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After having a stressful horrible day I decided to treat myself to something nice, after all I needed it! I was in Woolworths and the glorious array of Easter Eggs caught my greedy eye! :) I decided that I couldn't really justify buying a full egg for myself...so I browsed through the Thorntons range of delicacies on offer. They were selling little chocolate eggs wrapped in shiny metallic cellophane. They are probably a little bit bigger than a creme egg.
There are three different varieties; Praline, Chocolate Truffle and Champagne. I chose the Praline one, it was described as a milk chocolate egg with hazelnut praline filling and crunchy sugar roasted almonds in the shell. I can confirm that it does in fact taste just as good as it sounds :) The texture was lovely, the praline was light and soft and this was complimented by the crunchy almonds. This lovely little egg cost 55p but being a poor student and always on the lookout for a bargain I noticed I could buy 2 for £1. What a great excuse to try another one! So for my second treat I went for the egg filled with a smooth champagne filling...I have yet to sample this delight! But when I have I will update the review!
They contain nuts, milk and soya
But they are suitable for vegetarians and those on a gluten free diet
We've all seen Cadbury's Creme Eggs, and the multitude of other little egg shaped chocolates you can get (you must have seen them - Cadbury's Dairy Milk Caramel Eggs, Galaxy Truffle Eggs) - but if you want something a little bit different, go for a Thornton's Continental Chocolate Egg! These aren't just the big hollow Easter Eggs like the photo for this category suggests - there are also a range of a few (three I think) different Continental eggs that are roughly the same size as a Cadbury's Creme Egg (well, the same size as an egg I guess!)... This review will concentrate on: * Thorntons Continental Chocolate Truffle Egg * The egg itself is wrapped in dusky pink coloured foil, which then has a plastic wrapper over the top that's twisted at both ends - it's this plastic outer wrapper that has the writing on showing the Continental logo. It describes the egg on the wrapper as simply a 'milk chocolate egg with a chocolate truffle centre'. When you untwist the ends of the plastic wrapper it also undoes the foil inner wrapper, revealing the little chocolate egg. You can tell by the weight of the egg that it's full of filling. To look at, the egg isn't all that fancy - just plain looking milk chocolate with lines grooved into it for a bit of pattern. It certainly smells nice - though at the end of the day, it just smells like most milk chocolate smells. As you bite the top off your teeth crack through the milk chocolate shell before gliding through the softer truffle centre. The truffle is also milk chocolate based and has an almost creamy texture in your mouth. It certainly feels nice on your tongue, however the taste is a little disappointing for Thorntons. I expected it to be more like the Chocolate Riche centre (the one that used to be known as Rich Chocolate Truffle), but it's a much more bland flavour than that. This is probably a go
od thing though as it could get too sickly too quickly otherwise. The truffle part also seems to leave a kind of greasy film on your lips as you keep biting through the egg - this isn't particularly nasty or anything, just a little strange. By the time you've munched your way through the whole egg, you certainly feel as though you've had a chocolate fix, and I suspect even the greatest of chocoholics would struggle to eat more than one in a row! This product is certainly something to consider as a change to a Creme Egg, and it also looks much 'posher' if you are buying it as a treat for someone. Priced at 45p each, they aren't an unreasonable price when compared to the similar chocolate egg products available, and at present (and usually for the whole of the time these eggs are available at Thorntons) they are priced at 3 for £1.00. As mentioned earlier in the review, there are a couple of other varieties of the Continental Eggs available, but after trying the Continental Chocolate Truffle version I'm not really in a hurry to rush out and try the rest. It was certianly nice, but not as nice as I'd hoped for from Thorntons. I certainly recommend trying one if you happen to be passing Thorntons in the near future, but don't go making a special trip out for one. Final rating, 3 out of 5.
My aunt bought me a Thorntons egg for easter and I really wanted to comment how great it was. Obviously I cannot comment on the value for money as I did not buy it, but I would expect it to be around the usual price range of easter eggs, maybe a bit more, approximately £4-5. I have not got the packaging any more because I ate so quickly, but I do remember that the egg was of the normal size, maybe a little larger than normal and in my easter egg I also got some actual chocolates. The taste of the chocolate in the egg and the individuals was divine. I have always loved Thorntons chocolate and expected nothing less than very good quality chocolate every time. The packaging had a very luxurious appearance and presented the egg in a simple but sophisticated way. This easter egg was a real treat, I recommend it to anyone who wants to make a fuss of a special someone at easter time.