Tastykake, one of Philadelphia's sweetest icons, is celebrating a big birthday milestone today.
The baked goods company turns 100 years old Tuesday.
Tastykake is marking its 100th anniversary on Tuesday. The maker of treats such as Butterscotch Krimpets and Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes, Snowballs, Dreamies and Honey Buns has scheduled festivities at its Navy Yard headquarters.
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To celebrate this milestone birthday, Tasty is “kaking over” its hometown of Philadelphia with 100 deliveries of Tastykake treats to first responders and charities around the city. As part of its centennial birthday celebration, the bakery is announcing the introduction of a new, limited edition Birthday Kake Cupcake.
Tastykake made 100 cakes on its first day of business in 1914. Now, it produces nearly 5 million cakes, doughnuts, cookies and pies each day.
Here's a few fun facts about the sweet treats: It would take 14,080 Tastykake individual pies laid end to end to form a mile and the company bakes 150,000 pies each day.
Tastykake was the brainchild of a Pittsburgh baker, Philip J. Baur, and a Boston egg salesman, Herbert T. Morris in 1914. The two went into business in Philadelphia to "produce baked goods using only finest ingredients" delivered fresh daily. "They insisted on farm fresh eggs, Grade A creamery butter, real milk and cocoa," according to company's posted history on its website.
Tasty Baking Co. became part of Georgia-based Flowers Foods Inc. in 2011 but remains based at Philadelphia's Navy Yard. The company has locations across the U.S. from Maine to Arizona.