We have collaborated with the lovely Ali Berardelli once again and she has created these beautiful limited edition snowflake Christmas cards. Hiding inside you will find a delicious Belgian chocolate tree decoration decorated with snowflakes to match the card design…awww! How festive! This is the perfect card for the special people in your life at Christmas. If you would like to order yours, please just get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07876746467. Look forward to hearing from you….
We are incredibly proud to have been asked to create a bespoke chocolate bar for the servicemen and women attending the Remembrance Sunday reception held by the Alexandra Hotel and The Ben Nevis Hotel.
The brief was to create a bar that represented the Commando Memorial in Spean Bridge. We worked in conjunction with local artist Ali Berardelli to create a tag for the bar itself. For the bar itself we found a great poppy design, which looked perfect with a white chocolate backdrop. We hand piped an organic shape with the design on, which we then placed onto one of our milk bars. This, combined with the tag created a great bar that we are very proud of.
It was an honour to be asked to create the bars and it was also a great milestone for us, these were the first bars to be created in our new production unit. Its been so exciting to move in there and have a space which is exclusively for making chocolate, much better than sharing the family kitchen. It was a bit of a baptism fire for the unit as this was also our biggest ever order, 500 bars! 6 months ago that would have been overwhelming but the new unit allowed us to not only consider this order but also take it on and deliver it to happy customers.
The time has finally arrived and we are now proud tenants of a beautiful new production unit for making our delicious chocolate. All the months of planning and weeks of refurbishment have been completely worth it and the unit looks amazing. We tempered chocolate in there for the first time this week and it all went really well. Everything is all new and shiny – I wonder how long that will last before we cover it in chocolate?!We also have a new member of the team, Tracy Cameron who has well and trully caught the chocolate bug and is just as passionate and enthusiastic about the business as we are. Welcome to the team, Tracy! So now we’ve just got to keep practising until we’ve got it just right and then we can start on the mountain of orders that have been stacking up during the move. It would be an understatement to say that we are very excited about what’s to come….
There have been lots of developments over at Big Ridge HQ. It seems our customers can’t get enough of our chocolate and we are bursting at the seams in our family kitchen. That can mean only one thing – we need to move out…Thankfully not the whole family, just the chocolate business! We have found a local workshop space that we are hopefully going to be able to relocate to and start making our chocolates to an even greater scale. It’s all very exciting! But don’t worry, our chocolates will still be handcrafted with the care and love that we are renowned for – just as you see in the picture! We’ll keep you posted on developments as they happen.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day we have lovingly created the Love Bar and the Love Pop…so romantic.
The Love Bar comes in your choice of our signature Belgian chocolate - milk, plain or white chocolate. On top of the smooth chocolate base we add a delicate decorated chocolate heart and a scattering of raspberry pieces giving a gorgeous fruity burst. Our Love Pops can also be ordered in your choice of delicious Belgian chocolate and are decorated with beautiful pink hearts for that romantic feel. Both are shown here in Plain Belgian chocolate.
We can of course use these and any combination of chocolate goodies from the Big Ridge range to make up a Valentine’s Box for that special person in your life. Do they love to curl up with an indulgent hot chocolate made from our delicious Big Ridge Hot Chocolate Sticks? Or what about a nibble on one of our beautiful inclusion bars from our sumptuous Crispy Caramel to our decadent Ginger Cashew bar? There is something for everyone. Just choose your favourite three or four items from our range and we’ll pop them in our glossy white boxes and gift wrap it with beautiful pink satin ribbon.
For your Valentine gifts or any other orders, prices and enquires please just give us a shout on our new email address, email@example.com. We are working towards online ordering and will let you know as soon as it is up and running so email is the best until then.
…and the chocolates getting packed!
We’ve got the Christmas spirit early here at Big Ridge, the ideas for Christmas bars and pops have been bubbling away in the background for some time and now seems to be the right time to let them come out.
These bars and pops are available to buy now, either as an early present or for you organised present buyers, or maybe you fancy a little something to get you in the Christmas spirit. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you would like to order and we’ll get it sent out as soon as possible.
We’ve two new Christmas pops, Frosty and Rudolph, (all made purely with our usual high quality Belgian chocolate):
and some bars too, for those of you who fancy something a bit more grown up, but not too much There is a snowman bar (just like the pop), Rudolph is coming soon, and the Holly&Ivy bar (dark chocolate with white chocolate wording). Again everything is made with our signature Belgian chocolate.
To get you in that ‘hot chocolate’ mood, have a peek at a wee video RichTeaV kindly made for us http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E6cTOUNtHU
The Ginger Cashew Bar relaxing by Loch Lochy
Big Ridge Chocolates is a small scale, local artisan company located in the Scottish Highlands, selling beautiful handcrafted chocolate specialities. Our artisan products stand out due to their stunning packaging and modern feel resulting in a rich and indulgent chocolate experience. We add only the best ingredients to our chocolates, such as fruits, nuts and other sweet treats to enhance the flavour of the chocolate. The finest Belgian chocolate is used as the basis of the chocolate bars, chocolate drops, hot chocolate sticks and chocolate lollipops, with more products to come.
Big Ridge Chocolates will soon be providing a full overview of our product range. In the meantime please contact email@example.com for more information. Please check back here soon for updates.