Monday, July 9, 2018

CUBAN LUNCH

     As a child I loved chocolate bars (candy bars). I know , I'll get to Cuban lunch later. In our house we seemed to have a good supply of chocolate bars. Maybe it's because my Dad liked chocolate. He bought chocolate bars and shared them with us. He bought the bars that were made in squares so that they could be easily divided and shared.

     As a teenager and young adult I bought lots of chocolate bars.

     When I went to the isolated northern settlement I took in my supply of chocolate bars. I took six cartons. I think each carton had 12 bars. I also took a variety of bars. I had a wide selection of bars that I liked.

     Gradually my consumption of chocolate bars lessened until today when I can't remember the last time I had a chocolate bar.

     Now the other day I heard about a  woman in Alberta who's mother is ill  and she wanted to give her mother her very favorite candy bar...a Cuban lunch. She found that the Cuban lunch was not produced anymore. The Cuban lunch was a mix of rich dark chocolate and peanuts and were they good! That was the first time I knew that they didn't make Cuban lunch chocolate bars any more. The bars had not been made since the late 1980's. They had been made by a company in Winnipeg , Manitoba.

Cuban Lunch Co



    Now the Alberta woman decided that she would try and make a Cuban lunch chocolate bar. She did much research. She could not track down the original recipe. Gradually she got something that is very close to the original.

    She has been producing a few of these bars in her kitchen. Now a company has been found that would produce these chocolate bars.

    I can hardly wait to find one and enjoy a Cuban lunch again.

    I think Cuban lunch chocolate bars were only sold in Canada. Has anyone heard of them except for Canadians.

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  1. I haven't heard of them in spite of being a Canadian!! My parents ran a gas station and canteen when I was young and they stocked quite a few chocolate bars but I don't recall ever seeing this one, then or in the years since. I hope you get to taste one soon, Red!

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    1. I think these were western Canada.

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  2. Nope, never heard of them. I learn something new every day! :-)

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    1. I'm pretty sure they were not sold in the U.S.

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  4. Yes! I had forgotten all about Cuban Lunch chocolate bars! We used to eat them as kids! Yum

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  5. That used to be my favourite chocolate bar as a child and I ate many. I too have noticed they can't be found any more and would like to have one myself.

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    1. I didn't notice that they had been discontinued.

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  6. I don't know that chocloate bar. I think each country produces it's own bars. I love chocolate very much, but don't eat it so much anymore, too much suger in it...

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  7. I remember these! I am Canadian, Northern Ontario, I can imagine that woman will sell lots of these!!This is my first vist to your blog! I will enjoy following your blogging adventures!

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    1. Thanks for visiting Hiawatha House.

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  8. Dark chocolate and peanuts sounds delicious!

    I see a lot of "healthy" remakes of well known Australian chocolate bars but there is something noble in recreating one for a dying mum

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  9. She discovered the name/copyright was up to buy, and was quite happy. I'd never heard of them. I saw her interviewed. Lots of fun!

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    1. I missed the TV interview but caught the radio interview ... maybe on the Current.

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  10. I've never heard of them but they do sound good!

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  11. Surely Cubans have heard of Cuban Lunches or perhaps in Cuba they have Canadian Lunches instead.

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  12. I've never heard of them. I wonder, since they were produced in Winnipeg, if they weren't distributed in eastern Canada.

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    1. I think you're right. The were only sold in western Canada.

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  13. No never heard of it. You will have to let us know how they compare to the past ones. You guys up in the North make better licorice too:)

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    1. I will let you know how they are. I'm not a licorice fan.

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  14. I have never heard of them Red. I am glad this woman found a way to make her mother smile.

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  15. I've never heard of them, but sure would love to try one.

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  16. Hi Red! I have a recipe for "Cuban Lunch" candy bars. Until this moment I had no idea that the recipe was a "knock-off" of an actual product. A friend brought some to a pot-luck, I loved them and asked for the recipe. She wrote it down and put "Cuban Lunch" at the top of it. That was about 10 years ago, and I've never made them yet. I have no idea if they actually compare to the original. Maybe I'll make some soon and let you know how they came out.

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