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.
In 2017, these Great Taste Awards were awarded to Iain's Nigerian Ginger Velvet Truffle, Mocha/Espresso Velvet Truffle, Orange & Clove Velvet Truffle and The Strawberry & Star Anise Velvet Truffle.
The World's Best Dark Chocolate Truffle & The World's Best White Chocolate Truffle
Iain Burnett's highest accolade to date is the World’s Best Dark Chocolate Truffle 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.
British, Scottish & International Awards
Iain was awarded the British Gold at the International Chocolate Awards for The Velvet Truffle - Classic in 2016.
And in 2015, the World Silver at the International Chocolate Awards for The Velvet Truffle – Passion Fruit with a Touch of Mango and The Velvet Truffle – Raspberry & Black Pepper.
In 2016, Iain received the Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Product of the Year in the Confectionary and Snacking category for the entire Unenrobed Velvet Truffle Range.
In 2014, Iain 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.
Iain's individual gourmet chocolates have also won multiple awards over the years and you may like to order the Award Winning Selection Box to try them for yourself!
Visit Our Chocolate Selection page for award details on every chocolate.
Iain Burnett's Velvet Truffle - Dark São Tomé Gold winner of the International Chocolate Awards best dark chocolate truffle in 2015.
"The best, most luxurious chocolates we have ever tasted. Excellent quality and individually delicious."
A Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Product of the Year 2013 - Represented by The Chocolatier's Selection Box of 48 chocolates.
"Exquisite, delicious chocolates for special occasions. Mmmmmh"
A collection of individual prize-winning Velvet Truffles - The Award Winning box of 20 Chocolates