Product Type: Thorntons Chocolate
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Thorntons Premium Collection
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Thorntons Premium Collection
Advantages: selection, taste, ability to be given as a gift
Disadvantages: the pictures on the menu arent that clear
Thorntons Premium Collection have been on offer recently in Morrisons at just £5.00 for a 465 gram extra large box, originally priced at £10.99 and aimed squarely at the Valentine's Day market I'm sure many people ended up buying a box for their loved ones to have today.
Never one to miss on offer I purchased a box of these for my wife and have been 'helping' her eat them since this morning. Now that I'm feeling particularly fed up with chocolate and having sampled a few of the selection I thought it a good idea to write a review and give my thoughts on the choices contained within the single layered box.
The box itself is a large flat square and has had a bit of a facelift from the picture shown above, instead my box is pink with a flurry of love hears illustrated across the top. The swirly Thorntons name is proudly displayed in the top left had corner and there is an illustration of a gold plate with a selection of chocolates sitting upon it. You are informed that these are an 'indulgent selection of creamy TRUFFLES, smooth PRALINES and light MOUSSES covered in milk, dark and white chocolate'.
The lid of the box is firmly held in place with a small piece of tape on each of the four edges which only serve to frustrate as you try to prize the top off. However perseverance and maybe a knife do the trick nicely and once the top has been removed and the protective black layer of corrugated paper lifted away you are left with the sight of the carefully designed, delicious looking individual chocolates. Helpfully, Thorntons have provided a 'chocolate menu' which gives a small picture and a description of each of the 12 choices you have in the 36 chocolate selection.
For the purpose of a full review I will list the choices available and if I sampled one give my opinion as to the appearance and taste. So we start off with:
Heavenly Hazelnut: Milk chocolate covered praline and Hazelnut centred. I generally don't like nuts so didn't eat this one, appearance wise it is bumpy and certainly looks tasty enough, just not my personal choice so not for me.
Framboise Ganache: Plain chocolate covered ganache featuring raspberries and raspberry liqueur with double cream. Rectangular in shape with a white chocolate criss-cross effect on the top, very nice as you can imagine, really rich and creamy with a strong raspberry flavour.
Citrus Truffle: Heart shaped milk chocolate with an orange truffle centre with wafer pieces. Comes wrapped in bright red foil and tastes delicious one of my favourites and you do get two in the box - hurrah!
Triple Chocolate Mousse: As per its name this is a chocolate mousse centred milk chocolate treat which even has a sprinkling of grated chocolate on top. I haven't actually eaten this one yet but I imagine it will be delicious just from its description.
Dual Layered Praline: White and Milk praline smothered in milk chocolate. Another that I haven't tried but will do if there is one left.
Caffe Latte: Coffee and cream mousse covered in white chocolate and sprinkled with ground coffee. Another delicious choice and really tasty!
Praline Noir: Almond praline in a Dark chocolate shell. Looks and smells lovely but will be probably be left until the others have gone as neither my wife nor myself are that keen on dark chocolate.
Dark Champagne Truffle: Cream and Champagne truffle covered in dark chocolate, another that we will leave until the others have gone.
Amaretto Truffle: As its name, an Amaretto truffle coated with milk chocolate and featuring crushed amaretti biscuits. Very rich and tasty.
Chocolate Marquise: Crème de cacao mousse and praline coated in plain chocolate. Not tried this one yet but it looks very appealing.
Vanilla Velvet: Vanilla mousse covered in milk and white chocolate. The first one I tried and it was delicious, very light and fluffy and a definite favourite of mine.
Caramel Divine: Caramel truffle coated in a double layer of milk chocolate with swirls of white chocolate mixed in with the brown. Another favourite, light but very rich and extremely tasty.
So those are the 12 different selections you can expect to receive in this box of 36 chocolates, and I bet from reading that you could just eat one now? (hee hee) Thorntons always deliver chocolate perfection and you know you are in for a great quality, indulgent treat with these. There really is something for everyone and even if you are not a chocoholic you would still be able to find something for you here.
For the price I paid (£5) I think I bagged a bargain here which has been highly appreciated by my better half. Not only that but because there are so many in the box they are ideal to share, which means I not only get to have my cake but I get to eat it too (replace 'cake' with 'chocolate')
These are a fabulous collection from Thorntons and I can't find fault with any of the selection available, I do have one minor little niggle which is petty, but it's my review and I can say what I like... But...the 'menu' you are provided with doesn't have a clear enough mini picture of each of the chocolates and because a lot of them are similar in appearance it's sometimes like playing a game of 'chocolate lottery' as to what you are actually selecting. Not the biggest grumble I know, but if you don't like nuts for example and pick one with a nut in (because the picture isn't clear enough) then it's a waste of a perfectly good chocolate.
Other than that, frankly ridiculous gripe the chocolates, the box they are sat in and the price (even when not on offer) makes them an ideal gift for anyone to enjoy. For me they rate a perfect 5/5 Dooyoo star rating and come highly recommended.
Thanks for reading my review!
Summary: Great gift idea and gorgeous with it!
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