Category Archives: bakers

Stauffer’s chocolate stars–one of York’s best exports

The Holiday Season—when thoughts turn to Stauffer’s chocolate coated stars. Over the years the Stauffer family has shared company history with the York County History Center. One of my favorite artifacts is the long cylindrical animal cracker cutter at the … Continue reading

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Stauffer’s cookies and crackers have a long and tasty history

A friend told me earlier this week that she was at the Stauffer Cookie outlet on Belmont Street in York, and that they still had chocolate stars. I’m sure they won’t be around too long. Since they discontinued the chocolate … Continue reading

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News from Yoe

In the late 19th century and well into the 20th century, York newspapers had stringers in just about every small community throughout the county. These local people reported on church, school and social happenings. I mentioned before that my aunt … Continue reading

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Lots of York County Bakeries

Bakery ad from 1916 York Hospital Auxiliary Cookbook We tend to romanticize “the good old days” when Mom, or Grandma, or Great-grandma, lovingly baked wonderful breads and cakes, all from scratch. If those fine ladies were doing all the baking, … Continue reading

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York Bakery Offered Variety of Goods

Ad from 1916 York Hospital Auxiliary Cookbook I have been having a good time reading both the recipes and the local ads in the recently reprinted 1916 York Hospital Auxiliary Cookbook. Even though there were a good many recipes for … Continue reading

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York Baker Responsible for Chocolate Star and Rabbit Cookies

Dark chocolate Stauffer star cookie, actual size In 2004 I did an oral history interview with the late David Stauffer, Sr., the former head of the bakery business started by his grandfather, D. F. Stauffer. David Stauffer was then 103 … Continue reading

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York Bakers offer Dyspepsia

I came across the two ads above in an 1856 York Gazetteer and City Directory. I understood the wheat and rye bread and the rolls and cakes. I wasn’t sure about the rusks and the Dyspepsia completely stumped me. I … Continue reading

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