Thorntons Turkish Delight Bar

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on October 4 2008 | Leave A Comment

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.


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Comments On This Post

  1. When I reviewed the Fry’s TD a few weeks ago I thought it was a really good bar … since you say this is better im gonna have to give this one a whirl now!! Thanks for the review! great pics btw!


  2. Dom (Chocablog Staff)

    Thanks Jim. 🙂

    If you want a real Chocolate Mission, how about tracking down a Fry’s bar, Cadbury’s bar, one of these and some REAL turkish delight and doing a side by side comparison…

  3. Jes

    I really like these treat bars from Thorntons. the Turkish delight flavour is 2nd only to the Continental Viennese Truffle for me personally. Delicious! 🙂

  4. Yum, I really love Turkish Delight and still dream of seeing it coated in DARK chocolate.

  5. Dom – that sounds an awesome idea! I need to find some high end TD to compare them all to though. I don’t suppose anyone knows the ‘best’ Turkish Delight around do they!?

  6. zy

    Yup, there IS a M&S version of this bar but it comes in two pieces per pack, not one whole bar like this one. (:

  7. Maggie

    Turkish Delight is a bit like Marmite: you either love it or hate it. I can’t stand it. Not even smothered in lovely, smooth Thornton’s chocolate.

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