A PERTHSHIRE chocolatier has created a birthday truffle for the Queen using blackcurrants from her estate.
Coming from the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, Iain Burnett the Highland Chocolatier, has named the confection the Sandringham Velvet Truffle and was created to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.
Using the English blackcurrants, Iain Burnett combined those with ingredients from the other four UK countries - cream from Perthshire, butter from Northern Ireland and wild flower honey from Wales.
Mr Burnett said: “I’m honoured to develop these truffles from the Queen’s own blackcurrants.
“Discussions with the Queen’s chef were an inspiration and great kindness in sharing a personal store from Sandringham made this possible.
“They are exceptionally full bodied and tangy enough to balance well with fresh cream - even the truffle itself is a vibrant Royal purple.
“The Queen is already a fan of our chocolate-dipped cherries and I hope these will also meet with regal approval.”
The purple truffles will be presented to the Queen’s as part of her birthday gifts on April 21 and will also be available to buy.