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Purdy's Chocolatier Review - Presents in the Mail

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Purdys Chocolatier Website: http://www.purdys.com/ A special thanks to Purdys for this awesome gift, it was YUMMY!!!! Ken Domik KBDProductionsTV KBDProductionsTV T-Shirts: http://kbdproductionstv.spreadshirt.com/ MAILING: KBDProductionsTV, P.O. Box 640, Lefroy, Ontario, Canada L0L 1W0 YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/KBDProductionsTV Twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/@kendomik FaceBook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/KBDProductionsTV/162219386763 Google+ - https://plus.google.com/113137194334536004205/posts Instagram - http://instagram.com/kendomik tumblr - http://kendomik.tumblr.com Skype - kendomik ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Music by Kevin MacLeod http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/ Song: Ice Flow - ISRC: USUAN1200088 I have a Creative Commons License with Kevin MacLeod and have the rights to use the music in this video. Creative Commons License for Kevin MacLeod, Link... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode Information from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purdy's_Chocolates Purdys Chocolatier is a Canadian chocolatier, confectionery manufacturer, and retail operator. The company is based out of Vancouver, British Columbia on the west coast of Canada. From its 57,000 square-foot (5,295 m2) factory, Purdys produces its line of premium chocolates and confectioneries, which are then distributed to all of its retail locations. These products include a variety of specialty chocolates; including truffles, hazelnut Hedgehogs, caramels, creams, moulded filled chocolates, caramels and clusters. Many individual outlets also prepare ice cream bars dipped and covered in toppings of ones choice in full view of customers. Purdys began expanding outside of British Columbia in 1970 with its first outlets outside of British Columbia opening in Alberta. Purdys then began expansion into Ontario in 2004. There are currently a total of 64 stores in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario. History The company was founded in 1907 by Richard Carmon Purdy, who opened his first shop on Robson Street in Vancouver. According to the 1901 census Purdy's profession was listed as a barber. After the death of his wife, Purdy packed up his belongings and moved from London, Ontario to British Columbia to start a new life in Vancouver. Having had a lifelong fascination with the making of confectioneries, Purdy began experiment with creating chocolate recipes in his Vancouver home kitchen, and then selling them on the streets. In this way, he developed a "small but enthusiastic" customer base. In 1907 Purdy set up his first chocolate shop on Robson Street, which was fast becoming a bustling downtown shopping district. In the 1920s Purdy encountered financial difficulty and was forced into receivership. Several of Purdy's major creditors, not wanting to see the company close, sent in their top bookkeeper, Hugh Forrester, to help save the company. After a few years Forrester was able to put the company back on track, and pay back all of the company's debts. Having no interest themselves in running the company, and being so impressed with his performance, the creditors decided to sell the company to Forrester for $1. Richard Purdy continued to make chocolates after his business was sold, and sold his products from a street cart in Vancouver. He then went on to open a new chocolate shop in Burnaby, British Columbia called Window Made Candy. He retired a few years later and died in February 1941. The 1940s saw Frank Forrester join his father, Hugh, in the family business, modernised production methods, and the moving of the company's factory to a larger facility on West 7th Avenue in Vancouver. The Forresters slowly expanded the company until the early 60s, when a conflict between the visions the father and son team had for the company led them to sell Purdys in 1963 to Charles Flavelle and Eric Wilson.