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Newsletter March 2014 and Easter Competition

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No doubt you’re looking forward to spring as much as we are, more sunshine, longer days and walking without wellies. This year we’re going to be busier than ever. British Airways First has introduced us to customers as far afield as Australia, Russia and Kuala Lumpur. It’s amazing how far our chocolates now travel! We have a new shop opening in St Andrews, South Street very soon, right in the heart of the developing food quarter, so more of you can pop in and pick up your favourites.  At this time of year Iain’s chocolate moulding skills turn to creating giant Easter Eggs! These whoppers stand half a meter tall and can take up to 5kg of chocolate. Our Easter competition promises one lucky entrant a Giant Easter Egg to take home! Visit our shops in Grandtully or St Andrews where the eggs will be on display, or submit an entry by clicking here.

 Gems from the Kitchen

IMG_5795The Cocoa Dusted Velvet Truffle is Iain Burnett’s signature chocolate. With only natural ingredients it may sound simple, but it took Iain three years to perfect the recipe and achieve the exquisitely smooth texture.  The technique he has developed is top secret. Iain tried many sources and combinations before settling on a single variety of cocoa grown on the island of São Tomé and unblended cream from a single herd of Fresian cows grazed in the hills above Crieff in Perthshire. 

 

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Mother’s Day 30th March

Our suggestions for Mother’s day.  A Selection of 30 Milk or 30 Dark Chocolates (£39.95), Chocolate Florentines (£16.95) or a decadent box of luxury Dipped Fruit (£16.95), each presented in beautiful dusky pink round boxes. We can deliver along with a hand-written gift message.  Or for something different why not bring Mum along for a Chocolate Afternoon Tea at the Coffee House in Grandtully. 

 Offering More

We know how much you adore chocolate and we have started to share ideas of more ways to savour it in the form of food pairing suggestions and recipes such as the wonderful Rich Tomato and Chocolate Soup.  Our Malt Whisky and Chocolate Pairing is evolving fast.  We are proud to be aligned to several distilleries and can recommend the perfect chocolate to match no less than 36 whiskies.   Keep an eye on the Latest News section of the web-site or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more regular suggestions. There is an update at least once a week.

 

Do keep in touch. We love to hear from you.

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