Thorntons

This page shows posts about one of our favourite British chocolatiers, Thorntons. Established in 1911, Thorntons currently has over 400 shops in the UK and a range of its products are also available to buy online.

You can buy Thorntons gifts online at Thorntons.co.uk.

Thorntons Chocolate Afternoon Tea At The Park Lane Hotel

A Chocolate Week Afternoon Tea collaboration.

Thorntons Mint Batons

After dinner mints from Thorntons.

Thorntons Banoffee Pie Easter Egg

A milk chocolate Easter egg in the style of a banoffee pie.

Valentine’s Roundup

A round up of this year's Valentines offerings.

Thorntons Limited Edition Jubilee Wonder Box

The most expensive box of chocolates we've ever reviewed.

Thorntons Bakewell Tart

How does Thorntons take on the traditional Bakewell Tart compare to the real thing?

Thorntons Cloudy Lemonade

The latest addition to Thornton's chocolate block range, this white chocolate with lemon oil and popping candy is sure to put a smile on your face.

Thorntons Academy of Chocolate Gold Award Winners

A selection of three Academy of Chocolate award winning fresh chocolates, part of Thorntons' "Wonder Box".

Thorntons Chocolate Liqueur

A chocolate flavoured liqueur drink from Thorntons.

Thorntons Chocolate Jubilee Easter Egg

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.

Thorntons Milk Chocolate With Banana

Say hello to yet another in the (seemingly endless) line of Thornton’s slabs.

Thorntons ‘Born To Share’ Milk Chocolate With Mango

This little 80g block of chocolate from Thorntons is something a bit special. Not only is it the first time we’ve featured chocolate made with cocoa beans from Haiti on Chocablog, but a sizeable chunk (91p to be precise) of …

Thorntons Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Cookies are a bit of a departure for Thorntons, but a very welcome one. I had a taste of these at their Christmas launch back in July and I’ve been looking forward to reviewing them. I finally got my hands …

Thorntons Christmas Event

Three week’s after Hotel Chocolat’s Christmas launch, Thorntons held their own Christmas event yesterday, showing what they’ve got lined up for the festive season. Held in central London, just around the corner from the swanky Hotel Chocolat apartment, this was a …

Thorntons White Chocolate With Coconut & Lime

I know how some of you feel about white chocolate. You don’t regard it as proper chocolate and you get all hot and bothered when we write about it. But this bar has a special place in my heart, and …

Thorntons Antioxi-Choc Berry Boost

Yet another from the (seemingly endless) range of Thornton’s slabs (are they trying to outdo Nestlé’s Japanese KitKat range?) this slab comes with added health benefits in the form of ‘Acticoa‘ – apparently two squares a day is enough to …

Chocolate Heart Face-Off: Hotel Chocolat vs Thorntons

This year, Hotel Chocolat and Thorntons sent us similarly sized boxes of chocolate hearts, so rather than do two reviews, I thought it would be fun to put them head to head and see who comes out on top – …

Thorntons Lovebirds

Well Christmas is over and done with, and the next vaguely-chocolatey-holiday is just around the corner. Yes, handily squeezed in just before Easter comes St Valentine’s day. This 170g offering from Thorntons is, frankly, part of their old school ‘cheap and …

Thorntons Praline Melts

According to the press release that came with these, today – January 18th – is the most depressing day of the year. And that, apparently, is why Thorntons are giving away a million of them to people like you. Yes, …

Thorntons Lightly Salted Pistachio

I first tried a ‘pre-production’ version this bar back at the Chocolate Unwrapped show in October, and I’m really glad to see it’s now available in the shops. It’s another square block of solid chocolate, and as you can see …

Thorntons Metropolitan

Chocablog continues to have it’s finger on the pulse with a review of Thorntons’ new Metropolitan Box, launched today. After Dom’s lukewarm review of the Milan and Paris boxes, I approached these chocolates with a little trepidation. Opening the box and …

Thorntons Continental Milan Collection

Here we have the dark chocolate selection that complements the milk chocolate ‘Paris’ collection. I’m not entirely sure why Milan is dark and Paris is milk, but I am eagerly awaiting the ‘Scunthorpe’ and ‘Wokingham’ collections. They should be fun. Like …

Thorntons Hazelnut & Raisin

Another Thornton’s block has arrived on my doorstep. Sometimes I think these things are breeding and attempting to take over the world, the range is so big. This one is a 32% Madagascan milk chocolate with hazelnut & raisin in a …

Thorntons Continental Paris Collection

Last year when we wrote about the future of Thorntons and spoke to their head chocolatier Keith Hurdman, we talked about how careful the company has to be when introducing new ranges that they don’t alienate their traditional customer. Since …

Thorntons Dark Chocolate With Raspberry

The lovely people at Thorntons sent me a couple more blocks (actually they sent me a press release and I kind of demanded they just send me chocolate instead) and this particular limited edition block caught my eye. My attraction …

Thorntons Mini Brownies

Since the rest of the Chocablog team seem to be in a cakey/biscuity mood, I thought I’d join in and review these tempting little morsels from our old friends Thorntons. When I picked them up there was an introductory offer …

Thorntons Venezuela

Here we have yet another prize winning block from Thorntons. This Venezuelan cocoa slab earned a Bronze award from the AOC this year. It’s made from Criollo beans, which are used in less than 5% of the world’s chocolate (according …

Thorntons Milk Chocolate with Tonka Bean

Another of the ever-expanding range of Thorntons slabs, this one is 38% cocoa milk chocolate infused with Tonka Bean. In case you didn’t know, Tonka Bean isn’t something that was used to make tough toys for tough kids back …

Thorntons Milk Chocolate With Strawberry

As I mentioned last week, Thorntons recently sent us some of their latest blocks to review, and this little pink box contains one of those very blocks – a Madagascan 32% milk chocolate with freeze dried straberries. It’s marked as …

Macadamiamania!

Thorntons just sent a few samples to review, one of which – Dark Chocolate With Macadamia – I’ve already reviewed, so I thought I’d give it away to one of our Twitter followers. For a chance to win it, just send …

Thorntons Dark Chocolate With Macadamia

We’ve mentioned before how impressed we’ve been with the way Thorntons are moving forward – in fact, we discussed it in depth when we met their head chocolatier Keith Hurdman a few months ago. If the experts are to believed, …

Thorntons Ginger Bar

It’s been a while since I reviewed anything from Thorntons, but having just discovered this buried in the depths of my chocolate stash, I thought I should review it before the ‘best before’ date (or some visitor scoffs it …

The Future of Thorntons

One of the most interesting things about having been blogging about chocolate for three years is looking back to see how the big chocolate companies have changed as people’s tastes become more sophisticated. One of the biggest changes we’ve seen over …

Thorntons Viennese Truffle Bar

I’ve been quite impressed with Thorntons latetely, so I decided to pick up another couple of their little bars to try. This one is the bar version of their individual viennese truffles. According to the wrapper, it’s a “special blend of …

Thorntons Eden

I found these brightly coloured little chocolates in Thorntons’ little Brent Cross shop. My friend was looking for a birthday present and I…. well, I was attracted by the brightly coloured box. Yes, I know that’s bad. Handily, Thorntons do these ‘Eden’ …

Thorntons Dark Chocolate With Chilli

It’s quite common for readers to get in touch and suggest we review specific chocolates, but when two readers separately suggest the same chocolate with 24 hours of each other, then it’s probably time to give it a try. So at …

Thorntons Dark Chocolate With Balsamic

In almost two years of reviewing chocolate, I don’t think I have ever tackled anything from Thorntons, but when I saw this bar, I just had to give it a go. Not only is it 75% cocoa, nor is it …

Thorntons Christmas Offer

I’ve been really impressed with the quality and imagination of pretty much all of the Thorntons products I’ve tasted lately, so I had to pass this offer on. Thorntons are currently offering a free hamper worth £25 when you spend £50 …

Thorntons Cappuccino Bar

Way back in July 2006, I reviewed Thorntons Continental Cappuccino – a bag of coffee flavoured chocolates that I found more than a little overpowering. Well this looks to be the bar equivalent of that caffeine-infused bag of chocs. In fact, …

Thorntons Mint Bar

Here’s another of Thorntons‘ (so far quite yummy!) range of bars. This time it’s “Milk chocolate finished with dark chocolate, with a crunchy peppermint truffle centre”. So let’s see what it’s like… Well first impressions are good. Nothing too extraordinary, but …

Thorntons Turkish Delight Bar

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 …

Thorntons Milk Chocolate With Orange & Cardamom

As you can probably tell, this is part of the same range as the Special Toffee bar I reviewed earlier this week. Like the toffee bar, this one also features slightly annoying packaging, however this time I have opted to …

Thorntons Milk Chocolate With Special Toffee

This is one of a range of simple, square bars of chocolate that Thorntons are doing at the moment. I’m not entirely sure what makes it “Special”, but it does seem a bit of an odd way to describe toffee. …

Thorntons Lemon Mousse Bar

A couple of weeks ago, I reviewed a Marks & Spencer Lemon Mousse bar, when Chocablog reader Jim pointed out that Thorntons do a suspiciously similar range of bars themselves. I decided to track one down so I could do …

Thorntons Moments

I noticed this little box of chocs on display prominently in my local Thorntons so decided to give them a try. They had rather a lot of them on the shelf right at the front of the store, so they …

Thorntons Summer Collection

If you’re a regular Chocablog reader, you’ll know that I’ve never given Thorntons products rave reviews. With the recent influx of high end chocolatiers and the popularity of proper chocolate, Thorntons often seem to be left behind, stuck in the …

Thornton’s Continental Milk, White & Dark Collection

There seems to be a fashion for adding the word “collection” to the name of your box of chocolates at the moment. In the last week alone, I’ve looked at Godiva’s “Platinum Collection” and Lindt’s “Precious Collection“. So how does Thornton’s …

Thornton’s Nougat Dipped In Chocolate

One of my favourite childhood sweet memories is proper old-fashioned nougat. Huge bars of the stuff that were so thick, it was a struggle to bite a chunk off. Bars of nougat with the texture of polystyrene sandwiched between two …

Thorntons Milk Chocolate Coffee Creams

I think I need to stop thinking of Thorntons as a speciality chocolate maker. Or even as a “chocolatier” at all. They’re just another large sweet manufacturer. They’re a public company and their products are mass produced. Their products aren’t …

Thorntons Continental Cappuccino

What’s the first thing that comes into your head when you hear ‘Thorntons’? For me, it’s “last minute Christmas prezzie for Gran” or “I’ve been having an affair but my wife will never notice if I bring her some nice …