Charlotte Charles


Charlotte Charles was an Evanston-based gourmet packaged food business founded in 1935 by Melanie McCarthy. McCarthy initally ran the business from her home, later moving to 1715 Church Street. Known for its fruit cakes, dessert toppings and preserves, this bowl was used for its popular English puddings. For many years Charlotte Charles products were sold exclusively at Marshall Fields.

Founded: 1935

Founders: Melanie McCarthy