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Rapeseed Oil Chocolate Wins Scotland’s Hearts

Friday, 15 February 2019 Industry news

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Caithness Chocolates and Mackintosh of Glendaveny have collaborated to make a new addition to their unique range of handmade Scottish chocolates using Scottish cold pressed rapeseed oil.

Caithness Chocolates is an independent, multi award winning chocolate producer based near Wick. Their chocolates are freshly prepared and created by hand and feature a number of unique flavours using ingredients sourced from local producers.

Mackintosh of Glendaveny, based outside Peterhead were established in 2009. The extra virgin cold pressed rapeseed oil has won numerous awards across Scotland including their founder, Gregor Mackintosh being named of ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the North East Scotland Food & Drink Awards in 2018.

Cold pressed rapeseed oil has been reported to host a number of health benefits as it contains naturally occurring antioxidants and Omega 3, which can help to maintain cholesterol levels as part of a healthy diet.

Caithness Chocolates has developed a Scottish Cold Pressed rapeseed oil, rosemary and chilli dark chocolate that is described in its tasting notes as ‘an initial herby taste from the rosemary, with a very smooth palate from the rapeseed oil and a slightly warm and spicy aftertaste from the chilli’.

The chocolate was initially launched as part of Caithness Chocolate’s festive range, however, due to its popularity, it has been added to their permeant selection to be enjoyed all year round and has re-launched in time for Valentine’s Day.

Ruth Falconer, Founder of Caithness Chocolates said:

“When producing our range of chocolates, we like to make sure we are using as many Scottish ingredients as possible. It was a natural decision to go for Mackintosh of Glendaveny as they are based in Aberdeenshire and produce a very high quality cold pressed rapeseed oil. The oil gives the ganache a lovely smooth texture, which melts in the mouth and leaves a rich and luscious aftertaste. The added health benefits of the cold pressed rapeseed oil makes this the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day as it is good for the heart, in more ways than one!”

Graham Young, Industry Development Director at Scotland Food and Drink said:

“It is always great to see Scottish producers work with each other and produce unique high quality products, and even better to see them be so popular! The premium cold pressed rapeseed oil from Mackintosh of Glendaveny is a brilliant fit for this product, as it matches the quality of the chocolate from Caithness Chocolates perfectly.”

The Scottish Rapeseed Oil, Rosemary and Chilli Chocolates are available on the Caithness Chocolate website as well as a number of other flavours including Isle of Skye Sea Salt and Caithness Honey. Boxes start from £8.

For more information on Caithness Chocolate, visit: www.caithnesschocolate.co.uk and keep up to date with their news and launches by following them on their social media: @caithnesschocolate on Instagram and Facebook and @caithnesschocs on Twitter.

Mackintosh of Glendaveny is a member of The Scottish Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil Group. The group is a collective of producers from throughout Scotland, who together work to promote cold pressed rapeseed oil and share why every household should have a bottle of it in their kitchen. For more information, visit: www.scotrapeseedoil.co.uk and www.mackintoshofglendaveny.co.uk

Keep up to date with the Scottish Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil Group’s news on social media by following @scottishrapeseedoil on Facebook and Instagram and @scotrapeseedoil on Twitter.

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