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History of our Northern Neighbors

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by tplyons, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. tplyons

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    Calling all Canadians:

    Some of you may know that I'm back and forth across the Canada/US border for work, and that work entails demonstrating chocolate history. Well, knowing US history, I can easily intertwine chocolate history with American history.

    However, I don't know JACK about Canadian history. Can anyone recommend a book or two, or even better audiobooks that will provide a solid background in the history of Canada?

    I have to say, from what I've read, there's a lot more to it than meets the eye. I'm just downright curious!
  2. stratovani

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    Canadian chocolate history? Two bars come to mind - Aero Bars, and Coffee Crisps, Canada's gifts to the world (other than poutine and Rush, of course)! ;)
  3. sloasdaylight

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    Bare Naked Ladies.
  4. bluesblaster

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    Back bacon and Rush
  5. Unprofessional

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    The single most important Canadian contribution to mankind is Bob and Doug McKenzie's album with Geddy Lee contributing backing vocals.
  6. Relic

    Relic Cow are you? Supporting Member

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    Canada has a very rich and cool history, especially French Canada IMO.

    http://www.canadahistory.com/

    And guess who invaded us and burned down the White House?

    DAMMIT CANADA WE STILL OWE YOU FOR THAT ONE!!!
  7. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME! Supporting Member

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    Just watch a few episodes of South Park.
  8. ashbory

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    Laura Secord was probably the most important figure in Canadian chocolate history.
  9. Richland123

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    I like those candy bars and I don't even like coffee. Coffee Crisps are now sold in the U.S. and Hershey now makes a candy bars similar to the Aero. Three other favorites of mine I can only get in Canada are Cadbury Burnt Almond Dark Chocolate bars, Crunchie bars, and Mr. Big bars.
  10. Grabow

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    Check out Laura Secord, they are a confectionary chain named after a famouse Heroine of the war of 1812
  11. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio! Gold Supporting Member

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    Are there any Canadian chocolate bars that are made to look like a hockey puck? There's got to be, right?
  12. Richland123

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    I just found this.

    Men busted at the Canadian border for illegal candy
    RYAN GORMAN
    Wednesday, July 18, 2012
    Two men were recently detained at the border for unwittingly smuggling something a little out of the ordinary - illegal candy.

    Brandon Loo and Christopher Sweeney, both of Seattle, picked up some Kinder Eggs in Vancouver before heading back south without realizing they were illegal.

    "We packed it in the back of the car because we weren't going to eat them," Loo told KOMO.

    Their six egg stash was found during a routine inspection of their car by border police.
  13. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio! Gold Supporting Member

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    Oooh, confection smugglers.
  14. fraublugher

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    QUOTE=Bob Lee (QSC);13573030]Are there any Canadian chocolate bars that are made to look like a hockey puck? There's got to be, right?[/QUOTE]

    Nanaimo bars , but they're square 'cuz they're from BC.

    When I think canadian chocolate nanaimo bars come to mind , but they aren't a hershey or other
    chocolatier "brand" , they're always homemade.

    Oh wait the hockey puck is the "joe louis" don't know about the joe spelling change that's new to me

    [​IMG]
  15. fraublugher

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    The eggs were made illegal because the toy inside was a choking hazzard /darwin control.
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  17. Richland123

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    I have some of those Kinder egg toys from long ago when I bought those chocolate eggs for my kids for Easter. I understand those toys are very collectible. They still sell Kinder eggs in Canada but they were never sold in the U.S. as far as I know.

    Here is more information about Kinder eggs.

    http://www.ferrero.com/products/the-most-famous-products/kinder-surprise/surprise-play-chocolate/

    Nanaimo bars are incredibly good. Lots of bakeries make them in Canada. I have a Robin Hood brand packaged mix to make them I bought in Canada but not the same as homemade Nanaimo bars.
  18. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio! Gold Supporting Member

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    Loel Blazin' Acadian Supporting Member

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  20. RED J

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    My Northern New York ancestors bailed out of Quebec when they lost the Papineau rebellion. Is that history ?

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