Wednesday, 13 February 2013

February 13th: Thorntons 'I Love Chocolate' Hamper


Just when we thought things were going to go quiet on the chocolate front our friends over at Thorntons got in touch! Yes folks, as of now Thorntons sell personalised chocolates and they wanted to celebrate this by treating us here at ChocolateMission to a lovely Thorntons 'I Love Chocolate' Hamper. We were obviously never going to be turning down the chance to review one of these collections, so without any hesitation we gave them the green light to one send across to go through the rigorous ChocolateMission rating system.


Chocolates delivered to you door sounds like a great idea in concept but of course it is going to be highly dependant on what these chocolates actually are! Don't worry, we can hear you from here - What is in a Thorntons 'I Love Chocolate' Hamper!?? Well allow us to inform what awaits you inside the rather cool looking giant green box:



Thorntons Continental Milk, White & Dark Collection (300g) - (Full Review - HERE)
Thorntons Moments (250g) - (Full Review - HERE)
Thorntons Chocolate Smothered Toffee Box (525g) - (Full Review - HERE)
Thorntons Continental Viennese Bag (105g)
Thorntons Premium Collection (96g) - (Full Review - HERE)
Thorntons Continental Alpini Bag (112g)
Thorntons Milk Chocolate Block (90g) - (Full Review - HERE)

That's a heck of a lot of chocolate for just £25.00 huh!?

As you will see we have previously reviewed a number of goodies included in the hamper, so we've kindly given you all the links to the full reviews of some the bits n' pieces above. If you are after just a summary then by our reckoning you want to be making moves on the Continental Collection and Smothered Toffee if you are going to be sharing. Both of those have previously recieved marks of over 8.0 out of 10 on the ChocolateMission rating system! They are both wonderful in their own right, with the Continental Collection providing a delightful mixute of rather fancy truffles, and the Chocolate Toffee an equally good offering with its dangerously moreish chocolate smothering some ridiculously buttery, creamy toffee innards! Other highlights have to be the Milk Chocolate Block for those with plainer taste and the Premiuim Collection certainly isn't to be sniffed at either with it's take on a lot of classic chocolates.

Overall what did we think then!? Well on a value for money basis this is one outstanding hamper. Nothing is ever perfect (see our Thorntons Moments review haha!), but the majority of what is included within this Thorntons I Love Chocolate Hamper is going to satisfy whom ever you have in mind to recieve it. Whether it is a treat for yourself, family, friend or special someone, we think there is something for everyone within here and are certain that smiles will be left on faces. We would recommend this Thorntons I Love Chocolate Hamper be top of mind next time you are buying a chocolatey gift for a fellow chocoholic - if you are thinking of sending another our way please do so ... just  hands off the chocolate toffee or there will be trouble :-)

8.5 out of 10

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