Product Type: Thorntons Chocolate
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Thorntons Premium Collection
Member Name: clairebear1984
Thorntons Premium Collection
Advantages: A wide range of centres and textures
Disadvantages: Abit expensive
I must admit I'm more of a savoury girl than sweet, but on the odd occasion about once a fortnight I really having a craving for some nice chocolate, anyway a few weeks ago I was visiting the metro centre when my daughter decided she wanted a fudge, looking around for a shop I seen Thornton's so decided to pop in. Once in the shop and seeing all the yummy treats I decided to treat myself to a box of Thornton's premium collection chocolates.
The box I bought contained 227g and cost 6.50. I don't often buy Thornton's chocolate boxes due to the price being quite high for the sake of a chocolate fix I tend to buy the individual bars.
The box of chocolates looked rather posh with a deep red colour creating the effect that these chocolates do appear expensive and would therefore be an ideal gift. The box contains 17 chocolates with a wide variety of different centres and textures. These include:
Heavenly Hazelnut - has a centre praline and is coated with milk chocolate and roasted hazelnuts. I enjoyed this one it had a lovely smooth centre with an added crunch from the hazelnuts.
Citrus truffle: has a smooth orange centre with wafer pieces. A nice chocolate but not the nicest.
Dual layered praline: This chocolate has a layer of white and milk praline coated with milk chocolate it also has an added taste of nut which is delicious.
Famboise Ganache: contains raspberry liqueur and double cream dipped in plain chocolate. This was the only chocolate I wasn't really keen on as it tasted a bit too sweet and sickly for my liking.
Triple chocolate mousse: simply chocolate mousse coated in milk chocolate. This was my favourite of the bunch, the centre was smooth and the added crunch of the milk and grated chocolate was delicious.
Cafe latte: roasted coffee and cream whipped into a light mousse encased with white chocolate and sprinkled with coffee. This was another favourite of mine I normally don't bother with the coffee flavoured chocolates as they tend to be quite strong in flavour but this one was rather mild with a delicious flavour.
Praline noir: almond praline dipped in a dark chocolate shell. Pretty basic chocolate with a nice taste.
Amaretto truffle: chocolate truffle with amaretto liqueur and amaretto biscuits and milk chocolate. Again I expected this truffle to be very strong in taste but I was pleasantly surprised to see that it was mild yet still tasty. You do taste the amaretto well but it's not too overpowering.
Vanilla velvet: soft mousse with a hint of vanilla and coated with white and dark chocolate. This mousse was very creamy but not sickly.
Dark champagne truffle: truffle made with fresh cream and champagne encased in layers of dark chocolate. This truffle was nice but I think it would have been a little bit tastier with milk chocolate.
Chocolate Marquise: smooth praline topped with a light cacao mousse coated in plain chocolate. Very smooth and delicious this was another one I really enjoyed.
Caramel divine: smooth caramel truffle with layers of white chocolate coated with milk chocolate. This truffle was very smooth and luxurious. Very tasty.
As you can see from above the box contains a wide variety of different chocolates and I'm sure there will be a few in there to suit almost everyone. Although they are a bit pricey you definitely get some good quality chocolates. I think these are a great box of chocolates to give as a gift too.
Summary: Loved these chocolates and would buy again