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Local Candy Makers Back with New Chocolatey Treat

February 10, 2012 7:29 AM | News

Larry Finnson and Chris Emery, the creators of OMG's Candy, with investor Arlene Dickinson (CNW GROUP / OMG'S CANDY)

Two Winnipeg entrepreneurs have secured the backing of a well-known investor to launch a new candy product.

Chris Emery and Larry Finnson appeared on CBC’s “Dragons’ Den” Wednesday night, where they convinced marketing maven Arlene Dickinson to invest in their premium candy called OMG’s.

Emery and Finnson are best known for their previous creation, Chris and Larry’s Clodhoppers, which they sold in 2006 to Abbotsford-based Brookside Foods.

OMG’s contain milk or dark chocolatey graham clusters mixed with diced almonds and crunchy toffee bits.

“Larry and I missed working together doing something we love to do, which is to satisfy candy lovers across Canada, so we decided to do it all over again,” said Chris Emery, co-founder of OMG’s Candy.

The duo will create their product in Winnipeg, and will have it on store shelves nationwide beginning in the first week of March at Shoppers Drug Mart and the first weeks of March at Loblaws, Zehrs and Atlantic Superstore.