- Frozen Treats
Sugar Momma’s was opened on October 2, 2013 by me, Tammy Bruckerhoff, with the help of about 30 wonderful friends and family members. What started as an idea for a candy shop has blossomed in to a candy, home-made pie and gift shop that has become a destination for locals and visitors and kids of all ages.
We were delighted to learn that Sugar Momma’s is located in the former Ewald Bakery building.
The real Sugar Momma is my Momma, Sylvia Bruckerhoff. She taught me, my family and our community about home-made, home-grown pie. Momma Sylvia is known as the Pie Queen in our little town of Rhineland, Missouri, a title she earned for baking pies for a local restaurant, family and friends, and our church. One year, she made over 600 pies.
She never bought a crust from a store. She made crust with lard from the hogs we butchered on our farm. She used eggs from the chickens she raised. She used real milk from our dairy cows. She picked apples, cherries, gooseberries, grapes, strawberries, blackberries, plums and raised her own rhubarb. She picked out pecans, made her own butter and watched when sugar was on sale at the local grocery store.
We no longer raise dairy cows, hogs or chickens, but Momma still makes her pies from scratch. To say she has taught me to love and appreciate pie is an understatement. A lot of love goes into pie.
Hermann Catering owners Theresa Black (my cousin) and Debbie Bruno (my friend) are the lead bakers for Sugar Momma’s. When I asked Theresa if they would bake pies for my shop, she said, “I think we can do that.”
We had no idea how much fun we would have creating pie recipes, and we had no idea how much our customers, new and returning, would love our pies. The kitchen is about three miles out of town and, depending on how many pies Sugar Momma’s needs, three to six Mommas and GrandMommas help out with the baking.
In addition to pies, Sugar Momma’s has a great selection of nostalgic candy, retro candy, bulk candy, bulk salt water taffy, German candies, Amish candies, Jelly Belly . . . and so much more.
We also have a variety of frozen treats. Come in and try some Ted Drewes Frozen Custard or Giofre Apiaries Honey Ice Cream. They are great to complement your pie, too!
The Sugar Momma’s Candy Crew and I work diligently to provide every customer a sweet experience. “Creating Sweet Memories in Hermann, Missouri” is what we strive for, and we hope you will come see us over and over again.
Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, but most of all, come see us and let this sweet little shop provide you with a fun, light-hearted experience. We are open every day, and we stay open late to accommodate your busy life.