Those of you who have been paying attention will know that this year is Thorntons’ 100th birthday. They’ve been working on a raft of new products to celebrate, and this spectacular egg is one of them.
The egg and the box of 36 chocolates underneath comes to a whopping 735g, yet it sells for a surprisingly modest £24.99, which given how good it looks is pretty great value – especially given some chocolate companies’ usual trick of jacking prices way up for anything in egg form.
The egg itself is large, and although the chocolate isn’t particularly thick, it’s a very enjoyable nibble. If you want to see how the patterns on the outside of the eggs are made, then take a look at my video of the Thorntons factory from last year.
The chocolates are pretty good too, with 8 of the 36 being special limited editions. I’m not going to get into individual reviews of them, but there’s plenty I liked, along with a few that were a bit too sweet for my tastes. But with so much choice, there really is something for everyone.
I’m going to keep this review short and let the pictures speak for themselves. There may be more spectacular Easter Eggs out there, and there are definitely cheaper ones. But this one gives you more for your money than any other egg I’ve seen this year. Highly recommended for those who want to make an impression but don’t want to spend the earth on an egg.