Hawkins Cheezies® is synonymous with wholesome goodness. Natural ingredients and real aged cheddar cheese were the impetus in the development of this purely Canadian icon.
Founding owner, W.T. Hawkins and Jim Marker (who is the actual developer of Cheezies®), had spent years in Chicago in the confectionery industry perfecting their craft.
Hawkins and Marker decided to head north with their product and soon a Canadian tradition was born. Initially located in Tweed, Ontario - a strategic choice to take advantage of the rail lines between Toronto and Montreal - production of the Cheezie grew along with the public's appetite for this unique snack food.
If you want to trigger an intense debate with a Canadian, tell them that there are better cheezies than Hawkins cheezies out there (hint: you probably won't win!)