That’s right, Thorntons are now selling their very own chocolate liqueur! Or more correctly, your favourite booze emporiums are now selling a Thorntons chocolate liqueur.
The drink was launched last month at an event which I unfortunately missed, but Thorntons were kind enough to send a bottle along for me to sample. There was no accompanying press release, so I decided to just try a glass or three.
I should warn you then that I’m writing this review while in a mild state of inebre… inniebri… drunkenness.
The drink was developed by Thorntons Master Chocolatier Keith Hurdman, and as you might guess from the appearance, can best be described as a chocolatey version of Baileys (albeit made with vodka rather than whiskey).
Thorntons might tell you might tell you that it’s unique and distinctive and took many months of arduous development work, but when you’ve consumed a large wine glass full like I just have, that doesn’t really matter. It’s chocolatey Baileys.
And very nice it is too. As you may have guessed, I know very little about this kind of thing, but if you like chocolate and you like sweet, creamy liqueurs, then you’ll love it. Personally, I’m looking forward to experimenting with cocktails using it. But I’m fairly sure I’m going to need another bottle for that.
Thorntons! Are you reading this? Send more liqueur!
(Oh yes. Drink responsibly, please. Not like me. I’m not responsible at all.)