Ganong Bros., Ltd

Established in 1873, Ganong is Canada’s first and longest-standing family-owned and operated chocolate company. They are proud to continue to manufacture all their products in St. Stephen, New Brunswick.


In 1885, Ganong original Chicken Bones, one of their most well-known confections, were invented, a spicy cinnamon flavoured candy filled with bitter-sweet chocolate. Using wooden skewers, Ganong was the first candy maker to make lolipops in Canada in 1895. In 1903, Ganong was also responsible for introducing the first heart-shaped candy boxes to Canada.

Visit & Discover

On a visit to St. Stephen, NB, you can explore The Chocolate Museum. The museum opened its doors in 1999, allowing the public to explore the art of Chocolate making and the history of Ganong.

In addition to the museum, Ganong, along with the community of St. Stephen host a yearly Chocolate Fest, in August. This would be a great time of year to plan a day trip or an extended stay in the region.

In 2020, Ganong revised their brand vision which builds on their promise of“Helping Canadians Celebrate Their Sweetest Moments.”

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