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05 Jun

Callard & Bowser Dessert Nougat

Callard & Bowser Dessert Nougat

I believe Callard & Bowser Dessert Nougat has been delisted for years.
Regardless, a certain loved one always asks us to look out for some.
The closest we came was this ad in a subway station.

53 Responses to “Callard & Bowser Dessert Nougat”

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    craig Says:

    Apparently there was some available three years ago in that sweet shop in Kingston you visited. Wrigly’s bought the parent company and delisted it.

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    jerry Says:

    i loved this as a child and i believe that i would still love it. I have searched all over for this. Its a taste i would never forget

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    ash Says:

    Oh My God I have been searching for years for this, it used to be my fav as a kid and I am sure a fav with anyone fortunate enough to have laid their hands on. Heard it has been discontinued, something should be done to make it come back.

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    A New VCR - Millionaire Entrepreneur Forum Says:

    […] to my Mom. She’ll have me stockpiling VCR’s in my basement. Sort of like my MIL who insists Callard & Bowser still makes Nougat (despite me calling up every division of the company all over the world and being told they don’t). […]

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    Joyce Says:

    I couldn’t agree more…….this definitely takes me back to when I was a child, which I have real great memories about.

    I’m not sure if M&S (Marks & Spencer are still selling something similar, as I know they were last year??
    Obviously not a patch on Callard & Bowser, but they sure reminded me of that real great taste!!!!!!!!

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    gluhtzee Says:

    Back to my youth, the cans, boxes, rice paper, contrast of nutty crunch and chewy gum and nougat melting in mouth: I hear that Sally Williams Nougat from South Africa rated by Jamie Oliver is tops.I agree but it’s not C & B

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    Mike Says:

    man i loved this stuff as a kid - every christmas until i was 15 my mum and dad used to buy it for each other….like most of you, i’ve still being holding out hope that it’s being made in some tiny factory somewhere (alas, it looks like it’s not).

    i reckon we storm Wrigley’s and demand the reinstatement of the nougat! heh heh

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    Gavin Says:

    Have a look at Massam’s Nougat http://www.massams.com

    Bars of Honey & Almond nougat wrapped in rice paper.

    Made in the style of Callard & Bowser.

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    José A. Barrera Says:

    Mi mom used to bought this here in Mexico 25 years ago. It was my favorite candy…

    Thanks for the pics, gave me lots of lovely memories.

    José A.

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    hishamharum Says:

    Firstly, the sweetest greetings to the person who posted the pictures of my favourite nougat brand.
    And a sweet hello to all Callard and Bowser fans here. I don’t think it would be too wrong to say that we are bound by something beautiful.
    I remember buying the whole powder blue can of nougats on the quiet and gorging myself silly. Haha! And sometimes I had the same ones in that long flat box of 13 rectangular pieces (I think). They were the most divine candy I ever tasted.
    If I close my eyes. I can still almost smell the very light sweet, almost rose-cherry scent of it; I can feel the texture of the edible wrapping starch paper; I remember clearly slowly peeling the paper from the nougat and how this felt; I can imagine sinking my teeth into a piece so very slowly from one end and chewing it. Yes, I can almost smell, feel and taste the nougat. Almost.
    Close your eyes, everyone and reminisce. What a lovely feeling. And while it’s not being sold anymore, well, we did have our share of it. Something we need to thank God for: Such a lovely treat. What a lovely experience. Almost divine!
    So now. Can anyone tell me if they’ve found something as good as, if not better than Callard and Bowser’s nougat. I can’t settle for anything less. No offence, but the ones I’ve had, mostly from Australia, have been dismal. I tried a whole variety of them and was utterly dismayed by the quality. A very, very far cry from my all time favourite nougat. : ( Can anyone help, please?
    If anyone ever finds a suitable alternative, do email me at hishamharum@yahoo.com I would be eternally grateful to you.
    Finally, have a beautiful, sweet life, filled with love and laughter everyone.

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    Anthony Vegter Says:

    The rice paper wrapping made this delightful treat one of a kind! I thought Dessert nougat would be around forever…had I known that it would have been discontinued, I would have bought it up by the lot full :(

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    jia Says:

    im soooooo gutted i still havent found anything that comes close! my mom uses the old c&b box to hold her pencils….i stare at it longingly in the hope that as if by magic a nougat may emerge lol last week a new italian store opened i went to check for nougat….no luck….i check every single store likely to sell nougat and try everything that looks like it could taste like this lovely sweet but no luck….what to do?!

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    lucinder Says:

    i thought i was the only one looking for these sweets what can we do

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    SUSAN Says:

    O.M.G I cannot believe there are soooo many of us with some of d same memories about those delicious pieces of heaven. As a child growing up in d islands this was a treat to b had went you did somthing your parents were proud of in my case my grandparents.When I was pregnant with my fist child I had such a craving for these nougats, my hubby searched everywhere and believe it or not he found it at our local Winn Dixie, boy was I in heaven so moch so we stock piled for a month,lol but it only lasted 2weeks.Aftergiving birth went back to get some when my aunty was coming to visit and was told they no longer carried them, checked in the islands,New York,Miami,England,Scotland and have been searching ever since now my baby is 16 years and i’m still searching.How can we geta good thing back??????????? Sill searching

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    Deepu Antony Says:

    :(((( sad to hear that we cannot get dessert nougat anymore … we used to get it from a duty free shop in Chennai … this is one chocolate that i really loved and craved for … i wanted to order some today and the shop guy told me that it is not available since the last few years :(( i really hope they get it back in the market … don’t understand the logic why they would stop producing a product so loved by consumers …

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    Karen Says:

    I’d love to see the Callard and Bowser nougat with the delicious rose jelly and rice paper wrap make a comeback, I have tried so many nougat over the years and nothing tastes quite like it - come on Wrigleys make people happy!

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    Kettle Confections Says:

    Hi All, We make soft gourmet artisan nougats in the United States, in 8 different flavors. From one of our customers, we just found out that our nougats are made similarly to the Callard & Bowser Nougats- wrapped in rice paper. Please check out our website for all the flavors we have currently and our customer reviews.


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    Bianca Says:

    I LOVED this nougat and was hoping it was still around :( Nothing has come close. The sweet rose scent and the lightness of the rice paper and the texture of the nougat YUM

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    Ray G Says:

    I’ve been looking for this for years!!!! I remember eating this in Trinidad we used to get around Christmas time… it was the best. As a child I was amazed by the fact that you could eat the “paper” wrapping :)

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    Pikalei Says:

    We should send in more requests for this product to the Wrigley’s company. It would be so amazing to try this candy once again before I die. I just sent in a request to Wrigley’s. Why don’t you all email this company?

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    stanley lachman Says:

    We need a world movement to get Dessert Nougat back on track. This could be a huge profit center for Wrigleys

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    Leanne Says:

    Callard and Bowser was the best Nougart and my parents loved it as well. Wrigles please bring it back so I can surprise my parents and make their day before I loose them forever I love them so much.

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    Lara Says:

    Hi All, it’s easy to write to Wrigley’s. Please look up their website and leave a request that they continue manufacturing Callard and Bowser’s Dessert Nougat. I did it today and it took less than 5 minutes. Imagine if everyone we knew did this, we could be enjoying it next Christmas!

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    chips tischler Says:

    I agree with stanley lachman and all the other “addicts”of this wonderful product.How sad it is that all the good things of yesteryear are and have dissappeared.

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    timetraveler Says:

    It is not Wrigley’s property, it belongs to the Terrys-Suchard group.

    From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callard_%26_Bowser-Suchard

    According to Wrigley, only the Altoids and LifeSaver brands were acquired in the 2004 acquisition.

    From: http://www.sugarboy.co.uk/acatalog/Callard_&_Bowser.html

    Callard & Bowser

    Best known for their Creamline Toffee, the firm began in 1837 when Daniel Callard and his brother-in-law, J. Bowser opened a confectionery business in Finchley, subsequently moving to larger premises in Euston.

    The business flourished and took over other well known manufacturers such as William Nuttall of Doncaster and Smith - Kendon. Callard & Bowser is now part of the Terrys-Suchard group.

    Recently Suchard decided to cease production of all Callard and Bowser lines for the UK market.

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    Dorothy Says:

    I agree with stanley let start a world movement. I was born in the 60’s, grew up in the 70’s and partied in the 80’s. Don’t they know this is one of our cherished childhood memories. BRING THEM BACK.

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    Ray Ray Says:

    hello….if anyone finds this nougat pleassseeeee let me know. I’ve tried a dozen others and they don’t even come close

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    Enrique Says:

    Hi, i’m 35 years and i remember when my father gives me a entire box of this awesome candy, i’been loking in wich place are sold in mexico, sorry about my english, if someone knows where i can buy it, please let me know, my mail is quique_coello@hotmail.com
    i’m from yucatan, mexico, greetings.

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    saemm Says:

    Hello everybody,i’m from mexico,my mother loved this candy ’cause her father brought to my mom and her brothers and sisters…i tried to find it the last year but i couldn’t …the must similar is a italian nougat the brand is pernigotti torrone morbido alla mandorla ok…i hope that you can find the original but it’s not possible you can try this one kisses!!

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    Thomas Traulsen Says:

    Like the others responding. I have been looking and going through a lot of sites to see if I can find the Dessert Nougat that I really enjoyed when I was living in Sabah, Malaysia. Now in the States,in 2012 I have been looking for a store that may still carry it only to find from this site that C&B has been bought out by Wrigleys. Hard to belive that they won’t carry it with the demand I have seen posted. Would be nice to hear what the status of some inquiries to Wrigleys have been? May do so myself..they do say that you sometimes can’t go back and with the new company and years since last production it may not taste the same as we grew to love, like drinking Coke in a bottle, or eating chocolates that came in a foil. Nice however, to know that there are others around the world that still have childhood/adult memories and that we are all connected to one candy: Callard & Bowser Dessert Nougat!

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    Raed Milyani Says:

    This is my email to Wrigley Jr. Company
    ((Dear Mr./Mrs.
    I appreciate if you could return the product (Callard and Bowser Dessert Nougat) to the market، Believe me a lot of people they love it and they are waiting to see it in the market, for me it is a kind of soul that moves from generation to generation and it will never stop.
    Thank you
    Best wishes and Regards
    Dessert Nougat LOVER))
    This is the contact link http://www.wrigley.com/global/contact-us/contact-form.aspx
    I hope to see it soon in the market

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    Christine Says:

    Where can I purchse Dessert Nougart in Ontario, Canada

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    Karin Bloem Says:

    Many many moons ago my husband, a South African pilot, used to bring home to us in South Africa Callard and Bowser’s nougat in the lovely blue box when he flew to England on trips. It used to be the biggest treat! I am feeling quite nostalgic reading all about it on this website. One of our three daughters now makes the most divine Italian nougat - melt in the mouth stuff. It sells as fast as she makes it. I am sure she was influenced by sweet memories from her childhood! Half the treat about Callard and Bowser’s nougat was of course the lovely packaging, the rice paper, etc.. And yes, our South African ‘Sally Williams Nougat’ (mentioned in one of the messages posted) is very tasty. But Callard and Bowser’s was just so special. Bring it back …. please!

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    Simon Says:

    Might be worth them tooling up and doing a short run of it, just for old-times sake.

    Im not sure Wrigleys actually own it tho - according to them, they only bought altoids and lifesavers from Kraft. Maybe Kraft still own it but shut it all down after their Cadbury buyout fiasco?

    They could, at the very least, release the original recipe/process.

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    tuli Says:

    It is incredible so many people have the same experiences. As children it was a precious magical treat with every bite savoured. When it disappeared we’ve all searched for it finding nothing else ever comes close. I wonder how many other sweets can have that kind of effect.

    I heard it was Suchard not Wrigleys that bought out the company.

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    Robert Allender Says:

    A friend of mine living in London is visiting me this week in Paris.
    She asked if there was anything I wanted. I asked for a couple of boxes of C&B nougat only to be told it has been discontinued for many years. Here I am, living in the land of nougat, but NOTHING compares with the delicate taste, scent and texture of the Callard and Bowser product. I wonder if Wrigleys retained rights to the recipe?
    It would be sure seller if anyone could start production again using this original recipe.

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    Christine Says:

    For years, I have looked out for C&B nougat. It was absolutely the best. As a child I would save my allowance and buy a box, and once ate an entire can, piece by piece, that was to be shared (got punished, but it was worth it). I wish it was manufactured again,

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    Ayman Rizvan Says:

    Why would Wrigley’s discontinue desert nougat if this was selling fast just like an iphone?

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    otto valladarez Says:

    One of the best memories i have as a child is when my mom use to buy me this incredible delicious dessert nougats in Belize
    i have been trying to get some for many many years bur no luck
    if anyone knows how to email or what can we do to try to petiton the manufacturer whoever has the license for it please let me know because if every one get togheter we can bring this back and pass it on to our kids and we can expirience once again one of our unforgetable memories as a child.
    my email address is ricardovalladarez@hotmail.com

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    graham Says:

    The closest I have come to the taste is Massams Cherry Nougat. A South African Company. While not perfect it is very close.

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    Eva Says:

    My mum bought this desert nougat for me when I was little in Hong Kong. 30 to 40 years ago. Now I am living in UK, about 14 15 years ago I found some from Heathrow T3 duty free area, after that never see it again, it was the best nougat I ever had, it brings me memory of my mum! Hope to see it on the market again so that I can let my children to try the best nougat!

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    CAROLA Says:


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    Ninun Says:

    My mom asked me just a few days ago about “that delicious nougat sold in tins”. I told her that it is not available anymore. Pity that the younger generation in my family only knows about GB nougat from Australia. Gosh, reading all the comments above made me long for C&B nougat at this moment. Still can remember munching on those uber delicious wrapped in rice paper nougat that my mom used to stock up when I was a kid. Love you Mama and love you Callard and Bowser Dessert Nougat!!!

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    Victor Carneiro Says:

    OMG. I have been looking for these C&B nougat for several years. No I know why I can’t find them. Please let me know if this gets resurrected somewhere.

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    Tim Says:

    People, can you not see the obvious? The infamous Callard & Bowser Desert Nougat fell victim to a vicious vengence to kill this treat. In business, if you can’t beat it, buy it and end it.

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    Yvon Ng Says:

    I missed the Callard & Bowser nougat so very much. I used to buy them at Marks & Spencer in England almost every time I shop there.
    The closest I came across recently is Walters Handmade Honey Nougat. I found them in the gift shop while visiting Butchart gardens on Vancouver Island.

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    Ann Tonks Says:

    I’m joining the list of sad deprived people from Australia. My mother didn’t eat chocolate so she always received Callard and Bowser’s nougat from my father for Christmas. And if we were really lucky, she’d give us a piece. I’ve tried nougat from all over the world and this is still my favourite. Sigh.

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    Nan Says:

    I to have been searching for this wonderful desert nougat for years. No matter where I travel looked for shops that may have it. Until tonight did not know the name of the company that produced the nougat. Sadly I now know the that all those searches had been in vain.

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    Spencer @ Moo-Lolly-Bar Says:

    I loved Callard & Bowser nougat. It was definitely my favourite brand. Can’t remember when I last had it but it was always so good!

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    Simone Nelson Says:

    These were a HUGE chdhood favourite of mine. I have searched for these so frequently over the years. I wish I could find them.

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    george hanson Says:

    Unfortunately , CALLARD and BOWSER were bought out by an american tobacco company and they , in turn , closed down the huge copper vats that made the nougat thinking that they could take it all to america and start again . WRONG !!!!!There is a concept known in the wine industry as TERROIR . The same applies to CALLARD and BOWSER -NOUGAT .I still remember the after scent of the rose water as i bit into a piece of C@D nougat and the slippery feel of the rice paper on my tongue . So , america , go ahead and make your nougat , i won’t be buying any . Having said that , i haven’t found any company that comes anywhere near to that original flavour .Some things can’t be replaced .

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    VMK Says:

    All above have said it, & so would indeed millions of the lucky ones like me who enjoyed - the most delicious sweet - esp. with its paper ! These amazing paper chocolates will remain a true delight to sink one’s teeth & then for the tongue to savor its lasting flavour - each of the many varieties an absolute treat !! Its certainly a great loss currently that we have to live only with the sweet memories of the C & B marvel devoured the world over- nothing can be more joyful than the rentering of the richly deserved & longed marvel - ‘C & B nougat’.

    V.M.Kher (Mumbai)

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    Andrew Reeves Says:

    We are just letting the world know that the old C&B is back, just the brand name updated a bit to C&R(champion & Reeves), but the products, Dessert Nougat, Butterscotch and Cream Toffee with a new addition of Macadamia, are like those of old.

    We are sending first packs out in August, if you are interested, please let us know on our contact page on http://www.ChampionReeves.com

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