Product Type: Thorntons Chocolate
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Thorntons Premium Collection
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Thorntons Premium Collection
Disadvantages: bad for you, expensive
Despite saying we weren't going to buy anything for each other for Valentine's Day, my OH still managed to produce a large box of Thornton's chocolates. I would rarely buy Thornton's due to the price tag, unless I really was going to treat myself, but I did know that this rather large box was on special offer at Morrisons just in time for Valentine's day for £4.99, so who could refuse really.
I always associate Thornton's with luxury and richness in taste. The chocolate selection included in this box really does keep up to this standard. I found straight away I could only eat one or two chocolates at a time, rather than loads as I would do with other varieties.
There are 12 different chocolates included in this one layered box. I think they could have reduced the packaging by including two layers and keeping the same amount of chocolates, but then the box itself wouldn't make so much of a statement, so I can see the reasoning behind the packaging despite it being slightly unfriendly to the environment.
Chocolates always have exotic names attached to them when in reality they actually just mean a layer of chocolate with a sometimes tasty filling inside.
I'm not going to go through all of the different chocolate varieties included in this box, but I will give you a brief outline of what your money will get you.
- Heavenly hazelnut - the name says it all really, a praline with enclosed small pieces of hazelnut with a milk chocolate coating.
- Citrus truffle - this is basically an orange cream with a fancy name.
- Dual layered praline - two smooth chocolate surfaces put together to make a creamy sensation.
- Praline Noir - An almond sensation in a dark chocolate layer.
- Amaretto truffle - this is a liqueur chocolate without the liquid you usually get in liqueur.
- Vanilla velvet - A white chocolate outer coating with a vanilla flavoured middle.
- Framboise ganache - a posh strawberry cream, but with raspberries instead.
- Triple chocolate mousse - you can get much more of a chocolate shot than you can with this one.
- Caffe latte - Who needs a cup of coffee when you can have the same in a chocolate form.
- Dark champagne truffle - dark chocolate with a creamy slightly alcoholic taste to it.
- Chocolate marquis - a mousse effect chocolate topped with a smooth thick layer of chocolate.
- Caramel divine - what box of chocolates would be without its own caramel version.
As you can see the varieties are almost similar to other boxes of chocolate just with nice names. My definite favourite is the triple chocolate mousse. This is an equivalent of eating a bar of chocolate for me; the flavours stay with me for ages.
My least favourites are the orange and ganache choices purely down to the fruitiness of the flavours. Each chocolate gives a rich lasting flavour when you eat them, but considering each chocolate contains 72 calories then you would need to only eat one or two at a time.
Sadly my box is all gone now, but I did enjoy them while they lasted. For a special occasion I would go for it, unless you have nut allergies then this box wouldn't be suitable.
Summary: a nice treat