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Newsletter December 2013

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Newsletter 2nd December 2013

Hello and welcome to the latest newsletter from Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier.

News and updates

In October I told you about the new website we were planning to launch and I am delighted to tell you that it is now live.  It is an exciting development and the new website is full of interesting current information about our chocolates and how they are made.  You can now appreciate a much wider selection of products and features appetising photography of the gourmet Velvet Truffles, Pralines, Bars and Dipped Fruit that you know and love.  Please take a look and tell us what you think.

We have been bursting to tell everyone our biggest news, just released to the press. We are extremely proud to be serving our multi-award winning chocolates to British Airways First passengers, from 1st December.  It has taken months of preparation from extending our production capacity, refining new equipment and training new chocolatiers to developing new chocolates and designing special lightweight boxes. Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier can now truly be appreciated worldwide. Read more.

Not to let the grass grow under our feet, we have an exciting new challenge. Soon we will be opening a shop in St Andrews, Fife.  We can’t wait to get the keys and start putting our own stamp on the interior!

IMG_3055                        Balmakewan Dec 2013O

Our British Airways First Box                             At the Mearns Winter Food Fayre


We have had two busy months travelling the country to a growing number of Chocolate and Gourmet Food events.  We love to meet customers and to share the reaction when our uniquely smooth truffles are savoured for the first time.  It always surprises and delights the Chocolatiers when we tell them – it makes them very contented!

The highlight of the UK Chocolate Year is the Salon du Chocolat show in London.  There Iain delivered talks and demonstrations to enthralled audiences and we met hundreds of chocolate connoisseurs, including food writers and chefs.   Closer to home, we attended the Edinburgh Chocolate Festival, the first ever Perth Chocolate Festival and the Mearn’s Winter Food Fayre. You may have seen TV coverage of Julie Collier, our Commercial Director, or even read coverage in the press, or on social media.

Julie has been hosting private chocolate tastings too – most recently the intriguingly titled “Killer Heels and Cocktails” event in Aberdeen and the Aberdeen PA Winter Showcase at the AECC.  She was invited, along with a speaker from Visit Scotland, to “Thrive” a business networking evening in Glasgow and received some great comments.  If you are interested in organising a private chocolate tasting, please contact us.

Making Christmas Easy

As one of our customers recently remarked, Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier can “take the stress of Christmas off your shoulders”.  We offer everything from stocking fillers, to ever popular boxes of gourmet chocolates and luxury chocolate hampers and can deliver worldwide. Our red packaging looks particularly festive and the chocolates taste divine.

After all, Christmas and chocolate go together!


Cocoa Dusted Velvet Truffles

This year for the first time the legendary Cocoa Dusted Velvet Truffles can be ordered on-line. They make the perfect chocolate lover’s gift and are a fantastic after dinner petit four.

Our shops in Grandtully, Perthshire and Bon Accord, Aberdeen are open right up to Christmas Eve and telephone or web orders for the UK can be accepted up to 20th December.

Already there is a sprinkling of snow, making the surrounding hills look beautiful, so why not visit us in Grandtully over the holidays.  The Coffee house serves warming spiced hot chocolate drinks and hearty bowls of homemade soups. We are open seven days a week, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Season’s greetings from the team here at Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier.  May all your chocolates be gourmet!


Gill Tulloch

Ecommerce Manager