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.

Confectionery: Peace By Chocolate 🍁

Name: Peace By Chocolate

Products: Chocolates

Manufactured In: Antigonish, Nova Scotia

Where to Buy: peacebychocolate.ca/pages/vendors

Website: peacebychocolate.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard the story of the Hadhad family, Syrian refugees (and chocolatiers), who immigrated to Canada and opened a chocolate factory in Antigonish. Since arriving in 2016, they’ve built a very successful business, and recently landed national distribution of their chocolates with Sobey’s.

Snacks: Dare Foods 🍁

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

Website: www.darefoods.com

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.

Confectionery: OMG’s 🍁

Name: OMG’s

Products: Chocolate clusters

Manufactured In: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Where to buy: Retailers around the country

Website: omgs.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

OMG’s, as seen on Season 6 of Dragon’s Den, is a very popular brand of chocolate clusters. They have several different flavours, dark, milk, and peanut among them. I can personally verify that these are some delicious pieces of candy. They are manufactured in a factory in the St. James District of Winnipeg.

Confectionery: Purdys Chocolatiers 🍁

Name: Purdys Chocolatiers

Products: Chocolates, Truffles, Bars, Jellies

Manufactured in: Vancouver, BC

Where to buy: Across Canada and on line

Website: purdys.com

Canadian owned: Yes

A staple at malls throughout Canada, Purdys has been making fine chocolates since 1907 in Vancouver. If you haven’t had one of their hedgehogs, go to one of their stores – now. Obviously they import their cocoa, as cocoa beans don’t grow in Canada, but they buy only sustainable cocoa – more expensive, but more respectful of our planet.

Confectionery: Newfoundland Chocolate Company 🍁

Name: Newfoundland Chocolate Company

Products: Belgian and French style chocolates

Manufactured in: St. John’s, Newfoundland

Where to Buy: List of retailers

Website: newfoundlandchocolatecompany.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Newfoundland Chocolate Company has grown from humble beginnings in 2008, started by two graduate students, to being available in a variety of retailers across the country. They source as many ingredients as possible locally, and make fresh truffles locally at their retail stores in Newfoundland.