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Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters announce top-14 made-in-Alberta holiday delights

Published by CME Webmaster on December 16, 2016

EDMONTON (December 16, 2016) - Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) has released its top-14 list of made-in-Alberta holiday treats and the results are...delicious.

The list highlights 14 fantastic companies that use locally-sourced materials, ingredients, and ingenuity to make products that should be celebrated under the tree or on the Christmas dinner table. Plans originally called for just 10, but CME judges just couldn't stop there.

"Alberta is lucky to have so many terrific, locally-made products," said CME Alberta Vice President David MacLean. "From our exploding craft brewing industry to the beautiful Smithbilt Hats and delicious Stawnichy's Mundare Sausage, Alberta entrepreneurs have something to offer everyone on your Christmas list. It makes it very easy for consumers to make this a "Very Alberta Christmas."

  1. Red Rage - Tool Shed Brewing
    If we could pick Alberta's entire brewing industry we would, but we had to pick just one. CME judges love this Calgary-made dark red ale.
  2. Suede Pocket Purse - Sylvia Soo Leather
    For the fashionistas this Christmas. Made in Edmonton.
  3. Sleigh bells! (because, why not?) - Longview Leather
    Quality craftsmanship from Longview, Alberta.
  4. Parlour Gin - Eau Claire distillery
    London-dry style gin from Turner Valley.
  5. Bullrider Hat - Smithbilt Hats
    Iconic Alberta brand worn by the likes of Clint Eastwood, Brad Pitt and Robert Duvall. Made in Calgary.
  6. Nenshi's Salted Caramel - Jelly Modern Donuts
    The namesake of Calgary's jovial mayor.
  7. Mundare Sausage -- Stawnichy's Meat
    Old country quality from Mundare, Alberta.
  8. Fresh muffins - Kinnikinnick Foods
    Edmonton-based Kinnikinnick is one of the largest gluten-free food manufacturers in the world.
  9. Espresso: Benjamin Vallecillo - Phil and Sebastian Coffee Roasters
    Great coffee roasted right in Calgary.
  10. Pet food - Champion Foods
    World class Morinville-made pet food from one of Alberta's top exporters. Don't forget the furry ones this Christmas.
  11. Vanilla Candy Cane Product Line - Rocky Mountain Soap Company
    A true Alberta success story. Feel and smell great this Christmas!
  12. Beef Jerky - Wilhauk Beef Jerky
    Fine jerky from Spruce Grove.
  13. Arctic Fox - Arctic Spas
    For those looking to make a big-ticket purchase this Christmas. Hot tub built for Canadian winters in Thorsby, Alberta.
  14. Moonshine - Red Cup Distillery
    Local grains, chemical-free, made in Vegreville the old way.

"There are more than 9,000 manufacturers employing more than 140,000 people in Alberta working every day with care to make the products Albertans love," added MacLean. "Drink, eat and shop responsibly this Christmas - buy Alberta-made products."


For more information:
David MacLean
Vice President, Alberta
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
(780) 965-4691


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