The Scots have always had a fondness for sweets and confectionery. Childhood and teenage years can often be recaptured with the mention of toffees, fudges, tablet, macaroons, Edinburgh rock, butterscotch and puff candy. No summer holiday or special occasions was complete without some delicious, lipsmaking, teeth destroying treat Scottish confectionery! Many of today’s Scottish confectioners are creating innovative and award winning products. Subtle flavours and quality are giving way to those sugar filled delights of yesteryear.
The Scottish Tablet Pantry
The award winning Scottish Tablet Pantry sells a range of Scottish tablet and fudges based on traditional recipes handed down through the generations. Based in Dunfermline the Scottish Tablet Pantry won two Great Taste Gold Stars in 2014 for their Traditional Scottish Tablet. They are extremely proud to be following the tradition and method of their original recipes. The result? Melt in your mouth, handmade Scottish Tablet & Fudge that you can buy online or at their store. The Scottish Fudge Pantry specialises in a range of decadent flavours and produces a delicious selection of Artisan Luxury Fudges made from the finest of creams and ingredients
CONTACT: 11 Threave Loan, Dunfermline, Kingdom of Fife KY11 8FN
Tel : 01383 730 928
An Gleann Scottish Tablet
Famous for its malt whiskies and magical landscapes, Islay and the neighbouring Island of Jura have inspired the range of gourmet butter, chocolate and malt whisky flavoured tablets from An Gleann. Similar in confection terms to traditional fudge, Scottish tablet has different consistency and texture. As advocates of ‘slow’ food, An Gleann tablet is handmade in small batches using the best quality and where possible, locally sourced ingredients. It contains no artificial colour, flavour or preservative and as such is a ‘fresh’ food which made to order.
CONTACT: An Gleann, Port Charlotte, Argyll, The Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and Trossachs PA48 7UE
Tel : 01496 860220
Argo’s Bakery produce Orkney fudge at their wholesale/retail bakery firm located in Orkney.
In their bakery they produce some of the finest bread, cakes and biscuits found in the Islands, made daily by their artisan bakers the traditional way, using only the finest ingredients. In 1999 they launched a new bread made from Beremeal and in 2000 to complement their range of products made from Bere they have launched an Orkney Bere Biscuit. Recently Argos Bakery launched their Orkney Fudge using the traditional recipe which has become a firm favourite with visitors and Orkney residents.
CONTACT: Cairston Road, Stromness, Orkney KW16 3JW
Tel : 01856 850245
Award-winning Border Tablet was established in 1998 by husband and wife team Charlie and Vi Graham in Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway. It is made from a delicious recipe handed down to Vi by her mother, Janey, who learned the art of tablet-making in the 1920’s. All the tablet is hand-made using no machinery or modern day additives/ preservatives. Charlie and Vi have resisted requests to add flavours to their produce, preferring to let the natural flavours speak for themselves.
CONTACT: 11 Holmwood Drive, Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway DG13 0PX
Tel : 01387 381 224
Candyco of Troon
Candyco is a family run business, handmaking quality scottish confectionery using traditional recipes some of which date back over 150 years as well as some new recipes of our own design. As well as sugar based, we are now making most of the old favourites in sugar free format.
CONTACT: 5 Whittle Place, South Newmoor Industrial, Irvine, Ayrshire and Arran KA11 4HR
Tel : 01294 538424
Cocoa Black Chocolate Shop
Cocoa Black creates luxury handmade chocolates of striking appearance and delicately balanced flavours. In developing the range of luxury handmade chocolates, consideration is given to taste, shape, colour, texture and height of the finished chocolates. Don’t just take our word for it – at the 2010 UK Chocolate Masters an independent panel of twelve leading chocolatiers awarded Cocoa Black luxury handmade chocolates first prize.
CONTACT: 1 Cuddy Bridge, Peebles, Scottish Borders EH45 8HX
Tel : 01721 721 662
Cocoa Mountain Ltd is a small gourmet chocolate enterprise based at Durness in northerly Sutherland.
Cocoa Mountain already as awards from Eat Scotland in the 2009 Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards as well as a raft of glowing customer testimonials on its web site. Offering a unique brand of chocolate truffles, chocolate coated fruit bars and other goodies to food lovers and tourists alike, Cocoa Mountain deserves to be recognised for their innovative and toothsome truffle combinations
CONTACT: 8 Balnakeil, Durness, Highlands IV27 4PT
Tel : 01971 511233
Gardiners of Scotland
Gardiners of Scotland is a long established family run business, which specialises in a wide range of Scottish traditional confectionery products. From fudges and butterscotch to specialist flavours, including a range of the finest scotch whisky fudge, our products appeal to every taste.
CONTACT: Turfholm, Lesmahagow, Glasgow and The Clyde Valley ML11 0ED
Tel : 01555 894155
Gordon & Durwood
Everything for those with a sweet tooth, particularly if you have a liking for Scottish sweeties.
CONTACT: 14 West High Street, Creiff, Perthshire PH7 4DL
Tel : 01764 654303
Manufacturing luxurious hand-made Scottish tablet in the Hebridean toffee factory overlooking the harbour and Kisimul Castle in Castlebay, Isle of Barra.
CONTACT: Heart Hebrides, Castlebay, Outer Hebrides HS9 5XD
Tel : 01871 810 898
Hot Chocolates Biz
From the heart of our Edinburgh kitchen we produce luxury handmade chocolates, made to our own secret recipes. All our chocolates are gluten free and with the exception of the champagne and strawberry truffle are suitable for vegetarians. We do use nuts, dairy and oats in our handmade truffles. We make our truffles using 100% Belgian high grade quality chocolate.
CONTACT: 40/8 Littlejohn Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh and The Lothians EH10 5GJ
Tel : 0131 477 9902
Isle of Skye Fudge Company
Isle of Skye Fudge Company makes this delicious Scottish tablet in a small lochside kitchen on the rugged northwest of Skye, using a traditional family recipe. Choose ‘Original’ for a traditional tablet taste, or made with ‘Talisker’ Single Malt Whisky to capture the essence of Skye. Latest addition to the range is ‘Drambuie’, the famous Skye recipe liqueur based on the finest Scotch malt whisky with a hint of heather honey and herbs.
CONTACT: Lochview House, Dunvegan, Highlands IV55 8ZH
Tel : 01470 521293
John Miller & Sons
“Sweets are first tasted by the eye, but flavour is the heart and soul of all confectionery” John Millar 1826-1896
CONTACT: Thistle Business Park, Broxbourne, Edinburgh and The Lothians EH52 5BB
Tel : 01506 855252
Lime Tree Larder
Freshly made to order, our luxury and exclusive handmade chocolates are created using the finest Belgian couverture.
CONTACT: Auchencloigh Farm, Kilbirnie, Ayrshire and Arran KA25 7LJ
Tel : 01505 685258
Sugar And Spice
Sugar & Spice is an Alladin’s cave of handmade chocolates, delicious fudges, old fashioned Scottish favourites, Lucky Tatties, Edinburgh Rock and Coconut Macaroon as well as Scottish Food Hampers, Arran liqueurs and more. The famous Geraldo luxury Ice cream is made on the premises using whole milk and double cream from the local dairy and fresh fruit, where possible, to produce a smooth and very rich, creamy Scottish ice cream
CONTACT: 26-28 Main Street, Largs, Ayrshire and Arran KA30 8AB
Tel : 01475 675200
The Galloway Fudge Company
The Galloway Fudge Company is located in the beautiful Scottish countryside where our delicious Fudges, Traditional Scottish Butter Tablet & Macaroon Bars are all freshly made in the kitchen of our home. We use only quality ingredients, including the locally produced Lockerbie butter. Everything we make is Gluten Free and all of our products (except our ‘Galloway Gourmet’ Marshmallows) are also suitable for Vegetarians.
CONTACT: Manderley, Auldgirth, Dumfries and Galloway DG2 0SA
Tel : 01387 740685
The Highland Chocolatier
Iain Burnett, the Highland Chocolatier, is an award-winning artisan chocolatier of rare quality.
Trained under Master Chocolatiers of the Belgian, Swiss and French schools, Iain creates his own renowned range of fresh cream chocolate truffles and spectacular chocolate wedding cakes. It took 3 years and over 120 fine adjustments for Iain to be satisfied with his own truffle recipe – the now famous Velvet Truffles!
CONTACT: Legends of Grandtully, Between Pitlochry & Aberfeldy, Perthshire PH9 0PL
Tel : 01887 840775
The Highland Truffle Company
A wide range of chocolate confectionery: alcoholic and non-alcoholic truffles, nut-based chocolates, mint chocolates, various chocolate creams, marzipan, gingers, violet and rose creams, and single-origin chocolate bars packed in boxes or cello bags. The fudge and tablet is packed in cello bags, and everything is available packed for foodservice
CONTACT: 16 Pinefield Parade, Elgin, Highlands IV30 6AG
Tel : 01343 552 200
The Star Rock Shop
Our speciality, hand made traditional Scottish sweets, have been made here in our shop in Kirriemuir since 1833.
CONTACT: 25 The Roods, Kirriemuir, Angus and Dundee DD8 4EZ
Tel : 01575 572579
Production, marketing and distribution of hand-made confectionery for gifts and special occasions.
Range includes Tablet, Fudge and Raspberry Ruffles
CONTACT: Lowhouse Cottage, Threepwood Road, Beith, Ayrshire and Arran KA15 2JR
Tel : 01505 503553