Tesco Turkish Delight Thins

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on November 8 2009 | Leave A Comment
Tesco Turkish Delight Thins

Here we have the offspring of a sticky liaison between the Tesco Turkish Delight Bar I reviewed back in June and a box of After Eight mints. This isn’t going to be pretty.

As far as I can tell, this is the same 25% milk chocolate (with vegetable fat) and filling (primarily glucose syrup) used in the bar, and it’s really quite bad. It’s very, sweet and very sickly.

Tesco Turkish Delight Thins

Which is why it boggles me that this product even exists. Clearly it’s going for the ‘after dinner mint’ market, but if you present this garish pink box after a dinner party, I can pretty much guarantee your friends will never speak to you again.

Admittedly, the format of these ‘Thins’ gives a slightly better (and less sticky) experience than in the bar format, but everything about them just screams “I couldn’t be bothered”. So my advice is not to be bothered and avoid these entirely.

If you’re looking for a more sophisticated after dinner sweetie that won’t prompt your guests to disown you, I recommend the Bendicks ‘Bitters’ range. Proper 95% dark chocolate with strong, refreshing flavours (as opposed to a lingering chemical aftertaste that you get with these things).

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a box of pink yuckiness to dispose off.

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Comments On This Post

  1. Michael

    So how do you dispose of things in cases like this Dom? Throw them out, pass them on to someone with less discerning tastes or eat them anyway and then feel ashamed afterwards…

  2. Erk! As if anybody would be impressed if you whipped out a TESCO branded chocolate.

    How did you dispose of them, Dom – frisbee them out of your window one by one?

  3. Dom (Chocablog Staff)

    In this case, it just gets thrown out. The stuff that isn’t quite so bad sometimes gets given to unsuspecting family and friends. :)

  4. Sepetci

    Well I am Turkish and these do not have anything to do with Turkish delight, I can tell you that. I honestly think that they taste terrible ..

  5. Anna

    I bought five boxes of these yesterday. I love them!! They are so nice and something addictive about them!! I disagree with this review. Everyone should try them!! :-)

  6. These turkish delight thins would have to be kept away from me, I’d go mad over them, they look so good.
    Thanks for sharing

  7. Hoadesci

    Well said Anna! I love these thins! Cheap and tasty turkish delight treats! If I was to try a bar, I would have Fry’s Turkish Delight though….
    P.S. The box is better now. It is clearly apparent that Tesco have heavily invested in the box design.

  8. Amazing Skillz

    These Turkish Thins Taste Great, I just bought 12 Boxes :)

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