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hopeinmee Dec 12, 2011 05:37 PM

I am working on my welcome bags which will include products made in the Baltimore region. In making a list of items to include, I have come up with
Berger cookies,
Goetze's caramel creams,
Mary Sue bites,
Utz potato chips,
Clipper Tea and
Natty Boh beer.

What other food products are made in the Baltimore region? I know about the different spices but don't think they are best to include in a welcome bag. Thanks!

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    MDBBQFiend Dec 13, 2011 05:18 AM

    How about a selection of "Sun of Italy" products or some "Tiger Sauce" from Tulkoff's?

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    1. re: MDBBQFiend
      Bob W Dec 16, 2011 12:57 PM

      Great call -- those are definitely Baltimore products. And good too!

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      KAZ Dec 13, 2011 06:02 AM

      Natty Boh beer is no longer made in Maryland, though the Baltimore region comprises the majority of the market. Its brewed in North Carolina now.

      If you want a beer, all the Clipper City brews are really good. So is Resurrection from Brewers Art.

      I'd add Taharka Bros ice cream to the list.

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      1. re: KAZ
        bigterp1 Dec 14, 2011 01:27 PM

        Correct, Nasty Boh is not made in Baltimore. Apparently they are moving production of it to a Miller plant in Delaware, so it's getting a bit closer to Baltimore.

        However, in a similar vein and to be fair, the bottles and cans of Brewer's Art beers are brewed by Sly Fox brewing near Philly. Draft is still made here though.

        As for made in Baltimore, are Dangerously Delicious pies still made in Baltimore? They have a number of small personal sized pies at the JFX market on Sundays. Also how about Charm City Cupcakes?

        1. re: bigterp1
          flavrmeistr Dec 19, 2011 08:06 AM

          You could include the Flying Dog beers brewed in Frederick, if that isn't stretching it too much.

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        Jeserf Dec 13, 2011 06:54 AM

        I had Goetze's in my welcome bags, but did Route 11 Old Bay chips instead of Utz because you can get Utz in a lot of places now. But...it is Baltimore.

        How about a crab cake recipe card?

        I remember viewing this site to get inspired for the Baltimore area: http://www.marylanddelivered.com/weddingservices.htm

        Our welcome bags were a mix of the DC-area and Philly (where we are from) and were a hoot to put together! (FYI: http://www.favorsyoukeep.com/welcomeS... are awesome...I did not know about them when I was organizing my stuff!)

        1. monkeyrotica Dec 13, 2011 08:08 AM

          Manger's Halfsmokes.

          Pollock Johnny's


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            cb1 Dec 14, 2011 07:11 AM

            Don't know if meat products will work for your welcome bags, but to go along with what monkeyrotica said


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              treetop tom Dec 14, 2011 09:40 AM

              Handmade candy from Rhebs or Wockenfuss, depending on which side you're on.

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                shorty40cdm Dec 14, 2011 12:15 PM

                Pomepeian makes olive oil and vinegars...I have a small sample size that I got at a city fair that would be perfect for a welcome bag.

                Old Bay also comes in small foil packets (like the kind used for taco seasoning).

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                  hon Dec 14, 2011 01:46 PM

                  JO Seasoning
                  Jeppi's Nuts
                  Toto's Blue Crab Salsa
                  Herr's Old Bay chips

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                  1. re: hon
                    dzoey Dec 17, 2011 03:24 PM

                    Technically, Herr's is made just across the border in PA. If you get a chance to drive up and see the factory off of US1, the holiday light show is amazing. They've decorated the entire grounds around the front of the factory. Free too.

                    1. re: dzoey
                      hon Dec 19, 2011 07:05 AM

                      I knew they were made in PA but like I just like them!

                  2. JonParker Dec 16, 2011 08:56 AM

                    Clipper City Loose Cannon. My favorite beer bar none.

                    1. Bob W Dec 16, 2011 12:54 PM

                      Utz is in Hanover PA. The only chip maker actually in Baltimore is Mrs. Ihrie's. The other regional chipmakers whose products are widely available in Baltimore are mainly based in PA as well: Martin's, Gibbles, Herr's, Snyder's.

                      Route 11 makes outstanding chips. They are based in the Shenandoah Valley of VA.

                      1. Bob W Dec 16, 2011 12:56 PM

                        Haribo gummis are still made in Germany, but Haribo of America is in Baltimore.

                        1. Bob W Dec 16, 2011 01:00 PM

                          You know those crumbcatchers that servers use to clean your table -- made on Eastern Ave in Baltimore, hon!

                          1. crackers Dec 18, 2011 07:43 PM

                            Fordham Brewery in Annapolis http://fordhambrewing.com/about/

                            Also: http://www.madeinbaltimore.com/

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                              flavrmeistr Dec 19, 2011 08:08 AM

                              Otterbein's cookies. The best.

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