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Archive for May, 2016

Velvet Truffles in the frame for major chocolate awards

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Velvet Truffles created by Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier to a top-secret recipe have been named as finalists for the Oscars of the chocolate world, the International Chocolate Awards.

The grand jury has selected Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier’s Velvet Truffle – Classic in the Milk Chocolate Ganaches or Truffles category and the Caramel and Liquorice Velvet Truffle14 in the White Chocolate Ganaches or Truffles category for the British National Competition of the International Chocolate Awards. These pure unenrobed truffles were previously only available to top chefs but Iain Burnett the Highland Chocolatier developed a range for sale to the public as well as the catering trade. The range includes seven flavours from those with white chocolate, lime with a hint of chilli to fruit based with raspberry and black pepper, to the decadently rich Dark Velvet Truffle made with São Tomé cocoa. (more…)

Specialist Selection of Decorative Tins

Friday, May 27th, 2016

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Once, a gorgeous tin of chocolate was preserved only for passing around at Christmas, each of us peering into the beautifully presented darkness in order to choose our favourite, but now you can enjoy an individual chocolate filled tin crafted by the experts at the Highland Chocolatier and filled to the brim with sumptuous sweet treats to delight your senses. These tins are perfect to enjoy on your own, or share as you see fit, though what could be more indulgent than relaxing alone and enjoying the ceremony of opening you very own individual tin of chocolates? (more…)

Gourmet Scottish Chocolate Hampers

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

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A Gift for Chocolate Lovers

We are a nation of chocolate lovers. Did you know that according to the International Cocoa Organization, Europeans eat almost half the world’s chocolate consumption. Estimating that the average Brit, Swiss, or German eats 11kg of chocolate a year and no wonder when it tastes so good!

Are you looking for a Luxury chocolate gift for a loved one?  Highland Chocolatier’s chocolate hampers made in Scotland make a perfect gift for the chocolate lover. Give a loved one their share of delicious chocolate with one of Iain Burnett’s Highland Chocolatier alcohol free hampers. Packed with sweet goodness, spoil a family or friend with our gourmet artisan chocolate. (more…)

Luxury Chocolate Wedding Favours

Friday, May 20th, 2016

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Planning your wedding day can be a roller-coaster, full of emotional highs and lows, and here at the Highland Chocolatier we know it can be a stressful time. Favours are synonymous with weddings and not only do they decorate your tables beautifully, they also allow your guests to take home a lovely reminder your special day.  With so many options to choose from out there it can be overwhelming but luckily, we’ve expertly created some beautiful chocolate favours in order to make the decision a little bit easier.  Whether hosting a small intimate ceremony or a large soiree full of friends and family we have offerings that will excite each of your guests. (more…)

Gourmet Chocolate Guide – Chocolate Gifts for Him

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Gourmet Chocolate is the perfect gift for any occasion. Gifts for him are often hard to choose, which seems silly when you think that everyone loves a rich piece of chocolate. Gentleman like to indulge in dark tastes and whisky paired chocolates which are available to order at Highland Chocolatier.

Below are our top picks for chocolate for men which will solve your problem when picking a gift for his birthday, Father’s Day or even if you are looking for next year’s Valentines chocolate.

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São Tomé – Luxury Single Origin Chocolate

Friday, May 13th, 2016

pic25Here at the Highland Chocolatier we pride ourselves on using the most exclusive ingredients, and what could be more exclusive than cocoa sourced from a volcanic island on the equator with a population of just 160,00? The internet and electricity flicker erratically, but where the island lacks in modern amenities it makes up for in exquisite cocoa.

Chocolate Origins

The now famous cocoa that grows on “Chocolate Island”, the second smallest African country, is thought to have originated deep within the forests of the Amazon River in Brazil and the Orinoco River of Venezuela, as this plant flourishes in this tropical environment. In the 19th Century sailors brought the seeds from Brazil to the islands of São Tomé and its twin island Príncipe.

Thanks to the rich volcanic soil, the seedlings took to the ground exceptionally well and by the time we reached the 20th century, São Tomé was the world’s biggest cocoa producer. Ironically, although the island is famous for their world-class cocoa, no chocolate is for sale on the island. (more…)

Luxury Thank You Gifts At Highland Chocolatier

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

There are many reasons for buying a luxury “thank you” gift and at Highland Chocolatier, we believe that our chocolate is the best way to show someone you care about, your gratitude. A luxury chocolate gift makes a perfect present and would be suitable for teachers, friends, family or someone special  who has offered you a helping hand. We have lots of luxury thank you gifts at Highland Chocolatier, have a look at just some of our options below.

 

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Tea and Chocolate – The Ultimate Comfort Food

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

pic20“Tea” – Just the word alone sends shivers down Brit’s spines! Tea defines the way we socialise, relax and is embedded in the history of the UK, we are in love with the stuff! We Brits each drink 3 ½ cups of tea a day, with over 25% of the milk we use going into our humble cups. Here at the Highland Chocolatier we know the only thing our customers love more than tea, is chocolate. So what could be more divine than our expertly crafted chocolates painstakingly paired with our favourite tea flavours from the Wee Tea Company?

Breakfast Tea Pairings

Waking up in the morning is a task many of us dread, blinking into the sun we stagger into the kitchen feeling for the kettle. With every second we wake up slightly more, but as we all know we won’t truly be awake until we’ve had our first sip of the all-important cup of tea. Now picture this, rather than staggering towards the kitchen, you skip, you hop, you might even jump! Why? Because in your kitchen, nestled near the teabags you have an exquisite chocolate created specifically for you to enjoy with your tea. If that doesn’t wake you up in the morning I don’t know what will! (more…)

The Perfect Chocolate Gift for Father’s Day

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Father’s day falls on the 19th June this year – not long now! We all know Dads can be difficult to buy for, but what’s a better way to spoil him than with some luxury Scottish chocolate. Take the stress out of shopping and read our gift guide for the perfect chocolate present!

 

Father's Day GiftWhisky Chocolate

Did you know The smell of chocolate increases theta brain waves, which triggers relaxation? What better for your Dad this Father’s Day to relax than to kick back with our selection of Whisky Chocolate. If he enjoys both the taste of chocolate and whisky, he will soon be hooked on these.

Carefully chosen these chocolates are the perfect hybrid of tastes. Whisky in Gaelic reads ‘uisge beathe’, which means ‘water of life’ – all of our whisky chocolates are made with the following whiskies covering the Top Fifty Malts from the length and breadth of Scotland. (more…)