12 Things We Love, Made in Maryland

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While I’m a Virginia native, Maryland is quite close. I live 5 minutes from the border, right over the Woodrow Wilson bridge. Even though I’m close to Maryland, I was surprised to find so many great products I had never heard of, or never knew were produced in Maryland! I’ve curated a thoughtful list of the best products made in Maryland that we’re sure USA Love List readers’ will love. 

Our list of 12 things we love, made in Maryland:

Caramel Creams and Cow Tales are chewy caramels wrapped around a rich, cream center. They have some what of a cult following too. They are made in Baltimore, Maryland by Goetze’s Candy Company, a 5th generation family owned and operated company that has been making sweet confections in the USA for over 120 years. Don’t miss our ultimate source list for candy made in the USA

American Made Candy Cowtails Cream Caramels and more

Gator Ron’s – the perfect Bloody Mary mixer. Gator Ron’s successfully bottled a bloody mary mix with the robust taste of fresh tomato and perfectly balanced seasoning. I suggest trying the Chesapeake Divine Bloody Mary mix if you’re looking for an authentically spiced mix. Now you just need some vodka…

Gluten Free GMO Free Bloody Mary Mix From Gator Ron's

We’re so glad Michele’s Granola is made in Maryland because I can’t get enough of it! The granola is light, crunchy, and bursting with flavor. Sometimes granola can be dense and kind of a mouthful without having much flavor, but with Michele’s Granola, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Michele’s Granola takes pride in using all-natural, GMO-free, organic ingredients. The company has been making granola since early 2006 and opened its Timonium-based production facility in 2007. The company employs 28 full- and part-time employees, who make 8,000 pounds of granola each week.

 

Micheles Granola From Maryland Reviewed on USALoveList.com

Mouth Party Caramels, are simply the best caramels I’ve ever had. My favorite flavors are the sea salt, OMG, and cinnamon. For a true Maryland flavor, try the seasonal Old Bay caramel – it is available only during the summer months.

I’m not even into caramel, but their caramels are so rich and true in flavor, with no artificial taste. Don’t just take my word for it; check out what Lindsay of The Glutton’s Digest has to say.  The company is based in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

Artisanal Carmel Made in Maryland

 


Plak That
 – prints your favorite images directly on wood, creating beautiful wall art that lasts forever. The concept is simple – upload any image or browse through their designs, submit your order and Plak That will make your own Plak That wall art! Watch their YouTube video to see the process Plak That uses to put your favorite image on wood.

 

Plak That ~ Turns images into wooden wall hangings ~ Great gift idea #madeinUSA

B’more Organic Icelandic-style skyr smoothies pack 2-3 times the protein content of Greek yogurt. Made with milk from organic, grass-fed small family farms in Lancaster, PA. The smoothies are gmo-free and gluten free too. The Caffe Latte is my personal favorite, with only 7 grams of carbs, and the caffeine kick, without the sugar.

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Angelina’s of Maryland  – Angelina’s uses 100% domestic US blue crab in all their products, and is one of the only companies offering all USA sourced crab. They source as much as possible from local Maryland suppliers, averaging more than 75%, but also purchase from other states. As I always say, you get what you pay for  – I tasted the difference when I tried Angelina’s jumbo lump USA sourced crab cakes. Yes, USA sourced crab costs more. The typical breakdown in cost per pound looks like this – $24.95 for USA sourced, $17.95 if sourced from Mexico and $13.95 if sourced from China. If you are buying imported crab meat or products made with imported crab meat, in most cases it means you’re getting an entirely different species than the Atlantic blue crab. Also, any imported crab is packed with a chemical preservative necessary for overseas transport. You can read more about the advantages of buying domestic here.

Skipper Bags – stylish beach and boat totes that are made by a team of talented American seamstresses at Skipper Bags’ own factory in Easton, Maryland. My favorite is the navy Island Hopper tote with a white starfish because it is the perfect size to carry everything you need for a day at the beach, and versatile enough to use during a day walking around town.

Made in Maryland Skipper Bags make the perfect beach bag, day bag ~ great gift idea!

 

Sloop Betty – handcrafted wheat vodka is made from Maryland-sourced and other select ingredients. It is the first distillery licensed by the state and federal governments in several decades in the state of Maryland.

 Sloop Betty American Made Vodka

Rosebud Perfume Company – Their famous Smith’s Rosebud Salve is sold at retailers like Urban Outfitters, Sephora, Anthropologie nationwide. There are many uses for the salve; most commonly it is used as lip balm. Other suggestions from customers include using it to “accent, moisturize and enhance your cheekbones, shoulders, and collar bones for that gala event with the subtle glow of “Rosebud”.”

Rosebud Perfume Co. Made in USA Since 1892 ~ Great lip balm + moisturizer!

Smith Island Baking Company – offers the Smith Island Nine Layer Cake which is a traditional dessert originating on Smith Island, Maryland’s only inhabited island in the Chesapeake Bay. Featuring nine layers of ultra-thin yellow cake separated by mouth-watering, cooked chocolate icing, this decadent treat was named Maryland’s state desert in 2008. It’s available from Angelina’s of Maryland too.

mmm...cake! Made in Maryland Smith Island Nine Layer cake

If you’re looking for Paleo dressings, or the best dressing for that matter, look no further than Tessemae’s. It’s the perfect all-natural, hand crafted, sugar free, gluten free, vegan dressing. The base of all of their dressing, except the oil free ones, is olive oil, so the flavors really stand out. I like to use the dressing on salads or as a meat marinate. I love the fact that Tessemae’s only uses natural ingredients to make their dressings. They offer classics like Southwest Ranch and Lemon Garlic, along with a Maryland inspired Lemon Chesapeake flavor, true to the company’s Annapolis roots.

Tessemae's Gluten Free All Natural Vegan Dressing~ Made in USA

Do you have a favorite Made in Maryland product? Let us know in the comments below.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post which USA Love List is proud to share with you because, sponsored or not, we only share stuff we love.

 

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Post by Jill Homiak

Lifestyle and Fashion Editor, USA Love List. Follow me on Twitter for all things fashion, made in the USA.

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  3. I live in Maryland and can’t wait to scoop up many of these items! I had heard of a few of them before, but I’m always looking to add new made in USA goodies into my mix. THANK YOU!

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  4. md Kennedy says:

    I LOVE Rosebud Salve and keep it next to my bed…I use it on my lips, knees, winter-chapped cheeks and rough heels.

  5. looks good

  6. Caramels are my absolute fave but I’d never heard of this company before. thanks for sharing!
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  7. Karen D says:

    I, too, am a fan of Flying Dog. And the Nine-Layer Cake… never had it, but I am sure I’d become a fan! Looks great!

  8. Thanks for letting me know.

  9. Bridget Manley says:

    What about Paul Reed Smith guitars?!? They are the greatest guitars, all handmade in Stevensville, MD. No list of products “made in Maryland” should be without it.

  10. Great post! Thanks for highlighting some great MD products!

  11. Don’t forget Tulkoff’s horseradish and Baltimore’s unofficial state condiment, Tiger Sauce!

  12. Mdexplorer says:

    Love this site, thanks. Ideas are great. You may want to add Rhebs Candy, J.O. Spice for seafood, Berger Cookies, all Baltimore products

  13. David Edward Furniture is made in Baltimore and there is lots to love about their offering.

  14. Mouth Party Caramels? Yes, please! Caramel is my fave!
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  15. Darla Peduzzi says:

    I love caramels and have them on hand for my little sweet tooth. Fun and informative post.

  16. Debbie Welchert says:

    What a great list of products. Many of them I would love to try. But I really want to try the caramels. They sound so good…

  17. Wow, so many wonderful products from Maryland. I have only been once. Went to a Redskin game, and very much enjoyed our time there. I love Flying Dog beer. Reminds me of Fear and Loathing.

  18. Maureen says:

    Someone mentioned Bergers but don’t forget Otterbein’s..best sugar cookie anywhere in my book.

  19. Burke Reynolds says:

    Great List, I came away with two things I didn’t even realize were manufactured here and I’ve been a proud Baltimoron my whole life.

    Not to nitpick but i think McCormick should be on the list, I’ve done a few projects at their spice plant and I can say with certainty that there are a lot of spices still being made at the Hunt Valley Plant. Several items of clothing i own still have the faint aroma of taco seasoning or vanilla to prove it 🙂

    Otterbein’s and Berger Cookies are also tops! fully agree with the posts about those two MD favorites as well.

  20. Bob Landerman says:

    Two more compahies/product lines to add to Made in Maryland

    1. Salisbury Pewter
    2. Day Basket Co.

  21. Woot by Gail granola

    I love your list and the additions from others… huge cookie fan 🙂

    By the way, I toured the Goetz’s factory on a 2nd grade field trip and they’re still my favorite candy!

  22. You seriously find the best products! I am loving those caramels! They sounds delicious! Also, love that you always have so many organic options.

  23. Chesapeake Bay Candles in Glen Burnie, MD

  24. Hi, very nice article keep up the good work

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