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Goetze's Strawberri Cream Bag

Goetze’s is a company who’s caramel cream candies have always have a place with my sweet tooth. As a kid I would frequently choose one of their Cow Tail candies, as a treat. If you’ve never seen one, it’s like their traditional caramel creme, with the caramel chew on the outside and the creme filling, but in a slender, straw-like shape. It was great for long car rides.

Anyways, while I was at the All Candy Expo back in 2007, I tried these Strawberri Creme’s for the first time. I was impressed to say the least and sad to hear it was their least popular flavor. Which confused me since I really, really liked it. Since then I hadn’t seen it in stores at all. That is, until now.


Goetze's Strawberri Cream

The texture is wonderfully chewy with the center melting as soon as it hits your tongue. The texture is soft and thick and the chew is wonderful, as it doesn’t last too long to make your jaw hut, or dissolves too quickly.

The flavor is strongly of strawberry. I do get that same “flour” like flavor with this one as the original caramel creme, but it’s accented with a wonderful note of bright red berry flavor. The center is just sweet, and adds a wonderful creaminess to the candy. It’s simple, yet to the point. The berry flavor isn’t too artificial and the chewy exterior delivers the flavor and texture well.

I was pleased with it as much as I was when I first tried it a few years ago. I’m going to get my hands on another bag and I don’t see this around too much, and I want some on hand for when a craving strikes.

Rating: Will Buy Again

Will Buy Again

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Goetz Cow Tales: Strawberry Package

The last of the flavor varieties that exist of the Goetze Cow Tail. I actually hadn’t had the strawberry flavor until the All Candy Expo back in 2007. They are probably the hardest to find of the three, and I think it’s because it’s not as popular as the chocolate or vanilla flavors. It took some searching, but I finally located them in a Wawa store in my area so I could buy a few for a review. 

The strawberry looks and is built exactly like the regular cow tail, but this is a nice deep red color. With the sugar/flour dusting and the creme center, it reminds me a bit of an inside out red velvet cake. Pretty! The tail smells the same with a starchy sweet caramel-like smell.


Goetz Cow Tales: Strawberry

The flavor starts off like a normal Cow Tail, but then you notice a hint of berry flavor. It’s not strong, just enough for you to subtly think to yourself “Mmmm strawberry”. It’s a jammy sort of flavor and it doesn’t cross me as artificial at all. It works nicely with the texture and creme inside. I’m quite fond of it myself and I’m really happy that I can get these easily where I live. I’d miss them otherwise.

Rating: Will Buy Again


Will Buy Again

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Goetz Cow Tales: Chocolate Package

It took me a few years to catch on that there were other flavor varieties of the Cow Tail out on the market. Like the hard to find Charleston Chews, Cow Tails also have a chocolate and strawberry variants on store shelves. The trick is finding them.

I don’t recall exactly where it when it was that I first found the chocolate Cow Tail, but I assure you I was plenty excited. I really didn’t know what to expect from it when I piled them of them on the cashier’s counter top for purchase. Would the creme on the inside be chocolate? The outside? Would it be really chocolatey? Or more bland like a Tootsie roll? I couldn’t wait to find out.


Goetz Cow Tales: Chocolate

Ah ha! Upon opening the wrapper I see that it’s the caramel outside that carries the chocolate flavor. It has the same delicious creme center, and it gives a a nice vanilla flavor to balance the chocolate. The chocolate exterior is flavorful (yes, there’s really chocolate in there) and it’s oddly satisfying. I appreciate how it’s a good authentic chocolate flavor, although it’s mild. The caramel still has that “wheaty” essence to it, and has that nice chew and sugary coating on it. It still feels faithful to the original Cow Tail formula.

I liked it just as much as the original vanilla variety, and I stock up whenever I happen to come across them.

Rating: Will Buy Again


Will Buy Again

Goetze Website


Goetz Cow Tales Package

I remember getting my first Goetze’s Cow Tale back in elementary school. I was in a convenience store with my mom who was buying gas, ans there was a display of them by the register. “Have you had these yet Sera?” asked my Mom pointing to them. I honestly admitted that I hadn’t, and I was treated to one right then and there. I’ve been getting them on a semi-regular basis ever since. Some candies just stick with you, you know?

The Cow Tales are just a different form of the infamous Goetze’s caramel creams. You recall what I’m referring to, the ones that come in a tray package in thick round pieces. Cow Tails are the same thing, except they come in a long thing tube instead. I preferred the shape of the Cow Tails to the original, as I love eating away at one side and lick out the inside. I technique I perfected early on, as I had to amuse myself on those long gas station stops somehow.


Goetz Cow Tales

The Cow Tail is terribly soft and pliable. It’s fun to twist it into shapes and you could easily tie it into a knot. It has a light dusting of flour/confectioner’s sugar on the outside to keep it from getting too sticky in your hands. I appreciate how they thought to do that.

It smells very sweet and of vanilla, and it also has a nice “starchy” smell to it that’s hard to place exactly. The chew is substantial, yet soft. The caramel outside is mildly sweet, and this isn’t “normal” caramel by any means. It has hints of caramel and butter and the closest thing I can compare it to is soft sugar cookie dough after it’s been hardening in the fridge. The vanilla creme center balances out the mild caramel outside beautifully, providing a intense flavor hit of vanilla and sweetness with a creamy, almost cool feeling texture.

Together (or apart, depending on how you like you eat them) they makes a wonderful marriage of flavors that I happily keep returning to again and again.

Rating: Will Buy Again


Will Buy Again

Goetze Website

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