Archive for November, 2015

Gourmet Chocolate Hampers from Scotland

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

Finding the perfect Christmas gift can be a great challenge, especially if you need to make a memorable and luxurious gift to someone important. That is why Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier created a selection of luxury chocolate hampers from Scotland. These delightful presents are ideal for any chocolate lover for Christmas or as a treat any time of the year. A selection of award winning chocolates, traditional favourites dipped in chocolate, luxury chocolate bars and much more, all in a single box. Irresistible, isn’t it? Our Gourmet Chocolate Hampers range includes four different option for any taste.

Highland Chocolatier Gourmet Chocolate Hamper

Gourmet Chocolate Hamper 9 white spaceThe Highland Chocolatier Gourmet Chocolate Hamper is the smallest of our luxurious hampers packed with handmade gourmet chocolate. The selection of chocolate treats includes The Chocolatier’s Selection – Box of 9 Award Winning Chocolates (88g) hand made with the São Tomé cocoa and fresh Perthshire cream, a decorative tin of dark hot chocolate flakes (200g), a pack of luxury fudge dipped in milk chocolate (115g) and a Highland Chocolatier mug. We send our Scottish chocolates by post so once you place an order they will be delivered directly to your preferred address.

Highland Chocolatier Indulge Chocolate Hamper

indulge hamperFor the chocolate lover that wants to indulge in gourmet chocolate we created the Highland Chocolatier Indulge Chocolate Hamper. Containing a box of 20 award winning chocolates with no preservatives or additives (195g), a pack of strawberries and raspberries rolled in white chocolate (100g), one salted toffee milk chocolate bar (100g), one 70% Dark São Tomé Chocolate Bar (100g) and a Highland Chocolatier serving plate, this gift is guaranteed to surpass all expectations. If you have any special requirements of would like to change some of the products in the hamper you can do that before checkout. For our full range visit our Gourmet Shop.

Highland Chocolatier Deluxe Chocolate Hamper

deluxe hamperReady for a deluxe gourmet chocolate experience? Then our Highland Chocolatier Deluxe Chocolate Hamper is ideal for you. São Tomé cocoa, fresh Perthshire cream and award winning handmade chocolates… No one can resist these. This gift is perfect for any chocolate lover or to share with friends and family.

The Highland Chocolatier Deluxe Chocolate Hamper contains The Chocolatier’s Selection – Box of 30 Chocolates (290g), one Decorative Tin of Luxury Fudge (200g), one Decorative Tin of Dark Hot Chocolate Flakes (200g), a pack of Turkish Delight Dipped in 70% Dark São Tomé & Milk Chocolate (115g), a Pack of Cinder Toffee Honeycomb Dipped in Milk Chocolate (100g), one 70% Dark São Tomé Chocolate Bar (100g), one Raspberry encrusted 70% Dark São Tomé Chocolate  Bar (100g) and two Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier mugs. Sounds like an ideal Christmas morning, doesn’t it?

Highland Chocolatier Opulence Chocolate Hamper

opulence hamperYou want to go bigger? Then Highland Chocolatier has a gift that cannot be forgotten – the Highland Chocolatier Opulence Chocolate Hamper. This luxury black wicker hamper comes with all our favourites and more and is the ideal gift for the whole family to share. The hamper contains The Chocolatier’s Selection – Box of 48 Chocolates (487g), a Decorative Tin of Luxury Nougat (170g), a Decorative Tin of Dark Hot Chocolate Flakes (200g), one pack juicy cherries dipped in 70% Dark São Tomé chocolate (100g), one pack of Brazil nuts rolled in Milk and 70% Dark Chocolate (115g), one cranberry and apricot milk chocolate bar (100g), one almond and pistachio 70% Dark São Tomé Bar (100g) and a Highland Chocolatier serving plate. With over a kilogram of luxury chocolate you can be sure that there is something for every taste.

The Perfect Gift from Highland Chocolatier

Our range of Highland Chocolatier luxury chocolate hampers is the perfect gift for any chocolate lover. All our hampers come with a professionally designed selection of gourmet chocolate, however, if you wish to substitute any products you can let us know at checkout. Our full range can be found in the Gourmet Shop. Contact us to learn more.

Luxury Chocolate Dipped Fruits for Christmas

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Are you looking for a refreshingly different Christmas Chocolate Gift? Something beautiful and luxurious that your loved ones will never forget? Then Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier has the ideal gift for you – chocolate covered fruits in seasonal boxes. Beautifully presented in a Christmas box and covered with gourmet chocolate our dipped fruits make for an unforgettable surprise. Our selection of fruits contains Juicy Neapolitan Imperial cherries dipped in São Tomé 70% dark chocolate, Orangettes Dipped in Dark Chocolate, Orange Sunrise Slices and Lemons Slices Dipped in White Chocolate all slowly candied to perfection and hand dipped for a perfect finish and arranged in beautiful seasonal boxes.


Dark Chocolate Dipped Cherries

Who can resist the taste of dark chocolate Dipped Cherries especially on Christmas? The answer is simple – no one. An all-time favourite Highland Chocolatier’s Juicy Neapolitan Imperial cherries are a gift to remember. Expertly candied to perfection, preserving their natural tastes and juices, and hand dipped in São Tomé 70% dark chocolate these luxury chocolate treats are presented on their natural stalks in a beautiful red and gold 100g package. Alcohol free and suitable for vegetarians our dipped cherries are ideal for the whole family. They are also an ideal gift for the whisky lover, and have been expertly paired with Glenfiddich 30 Year Old malt from Dufftown on Speyside bringing out the subtle flavour notes of the malt.


Orangettes Dipped in Dark Chocolate

Orangettes serve a fantastic Christmas treat especially when combined with luxury chocolate and expertly made by Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier. Our candied orange peel is dipped in single origin 70% dark São Tomé chocolate delivering the perfect balance between sweet, bitter and luxurious. The Orangettes Dipped in Dark Chocolate are alcohol free and suitable for vegetarians making then an unforgettable chocolate delight that the whole family can enjoy.

Orange Sunrise Slices in a Festive Box

Tangy slices of juicy real oranges are an ideal, refreshing gift for Christmas. Exquisitely candied for days and hand dipped in São Tomé 70% dark chocolate the Orange Sunrise Slices are a perfect gourmet chocolate gift. Presented in a luxurious gold embossed red box they make an ideal surprise for your family and friends or an impressive Christmas gift for colleagues.

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Are you looking for an unforgettable luxury chocolate surprise? Then Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier’s Lemons Slices Dipped in White Chocolate are ideal for you. Real lemon slices, expertly candied for days and hand-dipped in luxurious creamy white chocolate – the best way to say “Merry Christmas”. These whole lemon slices dipped in gourmet chocolate and presented in a beautiful red-gold box are a must for the real chocolate lover.

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If Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier’s selection of luxury chocolate dipped fruits sounds too good to miss then the perfect gift for you is our delicious Dipped Fruit Selection Classic presented in a festive round box.  This perfect Christmas gift contains 1 whole clementine, 3 pairs of cherries with their natural stalks, 1 whole Orange Sunrise slice and 1 pineapple slice each dipped in single origin 70% dark São Tomé chocolate. All fruits have been candied in syrup for over a week to ensure that their natural flavours are preserved.

Highland Chocolatier

With Highland Chocolatier’s chocolate covered fruits in seasonal boxes you can make this Christmas unforgettable. Ideal as a gift, or as a tasty treat to share with the whole family, our São Tomé dipped fruits bring the luxury chocolate experience to your home. With us the process of ordering is as easy as possible. Simply go to our website, select the Dipped Fruits you want to buy, complete your order and you will receive your luxury Scottish chocolates by post. If you have any questions or special requirements do not hesitate to contact us.

Gourmet Chocolate – the Perfect Christmas Gift

Friday, November 20th, 2015

What could be more tempting and pleasurable than a box of gourmet chocolate? – A box of gourmet chocolate from someone you love. For many people finding the perfect Christmas gift is a difficult task, but at Highland Chocolatier we know that there is one gift you cannot go wrong with – luxury chocolate. After all, who does not enjoy receiving a beautiful box of gourmet chocolate made especially for them? That is why the team of Highland Chocolatier created an exquisite selection of fresh chocolate gifts ideal for the festive season.

Chocolate gifts for the whisky lover

For all the whisky lovers Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier has created the perfect pairing between famous Scottish malts and luxury chocolate. The Whisky Tasting Box is available in box of 9 or box of 20 and is an ideal gift for a connoisseur of good whisky. The luxury chocolate selection in the Whisky Tasting Box includes award-winning Velvet Truffle, truffles infused with natural spices and real fruits and smooth pralines and enrobed in chocolate either milk or 70% single origin cocoa that perfectly complements the taste of some of the Top Fifty Scottish Malts. These include Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old, Cragganmore 12 Year Old, Caol Isla 12 Year Old, Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old, Glenfiddich 12 Year Old, Glenkinchie 12 Year Old, Lagavulin 16 Year old, Oban 14 Year Old and Talisker 10 Year Old. Indeed what could be a better Christmas gift for the whisky and chocolate lover than a Whisky Tasting Box of luxury chocolate?

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Chocolate hampers

One of the best and most delightful Christmas gifts available from the Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier are luxury chocolate hampers. These Scottish treats are alcohol free and luxuriously packed in black wicker hampers with leather straps. These chocolate gift baskets come in different hamper variations and contain gourmet chocolate luxury bars, decorative tins containing drinking chocolate flakes, beautiful boxes of award-winning artisan luxury chocolates and packs of all-time favourite chocolate Dipped Cherries, Dipped Fudge, Dipped Nougat and Dipped Turkish Delight. Wish such a selection you can be sure to bring a smile on the face of your loved ones.

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Chocolate stocking fillers

No Christmas is complete without chocolate stocking fillers. That is why Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier prepared a selection of luxury chocolate treats that are perfect as chocolate stocking fillers.

These include a selection of chocolate buttons for children, cranberry and pistachio dark chocolate bar, a solid chocolate star of creamy blonde and milk chocolate with caramel notes, a luxury pack of dipped cherries in São Tomé 70% dark chocolate, which can be paired with Glenfiddich 30 Year Old malt,  and of course a selection of the Highland Chocolatier’s gourmet chocolates.

Christmas boxes of chocolate

Who could resist a Christmas box of chocolates with luxury gourmet chocolate and expertly prepared by an award-winning chocolatier? The seasonal range of chocolates Highland Chocolatier has prepared for you includes limited edition Christmas flavours and luxury award-winning chocolate truffles and pralines ideal as a gift or a luxurious treat. You can also enjoy milk and dark chocolate Florentines, peppermint Florentines or cranberry and pistachio Florentines in a beautiful Christmas box.

Dipped fruit for Christmas

If you want something refreshing and different this Christmas then Highland Chocolatier’s selection of dipped fruits is the ideal gift. All fruits are slowly candied to perfection and then hand dipped in Dark São Tomé Chocolate, before being placed in a beautiful festive box. Our dipped fruit selection includes cherries and oranges in dark chocolate, lemons in white chocolate, and a classic selection of dipped fruits.

Pre-order your chocolate Christmas gifts

Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier has created the ideal luxury chocolate Christmas gifts for your loved ones and they are just a click away. All you need to do is visit our Christmas gifts range and select the perfect present. Due to our chocolates containing no preservatives you shoudl pre-order to ensure a delivery after 26th November.

Once you have placed an order you will receive your luxury Scottish chocolates by post or courier. If you have any questions or special requirements all you need to do is contact us and our team will do everything they can to help. Make this Christmas unforgettable for you and your loved ones with the perfect gift!

Highland Chocolatier Newsletter – November 2015

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

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On Top of the World of Chocolate

Apologies to longstanding customers, but the secret is out – Iain Burnett does make the World’s Best Dark Chocolate Truffle, having just won the International Chocolate Awards World Gold Award for Dark Chocolate Truffle at the Chocolate Show in London. Try them yourself.
The Velvet Truffle – Dark Sao Tome
The Velvet Truffle – Classic Both £19.95


Preview Our Christmas Range

48Our chocolates are made with fresh cream and contain no preservatives, so you may assume it is too early to buy for Christmas.

It’s true, unlike most Christmas boxes which have been stacked in warehouses for months already, Highland Chocolatier Christmas Chocolate Gifts won’t be made for a few weeks yet, but you may pre-order on-line now, selecting a delivery date in December.


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As a subscriber you could win one of our new luxury chocolate hampers. Invite your friends to sign-up for a chance to win.

Our luxury alcohol-free Chocolate Hampers range starts with

The Gourmet Chocolate Hamper £54.95.

Congratulations to Sharon Hannah who was delighted to win a box of Award Winning Chocolates in our October Draw.


Gifts for the Whisky Lover

49_Whisky revisited-001The list of finest malts which have been expertly paired with Highland Chocolatier Truffles continues to grow. Whisky Companion Chocolates make an ideal gift.

Whisky Tasting Boxes in 20 or 9 paired chocolates.







The Enchanting World of Award-winning Luxury Chocolate

Monday, November 16th, 2015

The world of luxury chocolate is indeed a magical place filled with flavours, spices and the finest chocolate expertly combined to create a symphony of tastes and texture experiences, that the chocolate lover will fully understand and appreciate.  This world of pleasure is bright, intense and vivid – welcoming to everyone who is ready to immerse themselves into a new delicate taste experience.  This world is the world of Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier, Scotland’s most awarded chocolatier.

The International Chocolate Awards

All UK and Scottish chocolate lovers should be pleased to know that Scotland is the home of some of the best chocolate in the world.  During the World Finals of the International Chocolate Awards held at The Chocolate Show in London, held at the close of the Chocolate Week 2015, tens of thousands of chocolates from over 40 countries competed in over 40 different categories. A jury of world class chefs, sommeliers, chocolate specialists, journalists and bloggers selected the winners.  For the team of Highland Chocolatier it is a pleasure to receive the highest recognition of a Gold International Chocolate Award for The World’s Best Dark Chocolate Truffle without any added flavourings and two Silver Awards for The Velvet Truffle – Passion Fruit with a Touch of Mango and The Velvet Truffle – Raspberry & Black Pepper, particularly when the exquisitely smooth unenrobed Velvet Truffle Range is Iain’s signature.


The World’s Best Dark Chocolate Truffle 

Who could resist the mouth-watering taste of intense São Tomé dark chocolate cocoa with spice notes combined with the exquisite texture of an award-winning handmade classic Velvet Truffle?  The world’s best dark chocolate truffle expertly balances single-origin chocolate with fresh Scottish cream, without the need for alcohol, artificial flavours and additives.

These naked truffles could be a pleasant surprise gift for a loved one or a luxury treat to yourself, with a single click. Each box comes with a hand-tied ribbon and is sealed in a foil gold bag, designed to keep the fresh cream truffles natural and free from artificial preservatives.  So why not enjoy a world class luxury chocolate prepared by an expert chocolatier just for you?

The Velvet Truffle – Passion Fruit with a Touch of Mango

Looking for an exotic experience while comfortably sitting in your living room? Then the Velvet Truffle – Passion Fruit with a Touch of Mango is the gourmet chocolate for you. The Silver Award winner at the International Chocolate Awards combines the exciting freshness of crushed passion fruit with real mango, all infused together in a silky white ganache. This handmade truffle expertly balances the exotic fruits, with its creamy white chocolate to bring the pure pleasure of an unforgettable chocolate experience.

The Velvet Truffle – Raspberry & Black Pepper

For the chocolate lover with a taste for the spicy and love of raspberries we have another award-winning luxury chocolate – the Velvet Truffle – Raspberry & Black Pepper.  This infusion of crushed raspberries and black pepper with single-origin chocolate and no additives is perfectly balanced to excite your senses and bring the unforgettable experience only Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier can offer.

Award-winning Chocolate Just a Click Away

Are you ready to challenge your senses with exotic, natural tastes, exquisite textures and luxury chocolate?  Then Highlander Chocolatier is expecting you. Getting our award-winning Velvet Truffle Range is easier than ever. Simply visit our website and select the gourmet chocolate you would like to get. Follow the order procedure and you will soon receive our luxury Scottish chocolates by post. Do not forget to take a look at our Gourmet Shop and Chocolate Gifts for more amazing tastes to try and for more ways to surprise and treat your loved ones. If you have any questions contact us. The enchanting world of luxury chocolate is awaiting!