5 Halloween treats from Scottish producers

Take the scariness out of spooky season with these treats.

Published 19th Oct 2021
Updated 19 th Oct 2021

With Halloween only a few weeks away, why not treat yourself with these grown up sweets (and a gin) from a range of Scottish producers?

Tantrum Doughnuts

Tantrum Doughnuts

Popular doughnut shop and cafe, Tantrum Doughnuts, have shared their Halloween flavours for 2021, and they’re available in their west end and city centre outlets now

There will be six seasonal flavoured doughnuts, with fans being told to keep their eyes peeled for a ‘spiced surprise’, by the Tantrum team.

The 2021 Halloween doughnuts are: Pumpkin Brûlée, Salted Caramel Pretzel Ring, Toffee Apple ‘Old Fashioned’, Spiced Chai Ring, Banoffee Pie Cheesecake and Vegan Pumpkin Dulce De Leche.

The Highland Chocolatier

The Highland Chocolatier

Perhaps Scotland's best known chocolatier, Iain Burnett has had extensive training in the art of chocolatiering, studying at schools in Belgium, Switzerland and France and now is sharing this with the nation at his Highland Chocolatier store.

There is very little he doesn’t know about how to make a good chocolate – which includes his multiple award winning Velvet Truffle as well as internationally renowned range of fresh cream truffles and spiced pralines.

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Inside there's 20 chocolates with flavours such as Iain's award-winning Velvet Truffles and a 'textural tribute to the season' with crunchy Cocoa Nib Pralines and golden Sea Salted caramel-filled hearts.


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Chocolatia was set up by Gleneagles chocolatier, Chloe Oswald, during lockdown last year after being furloughed from her job.

Initially she thought that they would be back at work full time in February and that she could enjoy the bumper chocolate selling periods of Christmas and Valentines and in her words, "hit the ground running."

Chloe has now created picture perfect Halloween chocolates, which you can view here.

She's also hinted at an advent calendar, so watch this space.

Mimi's Bakehouse

Mimi's Bakehouse

Mimi's Bakehouse is an award-winning family run bakery and is a popular spot for afternoon tea.

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Serving up a selection of homemade cakes, the skilled bakery team is led by Mimi’s daughter and head baker, Gemma Clearie who works hard to create a mix of traditional classics and creative inventions.

This month the team at Mimi's have whipped up a range of Halloween treats including Trick or Treat traybakes and Halloween cupcakes.

Misty Isle Spookily Spiced gin

Last year, the team behind Misty Isle Gin launched a spookily spiced gin just in time for Halloween.

Complete with a spooky back story, the gin is inspired by ghosts that apparently haunt the island.

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With notes of spiced pumpkin seeds, the gin is available now and ideal for seasonal G&Ts or gin cocktails.

Priced at £34, buy it online from the Isle of Skye Distillers website.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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