I’ve been conscious of the fact that I’ve not reviewed enough white chocolate so I’ve gone overboard and ordered a few bars of various sorts from Thorntons as a start and then I’ll work through some other brands.
What I love about the 80g chocolate squares from Thorntons is that they’re a really good price at just £1.99. I know 80g isn’t a great deal but when you consider that you’ll be asked to pay £3 for 50g for the William Curley dark chocolate bars then this is pretty much a bargain.
I’m trying to place if these chocolate squares are meant as gifts as the packaging isn’t all that imaginative, or they’re just mean for personal use as they’ve got a wide range of ganaches and other assortment boxes. What I suppose they’re attempting is to have these at a price-point where people would consider buying 4 or five of them for the price of some of their cheaper collections. So if you’re looking to buy a birthday present or some Christmas chocolates then these blocks are probably a very good idea.
This Thorntons Fairtrade & Organic White Chocolate is also free from artificial colours and flavours, has GB Organic Certification 5 and is FairTrade where they even pay over the odds to give the local producers more money to reinvest – good work Thorntons.
The first thing I thought of when I tried this white chocolate bar was it reminded me very much of the white chocolate lollies within the Hotel Chocolat Halloween Chocolates in their You Pick Me Up pack. It’s very sweet, soft and crumbly and should be very well suited to the average white chocolate lover.
I wouldn’t say this Thorntons version of white chocolate is anything out of the world, there’s a very slight peppery note that gives it a bit of an edge, but there’s nothing that will blow your mind.
All I can say is that its a very reasonable white chocolate bar.
Taste: 65% – nice, but nothing exceptional.
Texture: 75% – I actually liked the very soft and creamy texture to the bar.
Appearance: 65% – the packaging design is part of an overall theme for the blocks. They’re nothing special but the colour-coded nature of them will help some.
Nutritional Information: 70% – There’s loads of information available such as the typical nutritional values, the ingredients, that it contains both milk, soya and nuts and that it is also suitable for vegetarians, is gluten free and has no alcohol in them.
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