Kcal 535 Fat 31.0g Fat(Sats) 19.0g Carbs 57.0g (per 100.0g)
Poor Thorntons! When we first started reviewing chocolate way back when 8 years ago they were a brand who seen to be on the premium end of the UK chocolate market. These days they have far fewer stores and you are more likely to find them residing on supermarket shelves, pound stores and obscure retail outlets. The latter is where we found this Thorntons Special Toffee Milk Chocolate bar - in WH Smiths in Heathrow Airport to be exact.
We found this 100.0g bar being sold for just £1.00 next to the till. The @ChocMission team member had only gone in to buy a paper for their upcoming flight, however the distinct and rather cool looking packing caught the eye and at such a cheap price they couldn't help but let their chocolate instincts take over and reach over and put it through alongside their paper.
Despite the packaging being mostly plastic based the bar was still kept in a reasonable condition and smelt lovely with strong scents of chocolate and toffee escaping the packet once the seal was broken. The back of the pack carried the description of toffee flavour milk chocolate with toffee pieces, coco solids 30% minimum and milk solids 20% minimum. The bar was a little messy to break apart but we could forgive it for this considering the large amount of brittle toffee pieces that it included. The taste of the base chocolate was really good - ultra silky in texture and not so reliant on sugar with a more creamy emphasis. The toffee element was also well executed and created an enhancing dimension to the taste of buttery caramel.
Overall the @ChocMission team members who tried this bar had only good things to say about it. The Thorntons Special Toffee Milk Chocolate was well received all round and we think it served nicely as a timely reminder that Thorntons still can make some really good chocolate when they put their minds to it. The milk chocolate was creamy and the toffee element a sheer delight and additive to the overall package. If you see one of these bars on sale and like this combination then seriously give it a try - you will likely be surprised by just how good it is considering the price you will likely pay.
8.1 out of 10