“It has been a pleasure to serve the community over the past 98 years, however, after much consideration, Log Cabin Chocolates will be closing their candy manufacturing operations effective immediately. We thank you for all of your years of business, loyalty and dedication.” My Easter candy would come from this wonderful local place. I was there in April. This blog was up around Easter, and today I post it, as my little goodbye to Log Cabin.
Log Cabin Chocolates has been in the candy making business for 95 years. Bernald Rudell worked for a candymaker during the Great Depression. At that time he purchased one Easter bunny mold and began making seasonal chocolates at his home in Baltimore City in the 1930’s. His father’s watch repair shop would sell Easter candy as well. Eventually Rudell set up shop at a stand on a street corner on Monument Street. It is ,“Edna’s Homemade Candies”, was born named after his wife.
One of Mr. Rudell’s customers was a candy company called Log Cabin Candies. They did not manufacture any molded chocolate bunnies.
Log Cabin Candies offered to sell their name in 1952, as well as their recipes, to Mr. Rudell. He bought it and kept the name, as well as their recipes, and he hired their candy maker. The original, “Log Cabin Candies”, was located in a little shop at the back of the Loch Ridge Shopping Center in Baynesville. In 1961, the company grew and Rudell relocated to Belair Road in Fallston, MD, where he built a manufacturing plant.
Log Cabin Chocolates offers candy fundraising opportunities for schools, churches and other groups. I remember as a kid, I would sell Log Cabin Candy to raise funds for my majorette group in Bel Air. Below are some pics from my recent visit.
Retro Easter: Do you remember the sugar covered panoramic egg? (Pictured below)
They still make the giant Easter bunnies, now $159! (Pictured below)
Molded chocolates shapes, sizes and themes of all kinds!(Pictured below)
The Fallston location. (Pictured below)
Still Retro after all these years! (Pictured below)