Candymaking in Canada

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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...

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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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"a good read and it is nice to see how Canada's sweet tooth made for some tasty history."
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"a good read and it is nice to see how Canada's sweet tooth made for some tasty history."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550023954
  • Publisher: Dundurn Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

David Carr

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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9
Ch. 1 Letter From the Candy Counter 11
Ch. 2 The History of Chocolate 17
Ch. 3 Chocolate Arrives in Canada 23
Ch. 4 The History of Sugar Candy 33
Ch. 5 Bubble Gum 39
Ch. 6 An Industry Takes Hold (1900-1920) 43
Ch. 7 The Roaring Twenties 49
Ch. 8 The Great Depression 61
Ch. 9 World War II 67
Ch. 10 Post-war Expansion 73
Ch. 11 Special Occasions 81
Ch. 12 Behind the Brands 87
Ch. 13 Consolidation 95
Ch. 14 Export Potential 103
Ch. 15 No to Low 111
Ch. 16 Bars to Boxes 113
Ch. 17 Wrapping and Packaging 119
Ch. 18 Nostalgia and the Candy Store 121
Notes 125
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