The Moniaive Chocolatiers
- Telephone 01848 200 000
- Opening times Tue–Sat 10am–5pm; Closed Sun/Mon.
- Website www.tartanchocolate.co.uk
Liz Cole’s fresh filled chocolates are just that – around 50 flavours are created from scratch using raw ingredients, including fresh fruits, that are all organic and fairly traded. Her original and once her main seller, that accolade now goes to an idea that took off like wildfire: 'tartan chocolate' (one of those novelties that just seems like it should have happened sooner). Not transfer printed, but hand-piped chocolate lines over coloured and often flavoured backgrounds, it comes in bars and little discs of dark, milk and white chocolate, also all organic. Find glittery plaid and saltire-painted chocolate on sale from the Scottish Parliament gift shop, as well as online and in their own high street shop - understandably, bespoke tartan designs are popular. They also make bars topped with freeze-dried raspberries, strawberries and ginger and solid chocolate shapes.