The boler (always lowercase b) was invented in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1968 by a used car salesman named Ray Olecko. Elements of the origin story are hotly debated online. Some claim the lightweight trailer was named boler because it resembles a bowler hat. Others claim it was named after a previous invention of Olecko's, a hand held fibreglass slingshot, also named Boler (capital B this time).
When Nova Scotia artist Mary Doane dropped off her contributions to this month's group show, DELICIOUS, it included a cheeky little painting called "Chicken Bone Soup." I had seen these candies before but I didn't know their story. A google search brought up this excellent article by Julia Wright of the CBC