Sunday, 24 February 2013

Happy 100th Anniversary, Laura Secord ~ Review

Can you believe 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of Laura Secord, Canada's largest chocolatier store.  It was founded in 1913 by Frank P O'Connor, a 28-year-old businessman, in Toronto on Yonge Street.  He turned his apartment into a candy store and named it Laura Secord in honour of the Canadian heroine.  The success of the company expanded across Ontario and Quebec.   Laura Secord has now over 113 shops across Canada plus other distribution points.  A special cameo logo will be created for its 100th anniversary.

Recently, Laura Secord has launched it own line of cooking chocolates.  "This new peanut-free line inlcudes three new products: Pure Milk Chocolate Drops, Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, and Mini Chocolate Chips - 70% Cocoa" for a retail price of $3.49 to $14.99."

Laura Secord's has always brought back good childhood memories, eating their chocolates or ice-cream.  I could never walk by the store.  I have to at least pop in and browse what they have in-store.  Laura Secord was kind enough to send me a sample of their delicious chocolates and immediately most of the chocolates disappeared in record time.  My absolute favourite is their orange cream chocolate, my daughter's favourite is their chocolate suckers, and my husband's is their mint chocolate.  He thinks that Laura Secord "makes, bar none, the finest mint chocolates in the world.  Whether it is the attractive and minty frosted mint, or the unassumingly smooth and delicious french mint, you can't go wrong."  I was also sent a pack of their new cooking chocolates.  I can't decide what I will use it for...cookies? muffins? brownies?  Regardless, I know my family will enjoy it.

To mark this special occasion  Laura Secord is giving away $100,000 in prizes by entering into their contest from now to March 31st, 2013.  There are "many instant prizes, for a total of $100,000 will be given out to chocolate lovers."  A pin will be required to enter into the draw.  It is obtained by spending a minimum of $10 at any Laura Secord shops.  For more information visit www.laurasecord.ca/en/contest/index or on their Facebook at www.facebook.com/laurasecord.ca


HAPPY ANNIVERSARY LAURA SECORD!!!


*Disclosure - This product in this review was provided to me free of cost of the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.

54 comments:

  1. Its good to see a long lasting Canadian Co. I've never tried Laura Secord Chocolate before :-(

    Thanks for the info!

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    1. Really? I'm shocked. You have to try their chocolates or their ice cream.

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    2. i want to win something

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  2. Thanks for the info about the contest. I absolutely love Laura Secord, and I, too, have many great childhood memories.

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  4. you are making be wish we had a Laura Secord locally. I love the mint choc. bars

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  5. I Love good chocolate, too bad the price matches the quality :(

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  6. Tiffany Mahaffie5 March 2013 at 21:17

    mint chocolates are the bessst!

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  7. love Laura Secord & the chocolate mint

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  8. Laura Secord best chocolates ever and suckers too Love the 10 cent suckers Hmmmmm!

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  9. I haven't had Laura Secord chocolate in so long

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  10. i never heard of Laura Secord Chocolate before ... interesting. ( :

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  11. Laura Secord is very good chocolate, thanks for the heads up with the contest too

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  12. Laura Secord chocolates are so good. They melt in your mouth. Every single time my daughter and I go to the mall we pick up one or two of their chocolate bars and for Easter and Christmas Laura Secord is on my list of places to purchase gifts. Laura Secord has cooking chocolate...awesome!!

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  13. I love Laura Secord and that you can order some of their goodies from their online shop.

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  14. Hello, Happy Chinadoll. I was very surprised to hear of the 100th anniversary through your post. I also did not know that they launched their own line of cooking chocolates. I liked that you shared with all each of your family's favourites from Laura Secord. Your article made me want to visit Laura Secord right away - all of your comments brought back memories and made all of their items sound so irresistable that I cannot wait for my next visit. Thank you for this terrific post, Happy Chinadoll.

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  15. laura secord has the best chocolates ever!

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  16. They really are a Canadian classic! I really enjoy their mint chocolate and the Laura Secord miniatures. My boyfriend loves those giant fondant eggs they have this time of year.

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  17. Happy Anniversary Laura Secord - MADE IN CANADA - something as Canadians we can be proud. Solid reputation - delicious chocolate - win win combination.

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  18. Happy Anniversary!!!! I love Laura Secord!!!

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  19. Laura Secord has amazing chocolate. One of my family favourite traditions at Christmas time.

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  20. I can't believe Laura Secord has been around for 100 years, that tells you that this is one trustworthy, loyal, yummy chocolate company, and its Canadian! Happy 100th here's to 100 more!!!

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  21. I remember these from when I was a kid! I'd forgotten about Laura Secord - nice to see this Canadian institution is still around.

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  22. mmmm went to Laura Secord with my six year the other day and got dome mint chocolate ice cream

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  23. yum soo good! happy anniversary

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  24. Nice lol now In am craving chocolate

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  25. I'd love to try their new milk chocolate drops

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  26. I wish I would have entered the contest :(

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  27. I love Laura Secord!! Happy 100th!!!

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  28. I'm a huge fan of Laura Secord frosted mint chocolate! OMG it's so good!

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  29. I love chocolate, and I remember learning about her in school.. Good ol' times.. Happy anniversary! :) Rafflecopter name: Kristy Wong

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  30. I am craving laura secord ice cream now mmmmm

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  31. I love Laura Secord! Happy 100th!!!

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  32. Love Laura Secord chocolate and ice cream.

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  33. Laura Secord is the best. They also have some sugar free products.
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    Florence

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  34. I will share with my love ;-) there's no laura secord near. It's a good surprise this giveaway!

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  35. I would love to try the cooking chocolates yummy !!!

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  36. I love Laura Secord!

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  37. I remember being spoiled on special occasions with Laura Secord chocolates as a kid. Love that Canadians still have great quality vendor such as Laura Secord.

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  38. I have lots of Laura Secord childhood memories. Her chocolates were always on hand at family gatherings and special occasions

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  39. I am craving Laura Secord ice cream now hehe

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  40. Not a huge fan of chocolate but when I do crave it.. Laura's it is... very smooth tasting and rich!

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  41. I love chocolate, and Happy 100th Anniversary

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  42. My Mom, sisters and I are all huge Laura Secord chocolate fans. I love their bark so much that I cannot pass a shop without buying some. My mother loves their Mint creams..It is so good to see a Canadian company still flourishing.

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  43. I remember trips to the mall as a kid. Going into Laura Secord for chocolate was the highlight of the whole trip!

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