Confectionery: Walker’s Chocolates 🍁

Name: Walker’s Chocolates

Products: Chocolate & confectionery

Manufactured In: Burlington, Ontario

Where to Buy: Company website and retailers throughout southern Ontario

Website: walkerschocolates.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

For over thirty years, Walker’s Chocolates has been making divine and delicious chocolates…the right way. Creamy centres are hand-stirred in copper kettles to ensure that flavours develop slowly and quality is never
compromised.

Walker’s make over 70 exquisite chocolates, candies and truffles using only the finest ingredients. Their trademark Mint Meltaways, artisan chocolate
moulds, and decadent cookies baked in-house, offer something to delight each and every customer who walks through their doors.

Confectionery/Snacks: Mondelez International

Name: Mondelez International

Products: Candy (Maynards, Sour Patch Kids, Swedish Fish), Chocolate (Cadbury, Mini Eggs, Creme Eggs, Caramilk, Mr. Big, Wunderbar, Crispy Crunch, Crunchie, Dairy Milk), Halls, Peek Freans, Christie cookies, Adams Brand confections cookies in Toronto (East York), Christie Cookies in Toronto and Adams Brands confections in Scarborough

Manufactured In: Candy (Hamilton, Ontario), Chocolate (Toronto, Ontario), Halls (Scarborough, Ontario), Cookies (Toronto, Ontario), Adams Brand (Scarborough, Ontario)

Where to Buy: Grocery and convenience stores everywhere

Website: mondelezinternational.com

Canadian Owned: No

Mondelez is an American multinational giant employing 107,000 people around the world, including a bunch in Ontario making a lot of candies and chocolate bars.

Confectionery: ChocoSol Traders 🍁

Name: ChocoSol Traders

Products: Chocolate bars, drinking chocolate, roasted cacao beans, coffee

Manufactured In: Toronto, Ontario

Where to Buy: Storefront location, farmers markets, online, various stores in and outside the GTA

Website: chocosoltraders.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Originally formed in Mexico in 2004, ChocoSol Traders moved to Toronto in 2006. ChocoSol’s mission statement is to craft revolutionary chocolate and maize foods that are good for mind, body, and soil.

Confectionery: Dufflet 🍁

Name: Dufflet

Products: Cakes, cupcakes, brownies, pies, cookies, loaves

Manufactured In: Etobicoke

Where to buy: Various retailers, in store

Website: www.dufflet.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Dufflet is a Toronto based cake and pastry company that supplies various retailers. They also cater and sell from their own stores in Toronto.

Snacks & Confectionery: Give & Go 🍁

Name: Give & Go Prepared Foods Corp.

Products: Pastries, granola, snacks

Manufactured In: Etobicoke, Brampton, Vaughan (Ontario)

Where to buy: Loblaws, Walmart, Costco, Metro, Safeway, etc.

Website: www.giveandgo.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Give & Go is a Toronto based food producer that owns several popular brands of snacks and pastries. These include:

  • two-bite
  • Kimberley’s Bakeshoppe
  • The Worthy Crumb
  • Mason St. Bakehouse
  • Prime Pastries
  • Uncle Wally’s Bake Shoppe
  • Create a Treat

All of their products are certified kosher dairy, and they are the number one manufacturer of bite-sized baked goods.

Confectionery: Tout de Sweet 🍁

Name: Tout de Sweet

Products: Organic artisan candy

Manufactured In: Victoria, BC

Where to buy: Online, store in Victoria, various retailers in BC, Alberta, and Ontario

Website: www.toutdesweet.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

Tout de Sweet makes small batch organic candy. Their candy is all-natural, organic, nut-free, gluten-free, and corn syrup-free. Their candy includes marshmallows, caramels, gumdrops, lollipops, caramel popcorn, and cotton candy.

Confectionery: Kerr’s Candy 🍁

Name: Kerr Bros. Limited (Kerr‘s Candy)

Products: All products under the “Kerr‘s” brand are made exclusively in Canada

Manufactured In: Toronto, Ontario

Where to Buy: Products are available in most major retailers across the country (Walmart, Dollarama, Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs, Staples); as well as many small local or independent stores

Website: kerrs.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Kerr‘s is one of Canada’s oldest confectionery companies, making traditional Canadian candy since 1895. It was started by two Scottish brothers who emigrated to Canada and started making candy in St. Thomas, Ontario.

All Kerr‘s products are manufactured in Canada, sourcing ingredients like milk, cream, butter, and maple syrup locally wherever possible. While many of Kerr‘s products use traditional recipes, they have also been innovating with new products and flavours to developing items like Creamy Caramels, Fruit Taffy, and Ginger Drops.

Kerr‘s believes in producing candy for all Canadians, which is why their products are manufactured in a peanut-free, tree nut-free, and gluten-free facility. There also have many options for vegetarian and vegan diets, those on sugar-reduced diets, as well as Kosher and Halal conscious consumers.

Confectionery: Ganong Bros. Limited🍁

Name: Ganong Bros. Limited

Products: Delecto Chocolates, Pal-O-Mine Bar, Chicken Bones, Sunkist, Assorted Nuts and Caramels, Truffles, Jelly Beans and many more.

Manufactured In: St. Stephen, New Brunswick

Where to Buy: Chocolatier Shoppe in St. Stephen, Online, and in many outlets across Canada

Website: ganong.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Established in 1873, Ganong has the distinction of being Canada’s oldest independently family owned and operated chocolate company, manufacturing all its products in St. Stephen, New Brunswick. They also are licensees of the Sunkist brand, producing Sunkist Sourz, Sunkist Fruit Snacks and Sunkist Chocolate Blends.

Confectionery: Laura Secord 🍁

Name: Laura Secord Chocolates

Products: Chocolates, ice cream

Manufactured In: Quebec?

Where to Buy: 90+ stores from Saskatchewan east

Website: laurasecord.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

Named after the heroine of the War of 1812, Laura Secord has long been a staple in Ontario and Quebec, beginning in 1913 and growing rapidly in the ensuing years. From its initial Canadian ownership, it changed hands several times, having owners from the UK, Switzerland and the USA over the years. in 2012, Quebec company Nutri-art restored its Canadian ownership.

Confectionery: SOMA Chocolatemaker 🍁

Name: SOMA Chocolatemaker

Products: CHOCOLATE!!

Manufactured In: Toronto, Ontario

Where to Buy: At their boutique in Toronto and other retailers, online

Website: somachocolate.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

The submission we got from a SOMA customer says they make the best chocolate outside of Western Europe. That’s a big claim, but I’m willing to try them out next time I’m in the area. They ship most products worldwide, except those that are too delicate to survive shipping.