Christmas Shipping Dates

November 20, 2018

shipping dates

Order Dates That Will Ensure Your Delivery

Christmas is a busy time for shipping parcels all over North America. We always do our best to make sure your parcel arrive before the holidays. To ensure we can meet your needs, please make note of these shipping cut-off dates. Requests received after these dates may not arrive prior to December 25th.

Ontario – Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

Northern Ontario or remote areas within Ontario – Friday, December 14th, 2018

Alberta, British Columbia, NWT, Yukon, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador, P.E.I. – Thursday, December 13th, 2018

United States – Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Rhéo Thompson Candies has four different types of delivery options depending on shipping destinations.

  • Within Stratford City Limits
  • Ontario
  • Canadian Orders Outside Ontario
  • US Orders (We ship to the continental US and Canada excluding Alaska)

Within Stratford City Limits
We have our own delivery vehicle for orders within Stratford city limits. Orders are delivered on the next business day and are charged an additional $7.00 for all orders independent of shipping weight.

Ontario Orders

Ontario orders are shipped using Canpar. Canadian orders can take up from three days to a week for delivery.

Canadian Orders outside of Ontario

All Canadian Orders outside of Ontario are also shipped using Canpar. Canadian orders can take up from three days to a week for delivery.

US Orders

US orders are shipped by Canpar. US orders can take from three days to two weeks for delivery.


Rate Chart

All prices are in Canadian dollars. Shipping weights are in pounds (lbs).

Shipping Destination 0-5 lbs 5-10 lbs 10-20 lbs
Stratford City Limits $7.00 $7.00 $7.00
Ontario $16.00 $26.00 $34.00
Rest of Canada $26.00 $40.00 $49.00
United States $28.00 $42.00 $65.00

Shipping parcels weighing over 20 lbs. or addresses in remote locations may incur additional charges.

CanPar Delivery and Returns

CanPar delivers to residential and business addresses (but cannot deliver to a PO Box) and requires a signature as proof of receipt. If no one is available to sign for the delivery, CanPar leaves a note at the shipping address and will make a second attempt to deliver. If someone will not be home for the second delivery attempt, they can sign the note and request the parcel be left at their door. If the note is not signed, CanPar holds the parcel at the closest terminal for 5 business days. The note indicates to the recipient, where to call to arrange pick up of their parcel.

CanPar returns parcels to us for a number of reasons – consignee not home, consignee moved, incorrect address, parcel refused (hard to believe anyone would refuse a parcel from Rhéo Thompson Candies!), unable to locate the address, etc.. Returns only happen after multiple attempts to deliver and contact the recipient. If a parcel is returned to us, we cannot accept returns of food items for health and safety reasons. We will contact the sender with the option to have the parcel sent to the same or an alternate address, and the standard shipping charge will be required again.

Shipping Weights

Please note that shipping weights take into account product packaging.

Shipping parcels weighing over 20 lbs. or addresses in remote locations may incur additional charges.

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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