TORONTO – A favourite for stocking stuffers, hostess gifts and creating memorable moments this season and more, Purdys Chocolatier today revealed their 2016 holiday collection. Returning this year are fan favourites Eggnog Truffles and Gingerbread, joined by a fresh redesign of the top-selling Advent Calendar, a Santa’s Workshop-themed gift set, a 16-piece Gourmet Box chocolate box featuring new flavours such as Goat Cheese and Chardonnay Truffles and the globe-trotting Single Origin Slipcase.
All Purdys products are made daily at the Factory Kitchen in Vancouver with 100% sustainable cocoa and the freshest ingredients possible with no preservatives added. From its start as a pop-up shop on Vancouver’s Robson Street in 1907, the family-owned Purdys now operates over 70 shops across the country and is perhaps most recognized for its top sellers: Hedgehogs, Sweet Georgia Browns and Himalayan Pink Salt Caramels. Chocolates are available only in Purdys shops and online at purdys.com.
“Purdys’ holiday collection is as much about gifting as it is for those just-because moments that we all deserve around the holidays,” says Kriston Dean, Vice President Chocolate Merchandising & Marketing, Purdys Chocolatier. “Every season, Purdys’ chocolatiers get creative in developing new chocolates to delight taste buds by adding to our top-selling classics and always keeping both flavour and presentation top of mind.”
The official holiday collection
GOURMET CHOCOLATE BOX ($20)
The perfect gift for the chef in the family—Purdys’ 16-piece Gourmet box is a unique mix of new and favourite flavours including: Yuzu Jelly Ganache, Passion Fruit Ganache, Raspberry Balsamic Truffle, Lemon Blackberry Ganache and a Goat Cheese and Chardonnay Truffle.
Purdys upgrades a classic holiday treat by blending molasses, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and feuilletine pastry flakes into a milk chocolate shell, creating a creamy and crispy gingerbread-inspired piece. Each features a festive gingerbread man cocoa butter transfer for the perfect stocking stuffer.
EGGNOG TRUFFLES ($10)
This holiday truffle mixes a spiced eggnog-infused white chocolate interior with a smooth milk chocolate shell, blending the nostalgic flavours of cinnamon, nutmeg and rum with 100% sustainable cocoa for a unique holiday treat.
ADVENT CALENDAR ($25)
Purdys is re-releasing a classic with a new whimsical winter wonderland design featuring snow-capped Canadian mountains. The inside ia filled with old favourites such as Milk and Dark Chocolate Bells, Mini Salted Caramels, and new treats like the Cookie Crunch Bells for all of the kids (and wannabe kids!) counting down to Santa’s arrival.
SANTA’S WORKSHOP ($21)
Santa’s Workshop packages a range of Purdys signature chocolates into a tote box inspired by Saint Nick’s stomping grounds. Inside, the recipient can delight in a Mint Dark Chocolate Meltie Bar, Orange Milk Chocolate Meltie Bar, Crisps & Chocolate Bar, milk chocolate Santa Lolly, Mini Salted Caramels and Milk Chocolate & Almonds Bar.
SINGLE ORIGIN SLIPCASE ($28)
The collection of Single Origin bars dressed in a globe-themed slipcase celebrate the unique, individual flavours of Purdys cocoa beans sourced from around the world. The slipcase includes the Ghana Bar, Ecuador Bar, Ecuador with Himalayan Pink Salt and Lampong Pepper Bar, Peru Bar and the Peru with Cocoa Nibs Bar. Each Single Origin label outlines the location and flavour profile of each bean—the perfect gift for the ultimate traveler and food lover.
For more information or to purchase Purdys’ holiday collection, visit purdys.com
Purdys Chocolatier was founded in 1907 in Vancouver by Richard Carmon Purdy. With over 70 shops across the country, Purdys is Canada’s go-to destination for chocolate and confections. Purdys chocolates are made daily at their Vancouver Factory Kitchen, using only the freshest, best ingredients sourced from around the world. Purdys is committed to tradition and quality, celebrating its original recipes as well as developing many exciting new chocolate creations each year. Bestsellers include the Himalayan Pink Salt Caramel, Hedgehogs and Sweet Georgia Browns. More at purdys.com.
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