Testimonials

Vivienne Westwood Testimonial


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” The Moniaive Chocolatiers have produced a range of chocolates for the Scottish Parliament shop which feature the official Parliament tartan. They worked with us to reproduce the colours of our tartan in their unique edible art and have also developed bespoke labels which enhance the product. They are a professional company who are willing to work with their clients to achieve products which look good on the shelves. “

Alison Begg, Retail Manager
Scottish Parliament


” The Clan Lindsay Society are thrilled to have our own range of tartan chocolate made exclusively by the Moniaive Chocolatiers. Liz and her team worked with true passion to faithfully reproduce the Lindsay tartan in chocolate form, delighting our members.
Each pack was exquisitely packaged with a Lindsay tartan ribbon and bespoke label to finish this unique creation.
Delicious, indulgent and beautiful – I am more than happy to recommend this company. “

Mairi Holt
Clan Lindsay Society


” It has been a pleasure to work with Liz and her team on producing bespoke decorated chocolate bars for our gift boxes. We had an Outlander inspired bar designed. It looks fantastic and tastes even better. A very accommodating and fast friendly service. Thank you! “

Louise Arnett
Quaintly & Co Ltd


” I always like to place a table favour in order to indicate where guests are to sit at my dinner parties. Whilst searching for a suitable favour for a forthcoming Burns Night Supper, I came across The Moniaive Chocolatiers website offering Tartan Chocolate. What could be more perfect? Liz Cole understood exactly what I wanted and was an absolute pleasure to deal with. She sent the most wonderfully presented, gorgeous bars of chocolate, each with a different shimmer of glitter, wrapped in a clear cellophane bag and tied with an exquisite, satin bow, each in colour coordinated tartan ribbon. The packaging was so well executed that not one bar arrived damaged. I would highly recommend this company if you
yearn for that special treat, appreciate the finer things in life, need a touch of luxury and above all desire quality, personal customer service. “

Patricia Harkness


” Just a short note to say how much I enjoyed spending a little time in your shop – every aspect of it just sang out with a huge sense of style, a love for what you do and a complete sense of quality. The chocolates were absolutely exquisite and we enjoyed every mouthful! All in all, it was a lovely treat and a feast for the senses after several weeks’ stress and hard slog getting ready to move – so a big thank you for that! How lovely that your work involves giving people so much pleasure! “

Linda Hunt


” Visiting The Moniaive Chocolatiers immediately brings back delicious memories of my time in France, where I would indulge my passion for chocolate and visit the many artisan Chocolatiers found on the streets of Paris. This little gem is reminiscent of such a place. The Moniaive Chocolatiers are artisans and at the top of their game in the art of chocolate making. Their delightful displays beckon you in and once inside the decadent array of designs and colours of their chocolates are dazzling. Love, skill and passion for the luxury are behind every chocolate, making a visit a self-indulgent experience. “

Linda McDonald-Brown
Freelance Journalist


” I’d just like to say how much we all love Moniaive Chocolatiers! We always make sure we have a good supply of tartan chocs for visitors from abroad, and they make great stocking fillers too. When my son was married last summer we had glittery chocolate butterflies on the tables, which matched the purple colour scheme perfectly and the only cross words exchanged all day were over who could have the last butterfly! These had been packed up and sent beautifully packaged and really added an unusual and delicious touch to the reception – thank you for your friendly and efficient service. “

Jean Sutherland, Perth
Bespoke order for wedding


” The Moniaive Chocolatiers presented a wonderful opportunity to develop a product which was specific to Girl Guiding. Liz and her team were fantastic at supporting us to make the very best decisions with respect to product design and ultimately what was “right” for us. We used the Girl Guide Tartan and her designers developed a unique packaging for us. We now have a very special gift box which allows us to say “Thank You” to our guests and also allows us to raise awareness of Girl Guiding in Dumfriesshire. The chocolates not only look fabulous they are extremely moreish.
The Moniaive Chocolatiers are one of the most inspirational companies I have worked with. Liz Cole is a wonderful example of how women make their mark in the business world and therefore is a terrific example to our young women. We are delighted to provide a testimonial not only for their products but for their values, integrity and professionalism.”

Anne Harrow
County Commissioner Dumfriesshire


” I placed an order with The Moniaive Chocolatiers in 2010 for our wedding on May 22nd. I had decided to have a cup-cake wedding cake and asked Liz if she could make chocolates to sit on each of the cup cakes. It was to consist of white, milk and dark cakes. Before a close friend of mine had tragically passed away, she had designed a leaf shaped chocolate which Liz made for her. I thought it would be a nice touch to use these lovely chocolate leaves on my cake as a tribute to her as she would be greatly missed that day. Liz and the team made a fabulous job and delivered hundreds of gorgeous chocolate leaves which then adorned the cake – a perfect (and personal) finishing flourish! The service was very professional and couldn’t be faulted.

I also run a 5 star holiday cottage and use The Moniaive Chocolatiers tartan bars in all my guests welcome hampers. Everyone leaves wonderful comments about the chocolate and usually end up making a visit to the shop for more.

A great asset to the area and a wonderfully tasty shop to visit. “

Laura Kirkpatrick
Bride and Businesswoman


” Many thanks to Liz and the team at The Moniaive Chocolatiers for producing 50 beautiful boxes of hand-made chocolates for the guests at our recent anniversary celebrations. The fun started for me, sitting with Liz, and deciding which 5 flavours to put in each box. Sampling was a necessity. Then we chose the colour of the box and the ribbon, and Liz had her designer create a label for each one. 50 jewels appeared.The contents did not meet their expiry date. Result: many happy sharing people.”

Gill Khosla
Bespoke order for a personal event


” I’d just like to say how much we all love Moniaive Chocolatiers! We always make sure we have a good supply of tartan chocs for visitors from abroad, and they make great stocking fillers too. When my son was married last summer we had glittery chocolate butterflies on the tables, which matched the purple colour scheme perfectly and the only cross words exchanged all day were over who could have the last butterfly! These had been packed up and sent beautifully packaged and really added an unusual and delicious touch to the reception – thank you for your friendly and efficient service.”

Jean Sutherland, Perth
Bespoke wedding


” This place is a little bit of chocolate heaven – a chocoholic’s dream! Our workshop began with a warm welcome from Liz, the chocolatier, and a cup of coffee as we were shown round the workspace. Under Liz’s supervision we were encouraged to try our hand at all sorts of chocolate creations. There was a choice of yummy fruit fillings she had made that morning for us to use after we had made the difficult decision of which chocolate we would work with first – dark, milk or white. Like magicians, we produced sparkly butterflies, elegant slabs of tartan chocolate and mouth-watering fruit-filled mounds. The time flew by amid much fun and laughter. A lovely touch to end the session was the way we were taught to wrap and box our treasures to make them look even more delicious. But the highlight for me was being able to take my work home. Thanks Liz, it was great fun.”

Lynn Otty
Workshop