Enjoy ‘The World’s Best Truffles’, by Iain Burnett, the Highland Chocolatier


Tens of thousands of chocolates from more than 40 countries were judged by world-class chefs and sommeliers at the International Chocolate Awards. Iain Burnett’s Velvet Truffle took home the Gold each time. Which is why Iain Burnett’s Velvet Truffles can truly be said to be ‘The World’s Best’. What does the World’s Best Truffle taste like? It’s all here, ready for your delectation.

Iain Burnett started to create his now famous Velvet Truffle in his Perthshire confectionery kitchen a decade ago, researching the world’s best chocolate and testing and re-testing the flavours. He wanted simple, natural ingredients, and he achieved the ultimate pure ganache. When winning the ‘World’s Best’ title he said, ‘It’s fantastic that such a pure ganache—just rare cocoa and a very particular fresh cream without additives—is recognised by pastry chefs, restaurateurs and members of the international Grand Jury of the International Chocolate Awards.’

The leading chefs have had exclusive supplies of these truffles. Velvet Truffle Classic was chosen by Albert Roux for what the great chef called ‘the incredible texture and purity’ of the cocoa and cream itself without any hindrance of preservatives or even a hard chocolate shell. So now we have arranged two selections of Iain Burnett’s extraordinary chocolate truffles so our Members can taste for themselves what the hoopla is all about.

First, the ultimate expression of the world’s finest chocolate truffles, two boxes of pure ‘naked’ truffles, previously available only to the Michelin-starred and AA-rosetted chefs. The main box contains 18 São Tomé dark Velvet Truffles, which is the truffle which won the major title of ‘World’s Best Truffle’.

A single-origin chocolate with fresh Scottish cream, expertly balanced, this award-winning handmade truffle with the most exquisite texture is served naked as pure ganache.

The second box contains six different expressions of the Velvet Truffles which have won most individual awards and are most prized by the chefs: the Classic Velvet, Passion Fruit & Mango, White Lime & Chilli, Strawberry & Star Anise, Raspberry & Black Pepper (a particular favourite of Michel Roux), Caramel & Liquorice.

Two boxes, 36 truffles.

CCUK £49.

For different selections, please call Member Services on 020 7399 2960.

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