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Chocolatiers in Scotland
March 13, 2007
12:35 pm
Lady Godiva
Forum Posts: 9
Member Since:
March 3, 2007

Hello, I’m very new to this forum, but thought I’d mention a couple of choclatiers in Scotland that have really, really impressed me…

In Inverness there’s a tiny shop called Belgian-Caledonian Story, run by a husband and wife chocolatier team: she’s from Scotland, he’s Belgian! They mainly make loose chocolates, and have an amazing range. I think they are superb, and taste to me as if they are proper chocolate – no nasties like vanillin – but I haven’t actually chatted with them to find out more. But the place is worth a visit (and I recommend their mango creams and walnut liquer chocolates in particular, despite being a fan of neither fruit creams nor liquers!).

I’m in Edinburgh at the moment, where there’s a truly wonderful shop called Coco of Bruntsfield. The bars are just wonderful – with some really inventive stuff going on (for instance white chocolate bars with strawberry and green pepper, or with cocoa nibs) – and also they sell things as delectable as Valrhona Grand Cru Single origin chocolate in chunks – they have Manjabi and Pur Caribe at the moment, mmmm! All the chocolate there has the very best ingredients, and it’s all hand-tempered except the 68% dark chocolate…

"Accidents and inspiration lead you to your destination" - Mary-Chapin Carpenter
March 13, 2007
3:27 pm
Stockholm, Sweden
Forum Posts: 592
Member Since:
August 6, 2006

Coco of Bruntsfield website:

“Porcelana: The Holy Grail of Pure Criollos” (Maricel E. Presilla)

"Porcelana: The Holy Grail of Pure Criollos" (Maricel E. Presilla)
March 13, 2007
4:04 pm
Forum Posts: 51
Member Since:
October 14, 2005

…I know it is not a chocolate shop as such but the co-owner of the restaurant La Potiniere in Gullane, East Lothian…is a guy called Keith Marley. He is a brilliant Patissier/Chocolatier and was a finalist at the UK chocolate awards in 2005.
The chocolates and chocolate desserts he creates for the restaurant are simply stunning…well worth the half hour drive from Edinburgh.