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Extra Special Mother’s Day Chocolate Gifts in Decorative Tins

Monday, February 29th, 2016

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There are many ways to show your mum that you appreciate her. Mother’s Day is perhaps one of the best chances that you have to really make a big song and dance about your mum and everything she has done for you over the years. From the most delicious home-cooked meals, to the times where she bandaged your knee when you fell, to helping you when times were tough. It is the perfect day to give a little something back to her – and with our selection of tins of chocolates made especially for the special people in your life, what better way is there to say thank you than with chocolate Mother’s Day gifts?

Hot Chocolate to Warm Her Heart

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Everybody loves to sit down with a mug of their favourite warm drink. There is almost nothing better than sitting down together, watching a movie, sipping at your drink and laughing about memories you have had together. Why not add a touch of luxury to your evening’s relaxation with a beautifully decorated tin of dark hot chocolate flakes from the Highland Chocolatier?

Our finest dark Belgian chocolate is delicately flaked to be used as a topping for any desserts, melting into different sauces, and especially for making the most delicious mugs of hot chocolate. For the best flavour, add to warmed milk for the smoothest texture. A fan of a creamier, thicker hot chocolate? Why not add in a second bag of hot chocolate flakes to fill up your mug? Add in a spoonful or two of our white hot chocolate flakes and make your taste experience smoother, sweeter, and creamier. Your mum will look forward to some teatime talk almost as much as you do!

A Taste of the Classics

When we think of anything dipped in chocolate, there are a few old favourites that tend to come to mind very quickly. At the Highland Chocolatier, we always love to embrace the old and twist it with the new, lavishing sweet treats in our delicious milk and dark chocolate to appeal to the most varying of tastes. Your mother’s day chocolate gifts couldn’t be easier to find with our decorative tins full of some of the most classic chocolate combinations possible.

A decorative tin of Turkish delight is one of the most classic of combinations embraced by chocolatiers over the years. A favourite for many of our customers, your mum will delight in the soft, delicious texture of our rose and lemon scented Turkish Delight enrobed in milk or single origin 70% dark chocolate, smooth and creamy and a perfect blend of textures. Luxury does not come much finer than these delicious bite-size nibbles.

Looking for a treat to suit an even sweeter tooth? We understand perfectly. Another favourite of our customers is our delicious black and gold decorative tins of luxury fudge. They are a more traditional favourite, with many growing up adoring the delicious taste of warm vanilla fudge. Each piece is smooth and creamy, hand dipped in the smoothest luxury milk chocolate. The classics have never tasted so good. Go on, treat your mum this Mother’s Day.

Alternative Flavour Combinations

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Growing up, we all develop different preferences for flavours. Did you know that some of our favourite treats can even give us certain health benefits? Indeed, it is known that ginger can have additional health benefits for the body, including immunity to muscle pain and effective anti-diabetic properties. At the Highland Chocolatier we have taken our finest single origin 70% dark chocolate and coated pieces of crystallised ginger, stored in another of our beautiful black and gold decorative tins, to create one of our best – and most fiery – flavour combinations for those who cannot get enough of the taste of ginger. If your mum loves a warm treat, this could be the one for her.

Is your mum a coffee addict? No need to fear – we have a delicious alternative to that coffee gift card you were considering. Our decorative tin of dark chocolate coffee beans offers the gift of a delicious bundle of some of the finest espresso coffee beans available, wrapped delicately in our 70% dark chocolate. The bitter flavours of coffee and dark chocolate melt together with a hint of sweetness that is as moreish as it suggests. For a mocha flavour without the hassle, this mother’s day chocolate gift is ideal.

Chocolate Covered Fruit

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It is not only tins of other sweets and coffee that we have to offer your mum for Mother’s Day. In fact, one of our most loved treats comes in our beautiful decorative tin of strawberries and raspberries. For the mum who is a fan of white chocolate, this is the perfect gift. With dried natural strawberries and raspberries enrobed in the smoothest, creamiest white chocolate, there is the most delicate mix of sweet and bitter with an added crunch of texture that makes this tin beautifully appetising.

If you are looking for more additions to your chocolate covered fruit collection for your mum, we also offer a delicious range that you can choose to add to your order. From whole clementines to cherries, there is a chocolate dipped fruit to suit everyone.

Give Your Mum the Best Mother’s Day Chocolate Gifts

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Your mum is important to you, and we want to help you say thank you in the best ways possible. If a decorative tin is not enough, why not try our beautiful luxury chocolate hampers? Filled to the brim with our finest chocolates and some added treats, you cannot go wrong. Make your mum’s day the best ever this March with the Highland Chocolatier deluxe chocolates.

Newsletter – Give Mum a Chocolate Experience to Remember & Easter Preview

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Cherish the Iain Burnett Truffle Experience

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Spa Days are undoubtedly treats, but you don’t have to travel miles and take a whole day out to take your senses to a new level of decadence.   Picture the scene – you’ve dimmed the lights, removed all distractions, made yourself warm and comfortable.  Light some candles, but make them unscented.  Then simply take time to savour the moment that sublime chocolate truffles yield.

Perfect for Mother’s Day on 6th March

The Velvet Truffle – Classic         The Velvet Truffle – Strawberry and Star Anise  both £19.95

Someone who can vouch for this is lucky winner of our January Draw, Danielle Winton from Edinburgh.

 Gems from the Kitchen

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We must hatch plans early to make Easter the occasion that chocolate lovers are eagerly anticipating. This year the Chocolatier’s challenge was to translate our best-selling bars into ovoid form.  Read More about making eggs by hand.

Eat with Your Eyes

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This, the most recent of our designs, reflects the trend for unusual flavour combinations. Some are just strange – but you can trust Iain’s impeccable palate.  This Caramelised Liquorice truffle features in:

Mother’s Day Truffle Selection                    £32.95

Healthy Choices

There’s nothing wrong with chocolate per-se. In fact, there are positive health benefits, which we will be sharing over the coming months.  Choose quality not quantity.

Just Dark Selection of 9 Chocolates £14.95

How to Make and Decorate Artisan Easter Eggs

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

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Creating artisan Easter Eggs by traditional methods is a time-consuming and skilful business, and there is little point in doing it if you don’t use the very best chocolate.   At Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier we use the same carefully selected cocoa used in our Florentines and gourmet chocolate bars and we temper it to perfection it in exactly the same way.

The eggs are made in moulds, just two halves at a time. The basic method is to “dose” each mould with the desired weight of liquid chocolate.  Then, in moves which have been likened to those of Tai Chi, the molten chocolate is slowly and gently swirled around until it is evenly distributed.  Too thin and the egg will be fragile, too thick and the eating experience is spoiled.  We have all experienced over-thick chocolate that has to be fought into submission!

The swirling motion can only cease when the chocolate is firm enough to hold its shape – think about drips running down a newly painted surface.   We must then wait for the chocolate egg to set fully before it can be released. Deposits of cocoa butter in the mould ensure that the chocolate does not stick and surprisingly intricate patterns can be transferred to the chocolate surface.

Decorating Handmade Easter Eggs

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A number of different artisan chocolate techniques are used to enhance the gourmet Easter Eggs.  Each has to be trialled and perfected, and the chocolatiers trained and practiced before going into production.  You will notice than no two of Iain Burnett’s handmade chocolate eggs are exactly the same.  That is because each one is made individually and the style of the various chocolatiers will vary slightly.  It’s a bit like a signature and this uniqueness makes giving a handmade Easter egg extra special.

Drizzle Gourmet Easter Eggs are made by piping contrasting chocolate into the mould in a curvy pattern. The chocolate must be allowed to set fully before the mould is dosed with the main chocolate flavour. A more dramatic effect is achieved by slashing a completed egg with contrasting chocolate.  This calls for confident sweeps to create the deep sculpted effect.

To add texture as well as visual appeal, crisp eggs are arranged in the mould, before chocolate is carefully applied to hold them in place.  Once secure, the cluster is surrounded by a “dose” of chocolate which is evenly distributed round the mould as before.   Imagine how tricky this is to achieve perfectly!  For more sophisticated palates Crystallised Chinese Ginger can be used instead.

Expertly tempered chocolate Easter eggs are shiny already and can be enhanced further with a dusting of food powder. This is the technique used to make our cute little Chocolate Easter Chicks stand out from the brood.

New This Year

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The latest Easter eggs reflect our most popular flavours of chocolate bar – 70% Dark São Tomé Chocolate with Raspberry Easter Egg and Caramel-noted Milk Chocolate with Sea Salted Toffee.  This involved yet another technique which was developed this year.  Can you guess how they were decorated?

FOR MORE IDEAS BROWSE THE RANGE OF HANDMADE EASTER EGGS

 

Spring Into Sweet Chocolate Covered Fruits

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

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Although the weather may appear to say differently here in Perthshire, we are now starting to see the seasons change from Winter to Spring. With this new season comes warmth, new life, and plenty of new flavours to delight your senses with. At the Highland Chocolatier we are especially excited for the new fruits that begin to come into season, giving more opportunities for us to let our customers experience new fruit and chocolate combinations. There is no time quite like Spring for leaping in and tasting the difference our sweet chocolate covered fruits can make.

Sweet and Sour Delights

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Not everybody likes to eat fruits that are commonly ‘sweet’ and ‘sugary’. Some may prefer to go for the sour sweets in an assorted packet, and we understand those tastes perfectly. If you are looking for a gift that drips with that ‘Spring’ feeling, this may be the option for you. The most perfectly Spring-looking chocolate covered fruits we have are our finest Slices of Lemon Dipped in White Chocolate. We know what you are thinking – can you even eat slices of lemon? Yes!

Our chocolate covered fruits are all candied to perfection, creating a deliciously sweet taste and texture that enables you to be able to eat even slices of lemon. Lemon is a naturally juicy and delicious fruit. Candying slices of lemon brings out their juicy, bitter flavour with an accompaniment of sweetness we can’t get enough of. Delicately dipped in our smooth and creamy white chocolate, you experience sweet and bitter juices mixed with delicate creamy chocolate for a truly special taste experience.

If you would prefer something a little sweeter with a familiar yet less pronounced tanginess, why not try our Orange Sunrise Slices? Slightly sweeter than lemon and candied in the same week-long process to create the most delectable treat, they are hand dipped and dressed in our Sao Tome 70% dark chocolate. Presented in a red and gold embossed box with 4 – 5 full slices, there is no reason not to get your Spring off to the best start with this gift.

Spring Fruits Fit for Royalty

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Did you know that we have supplied our chocolates for events at Holyrood Palace? Indeed, the Highland Chocolatier have the finest chocolates to offer in Scotland and our chocolates are appreciated at all events they attend. Our chocolate dipped fruits are not only perfect for Spring, but they are ideal for royalty.

If you have not yet tried our Chocolate Dipped Cherries, know that they are the Queen’s favourites. Gently candied for over a week to retain their natural juices and served complete with their natural stalks, each cherry is hand dipped in our Sao Tome 70% dark chocolate for the most delicious of flavour combinations. Cherries and chocolate go together like peaches and cream, so do not miss out on our selection that is truly irresistible – even to royalty.

Whole Juicy Fruits

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It is not only slices of fruits that offer at the Highland Chocolatier. We embrace the Spring spirit and offer whole candied fruits such as our chocolate dipped cherries. In fact, one of our favourite products is our box of 4 Whole Candied Clementines. Candied to create the sweetest layer of sugar from our delicious syrup to allow the whole fruit’s juices to be contained, each bite is sweeter and juicier than the next.

Swirled with a delicate pattern of our single origin 70% dark chocolate and dipped by hand, these individual candied fruits are a real treat for any chocolate connoisseur. If you are looking for a gift idea, all of our fruits – including a whole clementine – are available in our specially selected St Clements fruit selection, decorated especially for Mother’s Day gifts.

Mother’s Day Chocolate Gifts

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Spring is also a time for giving gifts and showing appreciation. With both Easter and Mother’s Day around the corner, there is no better time to make sure you are prepared with the most delectable chocolate thank you gifts. Chocolate dipped fruits could be just what your friends and family are looking for.

Our candied lemon dipped in white chocolate is wrapped up in a special white box, topped off with a seasonal ribbon, to make an ideal gift of Mother’s Day chocolates for your mum. We have other Mother’s Day chocolates that would make the ideal gift, with none more luxurious than our selection of decadent chocolate hampers.

Chocolate hampers make a perfect gift for Mother’s Day as they bring together some of our best loved products wrapped up in a luxurious black wicker hamper. The hamper we recommend for Mother’s Day is our Gourmet Chocolate Hamper. With a selection box of 9 chocolates, a decorative tin of hot chocolate flakes, luxury chocolate dipped fudge and a special Highland Chocolatier mug to enjoy her new hot chocolate, what better way is there to tell your mum that she is loved and appreciated than with the finest selections of chocolates we offer?

Choose The Best Chocolates and Fruits

At the Highland Chocolatier, we use only the finest ingredients in all of our products we hand craft. With expertly sourced ingredients, we offer a truly luxurious gourmet experience in each chocolate. If you are looking for treats to help you get into the Spring spirit, our chocolate dipped fruits have a lot to offer all taste preferences. Go on – treat yourself or a friend this Spring.

Gourmet Thank You Gifts For Mother’s Day

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

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Your mother has done a lot for you. She raised you, made you feel special, and would turn the world upside down to make you happy. It is important to show her that you love and appreciate her for all the time and effort she put in to help you grow up and become the person you are today. Mother’s Day is her day to be pampered and appreciated (more than usual!) and finding her a beautiful gift can be a great way to tell her ‘thank you’ for all that she has done. Saying thank you could not be easier than with the Highland Chocolatier’s delicately divine range of Mother’s Day chocolate gifts crafted especially for her.

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Finding the right gift to say how much your mother mean to you is a real struggle sometimes, especially when you want to give a present that is full of meaning and heart. Sometimes we can’t even find ourselves able to settle on just one thing, making the decision all the more difficult. With a fine range of chocolates to choose from here at the Highland Chocolatier, we understand that selecting only a few is difficult, which is why we have created our most luxurious gift idea yet that would make the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

Our luxury chocolate hampers are sure to make any mother smile. Filled with only our finest selected chocolate products, each black wicker hamper is packed full of flavour. The most petite in our range is the Highland Chocolatier Gourmet Chocolate Hamper. Give your mother the gift of choice this Mother’s Day in this beautiful, reusable hamper. Inside, there are treats for her to enjoy whenever she likes. With nine award-winning homemade chocolates in the Chocolatier’s Selection Box, a decorative tin of dark hot chocolate flakes, a pack of luxury fudge dipped in milk chocolate, and a special Highland Chocolatier Mug made just for her to enjoy her new hot chocolate drinks, there is something for more than just Mother’s Day inside this hamper that she can come back to again and again.

We also offer slightly larger chocolate hampers at different prices filled with even more chocolates from our award winning range. Browse them today for more information, and contact us if you require any changes or have recommendations prior to delivery. Delivering the perfect gourmet gift to you means everything to us, as your mother means to you.

A Heart Full of Love

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Traditional boxes of chocolates make a great gift for Mother’s Day. Yet, if you are looking for something just a little more different and special, the Highland Chocolatier have the beautifully made selection box just for you. Telling your mother that you love her could not be easier than with our beautiful boxes of 6 Loving Filled Hearts. Enclosed in our beautiful red and gold Highland Chocolatier boxes are a selection of three of our most lovingly designed chocolates from our selection.

She will be able to enjoy tasting our stunning Hearts of Gold, beautifully smooth caramel-note milk chocolate filled with the softest oozing caramel centres; Pure White Velvet Hearts, a deliciously creamy blonde chocolate heart with a creamy ganache centre; and Dark Sao Tome Hearts, with just a pinch of sea salt thrown in to really add to their decadent flavours. If your mother would love a box full of choice, this could be the heart-filled box you need.

Let Her Heart Soar with Butterfly Chocolate Boxes

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Finding something small as a little treat for your mother to enjoy can brighten up her day. That is why at the Highland Chocolatier we have created our finest little boxes of chocolates that bring out the beauty of the contents. Whether they are a smaller part of a large present, or a little gift to hand to her throughout the day, our expertly decorated Liquorice Butterfly Box filled with two decadent little chocolates makes the perfect treat.

These chocolates are some of our newest we have created. Caramelised white ganache with the finest trace of liquorice truffle is enrobed in our delicious single origin 70% dark Sao Tome chocolate. The taste of liquorice matches perfectly with the sweet and creamy taste of white chocolate, making for an exquisite taste sensation your mum would love. Wrapped up in a small white box with an elegantly designed gold butterfly atop the bundle, there is no more attractive gift on shelves for Mother’s Day.

Award-Winning Selections for Her

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Chocolates can make anybody’s day brighter. The Highland Chocolatier offers the finest of Scottish chocolate selections, and with the added benefit of your Mother’s Day chocolate delivered to you, there is no reason not to make your online order today. Boxes of chocolates are the traditional choice for any gift, including Mother’s Day, so it is only right that we have included our finest chocolate selection box in our range for Mother’s Day.

Our Mother’s Day Truffle Selection is one of the most elegant and delectable choices for your mother with 20 chocolates presented neatly in a beautiful gift box that requires no extra wrapping up. Each truffle is individually wrapped in delicious milk or 70% dark chocolate and hand decorated to perfection. Included in the box are our finest award winning velvet truffles, chosen at the International Chocolate Awards 2015 to receive the highest Gold award for chocolate truffles. We have also included more flavours from our truffle range for that extra special elegancy Mother’s Day chocolate gift. Go on, let her know she means the world and more with this beautiful box of gourmet treats.

Tokens of Love

Looking for the perfect accompaniment to a bouquet of flowers? Take a look at our range of delicious love tokens for more ideas this Mother’s Day from the Highland Chocolatier’s expert chocolate kitchen. Contact us for more information or for any dietary requirements necessary.

Luxury Chocolate Wedding Gifts for the Big Day

Monday, February 15th, 2016

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So here you are, in need of a present for a special bride or groom close to your heart. With the wedding season approaching fast you will want to find the perfect gift to showcase the happy couple’s love and affection for one another and at the Highland Chocolatier we have plenty of beautiful gifts for newlyweds.

If you are looking over the online wedding gift list that your dear friends have compiled for all of their guests and you can’t quite spot the perfect gift, consider chocolate wedding gifts from Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier. Chocolate is universally loved, and with our wide selection of different flavours and tastes, there is something for everyone. However, the chocolate we have to offer is not universally found but we can assure that it will be loved by anyone you wish to indulge. We can assure this through our food awards both nationally and internationally such as the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Food Service Product of the Year (2014).

Chocolate Hampers For All Couples

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The biggest – and one of the best! – gifts available in our range that would suit a newlywed couple right to a T are our finest gourmet chocolate hampers. The first in the range is the Highland Chocolatier Gourmet Hamper, a black wicker basket containing a Chocolatier’s Selection Box of 9 Luxury Chocolates, a Decorative Tin of Dark Hot Chocolate Flakes, a pack of Luxury Fudge Dipped in Milk Chocolate, and a special Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier mug. Our finest recommendation, however, and top of the list for luxury chocolate wedding presents would be the Highland Chocolatier Opulence Chocolate Hamper.

This indulgent hamper is top of the range,  featuring a spectacular Chocolatier’s Selection Box of 48 Chocolates, a Decorative Tin of Luxury Nougat, a Decorative Tin of Dark Hot Chocolate Flakes, a Pack of Juicy Cherries Dipped in 70% Dark Sao Tome Chocolate, a Pack of Brazil Nuts rolled in Milk and 70% Dark Sao Tome Chocolate, a Cranberry and Apricot Milk Chocolate Bar, an Almond and Pistachio 70% Dark Sao Tome Bar, and a beautiful Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier serving plate to enjoy all of these chocolates. Make your gift extra special and offer the happy couple the gift of gourmet.

Award-Winning Luxury Velvet Truffles

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Even if our chocolate hampers do not appear on the wedding gift list, they make for the perfect surprise. However, if you have already bought from the list, we would recommend some of our most decadent products which make for an excellent accompaniment to any gift basket. These products include our award winning truffles from our Velvet Truffle Range, especially the Velvet Truffle Classic. The Velvet Truffle Classic range can be found in a box of twelve, with a taste that blends fresh Perthshire cream with a delicate caramel flavour.

However, if you are purchasing for someone searching for unique flavours, then look no further than our other six flavours of truffle including the Velvet Truffle Strawberry and Star Anise, the Velvet Truffle Dark São Tomé, the Velvet Truffle Caramel with a hint of liquorice, the Velvet Truffle Raspberry and Black Pepper, the Velvet Truffle Passion Fruit with a Touch of Mango and finally the Velvet Truffle White Lime with a hint of chilli. We can assure you that for any chocolate lover, any of our seven types of gourmet chocolate truffles will be the crème de la crème of all gifts received.

Make Their Hearts Flutter with Boxes of Chocolates

If you reading this and are the bride or groom yourself, and find yourself wishing for these goodies, after adding ‘chocolate hamper from Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier’ to your gift list, why not invest in luxury chocolate wedding favours. Our recommendation would our Butterfly Box, an adorable and beautifully presented little box containing our chocolate truffles, and at an even more delectable price of only £3.95. These pretty little boxes add elegance and grace to any table they are placed upon.

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Head over to our Wedding Gifts section for an even larger selection of chocolate wedding gifts including beautiful boxes of chocolates, some coated in velvet and in the shape of a heart, for those of you wishing to give out more of a romantic gift this wedding season. Our Box of 20 Salted Caramel Hearts is shaped in this way, and plays host to twenty chocolates hearts infused with caramel, and with the addition of sea salt crystals to give a taste unmatched by any other. Yet, if you wish for less caramel why not try our romantic selection, in two sizes this selection of chocolates is in a gold heart shaped box featuring speciality chocolates finely selected by our master chocolatier. Both boxes include milk, dark and hazelnut pralines and enrobed truffles and if you so wish, you can pick and choose exactly what you would like these boxes to contain at the checkout option.

Perfect Chocolate Wedding Gifts at the Highland Chocolatier

Find a gift that is special and unique at the Highland Chocolatier. Our vast range of chocolate gifts are perfect for weddings – either if you are a guest giving the gift or a bride or groom giving out favours. Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier provide excellence every time and an assured quality in every bite of chocolate.

Celebrate Your Special Occasion With Gourmet Chocolates

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

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The date is set for your party and your guests are going to be arriving soon to help you celebrate your big occasion. What you need to find is that perfect little something to take their breath away; a chocolate treat for all ages to enjoy. Many people also enjoy spreading cheer through giving gifts, and when it is somebody else’s special occasion, you can’t help but look for the most fitting and luxurious gift possible to make them smile. At the Highland Chocolatier, we adore being able to make your special occasion one to remember, and with our range of gourmet Scottish chocolates available to make your gift a ‘wow’ moment, we sincerely hope our selection of gifts and party favours are ideal for your choice.

Make Their Birthday Special with Award-Winning Chocolate

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Almost everybody adores the taste of chocolate, that is hard to deny! Chocolates are one of the most popular gifts given on birthdays due to the universal popularity of chocolate as a treat and the variety of shapes, sizes, flavours, and packaging choices that fall under the range. The Highland Chocolatier offers some of the most dazzling displays of fine chocolates in Scotland. If you are looking for a box of chocolates that is just that little bit extra special for the birthday boy or girl, then look no further than us.

We are delighted to offer our best, award-winning range of chocolates in our Award Winners Selection Box of 20 Chocolates. Contained within a pristine and elegantly decorated box are 20 individually handcrafted and designed chocolates made to tantalise the taste buds and make a great eye-opening impression upon opening the box. Each chocolate has been hand selected from our award winning range, giving a taste of our internationally renowned flavour combinations all in one handy little box. What’s more, the box as a whole itself has won the Scottish Food and Drink Excellence Product of the Year 2013 making this selection a truly winning box of delights.

The flavours wrapped up in your gift box include flavours from our glorious velvet truffle range. These include a dark velvet truffle, milk velvet truffle, lime truffle, raspberry truffle, chai truffle and a stunningly exquisite rose truffle. Accompanied by a number of our other handmade chocolates, your give will be a sure hit for all different flavour preferences.

Chocolate Gifts for Kids To Make Them Smile

Sometimes, as adults, we aren’t quite sure what to expect when heading to a child’s special occasion. Yet what we do know is how to buy them a great gift! At the Highland Chocolatier we have a range of kids chocolate gifts made especially for little fingers that are shaped and made with children in mind. Who says starting off a gourmet chocolate connoisseur can’t start young?

For kids who just can’t get enough of dinosaurs, we have an extra special selection of chocolate button-filled dinosaurs made to make kids smile. Available in strawberry, white, and milk chocolate flavours, there are more than enough buttons for them to share with their friends. The reusable containers can be used for all sorts of crafts, or even make a really good pocket money penny jar for saving up for their next big treat!

Speaking of pocket money jars, if dinosaurs don’t quite fit what you need, we also offer a great little chocolate piggy bank filled with deliciously sweet and creamy strawberry chocolate buttons. With a little slit for dropping your pennies inside, it makes an enjoyable gift both while enjoying the chocolates and after they are gone!

We offer our delicious range of chocolate buttons in simple cone shaped packaging too for a chance to give the kids a little re-fill of their new favourite chocolate containers. Chocolate gifts for children don’t come much more delicious than this.

Luxury Chocolate Gifts for Anniversaries

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Celebrating your love and commitment to your partner needn’t be a huge event. Sometimes it is the simpler of celebrations, a private dinner for two or a relaxing evening, that can make a special occasion even more enjoyable for the pair of you. Yet, when we want to show love and affection, we often love to do so in the form of giving gifts. That is why the Highland Chocolatier we have created a range of romantic chocolates suited just for moments like these. You have come a long way together since first meeting – it’s time to celebrate.

What is a more perfect way of saying ‘I love you’ than a beautifully decorated heart-shaped box of chocolates? Go the extra mile and make your selection one that they will truly love to be given. Our Romantic Selection Box of 39 Chocolates fit the bill perfectly. Stored in a luxurious red velvet heart shaped box, these chocolates are selected from across our range of decadent hand-crafted chocolates. To really make it special and unique to your partner, however, you can make certain preferences at the checkout.

Simply choose from Just Milk, Just Dark, Enrobed Truffles or Hazelnut Praline Selection when checking out your item and you can make sure you get a box of chocolates that is tailored for their tastes. We cannot think of any better way of showing our love and appreciation than with this delicate, hand-selected box.

Cosy Late-Night Party Favourites

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Sometimes the best way to celebrate a special occasion is a perfectly good, quiet night in with friends. A movie, some food, and a big bowl of popcorn can really make a night stand out. All you need to add is the warmth and laughter! Want to make it extra special? Simply mix in some delicious mugs of our dark hot chocolate flakes. Top them off with some cream and marshmallows, and you have a real sleepover remedy for winter blues that you and your friends will enjoy time and time again.

Across our range of products at the Highland Chocolatier we have items suitable for all kinds of special occasion. Find out more by browsing our delicious range today.

Scottish Chocolate Bars to Delight All Ages

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

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There is something about a bar of chocolate that is almost too tempting. When we see a bar of chocolate, we simply cannot help but to have a little piece that we know is going to be simply melt-in-the-mouth delicious and fulfil those little chocolate cravings. Finding the best chocolate bars can at times be a challenge, but you have come to the right place for luxury chocolate bars that will make a delicious treat or a much-appreciated gift. At The Highland Chocolatier, we have a range of decadent Scottish chocolate bars that will delight even the pickiest of chocolate connoisseurs. Best of all? Our chocolate bars are covered by free UK postage.

Smooth and Creamy Milk Chocolate Bars

Arguably one of the most popular chocolate bars on the market today is the traditional milk chocolate bar. The reason for its popularity can be attributed to its smooth texture and sweetened taste compared to dark chocolate. This makes it a favourite for both children and adults alike. At the Highland Chocolatier, our expert chocolatiers have taken this old favourite and hand-made a chocolate bar that can surely be placed under the branch of luxury. Each 100g milk chocolate bar is subtly spiced with a delicious, soft caramel note to every bite. For the perfect chocolate bar to suit all chocolate lovers’ tastes, choose our deliciously simple and creamy milk chocolate bar.

Taste The Sao Tome Difference

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Another popular choice – particularly for adults – in chocolate bars is dark chocolate. Depending upon the percentage of cocoa within the bar, they can range from the sweeter end of flavours to something more bitter. Our dark chocolate is specially crafted with carefully selected cocoa from the island of Sao Tome. Chosen for its exceptional taste, our single origin cocoa is roasted and used for our dark chocolate bars to create a unique flavour sensation. What’s more, every one of our dark Sao Tome chocolate bars is vegan, meaning even those who cannot consume dairy or other animal products can still enjoy a taste of luxury chocolate straight from the Highland Chocolatier kitchen.

A Smooth Taste Experience

Sometimes milk and dark chocolate are not preferable. For those who are less partial to the taste of our cocoa, we have a scrumptious blonde chocolate bar. Made with our Sao Tome cocoa butter, they are created with fresh Scottish cream and luxurious Madagascan vanilla for one of the smoothest chocolate bars we have made. Made with no cocoa powder, they have a more delicate and creamy taste than those that do have a cocoa powder base. The sweet, milky taste of the blonde chocolate bars mean they make great chocolates for kids. They are delicious for those big kids that have not quite grown up yet, too!

Intriguing Flavour Combinations

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We like to create new products that will delight all of our customers at the Highland Chocolatier. Recently we introduced a delicious new flavour chocolate bar to our range that has proven to be a delicious and unusual-yet-moreish hit with customers. The salted toffee bar takes our caramel noted milk chocolate and plays with the flavour on your tongue with two toppings: toffee pieces and crunchy sea salt. Chewy toffee mixed with sweet, smooth, melting chocolate makes for a texture sensation, and the sea salt ignites your taste buds with an unexpected hit of flavour and crunch between your teeth.  This bar is perfect for anybody who enjoys a sweet treat and likes a bit of a surprise in texture and flavour with every bite.

Fiery Chocolate Bars for Adults and Brave Kids

They have tried the blonde and milk bars: too sweet for their tastes. The dark chocolate bar was great, but it was lacking in just a little bit of something extra. We have just the delicious bar for you – and it’s a delicious temptation. Our fiery Chinese ginger bar is a bar of our delicious 70% dark Sao Tome chocolate with pieces of hot Chinese root ginger embedded within. Ginger and chocolate make a deliciously well-known pairing and are infused together often. What makes our Chinese ginger bar special is our single origin cocoa in these luxury chocolate bars and the premium ginger that we select. Your gift receiver will delight in this different take on a traditional chocolate bar full of flavour and heat.

Cooking Gourmet Treats with Chocolate Bars

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At the Highland Chocolatier we do not only have chocolate bars suitable for nibbling. We also offer a full bar of 100% Sao Tome cocoa. It is not technically a ‘chocolate’ bar as it contains no sugars or additives and is made up of pure cocoa. The cocoa is conched to become beautifully smooth and is perfect for adding to dishes rather than direct eating. This makes it the ideal companion for a recipe book at any age! Make cakes, sauces, and even meat roasts with it. The only limit is your imagination for flavour experimentation. A little cocoa goes a long way to making a dish rich and delicious.

Gifts for All Ages at The Highland Chocolatier

Our range of Scottish chocolate bars embraces the best of traditional chocolate flavours and become infused with new and exciting combinations. They are wrapped in exquisite Highland Chocolatier designs, making a beautifully presented gift for all ages. Whether you are looking for chocolates for kids or those for a whisky lover, there is something for everyone at the Highland Chocolatier.