Product Type: Thorntons Chocolate
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Thorntons Premium Collection
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Thorntons Premium Collection
Advantages: Tasty chocolates well presented
Disadvantages: Some flavours may not be liked by all, Pricey
We received a box of Thornton's premium collection chocolates last weekend from our friends. The box contains an impressive range of 12 types of chocolates. There are total 17 chocolates some being duplicates. The box has a selection of creamy truffles, smooth pralines and light mousse covered in milk, dark and white chocolate.
The box is brick red colour. The label 'Thorntons' is nicely written in a shiny golden colour and just below is mentioned 'the Art of the chocolatier. 'Premium collection 'is mentioned on the box and there is picture of chocolates beside it which gives us the look of chocolates inside it. The box has a band attached to it which has the menu information about the twelve types of chocolates inside it.
Heavenly hazelnut: This is a great tasting variety which contains two smooth pralines topped with a layer of roasted hazelnuts and is coated with milk chocolate. The chocolate is smooth and delicious. The hazelnuts are small bits which are not crunchy and while tasting these we can completely enjoy the smooth chocolate.
Citrus truffle: According to menu this is a smooth tangy orange truffle with crispy wafer pieces encased in a sleek milk chocolate heart. This is the only chocolate which is wrapped in a foil and 'Thorntons' is written on it. It is of heart shape and is kept in the centre of the box. The filling is rich and creamy and the hint of orange can be felt in the chocolate. I personally did not like the combination of orange and chocolate flavour.
Framboise Ganache: The menu says the chocolate contains raspberry liqueur and double cream ganache (ganache is a glaze, icing, or filling for pastries made from chocolate and cream) dipped in plain chocolate and feathered with white chocolate. Personally I don't like fruit liqueur flavour chocolates and hence I did not like this one but I have to mention that the fruit flavour was not strong.
Dual layered praline: The menu says it has a layer of white and milk praline and smothered them in milk chocolate. The chocolate contains a thin layer of white chocolate so its individual taste cannot be felt. The chocolate is smooth and fluffy and has light texture.
Cafe latte: The menu says it is made of roasted coffee and cream whipped into a light mousse encased in white chocolate and sprinkled with ground coffee. The white chocolate is delicious and solid. It holds the smooth creamy mousse which tastes like a sweet mild coffee. The white chocolate and the the mild coffee flavoured mousse together taste delicious. The chocolate looks beautiful and tastes great.
Triple chocolate mousse: The menu says it is a truly indulgent chocolate mousse double coated in milk chocolate and finished with a sprinkle of grated chocolate. This is a plain simple chocolate which is round and has a flat base. The outer coating is thick and of course not hard to bite. Inside is a chocolate mousse smooth and tasty.
Praline Noir: The menu says the chocolate is silky almond praline blended with golden Californian roasted almonds enclosed in a crisp dark shell. The outer chocolate shell is crispy and not bitter at all. The small pieces of almonds generously filled inside are crunchy and the combination tastes nice.
Amaretto truffle: The menu says 'A chocolate truffle laced with amaretto liqueur, covered with crisp amaretti biscuits and milk chocolate'. This chocolate has a unique and mild flavour.
Vanilla velvet: The menu says 'A delicate mousse with a hint of vanilla coated in white and dark chocolate'. I personally like vanilla flavour and this chocolate is my favourite in the box and these are two pieces in the box. The chocolate is smooth and creamy and I enjoyed it very much.
Dark champagne truffle: The menu says 'a rich and indulgent truffle made with fresh cream and champagne, enveloped in layers of velvety dark chocolate'. The chocolate has a dark shell which is crispy and not too bitter and is laced with milk chocolate. The inside of the chocolate is soft and creamy.
Chocolate Marquise: The menu says smooth praline with crepes topped with a light crème de cacao mousse and double coated in plain chocolate. This is another smooth and delicious chocolate.
Caramel divine: The menu says 'we've smothered this deliciously soft and creamy caramel truffle in a double layer of milk chocolate with ruffles of white chocolate'. Rich chocolate and tasty.
Overall I felt the mousse in the chocolates was fluffy, smooth and tasty. The white chocolate was rich, creamy and tasty. The dark chocolate was not too bitter and was crunchy which is the way I like. Hazel nuts were smooth and almonds were crunchy. The flavours used were not strong and the combination complimented well. Overall this is a box of tasty and good quality variety of chocolates.
This box is ideal to give as gifts and is a good treat during occasions.
I definitely recommend these for their good quality, taste and varieties.
Summary: A box of chocolates woth sharing