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Recognising the Success of the Highland Chocolatier at the International Chocolate Awards

  • Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party.
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 30 November 2023
  • Motion reference: S6M-11514

That the Parliament recognises the Highland Chocolatier, in Highland Perthshire, for its exceptional achievement at the International Chocolate Awards; acknowledges that Iain Burnett's velvet truffles were the only truffles from the UK judged by the grand jury to proceed to the world finals, where they retained the title of Best White Truffle in the World; notes that, at the world finals in Florence, Italy, these truffles won gold, silver, and bronze awards, along with three special awards for their outstanding recipes, textures and craftsmanship, and individual accolades for the caramel velvet truffle with a twist of liquorice (gold), the raspberry and black pepper, and white lime and chilli velvet truffles (dual silver), and the passion fruit and mango velvet truffle (bronze); celebrates the over 60 national and international accolades received by Iain's small family-run chocolatier, including world gold three times, and recognises the contribution of the entire team and the importance of local ingredients and careful craftsmanship to their success.

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Alasdair Allan, Jeremy Balfour, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Stephanie Callaghan, Annabelle Ewing, Jim Fairlie, Kenneth Gibson, Pam Gosal, Emma Harper, Bill Kidd, Rona Mackay, Stuart McMillan, Marie McNair, Audrey Nicoll, Alex Rowley, Kevin Stewart, Paul Sweeney, David Torrance, Evelyn Tweed, Sue Webber, Tess White