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Thortons "Viennese Truffle"


Taste: 5

Texture: 5

Novelty: 3.5

All scores out of 5


This is my first ever Thortons treat. I thought I should share that because I understand that Thortons is a fairly popular brand in the UK and I wanted to let you know where I stand before I write anything. This comment comes from the fact that one particular aspect of this bar completely baffles me. This bar has a coating of sugar on the top of it. I'm not sure if this is something common in Thortons chocolates or if it is specific to this particular bar.

What I'm getting at is I find this coating of sugar to be rather strange and completely useless to this bar. The bar itself is spectacular, the chocolate is a superior quality and the truffle center is one of the creamiest I've ever had in my entire life.

I just can't get over the sugar coating on the outside. It adds nothing to the look or flavour of the bar, except maybe a confusion factor to those out of the know. I'm thinking if you wanted to coat this bar with something granular and clear, a dash of sea salt would have added a really interesting flavour, that I feel would have worked.

I can't complain about this bar at all, as you'll see by the numbers on the right, it's a very good bar, I just don't get the sugar coating.