“ Brand: Thorntons / Type: Bar „
We were in Thorntons the other day in Milton Keynes and decided to treat ourselves to one of their bars, I normally go for the Sicilian Lemon as it is to die for but for some reason they had none in stock so I opted for the Creme Brulee Bar as I'm rather partial to the dessert of the same name. Each bar costs 69 pence which is not too pricey when compared with other chocolate bars whose prices have crept up recently in some shops. It has a wonderfully light mousse like filling on the inside which is very fluffy and sweet and on the outside there is a coating of Demerera sugar which gives it a bit of crunch and of course the creamy smooth milk chocolate as well. There is quite a strong vanilla flavour to it and it is very moorish and rather addictive, after eating one I did still have a craving for more however this small 35g bar packs 180 calories so I resisted the urge to go back for another. I must say this is a good chocolate bar which makes a lovely treat, I still prefer the Sicilian Lemon although this one is not quite as sweet and with the Sicilian I only eat it in small gioes while this one makes you want to scoff the lot in a hurry. Another winner from Thorntons and highly recommended from me.
**Introduction** Thorntons are known as one of the more luxurious Chocolatiers and have a wide variety of Chocolates and also other confectionery like Toffee and Fudge treats. I was in a Thorntons shop yesterday and came across their Chocolate bar section and seeing as I had not had one of their bars for a while I picked up a couple and one of the ones I picked up was this Crème Brulee bar which I had never tried before but I had always liked Crème Brulee as a dessert and had never tried a Crème Brulee Chocolate bar. **Crème Brulee** If you are unfamiliar with what a Crème Brulee actually is other than a dessert it includes demerera sugar, a creamy centre and a they are complimented with Caramel and Custard. The French translation for Crème Brulee is "Burnt Cream" which is basically what it is in the main. The earliest references to the dish are way back in François Massialot's 1691 cookbook. There are however a number of different variants with Crème Brulee. **The Bar** These bars are available from Thorntons for 69p and are available for less with in-store offers. It's the same kind of shape as most of their other bars and once you bite into the bar you will get the mix of the Demerera sugar and the Milk Chocolate blend with the creamy middle which makes for an exceedingly tasty Chocolate treat. I'm a big fan of Thorntons chocolate and this is a very good example of the fine taste of this bar. You get the scent of the vanilla which mixes in very well with the sugar and chocolate to create a very inviting fragrance. With this 35g bar you get 180 Calories and 10.4g of Fat which is around what you would expect for a Chocolate bar of the size. **Overall** This is a very tasty chocolate bar indeed which is yet another tasty product in this range. If you haven't tried this yet and you like Crème Brulee then give it a go and you won't be disappointed by the taste as it's really lovely. This is quite a rich chocolate bar but does not have too strong an after taste compared to others. I would recommend this one to anyone who likes Chocolate and particularly Thorntons Chocolate. A great tasting chocolate treat.
Chocolate is my true love, all my friends and family know this. So it's not surprising I got 9 massive bars for christmas this year. However, when out shopping, chocolate still tempts me. So upon passing a Thorntons I fancied a little treat. These little bars come in a range of many flavours, creme brulee being just one of them. The limited edition label compelled me, and the whole idea of creme brulee and chocolate combined sounded devine. For price, the bars are 69p each or 4 for £2.50, I opted to buy 4 different bars. The bar is described as 'milk chocolate with a creamy vanilla flavoured centre' and the packaging is seasonal and looks very nice; the snowflakes giving it that inviting christmas / winter feel. I was however, slightly disapointed. I was expecting something unbelievably tasty and indulgent tasting. However, I found the taste a little bland. On the outside is the chocolate coating, with a light dusting of brown sugar, providing a sweet and crunchy texture. Then there is the creme brulee filling. Well, it's not the creamy vanilla centre promised. It's vanilla-y, yes, and slightly creamy, but not what I was expecting for a creme brulee bar. The bar is also smaller than your average bar, and privides 180Kcal, 7g fat and 20.2g of carbs. Overall, I don't feel this bar is good value for money, and I feel Thornton's have failed to deliver quality and value with this. This is an average chocolate bar and unless someone else is buying, I shan't be paying for another one.
Given the sad fate of Cadbury in being swallowed up by Kraft the other day, I thought I should make my next chocolate review one from a company that was still properly British, and Thorntons seemed to fit the bill quite nicely. They're coming up to their centenary, having been founded way back in 1911, still manufacture in the UK, and this winter have issued a couple of seasonal specials: one is Winter Crumble, and the other is this bar, which excited me no end to see as I love crème brulée. Since somebody's bound to mention it if I don't, the spelling of the bar on the wrapper is rather odd, to wit "Crème Brulee" - including the grave accent in "Crème" but not the acute accent in "Brulée" does look a little bit strange. (As for the U, that *can* take a circumflex, but in the most modern French orthography it no longer has to, fact fans.) I doubt many of us Brits pronounce it in a remotely French accent anyhow, so it's no more than a curiosity. Something to ponder on the bus, though. This bar is part of Thorntons' successful 69p range, among the cheapest of their products and routinely available in their own shops in a "four for £2.50" offer which allows you to mix and match. I don't know whether the bar is sold anywhere else; I haven't seen it. The wrapper is the crinkly plastic you get throughout this range: hardly upmarket, but a bit of a change from the foil of mass-market bars. It's decorated with what might generously be considered ice crystals, unless they're 16-sided snowflakes! I quite like the wrapper design, even if it does look rather as though it came from Marks & Spencer. Nutrition time now, and there are one or two things worth mentioning here. The bar is both suitable for vegetarians and (unusually) gluten-free. However, it does contain milk (obviously) and soya, and there's the usual warning about traces of nuts. The bar only weighs 35 grams, so you get away with a moderate 180 kcal, though the 10.4g of fat is fairly hefty. Still, you're not eating this for your waistline, are you? The chocolate itself is 30% cocoa and 20% milk; it's nice to see milk solids specified, as many makers don't bother. This bar has a pretty strong smell, which is noticeable even before unwrapping it. When you do delve inside, though, you really do notice it. I found it absolutely mouthwatering, with the double cream (an essential part of crème brulée!) to the fore, and plenty of vanilla in the aroma too. The bar is designed in a straightforward log shape, with a flat underside and sugar crystals dotted around the top - something which seems to prevent any messy melting, though winter weather may help there! By this time I was desperate to bite into the bar, and when I did I wasn't disappointed. The outer chocolate layer provides a little resistance, just enough to stop the bar feeling mushy, but inside it's very soft, almost foamy in consistency. The taste is fantastic: extremely creamy and providing a very rich and luxurious sensation. It's also very filling and satisfying: even though it's only a 35g bar you certainly don't feel you've been short-changed. Unlike with many rich chocolate bars, the aftertaste with this one does not provoke much of a thirst, and I found this very welcome. Even more welcome was the way the signature creaminess lingers for some time after swallowing. I will definitely be seeking out this bar again before its season ends, and I urge you to do so too. Unreservedly recommended.
The Creme Brulee bar is a limited edition bar Thorntons brought out for Christmas. Like their other bars it is priced 69p, which is more expensive than chocolate bars from the likes of Cadbury's, but then Thornton's is a good quality brand. I bought this because I had a 'buy anything get a chocolate bar free' voucher that I actually got inside a DVD at Christmas! I chose a trusty Viennese bar, and then chose this as I wanted to try it. The packaging of the bar is cream and blue with clear snowflakes and Creme Brulee written on it. The bar is described as "milk chocolate with a rich, creamy centre" which in itself isn't very descriptive! On opening the bar, I saw that the top of it was covered in crystallised sugar. Eating the bar, I noticed that the centre was indeed rich and creamy! There was a definite creme brulee, vanilla taste that was complemented in taste and texture by the sugar on top. I actually found the bar slightly sickly, but perhaps that's because I didn't put it in the fridge beforehand so it was slightly soft. I definitely recommend eating it straight from the fridge for the best experience! Overall I did enjoy the bar and it made a change from usual chocolate. The bar contains milk and soya, is suitable for vegetarians and made with a gluten-free recipe. The packet also states "May contain nuts". One bar contains 180 calories which isn't too bad for a bar of chocolate - I've certainly come across worse! I do recommend this bar if you would like a chocolatey treat that is different from Thornton's usual offerings, but be quick as they won't be around for long!
This Creme Brulee bar from Thorntons is a limited edition that they've brought out for Xmas, it's the same sort of thing as their Alpine bars only much yummier! The surface of the bar is milk chocolate that has got big sugar grains stuck in it, the chocolate is only thin but it's very sweet so I'm glad they didn't make it any thicker because then the bar would have been much too sickly. Inside the filling of the bar is delish. It honestly does taste of creme brulee and is mega soft and creamy. There are 2 layers inside, a thick white layer and a very thin yellow coloured layer. The white layer is very creamy tasting and mega sweet, it's got a gorgeous vanilla flavour that made me lick my lips and try to stop to melting too quick because I loved the flavour of it so much. The yellow layer is hard to describe so I'll just say it's like the top part of a creme brulee where it's been heated to make it bubble. The whole thing tastes like vanilla and is soooooo sweet that I was glad it was quite a small bar because if it had been any bigger I know it would have made me feel sick. All the flavours of this bar go proper nice together, the chocolate brings out the vanilla flavour and the sugar dotted on the chocolate gives it a bit of a crunch and that's nice because it's a very smooth bar otherwise. I think this is deffo one of the nicest Thorntons bars and am a bit sad that it's only going to be available until January, sad and glad at the same time actually because there are 200 calories in this very small bar and I reckon I'd be the size of a house if I ate them all year round!!! It cost about 50p from Thorntons and if you like creme brulee desserts then I reckon you should try one of these bars because it's absolutely delish.