Thorntons Viennese Truffle Bar

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on March 25 2009 | Leave A Comment
Thorntons Viennese Truffle

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 white and milk chocolate with a layered centre of feather-light chocolate mousse and truffle, finished with a sprinkle of sugar”.

And that’s a fairly accurate description of this sweet and creamy bar.

Thorntons Viennese Truffle

At first glance, it does look a bit odd though. That blend of white and milk chocolate has an unusual light-beige colour that I’m not used to, and to be frank it’s not the most appetising-looking bar of chocolate I’ve ever seen. It’s also covered in fine sugar which improves the looks somewhat, but also makes it very, very sweet.

The filling is soft, but I wouldn’t go so far as to call it “feather light”, and there’s a bit of an artificial flavour to it, which I put down to the sorbitol which is listed in the ingredients.

The overall effect was nice enough, but with a few tweaks (a little more creaminess, a little less sweetness) it could have been delicious.


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  1. Jim

    This bar makes me shudder! It was one of the worst things I have ever eaten from Thorntons. Weird colour … dull taste!! Scored a lowly 4.6 I believe!

  2. Maggie

    Is it just me, or do the individual truffles actually taste better?

  3. Dom (Chocablog Staff)

    I’ve not had the individual truffles… it’s quite possible they taste better just because they have a bigger surface area than a bar (in the same way chocolate buttons taste better than a big bar of the same chocolate).

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