Amazing Race Canada Comes to Stratford Ontario

August 31, 2018

Marc Johnstone and Jon Montgomery

Stratford played host to one of Canada’s most popular competition television shows, The Amazing Race Canada 6. Airing on July 31, 2018 as the fifth leg on their journey, Amazing Race contestants had to complete a dramatic challenge at the Stratford Festival by learning a choreographed stage fight and performing it on the Festival Theatre Stage.


Stratford Festival stage combat challenge

The seven teams were then detoured having to either complete a challenge collecting clues as they paddled down the Avon River OR joining the Rhéo Thompson Candies team, packaging 10 boxes of Fruit Jellies and 10 boxes of Mint Smoothies®.

Courtney and Adam at the Rheo Thompson Candies detour

Three teams chose to come to the candy factory and complete the packaging Detour! Martina and Phil, Courtney and Adam, as well as Zainab and Monica packaged those candies like pros!


Phil and Martine at the Rheo Thompson Candies detour

Here, Zainab takes a moment to celebrate completing packaging the Mint Smoothie® chocolates as Monica meticulously checks over the final boxes.

Zainab and Monica at the Rheo Thompson Candies detour

All three teams completed the detour and received their clue directing them to The Queen of the Square where host, Jon Montgomery, and Stratford Mayor, Dan Mathieson, waited for contestants.

Mayor, Dan Matheison and host, Jon Montgotmery

The Rhéo Thompson Candies team had an amazing time filming The Amazing Race Canada! All of the boxes of Fruit Jellies and Mint Smoothies® were donated to the local House of Blessing. You can order your Fruit Jellies by clicking here or try our famous Mint Smoothies® by clicking here.


Posing with and Amazing Race Canada promotional sign

Owners, Marc and Kristene, along with their son, Oilver, take a moment to pose with a promotional sign while they were on vacation.


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  • I’m not a chocoholic - but my wife appreciates fine chocolate - and she claims that this place is the finest in the land - well worth the drive as a destination spot......

    Gary R from Facebook

  • Years ago when I was in Teachers' College, I used to walk to Thompson Candies to get a treat to take home to my dad. A generation later, Rheo Thompson offers that same high-quality mouth-watering chocolate. Just entering the building is an aromatic treat.

    Gail L from TripAdvisor

  • A magical place filled with delicious chocolate. It smells incredible in here. The staff is friendly and efficient. The mint smoothies, coconut clusters, and almond crisps are the best! We had mint smoothies as our wedding favours and let’s say our guests were not disappointed.

    Claudia G from Google