I'm such a sucker for new products; anything new or limited edition that hits the shelves and you can pretty much bet on me buying it. I don't normally buy Thorntons chocolates to be completely honest, I normally find them too sweet, but the fact that they had launched three new exciting flavours as part of their Fairground Favourites (you get to vote for which one is your favourite to stay as a permanent fixture), well I just had to try them.
Popping into my local Thorntons store they were £3 each for a bag or 2 for £5; I knew however, that WHSmiths had them at £1 each or 2 bags for £1.70 - who would buy them from Thorntons when they are this price at WHSmiths I have no idea! So I walked across the road and picked them up there. There are three flavours in the range : Toffee Apple Caramel, Toasted Marshmallow and the flavour I will be reviewing today, Candyfloss.
I think they all sounded like really unusual flavours, something a bit fun and different! The Candyfloss truffles are described as "candyfloss flavour parfait in white chocolate with pink sugar sprinkles". Now obviously I knew they were going to be sweet - candyfloss is pure sugar and white chocolate is always pretty sweet, so I was expecting them to be so - normally this would bother me in a standard chocolate but in these ones not so much.
They're meant to be fun, sweet and reminiscent of candyfloss; which is exactly what these are! In the same kind of way I don't mind excessive sweetness in a bag of pick n mix, the same holds true here. They have a great flavour of candyfloss (with a slight hint of raspberry - as raspberry powder is used to give the filling its pink colour) and have an overall lovely smooth eat.
Not the type of chocolate you could eat one after another but definitely tick all the boxes for something new and different.
Taste - 8.7/10 - Obviously don't buy these if you hate really sweet things but ultimately they eat as they should, tasting of sweet candyfloss.
Texture - 8.2/10 - Smooth parfait truffle centre.
Appearance - 8.2/10 - Look fun and good sized chocolates.
Price - 8.9/10 - If you buy them at WHSmiths they are superb value for money; I don't know whether I would be as inclined to pay £3 a bag for them at actual Thorntons stores.
Overall - 8.5/10 - Thoroughly enjoyed these, a great unusual chocolate.
If you've got a big sweet tooth and like candyfloss; can imagine these would go down well with kids.
WHERE TO BUY?
Thorntons stores and WHSmiths.