Confectionery: Voortman Bakery

Name: Voortman Bakery

Products: 80 types of cookies

Manufactured In: Burlington, Ontario

Where to Buy: Grocery stores


Canadian Owned: No

Voortman has been in business since 1951 when William and Harry Voortman, two young Dutch brothers, opened a bakery in Hamilton Ontario. The beginning was challenging as it took five years of dedication to get a Canadian grocery chain to agree to stock Voortman Cookies.

While Voortman is no longer a Canadian-owned company since it was acquired by an American private equity firm in 2015, it still has a bakery in Burlington, Ontario where it employs around 400 people.
Voortman believes in uncompromising quality when it comes to its baked goods. It holds both HACCP and FSSC certificates for food safety.