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Help us raise $20,000 for children with special needs.
By Purdys Chocolatier
1/4/2017 6:02:00 PM  



Purdys Chocolatier is once again proudly supporting Variety – The Children’s Charity in partnership with Global BC.

Since 2012, you've helped us raise $75,000 to help BC's kids with special needs.

Help us reach our 2017 goal of $20,000 by buying your special Himalayan Pink Salt Caramels Helping Hearts pack today.

$2 from the sale of each pack will be donated to Variety – The Children’s Charity, at the 2017 annual Show of Hearts Telethon taking place February 12th.

You can purchase Helping Hearts chocolates online at purdys.com or at any Purdys Chocolatier shop in British Columbia.

For more information on Variety, visit variety.bc.ca.




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Categories: Awesome Initiatives
Last-minute Christmas Gifts? It’s a wrap.
By Purdys Chocolatier
12/20/2016 3:16:00 PM  

Create a special custom bar wrap at select Purdys shops

No, really, we mean it. It’s a wrap.

A customized, personalized, unique chocolate bar wrap with a special message and photo from you.

We dare you to find a sweeter Stocking Stuffer or last-minute gift anywhere else.

Right?

Here’s how you can get yourself a custom bar wrap:

1. Drop by a participating Purdys shop. Currently, we have the custom bar wrap available in BC at Pacific Centre, Coquitlam Centre and Tsawwassen Mills; in Alberta at Chinook Centre and Edmonton City Centre; and in Ontario at Vaughan Mills and Rideau Centre.

2. Choose a background for your wrap, upload your photo and write your message.

3. Print your wrap and #BeAGiftHero this Christmas.

Got your gifts sorted already? Custom bar wraps also make the best birthday, anniversary, graduation and just-because gifts.




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Categories: Gift Guide
This bean does more: Purdys’ 100% Sustainable Cocoa Program
By Purdys Chocolatier
12/12/2016 5:16:00 PM  

Purdys' Sustainable Cocoa Program

There’s a not-so-secret ingredient in our chocolates: sustainable cocoa.

Everything we craft at Purdys Chocolatier is made with only 100% sustainable cocoa. We pay a premium for sustainable cocoa (because it’s the right thing to do) and that premium goes back into cocoa-growing communities to help our farmer partners, their cocoa co-ops and their communities.

Purdys has been using sustainable cocoa for years now, so this isn’t a new thing.

What is new is our Sustainable Cocoa Video, which puts the spotlight on the cocoa bean and how it does more than just create delicious chocolate.

Take a minute to enjoy the video:


Peter Higgins, our narrator as well as our President & Chocolate Scientist, has had the pleasure of traveling to regions where Purdys’ cocoa is grown and see firsthand the positive impact of sustainable cocoa.

If you’d like to learn more about Purdys’ Sustainable Cocoa Program and the sweet benefits of 100% sustainable cocoa, check out the newly updated Sustainable Cocoa section on our website.




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Categories: Sustainable Cocoa, Ingredients
Become a Gift Hero in just a few clicks!
By Purdys Chocolatier
11/14/2016 6:35:00 PM  

Be a gift hero this Christmas!

As the official chocolate of Christmas (and the unofficial chocolate of “OMG THANK YOU BEST GIFT EVER”), we know a thing or two about what it takes to #BeAGiftHero.

It all starts, as everything does at Purdys, with 100% sustainable cocoa.

Because there’s nothing like the feeling of giving someone a great gift that you know is also doing great things for the cocoa farmers that helped create it.

Our 100% sustainable cocoa helps cocoa farmers in rural communities gain access to education, clean water, medical supplies and many other community-driven initiatives.

So you’re a gift hero in more ways than one, and that’s extra awesome.

Check out our Gift Hero Guide right here.

Plus the more you buy, the more you'll save with our Volume Discounts.

And don't forget about our free shipping over $65+ anywhere in Canada!




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Categories: Sustainable Cocoa, Gift Guide
Groovy, Baby: Check out Purdys’ fab take on Banoffee Pie
By Purdys Chocolatier
10/24/2016 6:40:00 PM  

Try Purdys' new Banoffee, inspired by a classic!

Keira Knightley’s character in the film Love Actually (like Banoffee Pie, it’s another British triumph) attempts to extend an olive branch to another character by way of tasty pastry.

We’ve all been there, and Banoffee Pie is probably of the best ways to bribe someone—but you didn’t hear it from us.

You can find hundreds, if not thousands, of Banoffee Pie recipes online and it’s now a dessert that’s famous worldwide.

But what exactly is Banoffee Pie?

Well, it’s an English dessert (hail, Britannia!) comprised of a crumb or pastry base, a toffee filling, and topped with fresh bananas and whipped cream. The pie is often garnished with additional caramel sauce or chocolate shavings and, if you’re feeling particularly sinful, custard or ice cream.

Banoffee Pie (originally spelled Banoffi Pie) was invented in 1971 at The Hungry Monk Restaurant in East Sussex by chef Ian Dowding, with some help and encouragement from the restaurant’s owner Nigel Mackenzie.

But back to our Banoffee, which packs just as much of a flavourful punch as the original.

You can enjoy it on its own or as part of an utterly epic cookie sandwich:

Ingredients:

For cookie dough:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups oatmeal

For filling:

Instructions:

  • Preheat over at 350°F
  • Cream together butter and sugar.
  • Add remaining cookie dough ingredients and mix until blended.
  • Roll into 1 inch balls or use a scoop. Flatten dough slightly.
  • Place on pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes or until golden.
  • Once cookies are out of the oven, turn them over with a pair of tongs.
  • Slice each Banoffee piece in half and place on one half of the cookies. The heat from the cookies should slightly melt the Banoffee. If not, warm cookies in microwave slightly.
  • Slice banana onto the other half of the cookies.
  • Squish the cookie sides together to make a Banana Banoffee sandwich!



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Categories: Recipes, Ingredients
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