Sunday, 29 January 2012
Make Easter Special With Thorntons
Combining Britain's best loved chocolate eggs with some of the nation's favourite desserts, the collection includes Eton Mess, Banoffee Pie and Lemon Meringue Pie, all available in Thorntons' store and online for RRP £14.99. The striking shell design, made up of real fruit pieces bursting with authentic flavour, makes these eggs the ideal Easter gift for any dessert lover.
The Lemon Meringue Egg is a white chocolate shell infused with natural lemon oil, decorated on the front with real lemon and meringue pieces, creating a crunchy texture and sweet zesty flavour.
The Eton Mess Egg is made from Thorntons tasty chocolate, with bursts of berry flavour making it truly reminiscent of the classic dessert. The pink shell is strawberry flavoured and the raspberry and meringue pieces in the front give that special finishing touch.
The Banoffee Pie Egg is a chunky milk chocolate egg with banana slices in the front, coupled with Thorntons very own Special Toffee, together with Special Toffee inclusions in the shell for that extra indulgence. Did you know that Banoffee Pie was created in East Sussex in 1972?
For those looking for the ultimate bespoke Easter gift, there is the new Thorntons Perfect Egg RSP £7.99. Featuring a half milk chocolate egg shell, chocolate lovers can choose to fill it with their 12 favourite Thorntons' chocolates and it will then be beautifully gift wrapped in store, giving that extra special personal touch this Easter.
Thorntons first ever chocolatier created the Thorntons Continental range in 1954 and it is still the chocolatier's most popular box of chocolates sixty years on. For the second year running it is available as the Continental Egg - an elegantly decorated milk chocolate egg packaged with a box of Continental chocolates. New for 2012, those looking for the ultimate indulgence can choose the stunning Continental Statement Egg (RRP £24.99), which features a triple layer of chocolates and is presented in a glamorous display case box.
There are many more fantastic products in the Easter range, with an array of ice-able eggs and little gifts to ensure Thorntons customers young and old enjoy a special Easter together this year.
Thorntons celebrated its 100th birthday in 2011.
Thorntons is the number one 'Chocolate and Confectionery' brand and the number 20 overall brand in the UK according to Superbrands' latest research.
Established by Joseph William Thornton in 1911, Thorntons is one of the UK's oldest chocolate retailers, headquartered in Derbyshire with more than 4,000 employees.
Thorntons has nearly 600 stores, including franchises across the country, as well as a strong direct (www.thorntons.co.uk) and commercial business, supplying all major supermarkets.
Products range from gift selections, chocolate blocks to toffee and ice cream.
Keith Hurdman is Thorntons' award winning Master Chocolatier. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Keith is an unusual phenomenon for the British chocolate industry as a homegrown talent with extensive training with some of Europe's finest confectioners and chocolatiers in Belgium, Switzerland and France. He is now widely recognised as one of the UK's most talented chocolatiers and in 2011 was crowned Joint Chocolatier of the Year by the Academy of Chocolate.
In 2011, Thorntons won four Academy of Chocolate Gold Awards for its Tonka bar and Centenary filled chocolates Raspberry & Rose, Vanilla Caramel and Crunchy Praline.