“ Brand: Thorntons / Type: Toffee „
Feeling a bit tasteless in the mouth? Yes I was dying for something to chew one evening when my son brought home a packet of Thornton's Special Toffee Brazil Nut and a selection of milk and plain treacle.
The plain and treacle gave a bit of variety so he disappeared upstairs with those and left my wife and I with the Brazils.
I love Brazil nuts anyway, and the bonus was that we could either choose a large or small piece. Unless you get a toffee hammer and break them smaller it takes time to get down to the Brazil nut, but that is the beauty of it. Patience! First you get a piece you can manage and pop it in your mouth;
Suck gently, the warmth from your body and saliva temperature (Putting it crudely) will soften the toffee until it dissolves from around the nut until you can reap the reward and chew a tasty crunchy nut.
I found the flavour hangs around for some time, but it is very desirable to have another not long after even if the taste is still there.
So although this is desirable, the main challenges are trying not to chew and lose your fillings and not to go through the whole packet too quickly.
I love digging into a bag of Thorntons special toffee as a very occasional treat, I love the different flavours they have and as a fan of Brazil Nuts this toffee is right up my street.
You can get this toffee in various sizes of packaging, it can come in little bags or you can get boxes of it, making the boxes a perfect gift. The smallest sized bag if 105g and is priced at just 99p, a bargain as the quality of this is excellent. The next size up is a 250g bag, or you can get a big box at 625g, which is probably good for a gift.
Inside your bag of toffee the pieces vary in size, you may get larger pieces mixed in with tiny pieces of the toffee, but it's already broken down for you ready to just pop into your mouth.The main thing I love about this toffee is it's not too hard to chew, nor is it too soft and infact I find it to be just right and I wouldn't change a thing about it in that area.
The toffee is high in sugar, and it certainly tastes quite sweet, but not too sweet and again, it tastes just right.
The chopped up brazil nuts in the toffee are yummy, they add something to the taste of the toffee and give a slight crunch to it to. I'm a big fan of brazil nuts and I really enjoy the taste of them with this toffee. I find the bag of 105g a nice enough size for 1 person, I can't eat it all in one sitting as it does get a bit sickly, and you get a bit tired of chewing your way through it.
As with all nice tasting things this toffee is certainly something to be saved as an occasional treat. In a small 105g packet you will find the following per 1/4 of the bag:
4.3g Saturated Fat
Yes, certainly not good for you especially all that sugar. The ingredients show it contains sugar, glucose syrup and butter so very sugary and fattening.
However this is lovely as a treat and also makes a perfect gift for someone with a sweet tooth! You can purchase this in Thorntons stores or you can order online at www.thorntons.co.uk
Just been to a 'Thornton's outlet' store and had a taster of this little piece of heaven! As a confirmed chocoholic, this departure into the confectionary field was pretty much unknown territory for me BUT Thornton's toffee must be the most delicious thing I have eaten today!!
In fact my only complaint about the packet I have just bought is that the pieces are quite big!
The consistency of the toffee is quite hard, and takes a fair amount of chewing, but its worth the effort. There are great big chunks of brazil nuts evenly spaced throughout the creamy toffee..a perfect combination. I think that even someone with the sweetest tooth would struggle to eat their way through this 125g packet but as a treat to share I feel it is a luxurious bag of deliciousness well worth the £1.25* and I will certainly be buying it again.
*not sure if this is the rrp or if it was cheaper because it was an outlet store!
125g. Brazil nut special toffee