Christmas is fast approaching and Iain is presenting all new, deliciously warming handmade chocolate to celebrate the winter season.
The Winter Selection Box could not be more suited to the winter season — 20 artisan chocolates, meticulously chosen for their spices and infusions, as a toast to the cold. Open this box for an instant warm-up — bursting with cinnamon, clove, orange, ginger, mint & more!
Yule Love It!
Iain is also premiering three new limited edition chocolate bars – Candied Lemon on White Bar, Candied Orange on Dark Bar and the White Raspberry Bar. For those who love Iain’s chocolate dipped fruits — these are an absolute must-try! Real, decadently candied fruits, hand-scattered onto Iain’s white and dark chocolate. Ideal for Christmas stocking stuffers or a pick-me-up after a long day of Christmas shopping!
You may remember Iain Burnett accidentally caramelizing one of his Velvet Truffles with a twist of liquorice which, after a little refinement, went on to be awarded the Best Truffle in the World!
Inspired by the incredible response from chefs and customers, Iain has been working for the last 2 years to create, not a common sugary caramel, but a pure caramelized truffle.
He has finally been successful and is somewhat relieved to launch both a Pure Caramelized Ganache Velvet Truffle AND a Sea Salted Caramel Velvet Truffle. Iain gives the classic fusion of caramel and chocolate his signature artisan spin, resulting in two jaw-dropping, show-stopping taste sensations!
About his latest creations, Iain says, “I really wanted to discover how to caramelize the ganache itself – not just another sugary caramel. I spent so long investigating the science of caramelization and so many old methods. The breakthrough came by using a fresh cream and a milk chocolate, both containing notes of caramel, then discovering how to caramelize the ganache itself. I have a feeling that the salted caramel version is going to be very popular, as the way I’ve found to add the sea salt makes it ‘pop’ out beautifully.”
In this delectable seasonal Velvet Truffle, the single-origin chocolate and fresh Scottish cream are expertly balanced, creating a rich yet delicate caramel note flavour. A warming infusion of cinnamon, nutmeg, orange and allspice give it a sensational, flavourful burst on the palate, so evocative of traditional Christmas pudding and fruit cake.
In the run up to Christmas, Iain is going to be unveiling more new additions to his range, so watch this space for more World Firsts and world-class gourmet chocolate experiences to enjoy this holiday season!
An enchanting mix of 9 of Iain Burnett’s award-winning chocolates, including the World Gold winning Dark Velvet Truffle and the World’s First Ruby Velvet Truffle, framing a single Dark Sea Salted Caramel Heart. A thrilling selection for lovers of the dark chocolate arts!
Iain is also revealing his new range of artisan Hot Chocolate Stirrers. Wooden spoons embedded in luxuriously rich gourmet chocolate cubes, ready to dunk into frothy warm milk and sprinkle with fluffy marshmallows. With a range of bewitching flavours, brewing spellbinding cocoa potions has never been easier or more delicious.
This week heralds the annual celebration of Chocolate Week in the UK!
To celebrate, Iain Burnett has launched the Tea Pairing Selection Box – for what could be more quintessentially British than a perfect cup of tea with your gourmet chocolate?
Created in collaboration with friends at Wee Tea Company, the Tea Pairing Selection is the perfect Chocolate Week indulgence for tea and chocolate devotees alike.
This fragrant mix of award-winning, handmade Velvet Truffles and pralines has been expertly matched by Iain to beautifully harmonise with a variety of your favourite classic teas, including Breakfast Tea, Earl Grey, Darjeeling, Mint & Green Teas, and Chai.
When enjoyed together, the chocolate and tea emphasise one another’s flavours and aromas, providing a rich, warming experience. Tasting notes are included to help you unravel the subtle compounds playing out on your palate, and to get the most out of your tea pairing adventure.
So, brew a cup of your favourite tea and get cosy for Chocolate Week with this new companion box!
Wishing you a happy Chocolate Week from Highland Perthshire.
Autumn has arrived in Highland Perthshire, and the Chocolate Kitchen is celebrating the changing season with the Autumn Gems box.
20 award-winning, handmade Velvet Truffles and pralines, carefully selected to harmonise with the autumnal season both in taste and colour. Brimming with spice, tang, rippling caramel and crunchy cocoa nibs, this box delivers a well-rounded tour of texture and richness.
This limited edition gourmet chocolate selection notably features the World’s First Ruby Velvet Truffle as well as the Caramel & Liquorice Velvet Truffle, which was awarded the World Gold for Best White Truffle at the International Chocolate Awards.
Due to popular demand, Iain Burnett is proud to present: the Sea Salted Toffee Dark Bar!
Iain’s Salted Toffee Milk Bar has been a best-seller since its introduction to the range, and Iain is pleased to now offer the same magnificent handcrafted tablet for dark chocolate lovers.
Based on a rare 72% São Tomé Island chocolate, the sparing addition of sea salt accentuates the robustness of the single origin dark cocoa. The toffee pieces and salt crystals sprinkled on top of the bar add texture, crunch, and a flavourful interplay between savoury and sweet.
Each of Iain’s artisan chocolate bars are handmade in the chocolate kitchen, and tempered to perfection– giving them a sublime glossy finish and a satisfying snap when broken.
Iain is announcing a world first with the unveiling of a Ruby Velvet Truffle!
Recently launched after a decade of development, ruby chocolate is being hailed as the “fourth type of chocolate”. So named for its natural pink colour and fruity flavour, it has so far only had limited release in select countries—making it all the more tantalising for consumers, chefs and chocolatiers alike.
Comprised of a highly unique combination of flavour compounds, naturally present in the beans, ruby chocolate brings a new spectrum of possibilities to Iain’s gourmet chocolate kitchen. Not much has been revealed about how ruby chocolate has been developed, only that there are precursors in some cacao beans that, handled carefully, produce a fruity pink chocolate.
A World of Possibilities
Excited by the arrival of ruby chocolate samples in his kitchen, Iain has been eager to experiment with new tastes and pairings, explaining “Ruby chocolate acts somewhere between white and milk chocolate, with a creamy yet tangy berry note. For a chocolatier, the unique flavour notes are fun to work with and open a world of possibilities.”
Inspired by a recipe he created for the Queen’s birthday using Her Majesty’s own blackcurrants, Iain realised the ruby chocolate would be a perfect match, “The natural creaminess yet acidic fruitiness of the ruby is beautifully accentuated with the tang of crushed blackcurrants for a powerful experience – and a vibrant burst of violet colour! I think it will be awhile until the full potential of the ruby bean is reached. In the meantime, we have just begun to have fun with this, starting with The Ruby Velvet Truffle.”
For the culinary craftsman to the consummate chocoholic, this is truly a taste experience not to be missed, order The Ruby Velvet Truffle here!
While every day is Chocolate Day at Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier, the 7th of July marks the annual celebration of World Chocolate Day. A day when we can all joyfully doff our caps to one of the most beloved foods on the planet. Of course there are countless ways to enjoy the day, but here are a few suggestions from Iain’s corner of the world.
Simply the Zest!
Coinciding with World Chocolate Day, Iain is offering a new Summer Selection Box. A tantalising medley of fruit and floral Velvet Truffles. A wonderful complement of flavours for the long, hot summer days.
Encircled in a white and gold box, these brightly coloured gourmet treats are certain to make your taste buds sparkle like sunshine!
Take A Dip
In this hot weather, let your palate do the travelling, with pineapples, clementines, lemons and cherries.
Iain’s selection of dipped fruit is the ultimate way to savour summer. Fine fruit, delicately candied over days to retain their natural sweetness and juiciness, then hand-dipped and dressed in Iain’s gourmet chocolate.
100% cocoa powder, crafted through a careful process of fermentation, roasting and grinding.
Rich and robust, red cocoa adds an aromatic, bittersweet punch to both savoury and sweet recipes. Wonderful for those on the lookout for more ways to integrate chocolate flavours into their lives–on World Chocolate Day and every day!
Happy World Chocolate Day from Highland Perthshire,
Scottish summertime heralds the arrival of many wonderful things — breathtaking landscapes in full bloom, longer days punctuated with lavender twilights, glittering sunshine (fingers crossed), and strawberry season!
What better way to savour this versatile, heavenly fruit than by enjoying it with one of its most consonant companions: chocolate. Iain has meticulously crafted a selection of exquisite products combining crushed strawberries and his signature gourmet chocolate– each a delectable homage to the unfolding summer season.
Limited Edition Strawberry & Star Anise Velvet Truffle
Nothing could be a more decadent celebration of the beloved summer berry than Iain’s signature “naked” edition of unenrobed Strawberry Velvet Truffles. Infused with real strawberries and sweet star anise, and currently on a promotion of 30% off, this award-winning milk chocolate truffle has never been more tempting.
Previously only available to Michelin Star and AA Rosetted Chefs, Iain has made a strictly limited number of his fruit infused pure ganache truffles in box sizes of 6, 12 and 18. They are only available while stocks last, so have your truffle forks at the ready and don’t miss this taste experience!
Strawberries & Cream : A Love Match
With Wimbledon just around the corner, The Highland Chocolatier is once again serving up the popular Strawberries and Cream selection box. A beautifully ornate white and gold round box, filled with Strawberry Velvet Truffles and luxurious White Velvet Hearts.
Winner of the Great Taste Gold Award, the Strawberry Velvet Truffle blends pure fruit coulis ganache with a touch of star anise. For the cream: Iain’s White Velvet Hearts mix rich white chocolate ganache with decadent triple Madagascan vanilla, delicately encased in a heart shaped shell.
A stunning take on the quintessential summer dessert.