From Chocolate to Lofts- Memories of Patterkrisp Candy?

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Screenshot 2017-04-12 at 13Photo- Almonte Gazette April 8 1940

It began with this ad I found in the Almonte Gazette for The Superior Restaurant advertising Patterkrisp candy which I had never heard of before.

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Historicist: Butterfly With Chocolate Wings–Click here for many more Patterson Candy Co. ads–BY JAMIE BRADBURN

The Patterson Candy Co. Limited was a Canadian company established in 1888 that sold a range of candy, and they were advertised as a manufacturer of high-grade chocolate and candy.  But it was their crispy crunchy triangles coated with rich dark chocolate-called Patterkrisps that was their top seller. The chocolate factory was located at the corner of Queen Street and Massey Street in Toronto.

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As competition increased, companies attempted to come out with new chocolate candy bars to stay ahead of the competition. The Patterson Chocolate Company of Toronto at one time had such bars as COO-COO-Noodle, the Wildfire…

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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