Nova Scotia Journal

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Iconic N.S. sauerkraut brand declares shutdown, accuses pandemic

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Key takeaways: 

  • Lunenburg-based Tancook Brand Sauerkraut has been in the industry for 75 years.
  • Tancook Brand Sauerkraut has been created in Lunenburg, N.S., for 75 years.

Sauerkraut declares closures after being in business for 75 years: 

Tancook Brand Sauerkraut, a Nova Scotia nail for decades, is shortly to be no more.

Lunenburg-based M.A. Hatt and Son Ltd. published on social media on Saturday that it had finished production after 75 years as a consequence of “financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Replying to the media appeal for facts about the reason for the shutdown, Cory Hatt stated “difficult decisions” had to be made and he did not want to discuss it further. 

There was an outpouring of help on social media.

Multiple people stated they had developed up with the brand and it was an essential component of household meals. 

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Nova Scotia’s Sauerkraut brand announces shutdown of the firm after 75 years

Robert Grantham remarked that the news was an “absolute shock.” Source –

“You are so much a part of Maritime culture,” he stated.

“We are devastated. There is no other brand that even arrives close to your quality and flavour.” Source –

Another individual said the firm should have accepted government subsidies to keep the product on store racks.

Yet another individual commented that their parents had entered from Germany and told the Tancook brand was “authentic.” Source –

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