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of London, makers of butterscotch and other confectionery.
1837 Company was established, becoming known for its butterscotch, toffee and other sweets.
Acquired the business of Smith and Co, makers of Altoid Mints.
1929 Callard and Bowser offered their well known butterscotch at the Olympia Exhibition
1953 Acquired by Arthur Guinness
By 1956 was part of a group of companies which were 80 percent owned by Arthur Guinness and Son; other companies in the group included William Nuttall, Riley Brothers (Halifax), and the Lavell chain of shops; this investment provided most of Guinness's non-brewing profit in the previous year
1961 Acquired Rolls Confectionery from J. Lyons and Co
2004 Company acquired by Wrigley.
2008 Callard and Bowser-Suchard was a division of William Wrigley Co that specializes in confectionery manufacturing including the breath mint, Altoids, the Toblerone bar, and Callard and Bowser's Butterscotch.