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Thorntons White Chocolate Easter Egg

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      14.04.2009 12:39
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      Well it's just gone that time again, Easter, the dreaded time for us all dieters. Luckily I had only received a tin of chocs but my twin boys managed to get at least 10 eggs each - they are only 16months old and I didn't really want them eating all them eggs to themselves so of course being the good mummy that I am I ate one or two with them and for them lol.

      My friend purchased two white chocolate personalised easter eggs from Thorntons costing £5 for 2 - that was the offer on at the time. They were personalised for my twin boys Cordell and Jayden so quite a special egg although it was just going to just be eaten.

      The egg itself was a fair sized white thorntons chocolate egg with a name iced over the egg. It was placed into a plastic packaging then secured in an attractive thorntons box which is a pale yellow and green, which is quite fun looking with birds and patterns scattered around it. There is a space at the front of the box which you can see through, which means you can see your decorative, personalised easter egg.

      So about the egg itself as I said it was a fair sized egg, I'd say not quite a large egg that you can buy in supermarkets but a bit bigger than a medium sized egg, not bad really for the price.

      Now this white chocolate wasn't no ordinary, nestle milkybar white chocolate, it was richer, thicker and creamier than this. Alot softer on the tongue, luscious and a smooth, yet thick velvety texture to it when ate. Believe me your tongue will know this is good quality chocolate, not your typical 35p bar from the corner shop.

      Although it did taste stunning, after eating nearly half an egg I began to feel a bit sicky and my mouth still felt quite thick with the taste of the white chocolate. The icing I couldn't really taste when eating with the egg, but I licked a bit off and that was quite sweet, tasting alot lighter than the chocolate itself which is good as it was icing and I usually find icings quite sickly and heavy. The icing was brown in colour, so of course stood out on the white choc egg.

      I don't usually take any notice of ingredients etc but there is no way that a chocolate tasting so rich can be good for you so I've took a few notes from the back of the box.

      Per 100g you would be taking in
      544cal
      30.3g fat
      61.6g sugars
      19.2g saturates

      I'm glad this was only for easter, and my boys only had a tiny bit .. shame I ate most of them though.

      The chocolate does contain milk and soya, and may contain nut traces. It is made from a gluten-free recipe and is suitable for vegetarians, I am told all of this on the box.

      Taste wise - the chocolate was beautiful, really delicate and just what I expected from a Thorntons chocolate. As for it being extremely unhealthy - well it was only for a special occasion I of course wouldn't buy these as a regular treat. I thought the price was reasonable too especially for the size of the eggs and the packaging can be recycled apart from the window at the front which you can see the egg through. Overall though it was a lovely easter egg.

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