Posts Tagged ‘velvet truffles’

Celebrating World Chocolate Day!

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Chocolate, We Think The World of You!

While every day is Chocolate Day at Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier, the 7th of July marks the annual celebration of World Chocolate Day.  A day when we can all joyfully doff our caps to one of the most beloved foods on the planet. Of course there are countless ways to enjoy the day, but here are a few suggestions from Iain’s corner of the world.

Simply the Zest!

Coinciding with World Chocolate Day, Iain is offering a new Summer Selection Box. A tantalising medley of fruit and floral Velvet Truffles. A wonderful complement of flavours for the long, hot summer days.

Encircled in a white and gold box, these brightly coloured gourmet treats are certain to make your taste buds sparkle like sunshine!

Take A Dip

In this hot weather, let your palate do the travelling, with pineapples, clementines, lemons and cherries.

Iain’s selection of dipped fruit is the ultimate way to savour summer.  Fine fruit, delicately candied over days to retain their natural sweetness and juiciness, then hand-dipped and dressed in Iain’s gourmet chocolate.

Paint the Town Red…

With Iain’s luxury Red Cocoa!

100% cocoa powder, crafted through a careful process of fermentation, roasting and grinding.

Rich and robust, red cocoa adds an aromatic, bittersweet punch to both savoury and sweet recipes.  Wonderful for those on the lookout for more ways to integrate chocolate flavours into their lives–on World Chocolate Day and every day!

Happy World Chocolate Day from Highland Perthshire,




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.


Enjoy Whisky Chocolate and Celebrate the Scottish Open

Thursday, July 21st, 2016



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…)

Come Dine With The Highland Chocolatier

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016


Knowing how to make a lasting impression on your guests at a dinner party can make all the difference in sealing your title as the host(ess) with the most party prowess. You have selected the finest wines to compliment your dishes, picked up the most beautiful plates and linens for your table, and now there is just one last element that you need to consider: your party favours.

It is not always expected to think about little favours to have at your table before or after the main event, but it can leave a great impression of you as a host to leave a little extra. Weddings, on the other hand, are expected to have a few favours on the table for attending guests. Knowing which to buy can make all the difference to your luxurious evening.

Delicate Butterfly Boxes


Party favours are known for being a simple, small treat that can be a great follow-up to any party, giving your guests something to either nibble on when the main courses are finished or for them to take away as an additional gift straight from your table to make your evening last even longer in their minds. What better way to make a splash than with the most beautiful little party favours of chocolate gifts?

At the Highland Chocolatier, we have some of the most beautifully designed butterfly chocolates on the market. Each box has been lovingly crafted with gold embellishments on crisp white card to create a stunning product on your table. The golden butterfly wings protrude from the box to invite your guests to peek inside and see what luxurious chocolates lay hidden within. What’s even better is that you can choose which chocolates will be inside your butterfly boxes with choices from our full chocolate selection, making your evening truly customisable.

These small boxes are perfectly suited for use on crisp white linen tablecloths at both dinner parties and weddings. Their clean colours and patterns mean less distractions on the table and the gold accents are delicate enough to suit any occasion. Find your ideal chocolates and make your guests’ day even better. Your evening just got a lot more appetising.

Post-Dinner Mint Treats


It is something of a tradition after a three-course dinner party to have a box of treats to pass around for those with a little bit more of a hole in their stomach to fill. Mints are often a favourite for this purpose – and chocolate mints even more so. Why settle for the average when you could make even this little step be more luxurious?

At the Highland Chocolatier, we have a box of 9 velvet-smooth truffles infused with garden mint to whet any appetite at the end of the month. The truffle is encased in our delicious 70% dark chocolate, crafted especially for the most appetising, velvet-smooth texture that is known internationally as one of the best truffles in the world. Choose the most delectable of chocolate mints and give your guests a taste of the extraordinary.

Award-Winning Excellence at Dinner


With all of the effort you have put into the rest of your evening’s meals and preparation, you and your guests deserve something extra special. Rather than settling for the usual treats that are often enjoyed after a dinner party, you may want to consider opting for something that has a little more of that special touch the rest of your evening has thoroughly embraced. Selection boxes can cater to a number of tastes and look great on a dinner table as a centrepiece for the conversations to fly over. The Highland Chocolatier is known for creating some of the most delicious chocolates imaginable, and your dinner guests will be thrilled by your choices.

The Just Truffles Box of 48 Chocolates is one of the finest chocolate selection boxes of chocolates that you could buy. Not only is it full of enough chocolates to satisfy hungry dinner guests, but it contains some of our award-winning velvet truffles. Winners of the gold award for unflavoured chocolate truffles at the International Chocolate Awards, the Highland Chocolatier are proud to present the best of our range of truffles in this box.

With flavours such as our lime and chilli, raspberry and black pepper, and rose truffles all available to taste by your guests, there is no better box to centre your conversation around. Taste the finest chocolates available on the market and make it a night they won’t forget.

Pass Around a Box of Chocolates


Looking for another box that you can freely pass around your dinner table? Florentines are yet another classic that are perfectly suited for being passed around between guests. Each individual disk of chocolate is more than enough to melt in the mouth and appeal to any number of flavour preferences with different chocolates and toppings available.

One of the best choices for an after-dinner snack would be our 14 Dark Peppermint Chocolate Florentines. Boxes of chocolates do not come much more appealing than this, with 14 perfectly formed discs of our delicious 70% dark chocolate embedded with tangy peppermint sugar crystals that are crunchy and slow melting. Each Florentine is handmade and decorated, sealed in a beautiful red and gold decorative box to show off your choice to your guests perfectly.

Choose the Best Dinner Party Favours

Your dinner party needs a little bit of something special to really cement your night as the best of your group. Choose one of our finest luxury chocolates or any of our range, from chocolate hampers to velvet truffles, for an evening your guests will not forget any time soon.