The second of the Thorntons Fairground Favourites I will be reviewing are these Toffee Apple Caramels; described as 'soft gooey caramel flavoured with apple juice and wrapped in milk chocolate'. They sounded absolutely delicious - I love apple flavoured things and feel that it's a really underused flavour in the food industry!
The chocolates are a good decent size and the chocolate shell is quite thick and has a nice bite to it. The caramel interior has a lovely smooth consistency, it's not as thick as the likes of Dairy Milk Caramel but is not as runny as, say, Hotel Chocolat's Liquid Caramels. It sits somewhere in the middle.
I was worried that either the apple flavour wouldn't be present at all or that it would be over the top and would end up tasting artificial. I can however report that the flavour was spot on. These chocolates aren't sickly sweet and compared to Thorntons normal caramel the apple juice actually helped to detract from what might be overly sweet by adding a nice tart, refreshing edge to it.
I think I would actually repurchase these; they taste exactly how they should and although I liked the Candyfloss Truffles I'm not sure whether I would regularly buy them just to due how sweet they were. These on the other hand offer great value for money whilst offering a delicious yet different chocolate flavour.
Taste - 9.2/10 - Tastes as a should, lovely tart apple flavour and sweet caramel. Good, creamy, milk chocolate shell.
Texture - 8.5/10 - Lovely runny caramel.
Appearance - 8.0/10 - Nothing amazing to report but chocolates are a good, satisfying size.
Price - 8.9/10
- If you buy them at WHSmiths they are superb value for money;I would probably still pay £3 a bag for these at Thorntons as I really enjoyed them - but obviously would prefer to go to WHSmiths and pay the cheaper price of £1 a bag.
Overall - 8.7/10 - I really hope these chocolates stick around.
Anyone looking for something a bit different but not too 'out there'.
WHERE TO BUY?
Thorntons stores or at WHSmiths.