Goetze’s Candy, the Maker of Caramel Creams(R) and Cow Tales(R) Develops New BBQ Sauce Recipe

Goetze’s Candy, the Maker of Caramel Creams(R) and Cow Tales(R) Develops New BBQ Sauce RecipeGoetze’s Candy, the Maker of Caramel Creams® and Cow Tales® Develops New BBQ Sauce Recipe

Enjoy the Delicious Caramel and Cream Taste You Loved as a Child on All Your Summer Grilling

BALTIMORE, MD, July 21, 2015 – Goetze’s Caramel Creams® is the quintessential American candy you remember from childhood. A soft, chewy caramel wrapped around a decadent real cream center, Goetze’s has become a timeless treat over its 120-year history.

“We have been celebrating 120 years of sweet caramel goodness throughout the spring and summer. In fact, since nothing says summer like BBQ, we created a Caramel Creams BBQ Sauce recipe as another way to say thank you to our loyal fans,” said Mitchell Goetze, President, COO and 5th generation member of this family business.

Caramel Creams BBQ Sauce is tomato based with a tangy kick and overlay of caramel flavor. Delicious on a BBQ sandwich or slathered on chicken, hot from the grill, it’s a great new recipe for picnics, cookouts and family reunions. We know that many Southern cooks love to add “secrets” to their recipes to delight their friends and families. It will be little added fun for them to unveil the secret to their BBQ sauce – Goetze’s Caramel Creams!

Always popular in the Carolinas, Goetze’s Caramels sell 80% better in Charlotte than in the average of the country. The sweet nostalgic treat is a reminder of the down home goodness and nostalgia for simpler times that Southerners love.

According to a survey of North Carolinians, 39.47% grew up eating Goetze’s Caramel Creams and Cow Tales and still love them and nearly 60% said what matters most to them was that the candy was “Made in America.”

Throughout the summer, free samples of Caramel Creams and Cow Tales are being given out at minor league baseball games, parades and other community events around the state.

Goetze’s Candy Co., Inc. Recipe

Caramel Creams® BBQ Sauce

A delicious combination of tang and caramel with a little bit of a kick, this recipe for Caramel Creams® BBQ sauce is the perfect accompaniment for grilled chicken, beef or pork.


  • 1 C ketchup
  • 1/2 C water
  • 1/4 C apple cider vinegar
  • 2 TB light brown sugar
  • 1 t ground black pepper
  • 1 t ground mustard
  • 1 t Worcestershire sauce
  • 30 unwrapped Caramel Creams®
  • 1 t vanilla extract

In a heavy bottom pot add the first 7 ingredients and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer for 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and add the Caramel Creams®. Keep stirring until combined, making sure the sauce does not come back to a simmer. Once combined take off the heat and add the vanilla extract and stir until combined.

Your Caramel Creams BBQ sauce is now complete.

Remember to coat your cooked meat with the BBQ sauce at the end of the grilling time.


Goetze’s Candy Company, Inc. is a fifth generation, family-owned company, manufacturing confections since 1895, and specializing in caramel and cream sweet treats. Goetze’s caramels are branded under the Caramel Creams® and Cow Tales® names and are always made with the finest U.S. sourced ingredients in our plant in Baltimore, Maryland. www.goetzesome.com http://www.goetzecandy.com