Product Type: Thorntons Sweets
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Thorntons Mint Collection
Member Name: kingfisher111
Thorntons Mint Collection
Date: 02/01/11, updated on 04/08/13 (170 review reads)
Advantages: delicious varieties
Just before Christmas I received an email from Thorntons promoting some very good half price offers. One such offer was a half price hamper costing £30 instead of a huge £60. It was very handy as I was able to divide up the contents and to share them out as presents but the one box that I decided to keep for ourselves was the Thorntons mint collection as these chocolate did look very tempting. I saved them for New Year and I have to say that they were both delicious and also very moreish. Needless to say that there are not many chocolates left in the box now!
The five different mints are crunchy mint truffle, mint crisp, peppermint crème, mint baton and mint fudge. They all look very attractive and tempting in the box. The peppermint crème is the only mint that is wrapped and has a fondant centre that is made with natural peppermint oil. This is probably the most bitter and driest of all five mints but is also very tasty and refreshing. Next is the mint baton which is my favourite to look at. It is long and thin and covered with dark chocolate with a lighter chocolate drizzled over that in a zig-zag fashion. It has a smooth peppermint centre but also has pieces of honeycomb. The centre is dark and crunchy and really delicious. The mint fudge has a creamy fudge centre with a dark chocolate coating. This is another favourite of mine although it does not taste quite as minty as some of the others as the taste of the fudge comes through quite strongly. There is also the crunchy mint truffle which is rich and delicious and finally the mint crisp which is more like solid chocolate with peppermint oil and honeycomb pieces.
I have to say that I love all of these although I don't think that my waistline does! If you dare read it, the nutritional content is given on the back of the box. Having just eaten such a few I wish that I had not read that each chocolate contains 47 calories. It does not take long to eat half a dozen and that soon adds up to a fair few calories. Oh well! It was Christmas! All the nutritional values are quite high but I'm not going to depress myself by writing them all down now. If you are worried by these you are probably best off not getting a box in the first place!
The box is green and very festive and it says that it is ' a delicious collection of your favourite mints'. In fact there are five different mints in the collection and they all taste great. I was surprised that there are not equal quantities of each chocolate and if you happen to be a fan of peppermint crème you are likely to be quite disappointed as there are only three of these. However if your favourite is mint crisp you will be very happy as there are fourteen of these. The different quantities do seem quite bizarre to me!
I bought this box as part of a Thornton's hamper but having just looked on their website I have noticed that the box usually costs £10 but it is currently half price in the sale for only £5 (January 2011) which I think is pretty good value. If you are a mint lover I think that this collection will really go down a storm and I thoroughly recommend it!
Summary: A lovely box of chocs for mint lovers!
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