  • StrawberriCream:

Taster 1 (me): ‘Tasty, but it is hard to separate the original taste from the hardness.’*
Taster 2 (roommate): ‘It tastes like a strawberry shortcake ice cream bar. It tastes like its old. It would have been good if it was soft.’

  • Caramel Apple:

Taster 1: ‘The filling is too cinnamon-y.’
Taster 2: ‘Tastes like a caramel apple. More like the original, except with jelly filling’

  • Chocolate

Taster 1: ‘Smokey, dark chocolate flavor. Intense’
Taster 2: ‘Good flavor but I am not that much of a chocolate person. The inside is good, the outside tastes kind of like tree bark.’

*Tester 2 complained of a sore jaw afterwards.