NEWS Rapeseed Oil Chocolate Wins Scotland’s Hearts

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.

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.

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.

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