Name: Weston Foods
Products: A lot. See below.
Manufactured In: 35 facilities across Canada
Where to buy: Basically every grocery store
Canadian Owned: Owned by publicly-traded George Weston Limited, which is controlled by the Canadian Weston family – so… Yes
Weston Foods makes food under a whack of different brands:
- Country Harvest
- Ready Bake Foods
- ACE Bakery
- Colonial Cookies
And, they are of course related to sister companies in the Weston empire – Loblaw and Shoppers Drug Mart.
Name: Dare Foods
Products: Crackers, cookies, bread, candy
Manufactured In: Several factories in the US and Canada (Milton, ON, and North York, ON as well as other locations)
Where to buy: Retailers around the world
Canadian Owned: Yes
Now operating for nearly 100 years, Dare Foods is a manufacturer of some very popular brands of cookies, crackers, and candy. They are best known for their Bear Paws, Viva Puffs, Wagon Wheels, and Maple Leaf Cremé cookies.
Name: Canada Bread
Products: Various bread products and pastries
Manufactured In: Across Canada
Canadian Owned: No
Canada Bread is a producer and distributor of bread and bakery products through Canada. They’re owned by the Mexican company Grupo Bimbo, and according to Wikipedia, operate 17 bakeries and employ about 4,000 Canadians. They own several brands of bread and confectionery products.
- Bon Matin
Vachon is known for being the brand containing classic Candian snacks such as the Jos Louis, the May West, the Ah Caramel!, and the ½ Moon, more commonly known as the ½ Lune Moon due to their packaging. While they’re not owned by a Canadian company, they also aren’t American, and they employ many Canadians.