Chapman’s Ice Cream: The Tradition Continues
If you grew up in Ontario, the mere mention of Chapman’s Ice Cream will evoke childhood memories. The perfect companion for those endless summer holidays, for many, this ice cream was a delicious rite of passage.
Since 1973 Chapman’s Ice Cream has been putting smiles on peoples’ faces. It all started when David and Penny Chapman bought a small creamery in Markdale, Ontario.
Taking on the big corporations, Penny and David pursued their dream of starting a different sort of Ice Cream Company — one that delivered an affordable, quality product with a personal touch.
Over the years, the demand for variety has kept Chapman’s busy developing innovative new flavours and products.
In the early 2000’s Chapman’s created designated lines for peanut/nut free products — ensuring everyone could enjoy their ice cream. This eventually expanded to include products with no sugar added, lactose free, and gluten free treats.
However, Chapman’s history also has its share of hardship. In 2009, four decades of work was jeopardized when a fire devastated the company’s production facility.
Refusing to let the accident hold them back, Chapman’s resolved to rebuild and a mere 7 weeks later they were back in business. But they didn’t stop there, within a year and a half a brand new, state-of-the-art production facility was completed, appropriately coined “Phoenix.”
Today, there’s more reason than ever to celebrate Chapman’s. In 2015 they are launching 18 new products, including 6 delicious gelato flavours.
The new flavours will cater to people of all ages: Fudge Brownie Stickwich and Sour Cherry Tango Gelato are sure to be a hit with the kids, while more sophisticated flavours like Sticky Rice & Mango and Amaretto Biscotti Gelato, along with Lemoncello Sorbet will undoubtedly appeal to more mature palates.