International Awards

Awards

Iain Burnett "the Highland Chocolatier" has been recognised as a world-class chocolatier, with a growing collection of national and international awards and is a member of the Academy of Chocolate.

In particular Iain's Velvet Truffles® have consistently been endorsed by both the Food and Drink Industry and international Chocolatier Associations.

Iain's most recent addition of awards to his collection for the world famous Velvet Truffles, is 4 new awards from the Great Taste Awards 2017!

 

These were awarded to Iain's Nigerian Ginger Velvet Truffle, Mocha/Espresso Velvet Truffle, Orange & Clove Velvet Truffle and The Strawberry & Star Anise Velvet Truffle.

 As a truffle specialist, Iain Burnett's highest accolade to date is the World’s Best Dark Chocolate Truffle (without any added flavourings) in 2015 followed by the World's Best White Chocolate Truffle, The Velvet Truffle with a Hint of Liquorice, in 2016!  Tens of thousands of chocolates from over 40 countries were judged by world class chefs, sommeliers and food experts to decide on these Gold International Chocolate Awards.  In 2015 a further two of Iain's Velvet Truffle flavours received World Silver Awards for The Velvet Truffle – Passion Fruit with a Touch of Mango and The Velvet Truffle – Raspberry & Black Pepper.  The Velvet Truffle - Classic won Gold at the British section of the International Chocolate Awards in June 2016. The same month the whole Velvet Truffle Range (unenrobed) won Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Product of the Year in the Confectionary and Snacking category.

In 2014 he was awarded the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Food Service Product of the Year. This was an unexpected honour having receiving the coveted overall Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Product of the Year in 2013 for the entire range of chocolates, surpassing the extensive range of supreme fare which Scotland has to offer.

The Velvet Truffle achieved the highest Great Taste Awards, triple gold star, and swept Gold, Silver and Bronze in the international Academy of Chocolate Awards.

Iain Burnett's individual gourmet chocolates have also won multiple awards over the years and we have created a new Award Winning Selection Box to share with you. This Award Winning Selection comprises Dark Velvet Truffle (Gold from the Academy of Chocolate and two gold stars from Great Taste Awards), Milk Velvet Truffle (Silver from the Academy of Chocolate and two gold stars from Great Taste Awards), White Lime & Chilli Truffle (Gold from the Academy of Chocolate), Raspberry and Black Pepper Truffle (Bronze from the Academy of Chocolate and one gold star from the Great Taste Awards), Rose Truffle (Bronze from the Academy of Chocolate) and Chai Truffle (Silver from the Academy of Chocolate).

Visit the Our Chocolate Selection for details on every chocolate.

 

The World's Best Dark Chocolate Truffle 2015 & The World's Best White Chocolate Truffle 2016

 

Taste them for yourself. 

Iain Burnett's Velvet Truffle - Dark São Tomé winner of the International Chocolate Awards best dark chocolate truffle in 2015  – Box of 12. £22.95

The Velevt Truffle Dark Sao Tome Gold WInner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iain Burnett's Velvet Truffle - Caramel with a Hint of Liquorice winner of the International Chocolate Awards best dark chocolate truffle in 2016  – Box of 12. £22.95

 

Explore the Whole Velvet Truffle Range

 

Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Product of the Year 2013

represented by The Chocolatier's Selection – Box of 48 Chocolates. £72.95 Buy Now 

 "The best most luxurious chocolates we have ever tasted... Excellent quality and individually delicious"

 

 

 
 
 
 

A collection of individual Prize-winning Chocolate Truffles

Award Winners – Box of 20 Chocolates. £29.95 Buy Now

 

"Exquisite, delicious chocolates for special occasions. Mmmmmh"

 

 

 

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