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Joining the Ranks of British Excellence

Friday, April 27th, 2018

A Prestigious Alliance

Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier has received the honoured invitation to join Walpole, the prestigious alliance of Britain’s leading luxury brands.

Walpole boasts an impressive tradition of supporting excellence in British craftsmanship, innovation, design, style, and impeccable service, and includes such illustrious names as Rolls Royce, Mulberry, Wedgwood, Claridges, Jimmy Choo, Bentley, The Savoy, The Dorchester, Tiffany, Harrods, Selfridges and Fortnum & Masons among others.

Walpole CEO, Helen Brocklebank, said “I’m delighted to welcome the Highland Chocolatier as a member of Walpole. Walpole represents the finest luxury brands in the British Isles, and Iain’s quest for perfection and his attention to detail in chocolate making, from sourcing the finest cream from a single herd of Perthshire Friesians to tracking down rare cocoa from São Tomé, demonstrates a remarkable commitment to the pursuit of excellence.

Striving for Excellence

Among such distinguished creators and brand leaders, Master Chocolatier Iain Burnett is a natural addition. Twice winning the World Gold at the International Chocolate Awards for his unique Velvet Truffles, Iain is Scotland’s most awarded chocolatier. As a truffle specialist, Iain has carved a unique niche with other culinary masters, supplying Michelin Star chefs with world class petits fours, Master Distillers with chocolate pairings, and some of Britain’s must luxurious hotels with stunning bespoke chocolates for their guests and clients.

Walpole’s devotion to excellence could not be more in keeping with Iain’s personal ethos. Asked for his definition of luxury, Iain replies “I think striving for excellence on a daily basis is a route to creating genuine luxury – far above average and something an artisan is proud of.”

Love Affair with British Luxury

On receiving the news Iain responded “Becoming a Walpole member is a tremendous honour. I greatly value the opportunity to learn from association with such like-minded members, many of whom started as family businesses themselves.”

As Walpole’s Member Guide explains, “The world’s love affair with Britain’s luxury brands shows no signs of abating, and Walpole’s 200 members have never been more valued or desired… Walpole supports the luxury sector through a strategic programme of events, mentorship, thought leadership, communications and political and media engagement.”

Read Iain’s full interview with Walpole about the life of a Master Chocolatier here.

 

Highland Chocolatier is Top of Truffle Tree

Monday, October 17th, 2016

international-chocolate-awards-2016Two successive “Best in the World” awards is huge achievement for a small Scottish business.  For a second year running, Perthshire-based Master Chocolatier Iain Burnett received a prestigious gold accolade in the International Chocolate Awards at Olympia, London for one of his exquisite Velvet Truffles.

In competition with chocolatiers from all over the globe, his new Velvet Truffle – Caramel with a Hint of Liquorice topped the board – the only UK chocolatier to win such a distinction in the truffle and praline category this year.

Iain Burnett is based in the tiny village of Grandtully in Highland Perthshire, and the Highland Chocolatier has just celebrated its tenth anniversary. In recent years Iain’s special expertise in making both “naked” and enrobed (coated) chocolates has made his premises one of the area’s leading tourist attractions.

THE SCOTTISH CHOCOLATE CENTRE at Grandtully, opened in 2010, was the first and only venue of its kind in Scotland dedicated to the promotion of gourmet chocolate. Iain Burnett himself is now Scotland’s most awarded chocolatiers and one of the top three in the UK.liquorice_and_caramel_velvet_truffle_box_with_chocs_at_front

Iain said of his latest success: “I’m really pleased that my new caramelised white Velvet Truffle has been selected. Liquorice is a flavour that sometimes gets a bad press but I’ve developed a chocolate that uses a gentle hint of liquorice with white chocolate that has been caramelised to complement it. The balance of chocolate and spices is combined to create a complex chocolate that is above all, delicious!”

The truffles cost £19.95 for a gift box and are available in his Grandtully and St Andrews stores, as well as on-line (UK and internationally) via www.highlandchocolatier.com.

The recipe and technique for producing Iain’s pure ganache truffle is a closely guarded secret because it is so unique. His Velvet Truffle – Dark São Tomé won gold at the International Chocolate Awards in 2015, marking it as The World’s Best Dark Chocolate Truffle.  Both his Velvet Truffle – Caramel with a Hint of Liquorice and his original  Velvet Truffle – Classic won Gold at the British section of the International Chocolate Awards in June 2016.

The Velvet Truffle Range has won Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Confectionery and Snacking Product of the Year.

The International Chocolate Awards are judged from over 40 countries with literally thousands of entries. They recognise the finest quality chocolate from around the world and reflect international tastes, offering a level playing field for chocolatiers worldwide. For example, the firm winning silver in the white truffle category came from the United States, and five bronzes were awarded to firms from the US, Mexico and Switzerland.

Iain Burnett – The Highland Chocolatier sources chocolate from the small island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe and uses local ingredients including cream from a single herd of Perthshire cattle, and Scottish honey and Scottish butter.

Iain Burnett the Highland Chocolatier Sweeps the Board at International Chocolate Awards

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Chocolatiers at Iain Burnett the Highland Chocolatier are celebrating after winning three separate awards at the International Chocolate Awards.

Iain Burnett at International Chocolate Awards York 2016

After being awarded Best Dark Truffle in the world in October 2015 at the International Chocolate Awards, the Velvet Truffle has now been named Best Milk Truffle and Best White Truffle in Britain.

The grand jury also awarded gold to the Highland Chocolatier’s milk chocolate Velvet Truffle – Classic and the Velvet Truffle Caramel and Liquorice in the milk chocolate truffle and white chocolate truffle categories respectively, for the British National Competition of the International Chocolate Awards.

A unique additional award was given to the Velvet Truffle Caramel and Liquorice Velvet for the exceptional number of points it was awarded by the judging panel.

Both Velvet Truffles will now compete alongside entries from across the world to win the accolade of the best in the world.

Based at Grandtully in Highland Perthshire, Iain Burnett started working on the now famous Velvet Truffle over 10 years ago and is now Scotland’s most awarded chocolatier.

The chocolatier’s kitchen is situated next to the Scottish Chocolate Centre, which has become a four star attraction for locals and visitors who travel far to enjoy the coffee house, gift showrooms, gourmet chocolate shop and tours of the centre. Another shop operates in St Andrews and the chocolates are delivered to chefs and customers across the UK and internationally.

Iain Burnett, who prizes simple, natural ingredients in his chocolates, said: “Many years of work has gone into the Velvet Truffles so it’s fantastic that such a pure ganache – just rare cocoa and a very particular fresh cream without additives – is recognised by pastry chefs, restaurateurs and members of the international Grand Jury.

pic25The Velvet Truffle- Classic was the one chosen by Albert Roux himself – due to its incredible texture and purity his customers could enjoy just the flavours and textures of the cocoa and cream itself without any hindrance of preservatives or even a hard chocolate shell. With the Velvet Truffle, Caramel & hint of Liquorice, the caramelization of a high cocoa butter white chocolate ganache was one of those kitchen accidental eureka moments – it definitely has been a hit during our tasting trials!”

These pure un-enrobed Velvet 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.

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…)

Say it with Chocolate – Gourmet Chocolate Gifts Delivered by Post

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

pic15Does the bustling high street fill you with dread? Nothing can be more stressful than pushing your way through the busy streets searching for the perfect tasty accompaniment for your dinner party, or the ideal gift for your loved ones. Thankfully The Highland Chocolatier has the solution, beautifully hand crafted chocolates by post.

Iain Burnett’s Highland Chocolatier’s luxury chocolate selection is loved the world over and has been recognised through national and international awards. This global recognition has led us to offer a worldwide delivery service so all those who appreciate our exquisite work can enjoy a taste in their own home, no matter the location. Whether as an indulgent treat for yourself and guests in your home, or a special delivery to a distant loved one, the Highland Chocolatier postal service delivers special messages with much more than just words.

You can choose to deliver to your own address, or a different one. Think of the pleasure on your loved ones face as they unwrap the present of our dark and milk salted caramel hearts with a personalised message included. These heart-shaped favourites are filled with a luxurious caramel speckled with the exciting taste and texture of sea salt. Our signature São Tomé 70% dark chocolate sits beautifully with our caramel noted milk chocolate versions. Not only will you receive these moreish treats, but in the centre of the box is a singular disc of dark chocolate for an indulgent treat. This beautiful gift is not only gluten and nut free but finished with a hand tied ribbon in a beautiful white and gold box. No matter where that special person lives, show them how much they mean to you with UK and worldwide shipping all year round.

UK Delivery

Customers are now busier than ever with little time for themselves. Our luxurious chocolate selection by post frees up your valuable time and delivers all your chocolate needs in a convenient way. We aim to deliver our chocolates in perfect condition as quickly as possible. Each item is packaged with extreme care to preserve the contents our small in-house team of chocolatiers passionately create every day. In the UK We deliver Monday – Saturday by Royal Mail and for those who need the perfect chocolate selection in a short space of time, we offer a next day courier service Monday-Friday completely removing the unwanted stress of last minute shopping. The cut off for same-day dispatch of our gourmet chocolate deliveries is 12pm.

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Many of our deluxe chocolate items are eligible for free post making them even more appealing, this will be clearly mentioned as “UK Free Post Item” in their description. These items are posted by Royal Mail Second Class. Not only do we offer many items with free delivery, but customers can also order in advance, specifying a preferred delivery date to guarantee the recipient receives their gift on the ideal date.

 

Worldwide Delivery

We take special care to ensure our customers outside the UK receive their Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier Gifts in the same pristine condition as those in Britain. All deliveries are made via airmail courier, though your ideal delivery date cannot be specified with deliveries outside the UK we aim for European deliveries to arrive within 2+ days and the rest of the world will receive their delicious signature chocolates within 4+ days.

Popular Gift Selections

Our most popular chocolates make ideal gifts to send to those who live far away, but still crave the exquisite taste of our luxurious hand-crafted chocolates. Our Award Winners Selection showcases the best of the Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier range. Each individual mouthful have won awards in their own rights, including the signature dark velvet truffle ,crafted lovingly with single origin dark chocolate and blended with specially selected Scottish cream. These delicate creations took three years to perfect and were once only available to Michelin chefs but now available to chocolate enthusiasts worldwide boxed in an elaborate red and gold container with a magnetic closure. Our award winner selections are all gluten, alcohol and preservative free making them perfect for all who may desire them.

Another popular gift selection is our decorative tins of luxury chocolates, encased in a beautiful black and gold tin that can be kept as a memento, our decorative tin selections include milk chocolate pearls made with our signature chocolate that melts in your mouth and transports you to a  place of serenity with each mouthful. For those who love nothing more than a strong coffee with their luxury chocolate, you can now enjoy espresso beans rolled in our signature 70% dark chocolate for a bitter sweet and truly unique flavour.

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An exceptional gift for those who enjoy the zing of fresh fruit is our dipped fruit selection. Candied in syrup for weeks to preserve their natural flavours perfectly capturing their sweet moreish flavour and presented in a distinctive round to perfectly showcase the glisten of the fruit. Each fruit, though varying in each selection could include a whole clementine and cherries on their natural stalks are hand dipped in our signature single origin 70% dark São Tomé chocolate

The outstanding textures and flavours we produce are thanks to the best natural ingredients chosen with extreme care. The finest aspect of our chocolate creations is the fresh yearly harvest that ensures fresh, unique flavours to our recipes. We are proud to be able to deliver these one-of-a-kind flavours to customers all over the world.

There is not much as widely appreciated the world over as delicious, melt in the mouth chocolate. Here at Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier we believe that no matter the taste preference or the occasion, whether it be as a thank-you, a birthday treat or anniversary, our gourmet chocolate gifts by post will be thoroughly enjoyed by all who are lucky enough to receive them.

 

 

 

 

 

Spectacular Easter collection produced by Iain Burnett the Highland Chocolatier

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

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Awarded gold in the World Chocolate Awards in 2015, Iain Burnett the Highland Chocolatier is launching its annual collection for Easter with a handmade range that includes single origin dark chocolate, ornate miniature eggs and caramel-toned milk chocolate.

Chocolate lovers can choose from little gems like chocolate chicks on a bed of eggs for children, to sophisticated Chinese ginger and dark São Tomé (single origin) chocolate eggs. Alongside the range of moulded Easter eggs, Iain Burnett has created boxes and bags of miniature eggs in crisp shells or filled with praline.

The Easter collection comprises a choice of seven large moulded eggs alongside miniature eggs and chocolate chicks including:

Ornate chocolate eggshells and Belgian praline eggs: 40 colourfully decorated white chocolate eggshells and foil wrapped milk, dark and white chocolate Belgian praline eggs in an elegant white and gold presentation box.

Praline eggs and mini crisp shell eggs: a bag of three foil-wrapped Belgian praline eggs with milk chocolate mini eggs encased in a crisp shell.

Milk chocolate drizzle egg: hand-moulded in caramel-toned milk chocolate and decorated with a drizzle of dark chocolate.

Salted toffee milk chocolate egg: a caramel-noted milk chocolate egg dressed with sea-salted toffee.

Raspberry dark chocolate egg: handmade using Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier single-origin São Tomé 70% dark chocolate and decorated with crushed raspberries.

Luxury Chinese Ginger Dark Chocolate egg: handmade in Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier single-origin São Tomé 70% dark chocolate and encrusted with pieces of Chinese ginger.  It is presented with 6 Belgian praline eggs.

Striped Dark Chocolate Egg: handmade with Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier single-origin São Tomé 70% dark chocolate and emblazoned with generous splashes of milk chocolate. The egg is presented with six milk, dark and white foil-covered Belgian praline eggs.

Milk Chocolate Chick on Mini Egg Nest: A cute, caramel-noted milk chocolate Easter chick dusted in pink and perched on a nest of milk chocolate mini eggs with a crisp shell.

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Prices range from £4.25 to £37.95. Everything in the Easter collection can be delivered nationwide and internationally along with a personal message handwritten on a special gift card. The UK Next Day delivery rate is £5.95.

Iain Burnett The Highland Chocolatier sources chocolate from the small African country, São Tomé and Príncipe and use local ingredients including cream from a single herd of Perthshire cattle, Scottish butter and local honey.

Based at Grandtully in Highlands Perthshire, Iain Burnett The Highland Chocolatier was founded in 2006 and is now Scotland’s most awarded chocolatier. In 2015 it won worldwide acclaim at the International Chocolate Awards with its Velvet Truffle marked as The World’s Best Dark Chocolate Truffle. It also won two further silvers for the Passion Fruit & Mango White Velvet Truffle and the Raspberry & Black Pepper Velvet Truffle.  The awards recognise the finest quality chocolate from around the world and reflect international tastes, offering a level playing field for chocolatiers worldwide.

Iain Burnett The Highland Chocolatier is part of The Scottish Chocolate Centre, which runs gourmet chocolate tasting tours. The business is twinned with Legends of Grandtully, a destination for locals and tourists who come to enjoy their coffee house, gift showrooms and gourmet chocolate shop.  The second Highland Chocolatier shop runs Tasting Evenings in St Andrews (Fife).

To book tours at the Scottish Chocolate Centre or buy chocolates, visit www.highlandchocolatier.com or call 01887 840775.

Highland Chocolatier Set to Hit a Million after Bumper Year

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Iain Burnett the Highland Chocolatier is celebrating a bumper year after hand producing over 800,000 chocolates in 2015 and forecasting over a million to be produced in 2016 as they mark their tenth year of business.  Twelve tonnes of chocolate were produced this year by Iain Burnett and his team – the equivalent of the combined weight of over 156 people.

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Demand for the luxurious chocolate, particularly their specialist truffle range, has grown with strong international demand from around the world due to their partnerships with British Airways First cabins worldwide. The chocolates have been exported as far afield as Japan, India and the Middle East.

Based at Grandtully, Iain Burnett The Highland Chocolatier was founded in 2006 and is now Scotland’s most awarded chocolatier and one of the top three in the UK. This year it won international recognition at the International Chocolate Awards with their Velvet Truffles recognised as The World’s Best Dark Chocolate Truffle. It also won two further silvers for the The Velvet Truffle – Passion Fruit & Mango and The Velvet Truffle – Raspberry & Black Pepper. The awards recognise the finest quality chocolate from around the world and reflect international tastes, offering a level playing field for chocolatiers worldwide.

Julie Collier, Commercial Director said:

“Producing this volume of hand-crafted chocolates is a huge achievement and comes at the end of a landmark year for us. As we enter our tenth year of trading, we’ve received the ultimate recognition on an international scale and I’m delighted that our chocolates are now marked as the finest in the world.

It’s wonderful that people worldwide are becoming increasingly refined in their chocolate tastes. We’ve always used the very best ingredients including cream from a single herd of local cattle, Perthshire honey, Scottish butter and pairings with the finest Scotch whisky. This integrity and natural approach is important for our customers worldwide.

We’re looking forward to celebrating our tenth anniversary in 2016 and sharing our chocolates with even more people!”

Iain Burnett The Highland Chocolatier is based at The Scottish Chocolate Centre, where they run gourmet chocolate tasting tours.  The business is twinned with Legends of Grandtully, a Mecca for locals and tourists who come to enjoy their chocolate and coffee house, gift showrooms and gourmet chocolate shop.  To book tours at the Scottish Chocolate Centre call 01887 840775.

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The World’s Best Dark Chocolate Truffle is Scottish!

Monday, October 26th, 2015

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Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier, Scotland’s most awarded chocolatier, has been credited as creator of The World’s Best Dark Chocolate Truffle without any added flavourings!  Tens of thousands of chocolates from over 40 countries were judged by world class chefs, sommeliers and food experts to decide on this Gold International Chocolate Award.  A further two of Iain Burnett’s Velvet Truffle flavours received Silver Awards for The Velvet Truffle – Passion Fruit with a Touch of Mango and The Velvet Truffle – Raspberry & Black Pepper.

The International Chocolate Awards held their World Finals at The Chocolate Show in London, Olympia, Kensington to bring Chocolate Week 2015 to a close.

Already a winner of three awards for his unique Velvet Truffles in the UK finals earlier this year, Iain’s exquisite Velvet Truffles have now received this crowning recognition in the elite world of the very finest chocolate. The entire Highland Chocolatier team are thrilled about the achievement and are proud to receive such an amazing accolade.

“After a decade of striving for excellence, it is exciting that this recognition is given to the Velvet Truffle in its purest form – fresh cream from a single herd of Perthshire cows meticulously combined with a rare chocolate from the island of São Tomé” Iain said. “In front of the world, the judges have identified the dedication of a small team of artisans in Highland Perthshire who create a unique truffle of unparalleled texture and purity”.

The International Chocolate Awards recognise the finest quality chocolate from around the world. The awards reflect international tastes, offering a level playing field for world-wide entries overseen by a Grand Jury who travel to each competition.  The judging panel is made up of a cross section of experts, food journalists and pastry chefs. Prizes are separated according to category with one Gold and a number of Silver awards available in each. The categories, which range from truffles to bars, are designed to reflect current tastes and exquisite offerings within the chocolate industry.

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More International Awards for Scotland’s Top Chocolatier

Monday, June 8th, 2015

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In the unique historical setting of The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, York (the UK’s ‘Chocolate City’), Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier added yet more accolades to the already burgeoning trophy cabinet.

The company based in Grandtully, Highland Perthshire was delighted to be awarded two Gold awards for the amazing The Velvet Truffle – Dark Sao Tome and for the exciting new The Velvet Truffle – Passion Fruit with a Touch of Mango – the latest to their Truffle Collection – along with a silver award for the The Velvet Truffle – Raspberry and Black Pepper – all “naked” Velvet Truffles.

Shortlisted to the British Regional Final, the company scooped top prize and was presented with a crystal trophy in the White Truffle Category for The Passion Fruit & Mango Velvet Truffle. Iain said “This Passion Fruit & Mango truffle is the result of a long search through 80 different fruits and recipes for the ultimate natural tang – I believe the passion fruit delivers, balanced in a velvety white chocolate ganache and rounded out with the fullness of ripe mango.”

Held every two years, the International Chocolate Awards is an independent competition recognising excellence in fine chocolate making. As the World’s only fully independent international fine chocolate competition, the aim is to support companies producing fine chocolate and chocolatiers, small companies and artisans working with fine chocolate.  By helping these markets to develop, the aim is to support the farmers who grow fine cacao.

Competitions are held in a growing number of countries and regions around the world, including Italy, the UK, USA, Germany, Scandinavia and other locations, with more competitions being held each year. Winners of the regional competitions are judged together at the World Final, which celebrates the best entries of the year. Judges include a wide range of experts, tasters, pastry chefs, food journalists, bloggers, sommeliers and chefs.

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Amazing Year for Scotland’s Top Chocolatier

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

The team at Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier are delighted to have added a significant haul to the growing trophy collection in 2014 which has been a phenomenal year.

The most amazing award was won in the international arena where the Highland Chocolatier’s hot chocolate won Best Hot Chocolate in The International Chocolate Awards held in Germany (awarded jointly with an Austrian Chocolatier).  A tremendous feat given the world stage and competition!
As if that was not stunning enough, a brand new award was launched in London back in November to mark the ever-growing popularity of salted chocolates and caramels.  The “Great British Salted Chocolate Challenge” set out to find the best salted chocolate product in the whole of the UK.  Iain, competing alongside 9 other chocolatiers – mainly from London – scooped top prize with his entry of the Salted Raspberry with Szechuan Pepper Salt.   He said “it was great fun to move beyond the common salted caramel – we experimented in the kitchen with Smoked Habanero Salt on lime truffle, Espresso Salt in mocha truffle and  the citrus of the Szechuan Pepper Sea Salt was a gastronomic hit with the Raspberry and Black Pepper Velvet Truffle.”

There can be no doubting the fact that this business is staking a claim on the world stage!

Significantly, The Perth Chamber Star Awards saw the business pick up The Independent Retailer of the Year trophy at its awards event at Crieff Hydro – also being a shortlisted finalist in Food & Drink category.  The Independent Retailer award highlights the success of the business and the team behind the scene at the Highland Chocolatier.  The lead judge described the winner stating “the judges felt that the people at the heart of this business set it apart from all others – the journey, passionate involvement, communication, ownership and delivery was outstanding. It was the level of involvement that the staff had and the extent to which information was shared that had most impressed.”  Surprised and delighted, Janice Kennedy, Managing Director of the business added “this is a significant award for the team and makes me feel immensely proud.  Those behind the scenes are often forgotten so this award celebrates the entire team who have worked so hard to provide a warm welcome and excellent service to every customer and in the process make this growing business a huge success.”
Perth Chocolate Festival entered its second year and marked the occasion with The National Chocolate Awards, and Iain was pleased to be asked to judge chocolate products.  In one of the few categories he did not judge, the company won Best Bar for their Salted Toffee Bar.

These awards follow on from the coveted Scotland Food and Drink Foodservice Product of the Year as well as five stars in the Great Taste Awards – making it quite a year and MD Janice Kennedy said “We have just enjoyed our best year in every conceivable measure – supplying British Airways First all round the world, creating a brand new online shop and our first store in St Andrews, launching The Velvet Truffle range which is a fantastic new retail offering – our turnover, profit and customer reputation is growing enormously,  and it is pleasing that it should also be recognised on the awards front.  However, we never lose sight of the fact that it is our customer who is the real judge and our objective is to offer a truly outstanding customer service and world-class product excellence.”