Product Type: Thorntons Sweets
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Mint selection but a bit too fancy and sweet for my liking
Thorntons Mint Collection
Member Name: rolandrat
Thorntons Mint Collection
Date: 06/01/13, updated on 07/01/13 (66 review reads)
Advantages: Inexpensive present for someone.
Disadvantages: Quite sweet and rich
===My Box had a lift-off lid so is slightly different to the illustration===
===Why I Got This===
I received this box of mint chocolates for Christmas as my sister and nieces always know I am fond of mints and that they are the one flavour chocolate my son does not like so they do not get 'pinched' from under my nose!
Thornton's have been making chocolates in the UK for over 100 years and are now a very well known brand. They have their own chain of stores and you can also buy their products from their website or from lots of other major shops.
Large single layer box of chocolates.
The bright green box contains 316 grams of chocolates.
Along the centre of the lid are images of the chocolates.
'A luxurious collection of mint chocolates made with natural peppermint oil and covered in rich dark and white chocolate.'
The box contains 5 different chocolates which are described in coloured images around the sides of the lift-off lid.
The chocolates are suitable for Vegetarians.
Made in Derbyshire - Thornton's have been 'providing delicious chocolates for over 100 years'.
Contains milk, soya and egg.
Thornton's website shows the full price as £6 but they are currently being sold there for half price.
This is a very brightly coloured green box which clearly indicates that the contents will be mints. There is also a colourful image of the chocolates on the top and around the side of the lid each chocolate is described in detail.
The box is all one layer and the chocolates are well protected in a moulded plastic tray.
In total the box contains 27 sweets in five varieties. Only one of them is wrapped in silver signed foil.
The chocolates have a lovely minty aroma and are all quite large is size - so one or two is quite enough as they are quite sweet and rich. When you first open the box the chocolates are protected with a sheet of dark corrugated cardboard.
The chocolates themselves, although having different names and shapes all have pretty much the same sort of peppermint flavour - so apart from the fudge one which is slightly different it does not really make much difference which one you choose to eat.
The fillings are all quite thick and solid so are not runny and messy. As with All Thornton's chocolates they are all covered in a thick layer of tasty chocolate which is lovely and crispy to bite into and you can actually nibble the chocolate off the sweets if you wanted to.
A tasty box of chocolates for the mint lover but with the rich fillings they were quite sickly and you would not want to eat many in one go.
From a personal point of view I think I prefer plainer mints such as Bendicks or Elizabeth Shaw which do not have such fancy fillings.
Here are the individual chocolates:
Fudge made with peppermint oil and covered in dark chocolate.
I had six of these in the box and they were the ones I liked the least. They had a good thick covering of chocolate but I was not too keen on the fudgy texture.
These were wrapped in silver foil and there were four in the box. The chocolates had a fondant centre made with peppermint oil and were covered in dark chocolate. The centre was quite firm so was not messy to eat and the chocolate covering was thick and crispy..
===CRUNCHY MINT TRUFFLE===
Again the truffle was made with peppermint oil and contained mint pieces and were covered in thick dark chocolate. I had five of these oblong chocolates in my box. These chocolates were very flavoursome and they were not too crunchy - just having little pieces interspersed in the truffle.
===MINT TRUFFLE DOME===
These large domes were covered in dark chocolate and decorated with white chocolate. Only four in the selection and they did not taste much different to the other chocolates. They looked a bit like snowballs.
==LUXURY DINNER MINTS===
These were knobbly looking round chocolates and I had eight of them. They had a softish creamy centre with double cream and peppermint oil and again covered in dark chocolate.
5 stars. These are good quality mints which I give five stars as I have not marked them down purely because they are a bit too sweet and fancy for my tastes.
===Would I Recommend?===
Summary: Good mint selection but a bit sweet for me.
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