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October 2014

CHCH TV Host Bob Cowan learns how to make truffles with Purdys’ Master Chocolate Connoisseur, Peter Blanchet.

CHCH Morning Live

CHCH Morning Live

 

 

September 2014

How to freshen up a 107-year-old caramel

Canadian Business Magazine

Canadian Business Magazine

 

 

September 2014

Chris Carter discusses the evolution of Purdys Chocolatier

CBC - Television

Chris Carter - CBC Television

 

 

September 2014

Chris Carter discusses how Purdys has grown to become Canada's leading chocolatier.

CBC Radio - The Early Edition

 

 

September 2014

Max Sussman talks chocolate on Echoes! He speaks with Kriston Dean, Vice President of Merchandising & Marketing for Purdys Chocolatier

BCIT Radio - Evolution1079

 

 

April 2014

Purdys' bright and cheerful chocolate Daisy Lollies were featured in Hello! Canada's Mother's Day Gift Guide: Free Spirit.

Hello! Canada

Hello! Canada

 

 

April 2014

Purdys' delicious milk chocolate Daisy Lollies were featured in "To Mother with Love: Gifts for Mother's Day by a number of top bloggers.

LadiesFund and DelectablyChic

Mother's Day Gifts

 

 

February 2014

Purdys' Dessert eBook, created by Head Chocolatier, Gary Mitchell, is featured just in time for Valentine's Day: The Vancouver Sun, Global News, Huffington Post Canada, The Edmonton Journal, The Province, The Star Phoenix, Canada.com, MetroNews, and  The Hamilton Spectator.

Various

Valentine's Ebook

 

 

January 2014

If you missed CTV Morning Live you can catch our very own Karen Flavelle discussing "Top Businesswomen Share Tips for Career Success".

CTV Morning Live

CTV Morning Live

 

 

December 2013

An assortment of Purdys’ special Christmas chocolates were featured on Liane Faulder’s Eat My Words blog.

Edmonton Journal

Edmonton Journal Feature

 

 

December 2013

Purdys’ iconic Hedgehogs were featured in HELLO! Canada’s Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Foodie Favourites.

Hello! Canada

Hello! Canada Feature

 

 

December 2013

City & Style

City & Style Magazine

City & Style Magazine - 2013

 

 

December 2013

Various

Our legendary English Toffee and delectable Himalayan Pink Salt Caramels made the “Best Gifts” lists for a number of top bloggers: Ladiesfund, 85 Broads, and DelectablyChic!

Various

 

 

November 2013

Purdys Chocolatier was named a BC Finalist for Deloitte’s Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies. Established in 1993, Canada's Best Managed Companies is the country’s leading business awards program, recognizing excellence in Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million. The national judges will select the 50 Best Managed Companies in Canada in December.

Canada's Best Managed Companies

Best Managed 2013

 

 

November 2013

Purdys Chocolatier named Best Employer in Canada by Aon Hewitt

Maclean's

50 Best Employers

 

 

November 2013

Purdys finds the sweet spot in artisanal chocolate

The Lang & O'Leary Exchange - CBC

CBC- Lang & O'Leary Exchange

 

 

October 2013

Chocolatier Gary Mitchell makes Thanksgiving sweets.

Global BC

Global Weekend News- Thanksgiving Recipe

 

 

October 2013

Karen Flavelle receives the 2013 Pacific Region Special Citation for a Family business of excellence.

BC Business

Family Business of Excellence

 

 

June 2013

Purdy's new single origin Peru and Ecuador bars as featured on City and Style living Magazine

City and Style Living Magazine

WXN

 

 

June 2013

Karen Flavelle is interviewed by Global's AM/BC as part of a feature on businesswomen who have successfully launched empires in BC.

Global News

Global AM

 

 

April 2013

Karen Flavelle shares the unique challenges and opportunities of running a multi-generational family business.

Women of Influence Magazine

WXN

 

 

February 2013

Purdy's featured in Canadian Living Magazine

Canadian Living

Canadian Living

 

Canadian Living

 

 

December 2012

Chocolatier Sweet on Job.

CalgaryHerald.Com

Gary

 

 

December 2012

Karen Flavelle named one of the most powerful women in 2012.

Women's Executive Network

WXN

 

 

November 2012

Purdy's chocolates delicious chocolate bells as featured in Hello Magazine.

Hello Magazine

Hello Magazine

 

 

October 2012

Video of keynote address by Karen Flavelle at a dinner with over 600 business leaders on October 3rd.

 

September 2012

Purdy's owner earned her box of chocolates.

Karen Flavelle, Purdy's Chocolates CEO, to receive 21st Annual Henry Singer Award.  The Edmonton Journal.

 

Henry Singer Award

 

 

September 2012

Hidden boss likes what she sees.

Kriston Dean gets a taste of work from the front lines.  The Province.

 

Undercover Boss Canada

 

 

September 2012

Purdy's exec goes undercover.

A Langley Chocolate Queen learns huge lessons during a week in disguise.   Langley Advanced.

 

Undercover Boss Canada

 

 

 

September 2012

Purdy's Chocolates whips up something special.

Gary Mitchell is running wild in the Purdy's test kitchen.  Langley Advanced.

 

Gary Mitchell

 

 

September 2012

Mike and Fiona talk to Kriston Dean about her experience on Undercover Boss.

 

 

September 2012

Dawn visits the Purdy's Chocolate Factory

To checkout the video please   visit Breakfast Television.

 

 

 

 

August 2012

Kriston Dean, Director of Chocolate Merchandising and Marketing, goes undercover!

Read more about the upcoming season of Undercover Boss Canada  The Chorus Network.

Undercover Boss Canada

 

 

 

JULY 2012

Purdy's Sweet Day featured on Retail Confectioners International's Kettle Talk

Why getting involved in your community matters!  Retail Confectioners International

Undercover Boss Canada

 

 

 

June 2012

We Won!   Purdy's Sweet Day wins $25,000 in support of MS.

Read Canada Sings Review of Purdy's Sweet Day Performance on  TheStar.Com." 

Watch the full Canada Sings episode on Global.

To watch behind the scene videos click here.

 

Canada Sings - Sweet Day Wins

 

 

To see Purdy's Sweet Day compete for the MS Society on Canada Sings, tune into Global Television on Tuesday, June 19th

 

June 2012

Check out this article from We Vancouver: "Purdy's team looks for sweet success in singing competition"

 

To see Purdy's Sweet Day compete for the MS Society on Canada Sings, tune into Global Television on Tuesday, June 19th

 

June 2012

We love HGTV's Bryan Baeumler's quote: " I get a box of Purdy's Hedgehogs...It's Temple Food."  Story featured in the Vancouver Sun.

 

 

Vaughn Chocolate Ball: Living La Vida Cocoa

 

May 2012

Vaughan Chocolate Ball event as featured on The Vaughan Weekly and The Vaughan Citizen

Picture from The Vaughan Weekly

Picture from The Vaughan Citizen

 

 

 

Sweet and sinful

 

May 2012

as featured on Food in Canada magazine.

 

 

 

 

Undwined-ing Chocolates

 

May 2012

as featured on the Coquitlam Now.

 

 

 

 

Gary Mitchell shares this article in Chef's Quarterly Magazine

 

April 2012

Download the article by visiting BCChefs.com.

 

 

 

 

Succession Success at Purdy's

 

April 2012

as featured on wevancouver.com.

 

 

 

 

An Easter Parade of Goodies

 

April 2012

as featured on the Toronto Sun.

 

 

 

 

Purdy's Glee Club "Sweet Day" performs on Canada Sings

 

April 2012

Check out this article from Shaw Media: "Canada Sings Returns to Global on Tuesday, May 15th"

Watch a clip now: "Sweet Day on Canada Sings"

 

 

Purdy's Red Velvet Cake Truffles on Cityline for Valentine's Day

 

February 2012

A Cityline Valentine's special"Purdy's Red Velvet Cake featured on Cityline."

 

Census: Saskatchewan turnaround, B.C. and Alberta growth lead to rise in West

 

February 2012

As seen on the Toronto Sun "At one time, Purdy's Chocolate, a 105-year-old, family-owned icon in B.C., wouldn't have thought about selling products for Chinese New Year..."

 

Sweets for your sweet

 

February 2012

As seen on the Calgary Herald "ONE of the sweetest chocolate companies we know is the famous Purdy's Chocolates..."

 

 

As these local companies prove, chocolate is a growth industry in B.C. – and we don’t just mean for your waistline.

February 2012

As seen on BCbusinessonline.ca "Sweet Style: Gourmet Chocolates"

 

 

Sweet Style Gourmet: Gourmet Chocolates

 

January 2010

Check out this Food Vancouver Article "A Sweetheart of a match: Purdy's Truffles and Mission Hill Ice Wine!"

 

Mission Hill Family Estate and Purdy’s Chocolates announced this week the co-creation of Purdy’s Icewine Truffle.!

 

January 2010

Check out this Edible British Columbia Article "Sweet + Sweet = Sweet Idea."

 

In the Early 1900's, the star of the Women's hockey team was gifted a box of Purdy's Chocolates!

 

January 2010

Check out this Globe and Mail article "Ladies' night in Canada."

 

Chocolates for a Year Contest!

December 2009

 

 

Purdy’s Chocolates is one of the oldest and most awesome businesses in all of Vancouver!

December 2009

Vancouver is Awesome, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Founded in 1907 by Richard Carmon Purdy who opened his first chocolate shop on Robson Street, over the past 102 years this company has become, and has remained, a true icon of chocolate in Canada.

 

Our Home and Native Land

November 2009

Where.ca, Canada
A patriotic nod to our nation with goodies from Canadian companies and symbols of the Great White North.

 

 

Purdy's Chocolates are part of the swag at the Toronto International Film Festival

September 2009

The Globe & Mail, Toronto, Ontario Canada
Do you wonder what kind of perks celebrities get at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival?  Check out the Globe and Mail.

Toronto International Film Festival

 

 

Edmonton Loves Purdy's Hedgehogs

September 2009

Where Edmonton Magazine, Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Purdy's Hedgehogs were chosen as one of "30 Things We Love About Edmonton" by Where Edmonton Magazine.

15 Things We Love

 

Gearing up for the 2010 Winter Games with delectable chocolate gifts

June 2009

Where Vancouver Magazine, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Purdy's 240g Olympic-themed assorted chocolates were chosen as one of "15 Things We Love About Vancouver" by Where Vancouver Magazine.

 15 Things We Love

  

Vancouver Mayor Pays Up

May 2009

News1130 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
The playoffs are now over, and it's time for Vancouver to pay up.  A friendly wager between mayors has gone in Chicago's favour.  Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson is delivering the goods--and lots of beer-- following the Canucks playoff series loss to the Blackhawks.

 

Vancouver, Chicago mayors make friendly bet

May 2009

24 Hours Vancouver - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Should the Blackhawks win, Mayor Gregor Robertson will send Daley Purdy's chocolates, B.C. smoked salmon, Que Pasa tortilla chips, Pacific Rim dried morels, vegetarian blueberry sauce, Happy Planet Juice, Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics souvenirs plus City of Vancouver umbrellas in the Canucks' blue and green.

  

Purdy's Happy Easter Tin As seen in Swerve Magazine

April 2009

Swerve Magazine - Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Every Easter we produce a new Easter Tin design.   Why not start a collection?   Not only do they make great gifts, but you can use the tin to store greeting cards once all the chocolate is gone!


 

swerve magazine


 

 


 

    

 

 

 

 

Thoughtful Chocolate on the table at Earls

March 2009

North Shore News - North Vancouver,British Columbia,Canada
This year's fundraising goal is $60000, to be raised by the sale of 50-gram milk chocolate bars made by Purdy's Chocolates. Dubbed "Thoughtful Chocolate ...

     

Purdy's Chocolates voted Best Chocolate Shop in The Golden Plates Readers Choice Awards 2009 by The Georgia Straight readers.

March 2009

 

 

gold plates 2009 winner

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Chocolate Scientist Peter Higgins on CBC Television Steven and Chris Show

February 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purdy’s Sweet Georgia Browns Voted as One of the 101 Things To Eat Before You Die!

October 2008

Purdy’s Chocolates’ Sweet Georgia Browns are a favourite amongst all chocolate lovers. These delicious delights made of jumbo Georgia pecans, smothered in chewy caramel and topped with milk chocolate, were recently featured on the 101 Things To Eat Before You Die list by Vancouver Magazine.

 

Purdy’s Chocolates to Produce Boxed Chocolates for 2010 Winter Games

August 2008

Purdy’s Chocolates has partnered up with Rogers’ Chocolates of Victoria to produce branded boxed chocolates for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games.    Read Full article.