Simply typing the name makes my mouth water, I can actually taste them. Homemade marshmallow dipped in creamy vanilla caramel, and individually wrapped. Modjeskas are still made the old fashioned way with heavy cream, pure ingredients. No shortcuts.
Named after Madame Helena Modjeska a Polish actress and famed queen of the European stage. Her appearance in 1883 at the McCauley Theater in Louisville, Ky. in the debut of the play "A Doll House" written by Henrick Ibsen. Mr Anton Busath, owner of Basath Candies, was so enthralled by her performance he ask for, and was granted permission to name his confection after her.
After the Busath Candies company closed in 1947, Bauer's Candies began calling there "Caramel Biscuit", the original name, the "Modjeska" in honor of the creator, Anton Busath.
The Modjeskas are shipped all over the U.S. and the rest of the world - to Canada, Budapest, China, even to a Lord and Lady every year in England.
Bauer's in located in Lawrenceburg, Ky., just outside of Louisville, Ky. There is still time to order for Derby Day. I can not imagine a Derby Party without a big candy dish of Modjeskas.
Bauer's - 502-839-3700 Fax - 502-839-9300
Saturday, April 10, 2010
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