Highland Chocolatier eyes one million mark

Highland Chocolatier eyes one million mark

Scottish chocolate manufacturer Iain Burnett the Highland Chocolatier is looking to celebrate its tenth anniversary by producing over a million handmade chocolates this year.

The firm produced its record number of chocolates in 2015 after 800,000 chocolates were manufactured at the Scottish Chocolate Centre in the Highlands.

Twelve tonnes of chocolate were produced over the year by Iain Burnett and his team – the equivalent of the combined weight of over 156 people.

The increase in production is courtesy of increasing demand from overseas due to partnerships with British Airways First cabins worldwide.

The partnerships have seen the chocolates be exported as far afield as Japan, India and the Middle East.

Julie Collier, commercial director, said: “Producing this volume of hand-crafted chocolates is a huge achievement and comes at the end of a landmark year for us.

“As we enter our tenth year of trading, we’ve received the ultimate recognition on an international scale and I’m delighted that our chocolates are now marked as the finest in the world.

“We’re looking forward to celebrating our tenth anniversary in 2016 and sharing our chocolates with even more people!”

Based at Grandtully, Iain Burnett The Highland Chocolatier was founded in 2006 and is now Scotland’s most awarded chocolatier and one of the top three in the UK.  

In 2015 it also won international recognition at the International Chocolate Awards with their Velvet Truffles recognised as The World’s Best Dark Chocolate Truffle.