Roger’s and Navy unite


Yummy goodness arrived on base last Friday in the form of a chocolate bar wrapped with a naval image.

The sweet surprise was officially launched on board HMCS Vancouver’s flight deck. Larry Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer of Rogers’ Chocolates, joined MARPAC Commander, RAdm Nigel Greenwood in unveiling the Navy’s own milk and dark chocolate bars in front of invited guests and cadets from Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Rainbow.

This initiative follows on the success of the commemorative HMCS Rainbow tin produced by Rogers’ Chocolates in honour of the Canadian Naval Centennial during 2010.

“It’s significant that Rogers’ has chosen to perpetuate their efforts from the naval centennial and create the navy chocolate bar,” said RAdm Nigel Greenwood.

The navy chocolate bar wrapper features a photo of HMCS Winnipeg exiting a small channel. This image was photographed from the ship’s Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat during a Maritime Security Patrol by CFB Esquimalt Image Technician Cpl Alex Croskery. The wrapper was graphically designed by Lookout Newspaper and Creative Services’ Shelley Fox.

“We are looking forward to selling these products in our stores and giving them a high profile,” said Sullivan. “We anticipate an overwhelming level of support from the local community, but as well from the many visitors to Victoria who will be well aware of the many accomplishments of the Royal Canadian Navy.”
The chocolate bars retail for $3.99 and 50 cents from each chocolate bar will be donated directly to the base morale and welfare fund.

Locally, the chocolate bars will sell at Rogers’ Chocolates stores in Sidney, Saanich, Oak Bay and Government Street. Additionally, online orders can be placed at

Shelley Lipke, News Staff

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