“ Brand: Thorntons / Type: Candy „
A former Thorntons employee, almost everyday I found myself surrounded by chocolate. When it came to buying chocolate for myself, the chocolate of choice, the deliciously smooth and fluffy lemon mousse bar. Imagine my dismay when this delectable piece of heaven was discontinued from Thorntons stores. I was heartbroken. The replacement lemon concoction just somehow never seemed to hit the mark. Thankfully, the powers at be saw sense and the sicillian lemon bar came back by popular demand and rightly so. White chocolate, decorated with milk chocolate and filled with a zingy lemon mousse, this chocolate bar is one that will leave you wanting more. If you are not a white chocolate lover, this is probably one that is best to avoid as it can be quite sickly all in one go, unless you're like me and love white chocolate so don't care!
There's just the right balance of lemon so as not to leave a bitter taste in your mouth, it's more refreshing than anything. I would certainly recommend this to all chocolate lovers who are looking for a taste that's hard to beat. Grab yours while you can.
I love lemon. All of my favourite desserts are lemon-related. If you have ever tried the Lemon Mousse chocolate in a Thorntons selection box, you'll have a good idea of what to expect from this.
As with all Thorntons products, these are not cheap (usually 65-75 pence depending on the shop), but this is actually reasonable considering the quality of the product. Incedentally, they are not easy to find outside of Thorntons stores, but Marks and Spencer usually stock them, particularly in thier Simply Food outlets.
The bar consists of a delicately flavoured lemon mousse coated in white and milk chocolate. The balance of milk to white is not simply decorative; the flavours are perfectly balanced to accompany the delicious mousse without overpowering or oversweetening it. I don't think the mousse itself is exactly the same as that present in the individual chocolate; it seems a little firmer; perhaps that is to prevent the bar getting squished. The flavour of the mousse is creamy and tangy, but not too sour or strong. It reminds me a little of a good lemon cheesecake or, indeed, dessert mousse.
If you are looking at the Thorntons continental range, this is definitely the one to choose if you want something a little different. In my opinion it tastes the best, and I have one almost every time I see one in a shop!
Well, what can I say about the Thorntons Sicilian Lemon Mousse bar? Since the individual chocolates came out, I've loved these. I'm glad it comes in a bar now, as one of the dainty little choccies just isn't enough!
The bar is part of the "Continental" range from Thorntons and, depending on the offers, is usually sold for about 69p. When these offers are on I only tend to buy one as I don't trust myself to just eat one and leave the others for later. Also available in the "Continental" range are Alpini, Viennese and Cappuccino bars.
Basically, it is a white chocolate and lemon mousse, sitting on a delicate milk chocolate truffle. Then, it is coated in more white chocolate and drizzled artistically with more milk chocolate. The effect is quite striking - I particularly like the contrast between the milk and the white chocolate.
The scent? It smells sweet, the chocolate is the predominant aroma followed by the lemon. Biting into it, you immediately taste the sweetness of the mousse and then, almost higher up on the palate, you taste the lemon. I think the bar is just the right amount, as I find it almost too sweet towards the end. In the mouth, the milk chocolate comes through last of all as a warm and comforting finale.
I would definitely buy this chocolate bar; they are also ideal as little extra presents. They're more of a treat than a lunchbox staple though, due to their price. I would save these for a treat.
Lemon Sicilian is probably my favourite chocolate that is made by Thorntons it is just a wonedrfully heavenly taste and as such I was delighted to see that they have made a 38g bar of one totally deidicated to the best thing to come out of Sicily since, well I do not know anything that came out of Sicily other than the mafia and that is hardly anything to celebrate.
The bar itself has a milk chocolate base with an upper coating of white chocolate with a lattice effect of milk chocolate lines lacing their way across to make the whole thing look wonderfully appealing. Inside there is the whipped cream centre with a tangy lemon taste that allows you to taste the citrus lemons and their sharpness is offset by the creamy sweet center.
Asa mini chocolate these are delightful however any attempt to eat a 38g bar is probably doomed to leave you with a slightly sickly feeling, I must say I tend to take a bit and then pop it in the fridge and only returning later that day to have another very indulgent treat that way a bar ca last the whole day as it is so sweet and sometimes into the next.
A lovely chocolate but maybe 38g of the stuff is a bit much, especially for me.
For those of you who have never had the pleasure of trying this let me introduce you to the scrummy Thorntons Continental Sicilian Lemon Bar.
The bar is coated with luxurious white chocolate with milk chocolate for the base. The white chocolate is decorated with milk chocolate attractively latticed across the top of the bar.
The filling is made using whipped lemon puree with double cream which makes a light zesty mousse and truffle apparently reminiscent of the lemon groves of Sicily.
When you take a bite through the crispy white chocolate you experience the zesty lemon mousse which hits your taste bugs and makes them water (it's making mine water just thinking about it).
These bars are very chocolately, sweet and zingy. You can't eat more than one they are very very nice but can get a bit sickly.
The Continental Lemon Sicilian Bar weighs 38g (I managed to save one I purchased at Kings Cross this morning all day so that I could weight it when I got home....just so that I could tell you all!!!) and costs around 68p depending on where you buy it. As well as being sold in Thorntons many other shops including supermarkets now stock Thorntons products.
These chocolates are suitable for vegetarians. They contain milk, soya, gluten and wheat and may contain nut traces.
Typical values per bar 192 kcal, Carbohydrate 20.8g of which sugars are 20.2g and Fat 11.3g of which saturates 7.8g.
You can also buy Continental Sicilian Lemon Mousse chocolates from the chocolate counter at a cost of £3.00 per 100g or as party favours at £2.15 per 100g (these are in much larger quantities i.e 65-85 rather than just a few).