Product Type: Thorntons Chocolate
Newest Review: ... eater. These chocolates are priced at £4.29 for a 250g box which isn't bad as far as Thorntons go but is still quite expensive. The... more
Member Name: tiaw
Advantages: Taste, initially hidden gems
Disadvantages: Not as extremely rich as i'd come to expect with Thorntons
I was given these by a relative who purchased them and changed their mind. The box was unopened, and all the chocolate safely in tact, so I was able to have them all to myself and devour each last one purely for the purposes of this review (of course).
What does one get when they purchase a box of these? The answer is a fairly generous 250g box of thorntons chocolates - and more specifically an assortment of 6 different types.
These are: Soft Caramel, Creamy Fudge, Double Chocolate Croquant, Crunchy Praline, Orange Crisp and Chocolate Truffle.
Like any box of chocolates, everyone has their favourites, and everyone may find one or two that they generally avoid. For me, the Praline was a no-no. Due to a very mild nut allergy, and a general adhorence for the taste, I completely avoided these - so you'll have to try yourself if you want insight into these particular ones.
As for the others, they are actually very nice indeed. At first I was a bit disappointed. The Creamy Fudge and Soft Caramel weren't all that special, and I wasn't initially sure what croqaunt was - so I believed my options to be limited.
However, the Creamy Fudge and Caramel grew on me, and the Croquant turned out to be the nicest of the bunch - a mix of white and milk chocolate. Add do that the more established favourites of the Chocolate Truffle, and Orange Crisp and it was overall a very tasty and luxurious mixture of pleasant chocolate in a pleasing array of variaties.
I don't believe the ingredients they use are quite as rich or sumptuous as many of the Thorntons i'd previously tasted, but it is still very pleasing compared to many chocolate boxes out there.
Summary: For £3.50-4.00, you could do a lot worse.
- Lindt Excellence Caramel & Sea Salt Chocolate Bar
- Lindt Excellence Dark Caramel Chocolate Bar
- Lindt Excellence White A Touch Of Vanilla Chocolate Bar
- Lindt Petit Desert Creme Brulee Chocolate Bar
- Wilton Orange Candy Melt
- Wilton Light Cocoa Candy Melts
- Wilton Dark Green Candy Melts
- Wilton Dark Cocoa Candy Melts