Chocolate Review: Thorntons, 85% Dark

The Thorntons 85% dark chocolate bar is a 90g square of “intensely smooth, super-dark chocolate”. It’s part of their new-ish range of good quality chocolate squares. I’ve found Thorntons can be very hit and miss, but I’ve heard good things about this particular range.

It uses French beans from West Africa apparently and is described as ‘smooth’, with ‘strong cocoa notes’. On tasting, it is indeed very cocoa-y. Not as refined or fruity as my current favourite, Lindt 85%. It reminds me of a slightly more intense version of the Cote D’Or 86% bar.

At nearly £2 for 90g, it’s not cheap and doesn’t particularly differentiate itself from similar bars that cost slightly less. However, it’s very pleasant and I’m looking forward to finishing off the rest of the bar. And of course, I’m now keen to try the other flavours in their range..


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