Thorntons are probably best known for their chocolate boxes, namely Thorntons Continental and Thorntons Classics, and their novelty chocolate models; their Christmas 2017 chocolate range is packed full of Christmas chocolate boxes and novelty chocolates, I think.
The reason I am not completely sure is down to a few things; firstly, Thorntons don’t seem to have an obvious Christmas theme and the chocolates that I think are Christmas chocolate are very similarly boxed to non-Christmas chocolate. The second issue I have is their website, more specifically the images on their website, they all look the same! Rather than a picture of the chocolate box, while you are browsing, Thorntons are using pictures of the chocolates inside – these images are almost exactly the same as the non Christmas chocolates.
And lastly the Christmas chocolates are mixed in with Continental chocolates and chocolates from a few other collections. If you add all these things together you have a very confusing, and quite frankly exhausting, online shopping experience.
So, with that said, here are some of the chocolates from Thorntons, that I believe to be, in the Christmas range.
Thorntons Chocolate Boxes
I have managed to find some Christmas chocolate boxes, quite a few in fact. These are the larger chocolate boxes and a range of smaller from Thorntons Special Selection.
Thorntons Christmas Chocolate Boxes
Thorntons have two larger chocolate boxes for Christmas 2017; the Thorntons Limited Edition Christmas Selection and the Thorntons Continental Winter Collection, these large chocolate boxes are perfect as Christmas gifts or sharing boxes.
Thorntons Limited Edition Christmas Selection, a large chocolate box with thirty-seven 37 chocolates inside including Creamy Fudge Star, seasonal Vanilla Snowflake, warming Coffee Truffle, exotic Turkish Delight and rich Nutty Caramel, not forgetting the very special milk chocolate Festive Christmas Tree.
A winter/festive edition of Thorntons Continental chocolate presented in a triangular box, which looks a little like a Christmas Tree. Thorntons Continental Winter Collection contains a selection of chocolates from the Continental range and two new chocolates from Christmas 2017; Buche de Noel and Spiced Winter Fruit.
Thorntons Special Selection Chocolate Boxes
Chocolate boxes with a theme or flavour for Christmas; Thorntons Special Selection Chocolate Boxes are perfect stocking fillers, smaller boxes of chocolates with, on average, sixteen chocolate inside. Some boxes are based around a flavour like coffee, butterscotch or marzipan, I am particularly interested in the gin truffles! And the other boxes have a Christmassy theme; stars and snowballs.
Thorntons Special Selection Milk, White and Dark Star Collection, a box of star-shaped chocolates in milk, white and dark chocolates flavoured with praline, honeycomb and fudge.
Thorntons Special Selection Milk, White and Dark Snowflake & Snowball Collection, chocolate snowballs, milk, white and dark chocolate truffles with festive flavours including cranberry, praline and spiced winter fudge.
Two flavour classics, coffee in the Thorntons Special Selection Milk, Dark and White Coffee Collection and in the Thorntons Special Selection Milk and Dark Chocolate Marzipan Collection marzipan – covered in chocolate.
One for the adults, Thorntons Special Selection Milk, White and Dark Gin Truffle Collection three different types of chocolate each with gin, recipes include; white chocolate with Gin & Rhubarb, Gin & Lemon in milk chocolate and Cardamom dark chocolate Gin.
Salted Butterscotch Ganache, Butterscotch Fudge and Butterscotch Caramel; butterscotch three ways in the Thorntons Special Selection Milk and Dark Butterscotch Collection.
The Thorntons Special Selection Chocolate Boxes are £7.00 each, or 3 for 2. 136g – 174g.
Thorntons Novelty Christmas Chocolates
These are quite obviously Christmas chocolates, fun chocolate shapes and 3D models to bring a smile to anyone’s face.
Thorntons Christmas Chocolate Models
It just wouldn’t be Christmas without a chocolate Santas, chocolate snowmen or chocolate reindeer and luckily Thorntons have all three. These novelty chocolates, or chocolate models as Thorntons call them, are quite large and can be personalised with a message.
Each figure is the same size and each is presented in a clear fronted box, both the Chocolate Santa and the Chocolate Reindeer are milk chocolate and the Chocolate Snowman is white chocolate.
£10.00, each or 3 for 2.
Thorntons Christmas Chocolate Trees
Perfect fro sharing, Thorntons Christmas Chocolate Trees are large bars of chocolate, which Thorntons call plaques, shaped like Christmas trees and topped with delicious goodies. Each tree is presented in a box with a tree cut-out in the front, so you can see the chocolate inside.
The Cranberry & Orange Chocolate Christmas Tree is made from milk chocolate and sprinkled with orange, cranberry and almond pieces – a festive flavour combination. Also made from milk chocolate, the Chocolate Brownie Christmas Tree is finished with small pieces of brownie and fudge.
£6.00, each or 3 for 2.
Labelled: Vegetarian and Gluten Free.
Thorntons Christmas Chocolate
Even though I have had a moan about their website, Thorntons always have a wonderful selection of chocolates – all of these chocolates are available to buy online from Thorntons, where you may even find even more Christmas chocolates.
From £6.00 – £15.00.