It’s beginning to taste a lot like Christmas in the chocolate kitchen, as Iain Burnett’s Christmas range is ready for order! To start the season, Iain is releasing his limited edition Festive Spice Velvet Truffle, available in mixed selection boxes or as a box of exquisite unenrobed delicacies. From offering holiday party petits fours, to unique gifts for family and friends, the Highland Chocolatier is delighted to share in your Christmas celebrations…
The Festive Selection
Set in an ornate, round red and gold box, Iain presents a selection of 20 gourmet Velvet Truffles and Pralines, including one Festive Spice Velvet Truffle as the centerpiece.
Festive Spice Velvet Truffles
Decadent, unenrobed edition of the limited edition seasonal favourite! Iain’s award-winning dark chocolate ganache, with a warming infusion of cinnamon, nutmeg, orange and allspice. A chocolate homage to traditional Christmas pudding and fruit cake.
The Winter Selection
A beautiful blend of rich, warming spices, this box also includes the new Pure Caramelized Ganache Velvet Truffles & Sea Salted Caramel Velvet Truffles.
Classic Dipped Fruit Selection
A selection of hand-dipped candied fruits is ideal for Christmas gifting or as a stunning finish to any holiday meal. Presented in a sophisticated gold box and finished with a branded ribbon.
Behind the Christmas Curtain
Always the sign that Christmas has arrived in Grandtully! Chocolatier, Jacqueline, dusting the Festive Spice Velvet Truffles.
The 30th of November is St Andrew’s Day – a day when Scots and Scots-at-heart pay homage to the patron saint of Scotland, and celebrate their national day. Iain invites you to enjoy the occasion with gourmet chocolate from the Scottish Highlands…
20% OFF All Unenrobed Velvet Truffle Boxes
For orders sent out between 6th-13th November only.
Full terms on website.
The witching hour is approaching and Halloween is nearly here! It’s the perfect time to unleash some charming treat ideas for the tricksters in your life – sure to hypnotise, mesmerise and enrapture. Whether you’re braving the eerie night, or warlocking your doors and curling up against the cold, Iain and his team wish you a very Happy Halloween!
Iain’s spin on the classic Halloween treat – the Toffee Apple bar. Tangy apple and toffee pieces crumbled together and scattered on caramel-noted milk chocolate, add a dash beguilingly delicious twist for your taste buds.
Few flavours could be more autumnal and enchanting than caramel! Iain’s Caramel Recipe selection gives you caramel and chocolate at their most bewitching. The selection features three award-winning caramel Velvet Truffles, including the World Gold Winning Caramel & Liquorice Velvet Truffle, and the Silver winning Pure Caramelized Ganache Velvet Truffle and Sea Salted Caramel Velvet Truffle. Prepare to be spellbound! Search all box sizes here.
For the ultimate Halloween hot chocolate, use some of Iain’s Dark Hot Chocolate flakes mixed with hot milk. Add in some chili or cinnamon to taste, and a dash of black food colouring for a bewitching brew.
Or, combine some of Iain’s White Hot Chocolate with pumpkin spice mix, if available, or mint. Stir in some green or orange food colouring for a wickedly warming and colourful Halloween treat.
Diwali, the Festival of Lights, will be observed by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world starting on 27th October. The 5 day festival coincides with the Hindu New Year, and celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. Victorious ideals truly universal in their nature. Iain Burnett pays tribute to the occasion with luxury chocolate gift offerings, inspired by some of the tastes and traditions of the region.
South Asian Tea Pairing Selection
Inspired by his popular Classic and Chinese Tea Pairing Selections, Iain brings you the South Asian Tea Pairing box. Artisan handmade chocolates, expertly matched with some of your favourite exotic brews – the perfect gift for devoteas!
The Spice Trail Selection
A colourful and exotic box of Velvet Truffles and pralines, meticulously curated to celebrate the flavours and spices of the Asian region.
With its original roots in Asia, Iain pays chocolaty tribute to the orange in several forms. Dipped candied orange slice, whole clementines, candied orange peel sprinkled on dark chocolate bars and more…
Inspired by India…
Iain’s award-winning Chai Velvet Truffle is inspired by the spicy Indian tea known in the West by the same name. Caramel-noted milk chocolate infused with Assam team and warming fresh ginger, ground cloves, cinnamon and green cardamom.
Today is the first day of our Scottish Autumn – and there’s nothing more beautiful – a living watercolour of breathtaking red, orange and gold. The nights start to draw in and few things feel more heavenly than your favourite hot drink paired with rich, warming chocolate.
It comes as no surprise that Iain Burnett has all the ingredients you’ll need when Autumn leaves start to fall…
Autumn Gems Selection
Back by popular demand and now including Iain’s award-winning Pure Caramelized Ganache Velvet Truffle and Sea Salted Caramel Velvet Truffle. A textural tribute to the season – with crunchy Cocoa Nib Pralines and rippling golden caramel- filled hearts.
An expertly paired selection of chocolates, perfectly matched with some of the most cherished classic teas. What could be a cozier tribute to Autumn than gourmet chocolate and a perfect cup of tea? Shop all tea pairing selections here.
Satchels of Hot Chocolate
Satchels filled with gourmet flakes of Iain’s signature hot chocolate – with options for dark and white fans alike! Or spice up your Autumn recipes with a dash of robust red cocoa…
Autumn in the Neighbourhood
Lonely Planet recently named Pitlochry as one of the world’s best places to see Autumn colours. For the ultimate Autumn experience, walk along the Rob Roy Way from Pitlochry to Grandtully and break your journey at the Chocolate Lounge.
There are few things more crucial than preserving and protecting our beautiful planet and its resources. Iain Burnett strives to make his sourcing of products and packaging sustainable, and socially and environmentally conscious. Iain would like to share a bit about what this looks like in practice, and some of the goals for the future.
While many chocolatiers use cheap and easy UHT cream or sour blended supermarket creams for their production, Iain uses a sweet fresh cream from a single herd of Scottish Friesian cows. Think of it as the “single malt” of the dairy world. Iain sources this cream from a local, family-run dairy here in Perthshire, which focuses strongly on the welfare of their animals.
The Scottish Heather Honey used in some of Iain’s recipes comes from a local, small-scale apiarist. The Scottish government and the Scottish Beekeepers’ Association work closely with individual and commercial beekeepers throughout Scotland to implement The Honey Bee Health Strategy – an initiative to achieve a sustainable and healthy population of honey bees for pollination and honey production in Scotland.
Iain uses gourmet grade, single-origin cocoa beans from the island of São Tomé. Iain has been scrupulous to ensure that his source of cocoa in São Tomé is indeed fairly traded.
Iain and his cocoa providers are committed to promoting a sustainable cocoa industry. This includes protecting worker conditions from abusive labour practices.
…To Box and Bag
Great effort is made to use eco-friendly packaging whenever possible.
All packaging and utensils are either plant-based, compostable or recyclable. Iain’s Chocolate Lounge only uses paper straws and his red plastic gift bags are bio-degradable.
For those in the Grandtully neighbourhood, a 10% discount is given to customers returning to the Chocolate Shop with a pre-loved red magnetic box for refilling.
As many people choose their diets with a view to environmental conservation, it is valuable to know that the full range of Iain’s Velvet Truffles and Pralines are suitable for vegetarians. All of Iain’s dark chocolate bars, florentines, and dipped fruits are ideal for those with a vegan diet.
Iain’s team are constantly reviewing ingredients and packaging sources and shifting to environmentally friendly alternatives whenever possible.
The 31st August – 15th of September marks the annual Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight. Two weeks to showcase the spectrum of Scotland’s impressive food and drink artisans, its local produce and unique contribution to global gastronomic culture.
There’s no more fitting way to celebrate Scotland’s world-class culinary craftsmanship than with Iain Burnett – Scotland’s most awarded Chocolatier…
Unenrobed Velvet Truffles
Originally created only for Michelin Starred and AA Rosetted Chefs, these pure, naked Velvet Truffles have become Iain’s signature chocolates. Unenrobed, silky smooth ganache made with single origin chocolate and fresh Scottish cream.
Truly inspired companion chocolate selections to enjoy with Scotland’s most iconic and beloved spirit!
Iain has carefully curated chocolate his pairing boxes to beautifully enhance the flavour of your favourite single malt whiskies.
Memorable Gift Inspiration for Meaningful Occasions
Summer is often brimming with events – from weddings and anniversaries, to family reunions and exotic getaways. It can be a challenge to think of fresh and unique gift ideas to suit each special moment.
Master Chocolatier Iain Burnett provides renewed gift inspiration for diverse summer occasions – bringing you refined chocolate experiences that continue outside the box…
NEW Box of 36 Velvet Truffles
Iain’s signature award-winning pure ganache is now available in a large box size of 36 Unenrobed Velvet Truffles.
Ideal for gifting, events, parties or simply sharing with friends (or not, we won’t tell.)
The definitive gift idea for any chocolate aficionado! Filled with a carefully selected range of Iain’s creations – these ornate gift bags are tailored to either milk or dark chocolate lovers and include two branded mugs and audio-guided milk or dark Chocolate Tasting Flights for 2. This truly is an unmissable offer- saving you over £25!
Chocolate Pairing Experiences
Iain has expertly paired his gourmet chocolates with an exclusive range of Scottish malt whiskies, as well as gins, champagnes teas and coffees. The result is a dance of carefully balanced flavours that complement the unique characteristics of the cocoa beans and the drinks with which they’re paired. Shop all Chocolate Pairing Boxes here.
It’s a matter of taste! Iain Burnett giftcards let your loved ones choose their own chocolate gifts to be delivered. Gift Cards are sent electronically within hours of purchase, 365 days a year. Buy a Gift Card here.
Chocolate Tasting Flights
Let Iain Burnett, Master Chocolatier guide you through a flight of award winning Velvet Truffles. You will receive a beautiful red and gold magnetic box of chocolates, complete with tasting notes and a link to an audio guide in which Iain introduces you to the world of artisan gourmet truffles. Choose between Dark Velvet & Fruits or Milk Velvet & Caramels. Learn more here.
Insights from Iain
Why are Iain’s Tasting Flights unique? What makes a Chocolate Experience? Iain explains in his recent interview with BBC Scotland…
Following the success of his acclaimed Dark Velvet & Fruits Tasting Flight, Iain Burnett is pleased to announce the unveiling of a new Tasting Flight – the Milk Velvet & Caramels!
Add a whole new branch to your cocoa-tree of knowledge, with this latest chocolate experience, offering an audio-guided voyage into some of the tastes and textures of Iain’s award-winning milk chocolates.
As always, this Tasting Flight can be enjoyed in person at The Chocolate Lounge in Grandtully, or sent straight from Iain’s Chocolate Kitchen to your door with an online audio link.
Milk Velvet & Caramels Tasting
Iain’s latest audio-guided Chocolate Experience, exploring the delicious and intriguing nuances of his multi-award-winning Milk Chocolates. Sure to take your chocolate appreciation to a whole new level! Learn more here.
Mixed Caramel Velvet Truffles
12 celestial caramel Velvet Truffles! Three flavours of Iain’s internationally award-winning caramel
chocolates: Pure Caramelized Ganache Velvet Truffle, Sea Salted Caramel Velvet Truffle, and Caramel & Twist of Liquorice Velvet Truffle. Also available in a box of 6 Velvet Truffles. Try them here.
Just Milk Selection
A rhapsody of milk chocolate, no chocoholic will want to miss. A selection with something for everyone – with Velvet Truffles infused with real fruit, spices, freshly ground coffee, marzipan and more! Buy here.
While summertime in Scotland can be elusive, sweeping from sparkling sunshine to somber storms, the need for unbeatable chocolate is certainly a constant. Gather inspiration from the season and take your taste buds to the Highlands this summer…
The Highland Summer Selection
A box of 20 award-winning Velvet Truffles, carefully selected to celebrate some of the quintessential flavours and aromas of Scottish summertime, and teeming with colours reminiscent of highland heather in full bloom.
The upside of a changeable summer is that hot chocolate can always be on the menu — all the better if it’s made with Iain Burnett’s signature chocolate. Did you know Iain’s hot chocolate has been awarded Best in Europe by the Academy of Chocolate?
Have some delivered to your doorstep…