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Locally Made Chocolates, Confections and Nuts

It All Started with a Nut Shop

In 1935, Raymond Gibney founded his first nut shop in Kitchener, Ontario. By 1955, there were Raymond’s Nut Shops all across Ontario, from Owen Sound to Hamilton and from Kitchener to Cornwall. Our store, originally located on Main St. as a Raymond’s Nut Shop was opened in 1948. By 1955, the store managers were allowed to purchase.

Raymonds Nut Shops store front

Family Owned

In 1960, Hugh and Isabelle Reid became the new owners on Main St. where they operated the store successfully for the next 11 years. In 1971, when the store moved to the south side of Main St., Tom and Kathy Drew-Smith purchased the business and Reids began to offer handmade chocolates and confections.

Vintage photos of Reids store front

Reids Today

Now owned and operated by brother and sister team, Ted Drew-Smith and Carrie Peart, Reids continues to move forward with the family tradition of great customer service and quality products.

With Support From the Community

In 2018, Reids marked its 70th year with its largest expansion to date. In addition to its flagship store on Ainslie Street North in Downtown Cambridge, you can now also find Reids locations on Elgin Street South in Cambridge and The Old Quebec Street Mall in Downtown Guelph. Thank-you to the countless parents, children and grandparents whom have helped make Reids a landmark in the Cambridge community!

Ainslie Street Store

Elgin Street Factory

Old Quebec Street Shoppe

No matter which Reids location you visit, we will always aspire to be the place to 'Celebrate Life's Moments'