A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from July 08, 2007
Longhorns (chocolate, pecan and caramel candies)

"Longhorns” is the trademarked name of the chocolate, pecan and caramel candies by Lammes Candies. Lammes has been around since 1885; Longhorns were trademarked from since 1984. “Longhorns” are seen at airports and Texas gift shops.


Longhorns candies from Lammes Candies
Texas pecans, clustered in chewy caramel and smothered in milk chocolate, create the cornerstone of Lammes chocolate confections.

Lammes Candies: About
Lammes Candies, now in its second century of candy making, was founded by William Wirt Lamme in 1878. Originally called the Red Front Candy Factory, the store was located in the 800 block of Congress Avenue - the main business street in Austin, Texas. Although William Lamme lost the business in a poker game in 1885, his son, David Turner Lamme, Sr., came to Austin to repay the gambling debt of $800 and reclaim the store as his own.

On July 10, 1885, Lammes Candies officially opened and has been family owned and operated ever since. After a few years, the store was moved to a new location at 919 Congress Avenue where it remained until 1956.
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Today, the fifth generation of the Lamme family continues the legacy of world famous confections. Lammes Candies is now a full-line candy company offering more than 1,000 items. The “Texas Chewie” is still the number one selling product with over 2,000 pounds produced daily. Starting in the 1960’s, pecans and chewy caramel were added to premium chocolate to create the famous Longhorns. Later, Choc’Adillos were born by surrounding caramel with whole roasted almonds and covering them with milk chocolate. Finally, crunchy cashews were smothered in caramel and topped with chocolate to complete this Texas trio with the Cashew Critter. A variety of other confections have been added to the line with the latest introduction of Kisses, and “Texas Chewie” Pecan Praline Dessert Topping.� Lammes’ candy kitchen lovingly prepares many more delightful chocolates, taffies, brittles, and other surprises, like divinity to please the most discriminating of tastes. Lammes Candies Since 1885, Inc. is dedicated to providing great service and a wonderful shopping experience to our customers. With ten stores throughout the Texas Hill Country, Lammes employees are willing and able to go the extra mile to deliver excellence and mouth watering confections to our customers.

(Trademark)
Word Mark LONGHORNS
Goods and Services IC 030. US 046. G & S: Candies. FIRST USE: 19841130. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19841130
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Design Search Code
Serial Number 76109204
Filing Date August 15, 2000
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition November 20, 2001
Registration Number 2537908
Registration Date February 12, 2002
Owner (REGISTRANT) Lammes Candies Since 1885, Inc. CORPORATION TEXAS 5330 Airport Boulevard Austin TEXAS 78751
Attorney of Record Joanalys B. Smith
Prior Registrations 0813094
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR).
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Sunday, July 08, 2007 • Permalink