“ Brand: Thortons / Type: Other Desserts „
When it comes to sweet stuff my boyfriend who comes to stay with me quite often loves it and has a rather unhealthy diet as a rule. I try not to encourage this but do relent and get a couple of 'special' things in to tempt his tastebuds with as treats!
This costing £2.89 in Asda I thought sounded really nice so decided to get one as both me and my better half love Thortons stuff usually and we both appreciate quality!
The tart comes on a brown box with a small photograph on the front of it of the tart and there is also a large 'window' which is made out of plastic on the front of it so we can see the tart through it. On the front of the box we are told that it is indeed Thortons Chocolate & Toffee Tart 'Crisp pastry filled with delicious chocolate ganache and gooey toffee sauce' and then on the back of the box other information listed includes ingredients and allergy advice being given, there us a full nutritional chart shown and contact details for Thortons are given. Inside the tart comes in a silver foil tray and all in all its nice enough and informative packaging.
The Tart Itself:
What you get with this tart is a light beige, slightly crisp but still slightly buttery tasting shortcrust pastry to the base of it. It is thinish but tough enough to hold like a milk chocolate mousse within it which is moist but not wet or soggy or anything adverse like that. This milk chocolate 'ganache' as it is so poshly called is a (like a mousse!) is rich, not too sweet and made from really good quality chocolate then half way through that there is a really thick layer of visible, golden, gooey coloured toffee which is really, really sweet but tasty enough and goes well enough with the chocolate ganache. It is dusted off all over the tart (which isn't all that deep really) with what to me appears to be a thick dusting of dark chocolate powder which I feel is really bitter and powdery in taste and I'd prefer it without this being added!
All in all I can't slate the quality of this and its a typical well made and presented Thortons product however I am just not overwhelmed by this really and find it too sweet because of the toffee and then too bitter cos of the dusting but the ganache itself is nicely set, creamy and the pastry isn't flaky and/or messy to eat making this nice and easy to slice for people!
Not bad but not a tart I would go out of my way to purchase again sadly and for my flatmate and boyfriend they really felt this far too sweet and left loads of it!
Nutritional Information Per Slice (The Important Bits!):
Energy: 267 Kcal
of whcih saturates: 7.5g
Can be found in all good supermarkets priced at about £2.89 per tart and this gives 6 rather generous portions too!