Candymaking in Canada

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Dundurn, Sep 1, 2003 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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Why does Canada have such an inflated portion of the global bubble gum market? What is driving modern versions of the old penny candy store? Candymaking in Canada takes the wrapper off Canada’s thriving chocolate and sweets industry. Confectionery is a global business with remarkably regional tastes, and this book offers a first-time glimpse inside it. It’s a nostalgic look at the chocolate phenomenon, the role of seasonal treats, and the importance of packaging. From the sugary highs to the low-fat lows, this is the story behind many of Canada’s favourite brands in a beautifully illustrated volume.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
9
Chapter 1 Letter From the Candy Counter
11
Chapter 2 The History of Chocolate
17
Chapter 3 Chocolate Arrives in Canada
23
Chapter 4 The History of Sugar Candy
33
Chapter 5 Bubble Gum
39
Chapter 6 An Industry Takes Hold 19001920
43
Chapter 7 The Roaring Twenties
49
Chapter 11 Special Occasions
81
Chapter 12 Behind the Brands
87
Chapter 13 Consolidation
95
Chapter 14 Export Potential
103
Chapter 15 No to Low
111
Chapter 16 Bars to Boxes
113
Chapter 17 Wrapping and Packaging
119
Chapter 18 Nostalgia and the Candy Store
121

Chapter 8 The Great Depression
61
Chapter 9 World War II
67
Chapter 10 Postwar Expansion
73
Notes
125
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David Carr is a public relations consultant and freelance writer who first covered the candy industry with a short history of William Neilson Ltd. He was born in England and raised in Toronto, and is a former political assistant and speechwriter. David has a favourite candy bar, but refuses to divulge it.

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