Product Type: Thorntons Chocolate
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Moments of Luxury
Member Name: Julie449
Advantages: Luxury yummy chocolate
Disadvantages: Could eat them all, orange crisp needs more of a crisp
I picked these up in my local supermarket, just a couple of days ago,as I was having a dinner party, and thought they might be a nice treat to have with tea and coffee after our meal. I liked that the were each in their own wrappers and it also helped that they were half price. I picked them up at £2.20 but I am not sure I would have been willing to pay the full price as I feel its a little steep for what you are getting.
Thorntons are now the largest independent chocolate company in the UK, that I think just about everyone has heard of. They were established way back in 1911 by Joseph William Thornton. They are reported to have around 360 shops in the UK and many more additional franchised shops. You can pick up Thorntons chocs just about anywhere.
The box I bought is more like a carton, and was the 250g size. It is rectangluar in shape and opens up like a standard card does but with around a inch in depth. The box isa dull yellow in colour and on the box I have there is a small plastic window at the front so that you can see all the chocolates inside. There are some pictures that surround the window, of some yummy looking chocolates that make your mouth water. The thorntons logo is clear at the top of the front of the box with the word moments written under the logo. There is also a brief description which states "A selection of favourite centres smothered in milk chocolate".
On the back of the box there are pictures of each of the 6 flavours of chocolates and a description of each, under the title meet the moments. There is an ingredients list, and a nutritional guide. There is also a bit about recyclability and Thorntons contact information. It also states that there is no artifical colours or added preservatives. This is written in slightly larger writing than the rest of the information on the back of the box which makes it stand out. They are suitable for vegetarians and contain milk, nuts, soya, egg, gluten and wheat.
As described on the box
Creamy Fudge- Soft and Dreamy
Luxurious, velvety butter fudge made with demerara sugar and coasted in milk chocolate.
Chocolate Truffle- Silky Smooth
Silky chocolate truffle smothered in Thorntons delicious milk chocolate
Orange Crisp-Zingy and Zesty
Indulgent chocolate truffle laced with real orange zest and crispy pieces
Double Chocolate Croquant- You'll love my crunchy bits
Crunchy chocolate dome made from layers of milk and white choclate with croquant pieces
Crunchy Praline-You'll go nuts for me
Exquisite golden roasted hazelnut praline wrapped in milk chocolate
Soft Caramel- I'm really gooey
Rich,smooth flowing caramel cloaked in a chunky milk chocolate dome
I have to admit I tried them all, and I enjoyed them all. They went down a real treat to end my dinner party. They were of a high quality, which you can smell before you even taste. It has the beautiful choclate smell rather than that cheap easter egg chocolate smell. I was in chocolate heaven from the first bite. However I must admit I like the odd chewy chocolate, like a chocolate toffee and was a bit gutted there wasn't any of this style in here, but the creamy fudge chocolates made up for it. The creamy fudge chocolate just tastes of luxury it really was to die for. They say chocolate is better than sex and after trying this one I am starting to wonder. The double chocolate croquant was also lovely. I feel although the other 4 flavours were yummy, they didn't quite have the same wow factor for me as the 2 iI have mentioned already. I would also say that the Orange Crisp didn't have as much crisp to it as I would have liked. I would love a box/bag of chocolates which is filled with the creamy fudge and double chocolate croquants. I think it would be a great idea if in the thorntons stores if ou could make up your own mix of moments chocolates, or buy individually.
Sugar, dried whole milk, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, glucose syrup, vegetable oil, coconut oil, sweetned condensed milk, (whole milk,sugar) lactose, butter, hazelnuts, dried skimmed milk, fat reduced cocoa powder, butteroil, wheat flour, humectant (sorbitol), cocoa powder, emulsifiers (soya lecithin E471) flavourings, orange peel, slat, glucose-fructose syrup, dextrose, raising agent (sodium bicarbonate) acid (citric acid) dried free rande egg white, stabiliser (invertase and milk protein.
Summary: 6 flavoured milk chocolates from thorntons
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- Valrhona Grand Cru Dark Baking Chocolate Caraïbe 66%
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- Co-op Fairtrade Crispy White Chocolate
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