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Strawberry Fields Forever

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

A Divine Taste of Scottish Summer

Scottish summertime heralds the arrival of many wonderful things — breathtaking landscapes in full bloom, longer days punctuated with lavender twilights, glittering sunshine (fingers crossed), and strawberry season!

What better way to savour this versatile, heavenly fruit than by enjoying it with one of its most consonant companions: chocolate. Iain has meticulously crafted a selection of exquisite products combining crushed strawberries and his signature gourmet chocolate– each a delectable homage to the unfolding summer season.

Limited Edition Strawberry & Star Anise Velvet Truffle

Nothing could be a more decadent celebration of the beloved summer berry than Iain’s signature “naked” edition of unenrobed Strawberry Velvet Truffles. Infused with real strawberries and sweet star anise, and currently on a promotion of 30% off, this award-winning milk chocolate truffle has never been more tempting.

Previously only available to Michelin Star and AA Rosetted Chefs, Iain has made a strictly limited number of his fruit infused pure ganache truffles in box sizes of 6, 12 and 18. They are only available while stocks last, so have your truffle forks at the ready and don’t miss this taste experience!

Strawberries & Cream : A Love Match

With Wimbledon just around the corner,  The Highland Chocolatier is once again serving up the popular Strawberries and Cream selection box.  A beautifully ornate white and gold round box, filled with Strawberry Velvet Truffles and luxurious White Velvet Hearts.

Winner of the Great Taste Gold Award, the Strawberry Velvet Truffle blends pure fruit coulis ganache with a touch of star anise.  For the cream: Iain’s White Velvet Hearts mix rich white chocolate ganache with decadent triple Madagascan vanilla, delicately encased in a heart shaped shell.

A stunning take on the quintessential summer dessert.

Rolling in Berries

Wonderfully textural and pleasingly tart, Iain’s satchels of whole raspberries and strawberries rolled in white chocolate make an ideal treat — a sweet sidekick for rugged summer hikes and serene garden parties alike.

All Hallow’s Eve 2017

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Halloween and Chocolate: A Frightfully Thrilling Mix

Originating as the Celtic festival of Samhain, where Scots would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts, Halloween is now inextricably linked with candy and sweets. However, the intoxicating brew of Halloween and chocolate is actually a relatively recent one.

As traditions from various cultures began to mix, Halloween became the one night of the year where pranks would be tolerated, where tricks ranging from playful to ghoulish might ensue.

The more modern form of trick or treating dates back to the 1930s and 40s, when costumed children going door to door would spirit away with a wide variety of treats, ranging from fruits and nuts, to toys and coins.

In the 1950s, spotting a diabolical opportunity to boost candy sales in the autumn season, candy companies cackled at the chance to cast their spell over the holiday, offering an affordable and convenient reward for witches and wizards appearing on doorsteps.

By the 1970s, chocolate and candy was regarded as the official Halloween fare, and today, approximately £1.5 billion of chocolate is sold at Halloween.

Whether you’re braving the eerie night, or warlocking your doors and curling up against the cold, Iain wishes you a very Happy Halloween.


Elements for a Devilish Potion

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 Halloween treat.

Enjoy Whisky Chocolate and Celebrate the Scottish Open

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

whiskey-chocolate

 

The prestigious golf event, The Open is finishing this week in our home of Scotland and what better way to celebrate than with a box of Whisky Chocolates. The Open Championship returned to The Royal Troon gold course this July and has been the 145th Open Championship.

Tourists have traveled far and wide to visit Scotland for this very special event and box of delicious whisky chocolates is the perfect keepsake to return home with. (more…)

The Perfect Blend of Chocolate Covered Fruit

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

chocolate-fruit

 

When our luxury Highland Chocolatier chocolate is mixed with fruit it creates the perfect combination.  It is not only a popular dessert but the ultimate comfort food, and by mixing these two delicious ingredients together, a very special chocolate dish is created. At Iain Burnett’s Highland chocolatier, we use only the finest chocolate and fruits that are a match made in heaven, when paired right. (more…)

Say thank you with chocolate gifts this Christmas

Monday, December 7th, 2015

 

‘Tis the season for gift-giving, and at The Highland Chocolatier we have everything you need for the perfect Christmas with our lovingly crafted range of chocolates this holiday season. Whether you are curling up on the sofa watching that Christmas film the kids never tire of, or are settling down for a toast with friends, Christmas chocolates are never out of reach for a little treat. It is with friends and family in mind that we enjoy this season, and we want to help you say thank you to the people that make it special with our range of chocolate hampers and gifts.

The All-in-One Christmas Hamper Gift

Wanting to find the perfect gift to give that says it all in one glance? Has somebody been extra special and you want to give them a little bit of everything chocolatey to say thank you? A luxury chocolate hamper could be the way to go. Combing a range of gourmet chocolate gifts in one basket, hand selected by us, there is something for everybody to enjoy.

gourmet hamper

The Highland Chocolatier Gourmet Chocolate Hamper is the most inexpensive in the range, and doesn’t lack in its’ luxury quality in the slightest. As with all our hampers, your gift is sealed beautifully in a stunning black wicker hamper and is full to the brim with delicious, gourmet Christmas chocolate gifts. This hamper includes a Decorative Tin of Dark Hot Chocolate Flakes (200g), The Chocolatier’s Selection – Box of 9 Chocolates (88g) , 1 pack of Luxury Fudge Dipped in Milk Chocolate (115g) , and a special Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier mug for them to enjoy their new gift in style. The hamper itself is reusable too for all those future picnics and lunches.

Our full selection of hampers can be seen here.

Fill their heart with Choco-love

There’s that special someone in your life; you know who we’re talking about! With your loved one in mind, there is a fine selection of treats to choose from that would make any budding romantic blush. With the help of The Highland Chocolatier, say thank you this Christmas with one of our more romantic options.
chocolate truffle giftOur award-winning range of luxury chocolate truffles are the ideal gift for that person you just can’t keep out of your mind. You know you’ll be giving a gift that is internationally recognised as the best in the world for that person who is the best in yours.

The Velvet Truffle Dark São Tomé is our world renowned jewel in our chocolate crown, and we think it is the perfect way to say thank you. Winner of the Gold award at the World Finals of International Chocolates Awards 2015 for Unflavoured Dark Chocolate Truffles, and made with fresh Scottish cream, this Christmas gift is nothing short of exquisite. We’ve even included a set of truffle forks in a beautifully presented gift box to truly give the gift of luxury. We also offer a Strawberry and Star Anise truffle option for the more sweet-toothed person, and a delicious White Chocolate, Lime and hint of Chilli option for the adventurous gourmet.

The romantic will be positively bursting with affection, and we hope to help you along the way with our Chocolate Christmas gifts. Come take a look at more of our romantic options here.

Kids’ Christmas Candies

Chocolate is arguably part of every child’s favourite list of Christmas treats, and ours too! If there is one way to say thank you to the little tyke in your life that they’ll really love, it’s got to be chocolate. At The Highland Chocolatier, we offer a range of children’s chocolates that will really impress and delight. Give them a little taste of luxury as a stocking filler, or as a way to say a special little thank you with something they’ll really love.

chocolate button snowman

Our yummy Childrens’ milk chocolate buttons are lovingly made with little ones in mind. Small in size, they’re perfect for a little treat while watching that same movie or waiting for Santa to arrive, and are melt-in-the-mouth good. For the kids who prefer white chocolate ours is top quality with no additives and there’s milk or strawberry too. Why not try eating all three together and see what flavours they create together?

If you’re looking for something even more special and memorable, we also offer delightful shaped containers. Our Strawberry Chocolate Piggy Bank is full of our luxury, delicious chocolate buttons, and when it’s finished it can be used as a real piggy bank – two gifts in one! Specially for Christmas, why not try our Chocolate Button Snowman too? Or maybe they prefer dinosaurs to little piggies? The big bad wolf – er, Chocolate button dinosaur! – is here to huff puff and blow them away. Choose from the option of milk, white, or strawberry chocolate buttons to really give them something to love.

Spoil them with Luxury

Your co-workers have been working hard this year and you want to say thank you – but how? Your family love chocolate, but you want something different to give them at Christmas? We have just the thing – our luxury range of Chocolate dipped fruits.

dipped fruit selection classicExotic and tasty slowly candied fruits, covered in our stunning Dark São Tomé Chocolate, make the ideal Christmas chocolate gift and a luxury thank you gift too. Sealed in our special seasonal boxes, these are truly a delicious way to give a gift of luxury to those who deserve it. We have a range of different fruits to choose from – cherries, oranges, and lemons – but to really give them a taste of the range, we offer the Dipped Fruit Selection Classic.

Boasting fruits that have been candied in syrup for over a week to really seal in their juices and flavours, and in a beautiful box, you can’t go wrong with this for the fruit and chocolate lover! Featuring 1 whole clementine, 3 pairs of cherries with their natural stalks, 1 whole orange sunrise slice, and 1 pineapple slice, all dipped in our beautiful 70% São Tomé dark chocolate, this is truly a great value gift box.

You can find our full range of Christmas chocolate gifts this season available on our website.  To truly customise your gourmet chocolate gifts you can add Special Instructions at checkout. Why not browse our range of chocolates for him, her, and the kids too! We even have a fine selection of chocolates for the whisky lover in your life for the ultimate Scottish chocolate flavour. Go on, say thank you with chocolate this Christmas.