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|Owner||Vachon Inc. a division of Canada Bread|
|Markets||Canada, United States|
|Previous owners||Arcade Vachon and his wife Rose-Anna Giroux|
later bought by Saputo Inc.
Jos Louis is a plastic-wrapped confection consisting of two red velvet cake rounds with a cream filling within a milk chocolate shell. It resembles a chocolate version of the May West dessert. It was created in 1932, and named after two of the Vachon sons, Joseph and Louis ("Jos" is a traditional contraction of "Joseph").
The Jos. Louis is also available in a 30-gram half-moon shape, called the 1/2 Jos. Louis. The Jos. Louis is also made in a bar-shaped version called the Jos. Louis bar. The bar contains the normal cream filling found in the Jos. Louis and also has a chocolate filling and weighs 53 grams. The ½ Moon cake produced by Vachon Inc. is essentially a Jos. Louis without the chocolaty coating, but has a smaller portion size of 51 grams. The ½ Moon is available in either chocolate or vanilla.
A Super Jos. Louis exists in individual format only, with an increase in portion size from 68 to 100 grams. It has two layers of cream filling.
In 2006, Entenmann's began distributing a duplicate of the ½ Moon in the US, with "Enten-Mini's Chocolate Half Rounds".
- "7 Canadian snacks you can't get in the U.S. and the backstory on why". CBC. Retrieved 2018-07-16.
- "www.vachon.com". Vachon. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
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