Advantages Nicely boxed, some good flavours and thick chocolate covering.
Disadvantages Some flavours I dislike, a bit sickly if you eat too much.
---How I Got Mine---
Usually I but these for other people but I was lucky enough to receive a whole box for myself this Christmas.
Thorntons has been making chocolates for over a hundred years. In fact, the very first shop was opened in Sheffield by travelling confectioner Joseph William Thornton in October 1911. (Thorntons website)
---The Product Packaging---
Described as a collection of caramel, fudge, fruit and nut centres covered in milk, dark and white chocolate.
The Thornton Classic Collection came in a 330 gram box.
The box is just under 8 inches square and two inches deep.
The box contains 26 chocolates in two layers with dark corrugated cardboard on top of each - the plastic trays holding the chocolates are very strong and good quality.
The box is in cream and red with an illustration of the chocolates on the lid.
Inside is a folded illustrated small colour sheet showing all the different chocolates with a small description.
---Ingredients and Allergy Advice---
The base of the box contains a long list of the full ingredients with the following points:
* no gluten containing ingredients
* alcohol-free recipe
* contains added nuts
* contains added milk
* contains added egg
* contains added soya
* free from artificial colours and flavours.
The box contains 26 chocolates with one of each variety on each layer:
* Strawberry Velvet
* Honeycomb Crunch
* Coffee Truffle
* Creamy Fudge
* turkish Delight
* Chocolate Truffle
* Layered Chocolate Classic
* Coconut Dream
* Country Caramel
* Orange Zest
* Special toffee Truffle
* Hazelnut Praline
* Soft Caramel
This is the current price on the Tesco website though I believe they often do 'buy 1 get one free' before Christmas.
The box is a nice chunky and sturdy shape and is inviting to sample.
The sweets are well presented within the plastic tray and look appetising. The sweets themselves are also reasonably large so you would only want a eat two or three at a time.
Like everyone else I have likes and dislikes and there are normally always a fw chocolates within a box that I do not like.
This box was a pleasant surprise as I found I was able to eat most of them - apart from the coffee.
I have mentioned each one separately below:
Every box of chocolates has to have a strawberry one! Round sweet with the characteristic bobbly strawberry surface. Not too runny or sickly so ate this one ok - dark red centre rather than the bright pink that comes in some boxes. Covered in milk chocolate.
Mostly chocolate oblong shape with a few crunchy bits inside - one of my favourites.
Sorry I don't do coffee at all so didn't try this one - it was round and covered in white chocolate with a coffee centre - thick truffle mixture with strong coffee aroma.
Diamond shaped sweet and lines along its length - softish fudge centre covered in milk chocolate - not at all runny and a nice combination.
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