Product Type: Thorntons Chocolate
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Thorntons Classic Collection
Member Name: Sarahjh
Thorntons Classic Collection
Advantages: A good selection
Disadvantages: Laden with calories
In all honesty if someone asked me which chocolate came top of the tree for me I could not say that it was Thorntons. I often visit the Thorntons café at a nearby designer outlet and enjoy the experience but after coffee I call in at a Cadbury chocolate shop to stock up on my favourite chocolate. But a box of Thorntons luxury chocolates were given to me and it would have been so rude not to have eaten them! Thornton's are highly regarded as manufacturers of gourmet chocolates and their presentation boxes always look amazing.
For starters the 330g box of assorted classic milk chocolates were well presented in a dark blue and gold box. For some the packaging is immaterial but the box of chocolates appeared neither masculine or feminine which means that they could prove a useful unisex gift. For some unknown reason I have always thought that Thorntons chocolate is a little on the rich side. But the Thorntons toffee is to die for and the Thorntons Easter eggs look really special.
In this box of classics there are a selection of twelve different centres. Each chocolate has its own unique shape and just one chocolate on each layer ( there are two) is covered in an orangey/gold foil.
Chocolate caramels are my favourite and the Thorntons version did not disappoint. The layer of creamy chocolate encases a very firm sweet caramel that is delicious. I am always a bit apprehensive about trying some of the soft centres, some are far too rich for my taste. But I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised, the Thorntons classics are not too rich.
The chocolate covered fudge is delightful and even the coffee cream is good. The truffles and pralines are lovely and coconut paradise is like a miniature Bounty bar. Every chocolate in this selection is covered in milk chocolate there is no dark chocolate at all. There are two layers of chocolates in the box and the layers mirror each other. The chocolates truffle and the special toffee truffle are probably the two most exotic chocolates in the box. The one and only chocolate that left me cold was the orange crunch, this is a small solid block of orange flavoured chocolate that has what seems to be a crunchy sugar added to it. The taste is fine but the texture does not appeal to me.
After reading this far you may have gathered that I am working my way through the box of Thorntons classic chocolates in order to relay the details. Maybe I would not rush out and buy another box of the Thorntons classic chocolates but I have changed my opinions somewhat. The chocolates were good, in fact they were excellent. I feel that a box of Thorntons classics would make a good gift for anyone. But I still feel that they are a special occasion chocolate and definitely not one that you would eat whilst stood in a bus queue.
Thorntons have a website where chocolate can be ordered and sent off worldwide. At the moment some of the end of season chocolates are less than half price. Interestingly I have noticed that Thorntons produce a no added sugar chocolate that is fine for diabetics and an organic chocolate that is gluten, dairy and wheat free. Valentines Day is only just around the corner and the Easter bunny will soon be hopping too. I have a feeling that Thornton's are going to be working overtime!
Summary: An enjoyable slection from Thorntons