Confectionery: Voortman Bakery

Name: Voortman Bakery

Products: 80 types of cookies

Manufactured In: Burlington, Ontario

Where to Buy: Grocery stores


Canadian Owned: No

Voortman Bakery started in 1951, and now employs around 400 employees in Burlington. They are available in stores across the country and around the world.

Voortman was acquired in 2015 by an American private equity firm.


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


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

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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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.