Product Type: Thorntons Chocolate
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Have a Moment...Have Thorntons Moments!
Member Name: Mistee-Dreamz
Date: 06/03/13, updated on 14/11/13 (227 review reads)
Advantages: Tasty indulging and reasonably priced
I love chocolate but I'm not a chocoholic as I do eat it occasionally as a special treat. Last week while I was in the shopping centre I walked next to Thorntons; I usually don't pay attention to this shop because of its high prices but this time I spotted special offers on most of their chocolates. They offered half price on big boxes of chocolate for special occasions and smaller ones for treats as well. The offer was so tempering because Thorntons is such a high respected chocolate company with such high standard quality confectionery. I was spoiled for choices so I bought quite a few boxes but the first one I've tried was Thornton's moments.
== The box ==
The chocolate came in a lovely rectangular smooth edged box with a clear window showing the chocolates inside. The name of the chocolate was written on the front while the back of the box contains some useful information about the flavour of each kind of chocolate plus the ingredients and the nutritional information.
== Inside the box, the chocolate flavours ==
There are seven different flavours for you to choose from when selecting from the small box. The bigger sized Thorntons chocolate box, which I also bought, has well over 10 different flavours but it still had a very good selection.
I must say even though it has only seven flavours but there are very tasty. The chocolate wrapped in the same manor; the same foil wrapper was used with different colours to code for what each one is.
The chocolate pieces look almost identical, all of them have a smooth roundish dome shape and all of them are chocolate centred; the filling inside has a different flavour. I have to say that the size of the chocolate piece is a little too small but after reading the nutrition information bit I was glad that it was that small! Each piece of chocolate has nearly 39 calories so if you want to try all the different seven flavours they would be a staggering 273 calories!!
I'm going to review the box that contains 250g but there is bigger size of this tasty chocolate.
== The flavours are: ==
=== Orange crisp (orange wrapper) ===
It might be not the most vintage flavour but it definitely has something different about it.
The outer shell was very smooth and silky, it was milk chocolate covered with darker chocolate stripes. It tasted absolutely divine. It melted in the mouth instantly with the right sweetness and smoothness. In the centre of the chocolate you find a lovely surprise, a solid milk chocolate centre mixed with real crispy pieces of orange. The orange pieces were slightly bitter but in a good way, they were zesty and it had that oomph about it. The pieces of orange were chewy but I liked it.
This one certainly surpassed expectations and I can definitely say it's one of my favourites.
== Strawberry dream (Pink wrapper) ==
The milk chocolate outer shell is not as smooth as the previous one. It has bumps on the top. Inside the chocolate in has a light pink strawberry filling. I must say that it tasted just like the one in quality street chocolate tin but the this one was softer and much more creamier and less sweet.
== Creamy fudge (Yellow wrapper) ==
This one is my least favourite. I'm not a big fan of fudge myself and the same applies to my boys. The fudge filling was very soft and creamy but it was sickly sweet. I noticed that creamy fudge chocolate was the most repeated in the box.
== Chocolate truffle (Brown wrapper)==
The dome's outer layer consists of milk chocolate with darker chocolate stripes. When I bit it, the chocolate burst out of it. Just for a note the filling is much sweeter than the coating. Chocolate truffle has always been one of my favourites and this certainly did not harm it.
== Crunchy praline ( Red wrapper)==
Another milk chocolate dome decorated with white chocolate swirls. Inside the dome was a nice thick chocolate filling embracing tiny pieces of roasted hazelnut. The taste was amazing, I loved it, the nutty flavour definitely stood out and overall I was quite satisfied with this one .
== Double chocolate croquant (Gold wrapper) ==
Croquant, French for crisp, is a combination of caramelised sugar and almonds.
In this piece of chocolate there was a combination of a sweet and bitter taste. I could definitely taste the sweetness of caramelised sugar; the bitterness of the almonds gave it the right balance of sweet and bitter. This piece has two kinds of chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate. I loved it, the taste was marvellous and it's another winner for me.
== Soft caramel (purple wrapper) ==
It looks very plain from outside and when I ate it; it tasted like a typical classic caramel chocolate. There was nothing special about it a part from the excellent quality of the chocolate. I like caramel in general so it was an ok chocolate for me although I was looking for a piece or two of nuts but there wasn't. The golden caramel filing was very generous and it was oozing out of the chocolate.
== Nutrition information ==
Energy 164 kJ - 39 kcal -
Protein 0.4 g -
Carbohydrate 4.6 g -
Fat 2.1 g
== Ingredients ==
Sugar, Dried Whole Milk, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Glucose Syrup, Vegetable Oil, Coconut Oil, Sweetened 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, Salt, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Dextrose, Raising Agent (Sodium Bicarbonate), Acid (Citric Acid), Dried Free Range Egg White, Stabiliser (Invertase), Milk Protein, Milk Chocolate contains: Cocoa Solids 30% minimum, Milk Solids 20% minimum, Dark Chocolate contains: Cocoa Solids 60% minimum, Our Chocolate is made with 100% Cocoa Butter
== Prices and availability ==
I bought it from Thorntons shop for £2.14 which is half the original price; it is a very tempting price for such quality chocolate. You can buy it from their website, they have it on special offer 2 for £6, it's also available in super markets and the prices range from £3-£4 so I must say that I had a bargain paying only £2.19.
== Allergy information ==
It contains milk, nuts, eggs and soya.
It has no gluten, alcohol or animal fat so its suitable for vegetarians.
== Finally ==
I highly recommend it, it's a tasty and mouth- watering selection of chocolates at a very affordable price. It can be a nice surprise for chocolate lovers, for special occasions or your loved ones. I bought another couple of boxes to consume in the next few days because to be honest the box didn't last for half a day, the boys liked it, my husband liked it and I absolutely loved it.