Brigitte  |  August 21, 2011 at 7:53 am. My only real comment/question is: where can I get some? I’ve been thinking, looking, and now have the answer and it breaks my heart. Jen  |  January 4, 2013 at 2:29 pm, 24. I’d buy cases. Tricia  |  February 27, 2011 at 1:07 am. Sam  |  March 2, 2015 at 6:34 pm. Bryn Rees  |  February 24, 2012 at 7:31 am. Jim Figaniak  |  April 9, 2014 at 8:00 pm. They were a hard candy with a sort of buttery taste along with the licorice flavor. DeannaRae  |  June 27, 2012 at 2:04 pm. What sweet memories that remarkable taste brings back to me. Chelsea by Meiji is actually Japanese, I think it was mentioned earlier in this thread; I used to buy them for my niece whose name is Chelsea when she was little. False Millennium  |  March 8, 2012 at 7:57 pm. a genuine classic and a tremendous travesty of it’s demise by these facsist corporate greedy ruthless pigs! 178. All written contents protected by copyright. pierrepierpont  |  November 23, 2012 at 7:50 am. It also had a comforting quality. Pat  |  February 13, 2011 at 4:18 pm. I’d buy a case, right now, if it was available. Butterscotch Boiled Sweets. Yes, I too fondly remember C & B butterscotch. I am in Canada and would pay a lot of money (GBP or US exchange) just for another chance at that taste! Quite nice, and I would probably think it was C&B if you crumbled it up and blindfolded me. Altoids is now owned by Mars, which acquired Wrigley’s in October 2008. Debby Carter  |  November 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm, I have been looking for Callard and Bower Butterscotch in stores and online for 20 years. Thank you for the information, sad though it be. I loved Callard and Bowser’s. HE loved it too. During the war when sweets were rationed we used to eat liquorice root, you sucked this piece of what looked like a twig until you got the juice out, very messy but nice. Used to buy at a small independent pharmacy in downtown Evanston when I worked there. Sandy Barnes 21. Sugar, Glucose Syrup, BUTTER, Salt, Emulsifier: Glycerol Mono Stearate, Colour: Ammonia Caramel. Thank you, Candy Professor! I posted a reply to an old post, and it seems it’s attached to the 2011 posts re C&B. I really just thought it was an English thing, cause it was tough to find even in the 70s, just one little newspaper shop in my town on Long Island had it. I used to receive a pack of C&B Butterscotch from my UK Auntie when I lived in Adelaide, South Australia in the 1950’s and 1960’s. I see that I am in good company with this opinion 50. 188. Harpwales  |  September 4, 2013 at 5:25 pm. Dessert nougat? Mon  |  May 9, 2013 at 11:09 pm. All Keiller chocolate and confectionery production was centralised at Dundee from 1935, taking the number employed to around 900. Sam  |  November 14, 2012 at 5:22 pm. Barry Pearson — Love Coffee Nips. FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon. I would pay twice for these just to be able to have the occasional indulgence. At least I got to introduce my grandchildren to the best potato chips (Ma Shearer’s). Notes on the Carlsberg UK merger with Marston’s, Yorkshire Relish: Goodall, Backhouse & Co. The Keiller brand was eventually phased out, and now no confectionery bears the name. I’ ve been searching for this for ages. Torie  |  April 19, 2011 at 8:20 pm. He passed that love down to me. So this is what happens when I search for C&B ButterScotch. I too LOVED that white box and foil wrapped candy. melanie  |  December 30, 2014 at 10:00 pm, Sitting in my kitchen in California I handed my husband a Yorkshire Gold tea bag from a Callard and Bowser tin tea caddy. well presented in its packaging and display efforts. Tasties Sugar Free Butter & Cream Sweets 80g, Delicious Low calories Butterscotch hard boiled Healthy candies, no artificial flavours or colours, (80g bag x 1) £2.99 £ 2 . Oh well I guess the good old days are slipping away. No longer made of course. I hated going to the store and having to decide between licorice or butterscotch. Please Please Please! claudia thom  |  October 6, 2012 at 3:25 pm. Marc Meyer  |  June 1, 2011 at 12:17 am. These candies are really good!!! Once you've had the … If anyone can translate the chinese ingredients I would be grateful. David Janneh  |  May 11, 2014 at 5:34 pm. If you want to refer to my work, please create a link from the blog entry and also write out the citation: It is quite close, though made in Germany as pointed out. BRING BACK C&B BUTTERSCOTCH!!! Memories about events I had long forgotten came flooding back as I read replies to Professor Candy’s post. Where can I find the Black Licorice made by Callard & Bowser? Selling Sweets On-Line In The UK Since 2003. The term ‘butterscotch’ is first recorded in 1855, according to OED, right around the time of your Callard & Bowser shift into confectionery. I went back to Savon and bought all they had…….I ate them all in a week. 129. My dad spent his childhood in Canada and this was his favorite candy. donna dacey  |  December 27, 2011 at 1:23 pm. Keiller operated a chain of bakeries around the Dundee area by 1946. Rico  |  March 1, 2014 at 2:53 pm, I asked my wife one evening last week, “Dear, what was the name of that caramel (my error) cany that I liked so much, when we newly married?” She could not think of the name, but she remembered it well. C&B butterscotch was the best! Paul Doolan  |  December 19, 2014 at 3:11 am, My memories of Callard & Bowser was the blue box of the Coffee Toffee flavour, this was a Sunday treat to myself back in the 70’s. If I’d known they would go out of business, would have bought a stockpile of the licorice and the butterscotch. I am so sad to find out that the callard & bowser candies no longer exist. Man alive, I loved old C&B. Hi, I am from South Africa and I found an old crate in the barn(about 1mx1mx1m). They make fantastic chocolates, too. It appears to have been discontinued c.2005. Apparently my great nan received money from the Keiller company in the early 1900, we believe she was a relative. It felt like such a sophisticated candy for a youngster like me to have. I think Amazon sells Little Pops. Phyllis  |  November 21, 2012 at 6:39 pm. I have been looking for it for years and only today found it’s a lost cause as a result of finding this blog. 46. We just dont kno how lucky we were. i remember when i was a child, my father had a British captain friend who regularly came to town when he would steer the large freight ships bringing in goods from singapore from all over the world. 79. 73. Grown up like Keiller butterscotch as well! Callard and Bowser candies were the few expensive treats we received from my father growing up — and what treats they were. Larry Schnitt  |  March 28, 2013 at 12:29 am. 142. Change ), Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed. From Nestle to the present Karen  |  February 7, 2012 at 4:48 pm. . With the head office based in Barker and Dobson’s home town of Liverpool, the chain later acquired further … The memories are just oh so sweet. 131. My family moved to Jamaica, C&B was with me. I so wish it would become available again. Sam  |  November 29, 2011 at 1:17 pm. They had the Queen’s seal on the box as well. It is distributed to the North American and Australasian markets. Loving licorice as I do, I always was buying different brands in search of a good one. iam so sadened by the termination of callard and bowsers licorice toffee. changes to be confirmed as original product is imperative. I remember buying them at drug stores and at railway stations. Joyce Anderson  |  September 25, 2013 at 7:54 pm. 147. ( Log Out /  Instead of lamenting the demise of Callard & Bowser Butterscotch here, let us all send protest email to the company that purchased callard & Bowser butter scotch to start producing it again. Here are pictures. It is not until the 1861 census that he is described as a confectioner. Love to get hold of them now. My Dad brought us Callard & Bowser-Suchard butterscotch candy from London on each of his trips back home in Cameroon. David Janneh  |  March 2, 2015 at 8:50 am. Shortbread was the company’s highest selling export by the 1950s. January 3, 2011 at 10:10 am Well, that explains why I haven’t been able to find the Callard & Bowser black licorice anymore! The recipe has to be somewhere… perhpas some consumer pressure (its called market demand) will do the trick… we could all write to Wrigley’s. Someone must still have the recipe, right? It was a year or so ago that I feverishly searched the web for Callard and Bowser licorice. My family would vacation in summers in northern Wisconsin. C&B Licorice was my absolute favorite!!!!! The staffing levels at the Dundee plant were doubled to around 500 people. Hope this helps out. Homemade butterscotch pudding is underrated, yet unbelievable. Callard & Bowser Butterscotch, to be precise. The Callard & Bowser butterscotch was the absolute best. Do look him up in Wiki. Alec Baldwin mentioned C&B butterscotch on David Letterman last night which prompted my search and discovery of this thread. Tricia Ostrye-Burbey  |  March 18, 2016 at 8:19 pm. I made Seymour a distributor of Jelly Bellies and I told him that I was giving him a very special price of 80 cents per pound and that he could not tell anybody about this special price. 49. Thank you for this detailed account of Keiller company. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. My boyfriend has been telling me about this candy for years and how his grandmother used to always have it for him. West End Plaza is a shopping mall in Salisbury, North Carolina. Details about SUPERB VINTAGE KEILLER FIGURAL "PORTABLE RADIO" 1950S SWEETS TIN DUNDEE See original listing. Sue  |  April 14, 2012 at 11:37 pm. 26. Mike  |  November 12, 2012 at 3:10 am. I know good licorice and Callard and Bowser was a step above Switzer Black Licorice which I still adore. At least I know of its demise and very sad. Wrigley only acquired altoids and lifesavor brands from Kraft from what I have read (Wikipedia), wonder if Kraft still owns it and has the receipe?! 92. I loved C&B Butterscotch when I was in high school (Class of 1965). But, it was so worth it. It seems there are many of us who miss the wonderful candy that goes along with many a happy memory. Barry Pearson, 143. 85. I think they still make them, usually lots around at Christmas.. 115. Jen  |  January 4, 2013 at 2:39 pm, 48. If any of you candy company people out there are paying attention you should be doing some digging to see about bringing this candy back to market! Butterscotch was my favorite too but I remember the licorice and I believe they made nugget too….all in that same wonderful packaging. Later through the 60’s and 70’s I would see the package in a rare store now and then and I would always buy a package and make it last. What happened to the recipes? Keiller was already exporting, mostly to expatriates in countries such as Australia and South Africa. My mom would bring them home from the hospital gift shop and share them with me. Miss them! £8.00. 27. Then they were just gone! Then one day I asked my mom what “those minty licorice carmel toffee candies were called……she didn’t know what I was talking about…..she probably liked the butterscotch. Finish my milk, and the prize was mine. 116. Were any of their recipes handed down? Bonnie  |  May 10, 2013 at 1:33 am. I agree no one and I mean no one makes Butterscotch like Callard and Bowser did. Callard & Bowser is mourned by many as the finest butterscotch to ever have been made. As a kid, my Mom use to purchase C&B for us kids, whenever she visits England or an upscale department store in any metropolitan city, such as Lagos in Nigeria. bilagaana  |  December 15, 2011 at 4:39 pm. The round little individually wrapped pieces of love were my favorite. 11. roman m  |  October 20, 2011 at 8:43 pm. Yes, it came in a cigarette type box with silver paper. 175. I was just Facebooking with friends about salted caramel, then butterscotch, then C&B butterscotch and I found this blog. Amazing timing! 127. At a time when manufacturer’s adulteration of food was rife, Keiller invited The Lancet‘s food adulteration expert, Dr Arthur Hassall, to examine their marmalade in 1859, which he declared to be pure and “the finest he had ever tasted”. Prof.! The Butterscotch was in the white package with the silver foils. Following the takeover of Chocolat Tobler by Associated Biscuits in 1967, Keiller lost the licence to produce Toblerone. Once tried, there is no going back, or, at least that is how tastes hit me. Many of the execs, especially the Brits raved about how it tasted like the ‘treacle’ of their childhood.