VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cherished and renowned for creating connection and joy through the power of chocolate since 1907, Purdys Chocolatier is excited to announce the release of their Christmas Collection — featuring the perfect holiday gifts for family, friends, colleagues, teachers and acquaintances alike.
Returning for its fifth year is the much-loved Dear Santa Bar, a delicious gift that gives back.
GIFTING WITH PURPOSE
The Dear Santa Bar is Purdys Chocolatier’s best selling creamy milk chocolate bar with crunchy salted butter toffee, a delicious treat that’s more than just a great stocking stuffer — for every bar purchased, $2 will go towards supporting children’s hospital foundations across Canada. Since 2019, the campaign has raised over $760,000 to support children and their families, and this holiday season, the company is striving to reach a record goal in donations. Purdys Chocolatier has partnered with 7 hospital foundations, including:
- BC Children’s Hospital Foundation
- Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation
- Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation
- Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation
- The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba
- SickKids Foundation
- CHEO Foundation
“Giving back is part of who we are at Purdys Chocolatier,” says Julia Cho, Director of Marketing at Purdys Chocolatier. “Our goal was to create a delicious gift that makes it easy for people to give back for the holidays. We’re so proud of the impact our Dear Santa campaign has had because of the support of our employees and customers. We see an increase every year in donations raised for our partnering hospital foundations, and we can’t wait to raise even more money this Christmas!”
Customers ordering the Dear Santa Bar online will have the opportunity to select the hospital partner they wish to support prior to checkout. The bar is available to purchase in-store and online and as a box of twelve (online only).
For those looking to try something new, Purdys Chocolatier has added new specialty chocolates to their much-loved Christmas collection.
‘TIS THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON
Introducing the perfect gift for any wine lover– the Canadian Wine & Spirits Gift Box – one of the new additions to this year’s holiday collection. The box contains an assortment of chocolates with velvety centers infused with the finest liquors from celebrated wineries and distilleries in Canada. Providing the perfect pairing with holiday spirits, these chocolates also serve as an ideal after-dinner treat.
In the collection, you’ll find:
- Whisky Cream, a truffle featuring Original Cream Liquor from Forty Creek in Ontario
- Orange Liqueur, featuring Manitou Orange & Sumac Liqueur from Legend Distilling in B.C.
- Canadian Ice Wine, featuring ice wine from Mission Hill in B.C.
MORE CHOCOLATE FOR MINT LOVERS
The nostalgia of candy canes and much-loved mint flavour is captured in Purdys new Peppermint Crunch Bar, a must-try this holiday season. Made with 70% dark chocolate and candy cane bits, it’s the perfect bar to inspire Christmas cheer.
Customers can also treat themselves to the classic Peppermint Bark and the Candy Cane Truffle; two of Purdys Chocolatier’s minty winter favourites. The Peppermint Bark is a creamy white chocolate loaded with candy cane bits and drizzled with dark chocolate. The Candy Cane Truffle is a minty dark chocolate ganache in a delicate white shell, finished with red candy cane striping.
CHRISTMAS CLASSICS AND BEST SELLERS
Every Christmas, Purdy Chocolatier experiences high demand for its signature chocolates. Best sellers include Sweet Georgia Browns, Hedgehogs, Himalayan Pink Salt Caramels, and English Toffee; all fan favourites for a reason. The chocolates are available year round but the holiday collection is beautifully packaged with festive wraps and sleeves. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift or need to bring a sweet treat for a family gathering or holiday get-together, these chocolates never fail to please.
And great news - among the best-sellers, delicious vegan versions are available, including the Vegan Hawaiian Black Salt Caramels and Vegan Sweet Georgia Browns.
The Dear Santa Bar and Christmas Collection are available online and in all Purdys Chocolatier shops across Canada beginning November 1st, 2023.
Head to www.purdys.com to shop online or find a Purdys Chocolatier near you.
About Purdys Chocolatier
At Purdys Chocolatier, we're more than just great chocolate. Our team is full of talented, chocolate-loving, and happiness-inspiring people. We've been Canada’s chocolatier since 1907, and we’re more inspired than ever to create joyful, tempting classics for you to discover. Our chocolates are always made with sustainable cocoa. This commitment not only helps our farmer partners and their communities, but also protects our planet. Our community outreach programs with local partnerships across Canada along with our various fundraising programs help raise money for what matters to you.
For more information about Purdys Chocolatier, visit https://www.purdys.com.