Archive for January, 2021

You’ve Been Stars!

Friday, January 8th, 2021

As a small family business, I would like to thank all of you for such an incredible outpouring of support during 2020.  Your continuing patronage has meant 20 local families could weather this storm together and continue to be here for you.  It has been a privilege to fulfil your orders – so often accompanied by heartfelt messages to those dearest to you.  It has made our work more than just that of an artisan chocolatier – it has made our team feel like a conduit for uplifting hearts and sending love when you couldn’t be there to do that yourself.  In such uncertain times it is heart-warming and encouraging to experience the generosity, love and kindness that binds people together.

As a small token, I’d like to offer 20% off a limited edition batch of the Winter Spice Selection, and a Winter Spice Velvet Truffle which has been so popular.  Delivery will need to be before 14th February and only for online orders while stocks last.

With gratitude,

A Tribute to Albert Roux

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

Iain had made the Velvet Truffles for proteges Gordon Ramsay, Andrew Fairlie and Martin Wishart, but when Albert Roux himself asked to visit Iain’s Chocolate Kitchen back in 2010, Iain was somewhat nervous!  Little did he know it would be the beginning of a decade-long relationship with the Godfather of Cooking.  Mr. Roux and Iain spent hours together in the kitchen tasting and discussing chocolate, while Mr. Roux decided which of the Velvet Truffles he would serve at his distinguished tables.  Upon tasting the plainest and simplest of the Velvet Truffles he exclaimed excitedly, “This is the ONE!”  His desire to have customers appreciate the flavours of just the local fresh cream itself and the rare island cocoa itself – without any additives or exotic embellishments – was perfectly suited to Iain’s approach to chocolate.  What an honour it has been.