Ah cinder toffee, for me, it brings back memories of days spent at Beamish History Museum as a child, as when in my memory you always used to come back with a big bag of homemade cinder toffee that they made in "ye olde" sweet shop there. It wasn't something I would normally choose but I loved it as a special treat when it was made well, and oh how Gorvett & Stone's was made well, the best I have ever tasted in fact.
Presented in a clear sellophane bag, the large mountain like chunks of cinder toffee were coated in the luxurious 40% Valrhona Jivara Milk Chocolate, my favourite! The sizes of the pieces are perfect; a nice mixture of randomly sized pieces that all offer a good satisfying piece that's not too small to leave you feel deprived but not so big that you feel you've pigged yourself!
The cinder toffee itself is delicious, it's not too sweet, as the majority of cinder toffees are and instead offeres a nice deep toffee & brown sugar flavours whilst the milky,creamy Valrhona chocolate works perfectly with it creating the ultimate luxurious cinder toffee snack, this certainly isn't your usual commercial Crunchie!
I loved how the cinder toffee wasn't so hard that it felt like it was going to break your teeth; or that it didn't leave you with that saturated sugar feeling that makes you want to rush and brush your teeth in fear of them instantly dropping; instead it was wonderfully chewy yet crunchy and just made you want to keep coming back for more and more!
Cinder toffee lovers simply have to try this and with it being coated in Valrhona it adds an extra special element to it that so many cinder toffees don't have, me & my family loved this!
Taste - 8/10 - For someone who wouldn't normally choose cinder toffee I loved this!
Texture - 8.3/10 - Nicely chewy yet crunchy your teeth can breath a sigh of relief!
Apperance - 7.3/10 - A good amount of random sized pieces.
Price - 7/10 - This is priced at £8.95 for a 250g bag full, which obviously is quite a bit more than you may pay for your standard cinder toffee, this would probably be more for an extra special treat.
Overall - 7.7/10 - So much better than a Crunchie!
To have a look at Gorvett & Stone's range you can visit their website at http://www.gorvettandstone.com/