Thorntons Summer Collection
It’s been awhile since I’ve had anything from Thorntons, and so I decided to give a few of their new products a go to see how their range has expanded recently, and what better way to enjoy the hot weather than with a box of summer themed chocolates?
The box is very plain looking and not altogether to my taste, but I can’t deny that it isn’t eye catching. The bright yellow colour certainly stands out, and the picture of the chocolates on the front looks quite appetising. There are seven chocolates featured here: raspberry & mascarpone mousse, orange pressé, blackcurrant miroir, peach melba, lemon meringue, strawberry crush and mango mousse. Suffice to say, if you don’t like fruity chocolate, you’ll know already that this isn’t for you.
There are two of the above layers of chocolates within the box, and as you can see you get two of every chocolate, except for strawberry crush: you get four of those. I’m not entirely sure why this is, inside there’s a little leaflet with in depth descriptions of each chocolate and Thorntons describe the strawberry crush as being “the taste of an English summer”, I guess that means we get twice as much of it as any other chocolate here then.
This is a good thing though because it’s delicious, though saying that, everything here is. The lemon meringue is, if you’ve been reading my website for awhile now, predictably my favourite of the lot. Tangy and with an almost liquid lemon centre, it’s absolutely amazing. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, lemon and chocolate can go together so well and it’s a shame I don’t see it more often. The rest of the chocolates are all fluffy and moussey except for the blackcurrant miroir which was a dark chocolate cup with blackcurrant jelly within, this was my least favourite of the box being that I’m not a big dark chocolate fan and the blackcurrant didn’t seem to come through enough for me.
If you’re a fan of tangy, zesty summer fruits I highly recommend this box. Thorntons have put together some interesting flavours here you’re unlikely to find in many other places, and it’s worth the price alone for the novelty of being able to eat mango, peach and lemon flavoured chocolates.