Beverages/Condiments: Pyramid Ferments 🍁

Name: Pyramid Ferments

Products: Kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchi, beet kvass

Manufactured In: Northport, Ontario

Where to buy: Retailers throughout Ontario

Website: pyramidferments.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Pyramid Ferments works with seasonal ingredients to highlight their distinct flavours through their sauerkrauts, kimchis and kombuchas, offering never before seen tastes and flavour profiles to customers and retail vendors.

They source their raw materials from produce they make themselves, locally from Prince Edward County and from farmers throughout Ontario.

Coffee: Laughing Whale Coffee

Name: Laughing Whale Coffee

Products: Coffee

Manufactured In: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Where to Buy: Stores in eastern Canada, online

Website: laughingwhalecoffee.com

Canadian Owned: Maybe?

Laughing Whale suggests that they may have the lowest carbon footprint for their coffee in Canada, as they invested in a $60,000 roasting machine that is highly efficient.

Their roaster and owner was born in Seattle but settled in Lunenburg in 2002, and married a lady from Halifax, so he counts as pretty Canadian, if he doesn’t actually have citizenship!

Coffee/Tea: Fratello Coffee Roasters 🍁

Name: Fratello Coffee Roasters

Products: Coffee & Tea

Manufactured In: Calgary, Alberta

Where to Buy: Online, 5 Analog Cafes in Calgary area

Website: fratellocoffee.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Fratello is a family-owned enterprise with 29 years of experience in coffee. They ethically source coffee beans and roast them in Calgary. Similarly with their line of Idle Tea, they import the tea leaves and package them in Calgary.

Coffee/Tea: Earth Group 🍁

Name: The Earth Group

Products: Coffee and herbal tea

Manufactured In: Edmonton, Alberta

Where to Buy: Online and in stores

Website: earthgroup.org

Canadian Owned: Yes

Earth Group is unique in that all of their profits are donated to buy meals for children attending schools in poverty-stricken countries. They are also one of the only companies making their tea in Canada. Earth Tea is picked by hand on a site in Central Alberta where vehicles are not allowed, in an environment completely isolated from industry and any large populations.  Earth Tea is washed by hand, dried, and packaged on site.

It’s not clear where their coffee is roasted, but we believe it’s sourced ethically from around the world and roasted in Canada.

To date, they have provided more than 3,650,000 meals.

Coffee: Van Houtte

Name: Van Houtte

Products: Coffee

Manufactured In: Montreal, Quebec

Where to Buy: Pretty much everywhere

Website: vanhoutte.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Van Houtte traces its coffee roasting heritage to 1919 in Montreal. It has since been acquired by a few different companies, and is now privately owned by a German conglomerate.

They continue to roast coffee in Montreal. Their chain of cafes is owned by Canadian public company MTY Group.

Confectionery: Coco Karamel 🍁

Name: Coco Karamel

Products: Alfajores

Manufactured In: Calgary, Alberta

Where to Buy: Various stockists, and online

Website: cocokaramel.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

We’ll let Coco Karamel speak for themselves in describing their alfajores: “An amazing cookie-pie, with two thin cookies that give the creamy and rich dulce de leche (milk caramel) the center stage. Alfajores are very sweet and for those that have a sweet tooth they are perfect. It is almost like having a box of chocolates in a cookie-pie form. They are amazing and are a staple treat in Argentinian culture. For our alfajores we use only one of the best dulce de leches sourced right from Argentina but they are made fresh here in Canada, so all can discover how amazing they really are. Alfajores pair well with coffee, tea, mate (yerba) or simply as an after work snack.”

Confectionery: Fraser Valley Gourmet 🍁

Name: Fraser Valley Gourmet

Products: Almond Butter Crunch

Manufactured In: Langley, BC

Where to Buy: Stores in BC and Alberta

Website: fraservalleygourmet.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Fraser Valley Gourmet makes delicious almond butter crunch in milk chocolate, dark chocolate, coconut lemon chai, and dark chocolate with espresso. Ontario retailers get on this, I want to try it!

Food/Beverages: Total Cleanse 🍁

Name: Total Cleanse

Products: Cold-pressed juices, soups, salads

Manufactured In: Toronto, Ontario

Where to Buy: Online and select retailers across Canada

Website: totalcleanse.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

Total Cleanse is primarily a juice cleanse delivery service, providing you with a unique variety of fresh, high quality juices, but they also make and deliver salads, soups and snacks designed to help you live your best life.

Breakfast Food: Crampton’s Manitoba Maid 🍁

Name: Crampton‘s Manitoba Maid

Products: Jams, jellies, marmalades, syrups

Manufactured In: Starbuck,  Manitoba

Where to Buy: Stores throughout Manitoba, some online outlets

Website: They’re working on one!

Canadian Owned: Yes

Crampton’s has been in business for 29 years making jams and jellies using  ingredients from local farmers and local wild-harvested fruit.  Some products use ingredients from other Canadian orchards.

Products are available at many independent retailers in and around Winnipeg and other locations in rural Southern Manitoba (and online if you Google it).

Liquor: Walter Craft Caesar Mix 🍁

Name: Walter Craft Caesar

Products: Caesar mix

Manufactured In: Vancouver, BC

Where to Buy: Online, grocers, bars & restaurants

Website: waltercaesar.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

So, Walter Craft Caesar Mix is not in itself alcohol, but is intended to be mixed with alcohol to make Canada’s alleged favourite cocktail, so close enough. Walter was launched as an alternative to the US-made mix which contains a bunch of sugar, MSG, and general unpleasantness.

Walter is made using vine-ripened tomatoes, grated horseradish, Worchestershire and hot sauce, select spices, and real clam juice sourced sustainably. In fact, Walter is proud to be Canada’s first Ocean Wise recommended Caesar Mix.

They even have a vegan mix!