Review ~ A Love Affair with Purdys Sweet Georgia Browns

by 8chocolate on February 19, 2009

For over 100 years, Purdy’s has been in the business of chocolate. Even with 55 stores across Canada, they are a chocolate company that continues to grow. They are not the Thomas Haas of chocolate but they do have good quality confections. Perfect for when you have those chocolate cravings and need a quick fix.

Sweet Georgia BrownsThose who know Purdy’s have their favourite chocolate treat. My favourite are Sweet Georgia Browns. If you have never tried one of these, it may sound a lot like Turtle’s, a chocolate from Nestle’s but Sweet Georgia Browns are much larger and very decadent which makes them oh so lovely and different.

Purdy's Sweet Georgia BrownsImagine jumbo Georgia pecans (hence the name) roasted with a touch of salt combined with sweet creamy caramel and topped off with a dollop of smooth milk chocolate. This ooey gooey concoction is the perfect balance of sweet and savoury and one that would satisfy any sweet tooth. Why have a standard chocolate candy bar when you could have one of these?

Ooey Gooey GoodnessIf you don’t have a Purdy’s chocolate shop near you yet, you can order them online and get them sent anywhere in North America.

Sweet Georgia Browns are not fancy and they don’t have attitude. These chocolates make no excuses for their less than neat appearance. They don’t have to. They are that good.

{ 6 comments }

Carolyn 02.20.09 at 6:09 pm

I loooove Turtles, or anything with chocolate, pecans, and caramel. These sound amazing.

8chocolate 02.20.09 at 7:07 pm

They are also quite large so one is a meal in itself! If you ever find yourself near a Purdy’s…

nicole 02.20.09 at 11:34 pm

My Dad adores these, as do the other members of our family…Thanks for the posting, because believe it or not, the good ones are hard to find!

lisaiscooking 02.21.09 at 6:42 am

Those look fantastic! Here in Austin, we have Lammes Candies, and they’re version of this candy is called Longhorns. Whatever the name, this is one of my favorites!

Cynthia 02.23.09 at 12:57 pm

OMG, this blog makes my mouth water! Can you make the recipes so they can be printed out? Great pics too!

8chocolate 02.23.09 at 7:28 pm

Thanks Cynthia. I just got a new camera so still playing with it. Right now the recipes are incorporated within the actual posts. To make it easier for printing, you can copy and paste the recipes into a separate word document and save. Alternatively, subscribe to my RSS feed and you can bookmark any of the posts you want to save especially for the recipes. Hope that helps!

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