“ Brand: Thorntons „
I am a chocolate addict. No denial. I also find chocolate a great gift. For the right (adult person) these are FANTASTIC!
The box is a variation - Thorntons often use rich reds, greens and browns, but this stands out! On the smallest (79g 7 chocs £4.50 on offer) the lid is hot pink with a black box base. An elegant twist is given by the black ribbon holding the menu card. The larger boxes (159g 14 and 391g 28) are all black with a hot pink ribbon - I'm not sure quite why the change.....
The chocolates are a bulb shape with a small flat round base and the a very even bubble on top. They are a mixture of dark, milk and white and most have distinctive streaks on them. The flavours are tropical (guava), creamy (thick cream) and alcoholic (champagne!) and are all very rich. This is definitely a box for sharing.
These must be given to a discerning adult who will see the fun in them - use your discretion as not everyone will appreciate that they are all about the art of seduction (the flavours are temptation, seduction, obsession, passion, lust, desire & original sin) This makes them a perfect romantic gift (enjoy together....), but they do get lots of appreciation at girls birthdays (18,21,30 etc) or hen parties!!!
My favourite are lust and seduction.... not really sure what that says about me.
These are so good, I really don't want to think about the calorificness!!!
I admit it, I'm a chocoholic!
A friend knows this very well, and sent us a Thornton's I Love Chocolate Hamper for our recent anniversary.
Nestled at the bottom of the hamper was a small, bright pink box, which simply had written on it "Eden, by Thorntons." A tag attached the the black ribbon around the box read "Divinely Sinful."
Intrigued, I opened the box and peeled back the bright pink tissue paper to find seven chocolates sitting inside.
The name "Eden" immediately brings to mind the Garden of Eden, and indeed the chocolates do have a sinful theme going on.
- Original Sin -
"Double cream, crème de cacao and divine dark chocolate. "
Chocolate heaven, what more can I say?!
- Lust -
"Raspberry, mascarpone and rich dark chocolate. "
No taste of mascarpone, just raspberry.
- Desire -
"Oranges, double cream and dark chocolate."
Very orangey, smooth and creamy.
- Passion -
"Passion fruit, a suggestion of guava and intense dark chocolate."
This had a strong taste of passion fruit, with a slight taste of guava.
- Temptation -
"Apple, fig and single cream, lavished with milk chocolate."
Lovely, creamy apple flavour, couldn't taste the fig at all.
- Obsession -
"Mango and double cream impassioned with milk chocolate."
Had a really nice, rich taste of mango.
- Seduction -
"Strawberries, cream, Louis Dornier champagne and pure white chocolate."
Delicious strawberry flavour and you can definitely taste the champagne.
All of the chocolates have a good coating of chocolate, and a coloured streak across the top which helps identify which flavour is which.
It's good to see a box of chocolates just with fruit mousse centres, as I hate nuts and always end up leaving half of the chocolates in regular boxes.
There's 3.9g of fat per chocolate, meaning you can allow yourself a sin or two without feeling too guilty!
The chocolates are gluten free and contain no hydrogenated fat.
I did allow my husband to help me with this taste test review, and didn't commandeer all seven chocolates for myself!
This was a 79g box of Eden which contains 7 chocolates and retails for £3.99.
You can also get a 159g box, with 14 chocolates for £6.99; and a 321g box containing 28 chocolates for £13.99.
Passion and obsession are amongst the exotic promises made on behalf of these chocolates.