As you’ve probably noticed, this is another of the same range of Thorntons bars as the Lemon Mousse bar I reviewed a while ago. I’ve not checked, but I would guess there is also a Marks & Spencer equivalent of this one too.
This time round, we have a milk chocolate bar. Not as pretty as the Lemon bar, but I’ve certainly seen worse looking chocolates.
The chocolate is nice and thick and standard Thorntons fare, but it’s the Turkish filling that’s the most interesting part here – it’s one of those things you either love or hate, and also something chocolate makers seem to have difficulty getting “right”.
I’m pleased to say, Thorntons have done quite well with this particular take on the Turkish Delight bar. The consistency is firm and chewy, but melts away nicely in the mouth. I particularly like the way the flavour builds as it melts away – first you get that familiar Turkish delight rose flavour, then you get lemons, then the rose flavour comes back again.
I found the taste and texture complimented the milk chocolate very well and I liked this bar a lot. I’d much rather have one of these than a Fry’s or Cadbury’s Turkish bar (which of course are both made by Cadbury). It may not be entirely authentic, but it looks and tastes much more natural.