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.

Confections: Nestlé 📈

Name: Nestlé

Products: Coffee Crisp, KitKat, Smarties

Manufactured In: Toronto, ON

Website: www.nestle.com

Canadian Owned: No

The retaliatory tariffs list includes chocolate, licorice, and confectionery products. Luckily, there are many manufacturers of such products in Canada. Nestlé is one such manufacturer. They produce Coffee Crisp, KitKat, and Smarties in Toronto. There are many other confectioners in Canada, so make sure to check out the Confectionery page.

Bread and Confections: Canada Bread 📈

Name: Canada Bread

Products: Various bread products and pastries

Manufactured In: Across Canada

Website: www.canadabread.com

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.

  • Villaggio
  • Stonemill
  • Pom
  • Dempster’s
  • Bon Matin
  • Vachon
  • Ben’s

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.