If you guessed Chapman’s Ice Cream then you guessed right!
It all started when David and Penny Chapman bought a small creamery in Markdale Ontario, a village just south of Georgian Bay, back in 1973. They named it Chapman’s and since that time, Chapman’s has grown into Canada’s largest independent ice cream manufacturer while maintaining that small town charm and loyalty. From the early days of “just ice cream”, their product line has grown to offer peanut/nut free, no sugar added, lactose free, and gluten free treats. And they’re constantly listening to the needs of their customers to find out what their next product will be.
It’s becoming more and more difficult to offer my family quality products that are sourced from Canada or the USA with ingredients that I can understand and trust. However, just because it’s difficult doesn’t mean that as a Parent, it’s any less important. In fact, since The Kids have come along, I’ve been more diligent about reading labels and asking questions.
Thankfully, Chapman’s makes it easy for me because they use 100% Canadian Milk and that’s an ingredient that I can trust. As a Consumer, I love that I can support two Canadian industries in one product.
Tons of Taste without the Calories
Ingredients are one thing but taste is another. The Kids and I eat frozen yogurt cones for dessert (and sometimes breakfast!) on a regular basis. Since we eat well balanced meals, I don’t worry about the calories, however, Ed has a real sweet tooth and needs to behave himself. It’s like the Sweet Canadian Smoothie Bars were made for him.
Chapman’s Sweet Canadian Options line was created as a healthier low calorie, low fat, alternative treat. Packed with flavour and indulgent ingredients, our “Options” line allows you to enjoy these delicious treats without the guilt.
For only 90 calories, you get a yogurt treat half dipped in Chapman’s Dark Chocolate with a taste that will have you reaching for another one. Just to make sure that I didn’t have an overly eager focus group, I had Uncle John try one. Bottom line, he too will be a repeat customer. As for The Kids, they loved the chocolate variation and both chose to eat it first.
Supporting Their Community and Charities
When we were up at The Farm this Summer, we went to a local fundraiser for my Aunt Sally’s niece that had a double lung transplant. The entire small town community came out to support her and as it turns out, Chapman’s was there too. After I’d eaten my burger, some volunteers came around passing out dessert and sure enough, Chapman’s had donated all the sandwich bars.
Did you know that Chapman’s has teamed up with THE Rick Mercer for the “Spread the Net” Charity? When you purchase “RMR Blueberry Pie Ice Cream”, all the proceeds raised go to support Canada’s fight against malaria. Save lives while you eat ice cream. It’s that simple.
My heart smiles just thinking about all that they do for their community and those in need. I am so honoured that Chapman’s would like to work with me in helping them spread good will and healthy dessert choices across Canada. Make no doubt about it, we have been a customer of Chapman’s long before we had a blog. And the best part, they want you experience Chapman’s products for yourself!
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