Eating Chocolate with Bobby Orr

During his playing days (and even in retirement) Bobby Orr helped promote many products and companies. Not surprising since he’s the greatest hockey player in the world.

What I have to show you this week is two items of Orr promoting Lowney’s Chocolates.

Orr Lowney's

This first item is a poster of Bobby for Lowney’s Save and Score promotion. This was a program that benefited the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association. Not sure if this poster was a giveaway or if you could get it by saving wrappers. Perhaps one of my readers in Canada who is familiar with the program can shed some more light on it.


As you can see here, the drawing of Orr is the same as the poster, but this is an advertising piece used in stores. It urges consumers to buy more Lowney’s chocolates and save the wrappers.

The advertising piece is a lot more interesting than the regular poster. It’s also mounted on foam board which makes it easier to display.

See you again next weekend with more Bobby Orr.

11 Responses to “Eating Chocolate with Bobby Orr”

  1. The Goog says:

    Have you ever had this brand of chocolate? After a quick Google search, it seems they had a factory in Canada and in Wakefield, MA. Looks like they were bought by Hershey Canada at some point though.

  2. Gary says:

    Never have Goog, although I’d like to try. Thanks for the info on the factories!

  3. terry the bushpg says:

    you yanks! lowney is a big name up here in the great white north. they make snack box glossette raisins and peanuts, bridge mixture and several choco bars. now a Hershey affiliate as the goog mentioned.
    p.s.- sorry about the bruins (but not really, speaking as a leaf fan!)

  4. Gary says:

    Bring me a a couple of choco bars next time you come down this way. Tough series. Incredible games. I will refrain from saying anything about the Leafs!

  5. Jim says:

    Would u be willing to sell the bobby orr lowney chocolate clipout.

  6. Gary says:

    Hi Jim. I’m sorry but I don’t sell anything. I’m strictly a collector.

  7. scifinds says:

    I love painted ads from the seventies. This one is a gem

  8. Tim says:

    I was one of the lucky ones that won an all expense paid trip to the Orr/Walton Sports camp. I was in Grade 5 at the time, can you imagine how excited I was??!!I used to go around the rink and collect Lowney wrappers off the floor and in garbage cans. I would print my name on the back of each wrapper and send them in. They made a draw and they drew my name. I remember the day like yesterday. It was July and I was working in the garden at home. My mother yelled for me to come in the house. I went and she said there was someone on the phone stating that I had been drawn to attend the Bobby Orr/Mike Walton Sports Camp. I took the phone and the person on the other line said I had to answer a skill testing question in order to win. The question was: 6×4 divided by 3, I screamed out 8!! She then told me I had won and that I would receive info in the mail. I could go on and on about the trip, it was amazing!! Bobby Orr is truly a gentleman and he was a lot of fun to be around that week. He took the time to talk to each one of us and answer any questions we had. Mike Walton was great too. Daryl Sittler was also there. I had a blast that week. Thanks for the memory!! Tim

  9. steve boone says:

    I also won a week at the camp my sister and brothers all collected the wrappers and we mail them in with my name on them and i got the phone call first time on a plane also i was 12 years old Bobby was my favorite player i had a great time at that camp

  10. Kyran says:

    how much is the first poster from Lowney bars worth?

  11. Gary says:

    Usually sells between $20 and $40.

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