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The Highland Chocolatier’s Luxury Chocolates are perfect for Wedding Season

Friday, July 8th, 2016

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Summer is upon us and that means one thing: wedding season. Thanks to the gorgeous weather and long holidays, this time of year has proven popular for years as the ideal time to get hitched. With so much to plan the Highland Chocolatier knew we could use our expertise to lend a helping hand and create luxury chocolate wedding favours to wow your guests. (more…)

Tantalising Sweet Treats Perfect for Entertaining Guests.

Friday, April 1st, 2016

pic25When having friends or family over for a meal, impressing your guests is something all hosts aim for, often with dessert being the highlight of the evening. Waiting with eyes glistening and mouths watering as the grand finale is paraded into the room with pride, regardless of how full you and your guests are, there always seems to be room for a mouthful of something sweet.

Whether enjoyed formally round a table in the dining room or shared round casually with loved ones in a comfortable sitting room after the meal is over at Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier’s we have just the right selection of tantalising gourmet chocolate treats as a perfect after dinner accompaniment. All our luxurious chocolates are alcohol-free and vegetarian allowing them to be shared gladly with all your guests.

Praline Selection

Our signature praline chocolates recipe has been fine-tuned over the years to bring maximum pleasure when eaten. The soft creamy texture melts away into pure bliss. Our sharing boxes are guaranteed t o thrill at any dinner party as they are passed around, each guest selecting their ultimate flavour combination. Our exquisite hazelnut pralines are coated in single origin 70% dark chocolate with subtle caramel notes to entice any taste buds.

Why not try a sharing box of 20, 30 or 40? Our completely natural and preservative free flavours include interesting additions designed to dazzle your guest such as lemongrass which offers a fresh citrus burst, it’s flavour paired perfectly with the silky smooth texture of the praline. Designed to be enjoyed with Macallan Amber, Bunnahabhain 12 Year Old, Glenkinchie 12 Year Old and Caol Ila Moch whiskies. What could be more delightful as an after-dinner indulgence than this?

For those who enjoy the warming spiced flavour of cinnamon, a unique rich flavour is balanced expertly by our in-house specialist chocolatiers with our cinnamon praline with a hint of clove. This warming gluten free recipe has been chosen to be paired with Glenfiddich 18 Year Old, Lagavulin 16 Year Old, Tobermory 15 Year Old, Benromach Peat Smoke and Mortlach Exclusive whiskies.

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Your guest may prefer a more traditional flavour, and for this, we recommend not only our signature hazelnut praline, but also the cocoa nib praline. This delicate flavour provides a unique texture for those who enjoy a subtle crunch and the marzipan layer compliments the bittersweet notes beautifully.

All Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier pralines come in beautiful presentation boxes in luxurious red and gold shades, finished with a secure magnetic fastening.

Award Winning Truffles

Pure naked truffles were once only available to Michelin Star chefs, but now these can be shared by our customers proudly as a final flourish at any dinner party or event. Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier’s signature Velvet Truffle Classic was the winner of Gold against tens of thousands of chocolates from all the world in the International Chocolate Awards 2015 “best dark chocolate” category. These truly exquisite truffles come sealed in a foil gold bag with an oxygen-absorbing bag to preserve our delicate creations and keep them free from artificial preservatives, every delightful box is finished with an expertly hand-tied ribbon.

Your guest may wonder why they’re called “naked truffles” with the perfect balance of flavour handcrafted by our chocolatiers we had no need to cover them in anything, leaving the delectable ganache the star of the show. Each box of truffles comes with a special truffle fork with which to serve them, ideally on a cool porcelain plate.

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Why not tantalise your guest with a speciality flavour of award winning truffle? Our Velvet truffle with passion fruit and a touch of mango was awarded silver in the 2015 International Chocolate awards. This refreshing flavour is a blend of crushed passion fruit, real mango combined in a silky cream ganache. This flavour combination is perfect for those who enjoy the sharp zing of citrus.

For those guests who love nothing more than to try new and unique flavours, our raspberry and black pepper velvet truffle is the ideal after dinner treat. Once again an award winning combination at the 2015 International Chocolate awards the crushed raspberries are infused with black pepper to create an expertly balanced flavour combination like no other.

Turkish Delight

What could be more enticing than the prospect of your favourite flavours enrobed in silky luxury chocolate? Your guests will be transported back to their childhood sweet shop memories when offered one of these generous fragrant pieces.

Though this is not the usual Turkish delight of your childhood, here at Ian Burnett Highland Chocolatier the rose and lemon hinted treats are encased in either our signature São Tomé a single origin 70% dark chocolate or an expert blend of caramel noted milk chocolate.

Our Turkish delight chocolates come in a beautiful decorate tin, that is bound to fill your guest with pleasure as they dip their hand in and taste the exotic aromatic notes.

When next entertaining, and in need of a show-stopping dessert or after dinner accompaniment look no further than Iain Bennet Highland Chocolatier. Our award winning naked truffles to exquisite special chocolate covered treats we have something to satisfy every taste your guests may have.

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

The Most Romantic Valentine’s Day Presents

Friday, January 8th, 2016

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Many people struggle with finding romantic Valentine’s Day Presents for their loved ones and end up wasting a lot of time and efforts into their search. That is why the Highland Chocolatier decided to help all those desperate romantics who want to give the perfect gift but just do not know what to choose. The answer is simple – Valentine’s Day Chocolate expertly made by the Highland Chocolatier Iain Burnett. We have created an amazing selection of gifts ideal for anniversaries, special celebrations, random romantic gestures and of course everyone’s favourite St. Valentine’s Day.

Woo Her with Salted Caramel Hearts

If you want to seduce your favourite person with a special Valentine’s Day chocolate gift then the Highland Chocolatier’s Dark and Milk Salted Caramel Hearts are ideal for you. This luxury chocolate gift contains a selection of caramel filled hearts. The Sea Salt crystals added to the caramel perfectly match with the intriguing flavour and texture of the 70% Dark São Tomé Chocolate and the Milk Chocolate. These amazing valentines chocolates are beautifully arranged and presented in a red and gold round box with a disk of 70% Dark São Tomé Chocolate at the centre.

The Gentle Touch of Velvet Truffles

anise and strawberriesThe Velvet Truffle Strawberry and Star Anise are a Valentine’s Day Chocolate classic. These expertly made award-winning truffle has the exquisite structure of pure ganache infused with sweet star anise and crushed strawberries. The Highland Chocolatier Iain Burnett has balanced the single-origin chocolate with the natural fruits, leaving out alcohol, additives and artificial flavours. These Valentine’s Day chocolates are presented in a box with eye-catching, hand-tied ribbon and sealed in a foil gold box. The packaging is designed to keep the natural cream truffles fresh until you serve them to your loved one.

Award-winning Luxury Chocolates Just For Her

If the woman in your life is a true chocolate lover then our Award Winners Selection – Box of 20 Chocolates is the ideal gift for her. This extremely popular gift contains a selection of Highland Chocolatier’s award-winning gourmet chocolates. This box contains all our favourite luxury chocolates – the Dark Velvet Truffle, Milk Velvet Truffle, Lime Truffle, Raspberry Truffle, Chai Truffle & Rose Truffle. This selection makes for an unforgettable St. Valentine’s chocolate surprise.

This Valentine’s Day Give Her Your Heartred heart box

The best Valentine’s Day gift you can make to a woman is to tell her you love her. But you should remember that no woman would refuse a box of luxury chocolates. That is why the Highland Chocolatier created the most Romantic Selection – 39 Chocolates in a Heart Shaped Box. This ultimate romantic gift contains 39 beautiful gourmet chocolates presented in a gorgeous red velvet and gold heart shaped box. Because we know that personalised chocolates make the best Valentine’s Day presents we give you the opportunity to indicate your preferences at checkout. You can select from Just Milk, Just Dark, Enrobed Truffles or Hazelnut Praline Selection.

Personalised Chocolates from Highland Chocolatier

If you are looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day presents then you should take a look at the Highland Chocolatier’s Romantic Gifts. Our selected products are ideal for any romantic occasion and make for an unforgettable present. We also offer you the opportunity to get personalised chocolates. Select the product you are interested in and let us know what special preferences you have at checkout. We will make sure that your personalised chocolates gift is exactly what you want. If you have any questions contact us.

The Story of St. Valentine’s Day

Friday, January 8th, 2016

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For many of us St. Valentine’s Day is a day of romance in which we give our loved ones Valentine’s Day chocolates or Valentine’s Day presents. This day is famous for all the flowers, red hearts, romance and luxury chocolate we buy. And truly who could imagine this celebration without Valentine’s Day chocolate or some other romantic gifts for her or him? That is why Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier has created and outstanding selection of Valentine’s Day Chocolates for any taste. Some of our most popular Valentine’s Day presents include unforgettable romantic gifts for her, such as gourmet truffles, a variety of Florentines, handmade dipped fruits and luxury boxes of chocolate. We also have amazing men’s Valentine’s Day gifts including luxury chocolates for whisky lovers and award-winning chocolatier selections. Our range of romantic Valentine’s Day presents will help you turn February 14 into a truly romantic experience for your loved one. But before we tell you more about our mouth-watering chocolate gifts and introduce you to our best selling products, we want to go back to the story of St. Valentine’s Day and how this holiday originated.

Who was St. Valentine?

One legend says that St. Valentine was a Roman Priest, who lived at the time of Emperor Claudias who was known for persecuting the Early church. Emperor Claudias believed that unmarried soldiers fight better than married soldiers so he did not allow them to get married. St. Valentine, on the other hand, following the church and the Christian faith, started encouraging people to get together and secretly married them. In the year 269 AD he was caught, imprisoned and sentenced to death for his actions, as performing marriage ceremonies was against the command of the Emperor. The story goes that the last words he wrote in a note were “your Valentine” which inspired nowadays romantic missives. Because of his sacrifices Valentine has come to be known as the patron saint of lovers – St. Valentine.

Valentine’s Day Chocolates

The tradition of sending cards, flowers, chocolates and other gifts on Valentine’s Day is considered to have originated in the UK. Since the 19th century handwritten notes, have been replaced with mass produced greeting cards and around £1.3 billion is spent every year on cards, flowers, Valentine’s Day presents and Valentine’s Day chocolate. At the Highland Chocolatier we know how to make the best Valentine’s Day chocolate gifts that make this celebration and unforgettable experience.

The Best Valentine’s Day Chocolates

red heart boxAt the Highland Chocolatier we believe that we have found the secret to making the best Valentine’s Day Chocolate. It is pretty simple – you choose the perfect Valentine’s chocolate present and we make it for you with a lot of love. One of our most romantic luxury chocolates selection is the Red Velvet Heart-Shaped Box. This amazing Valentine’s chocolate gift contains 20 beautiful gourmet chocolates from The Chocolatier’s Selection. They have been specifically selected to give your loved one the unforgettable luxury chocolate experience they deserve. This amazing Valentine’s Day gift can be delivered with your own personal message. What could be more impressive than a romantic gift that was made just for your favourite person? After you place an order through our website you can make any special requests or indicate your preferences at checkout. Then you will receive your luxury chocolates by post.

Check Highland Chocolatier’s Valentine’s Day Presents and Men’s Valentine’s Day Gifts for more ways to make February 14 an unforgettable experience! Surprise the one you love and you can be sure that your efforts will not go unnoticed. If you have any special requirements contact us today and we will do all we can to help you.

Boxes of Chocolate and Festive Cheer

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

There is no better way to start your Christmas party in style than with some sweet treats to tickle your guests’ taste buds. (Besides a glass of something sparkly, that is!) With friends and family having multiple different tastes, what else makes a great suggestion that boxes of chocolates and chocolate hampers? With our finest gourmet chocolate contained in every one, you’ll be guaranteed a quality box of chocolates that will win over even the fussiest of guests and bring some good old festive cheer to your party.

Classic Christmas Box of Florentines

ROUNDREDMIXEDFL14_SFlorentines are arguably one of the most popular treats available over Christmas, and with good reason. Made with delicious chocolate and given so many flavours, there’s a lot to choose from for your perfect Florentine. At The Highland Chocolatier we offer a very festive Christmas box of Cranberry and Pistachio Florentines that will make even the pickiest of guests’ mouths water. With 14 individual Florentines contained in a beautiful red and white patterned box ideal for the holidays, your table will really shine with the winter flavour of cranberry mixed with delicious pistachio wrapped up in a disc of our ‎São Tomé 70% dark chocolate.

Also available in our range of chocolate boxes are Mixed Milk and Dark Chocolate Florentines and fresh-tasting Peppermint Florentines (which come in a specially-made Christmas designed box for that extra bit of Christmas magic!). The milk chocolate Florentines have a delectable caramel note to their taste and are scattered with cranberry and apricot pieces, while the dark chocolate Florentines contain either a fiery Christmas warmer of Chinese root ginger or the tamer almond and pistachio. The peppermint option is a spark of delicious genius, a delight for anybody who loves the cool taste sensation. The perfect boxes for that range of tastes you want to appeal to at your party.

A Christmas Taste Adventure

The Velevet Truffle - Festive SpiceThere are flavours that all of us can associate with the Holiday season and winter. Around the dinner table, thousands of us tuck in to a delicious slice of Christmas pudding. Even talking about it brings back memories of the spices used so often in their creation, the smell of them warming up the kitchen, and making even the fullest of bellies rumble.

We have taken those warm memories and flavours as inspiration and created something luxuriously different for this Christmas season. The Highland Chocolatier’s dark chocolate truffle is winner of the Gold Award at the World Finals of International Chocolate Awards 2015 for unflavoured dark chocolate truffle. Taking our professional techniques, we created our sister truffle that has Christmas at its heart; the Velvet Truffle Festive Spice. A box containing more festive spirit than Santa’s sleigh, this tray of truffles is made with fresh Scottish cream and infused with the tempting flavours of cinnamon, nutmeg, orange and allspice that subtly replicates the taste of Christmas pudding. Dusted in red cocoa powder to make it even more festive, you won’t want to pass up this option to wow your guests (or keep them all as an extra special treat for yourself when the party’s all over!).

Traditional Boxes of Chocolates for Sharing and Caring

Festive Chocolatier's SelectionWhen we think of boxes of chocolates we often think of a little decorated box filled with chocolates with different flavours and fillings to tempt all of our palettes. The Highland Chocolatier have created boxes of chocolates especially crafted to be enjoyed and shared over Christmas for you and you’re the people closest to you.

Our Christmas Selection Chocolates and Florentines in a Round Box is the perfect box of 20 gourmet chocolates to break the ice at any social gathering. At its heart there are 3 of our cranberry and pistachio dark chocolate Florentines. Surrounding them are the other stars of the show: 27 individual chocolates ready to be plucked from the box. These include cinnamon and clove pralines, milk and dark chocolate covered German marzipans topped with a whole almond, Garden Mint truffle, cocoa nib, and orange crush praline. You have a real box of chocolates full of traditional Christmas flavours and more. Why not make it your table’s centrepiece this Christmas for a real touch of gourmet luxury in your home?

Festive Spice Velvet TruffleAnother option we have includes one of our special edition Velvet Spice Truffles – too tempting to resist! The Festive Chocolatier Selection in a Round Box makes for the perfect gift or for sharing at a party. Slightly smaller, featuring 20 individual chocolates, this box makes for a great gift to that special somebody with that little extra spark of magic from the truffle at the heart of this box. Featuring our finest chocolates and award-winning excellence, this makes for another great option in chocolate box gifts.

(You can make special requests by indicating any preferences at the checkout for your box, too, to make this gift truly special.)

Chocolate Hampers for the Big Day

Looking for the best in our range in something a little bigger than a traditional box of chocolates? We have the additional great option of our finest selections of chocolates stored in beautiful chocolate hampers of varying sizes for you to choose from. With four pre-selected hampers filled to the brim with different chocolates, there’s a hamper for everyone at The Highland Chocolatier. We even are able to substitute products in the hampers on request to make your chocolate hamper feel even more special.opulence hamper

Our range spans over four sizes and prices: Gourmet, Indulge, Deluxe, and Opulence. Each is lovingly packed with a specially selected choice of our gourmet chocolate products, ranging from chocolate dipped Turkish delight and dark hot chocolate flakes to dipped nougat and cherries. Sealed in a stunning black wicker hamper sealed with leather straps, your luxury Christmas chocolate hampers are here!

You can see our full range of Christmas chocolate gifts here. For more information on any of our products or with any other queries, Contact Us and we will be happy to assist you.