“ Brand: Thorntons / Type: Biscuits „
---Why I Had This---
I am not one for buying any sort of biscuits for myself really, especially expensive ones! However it was my Birthday last week and my sister brought up a selection of goodies, one of which was this box of Thorton's cookies.
Thorntons has been making chocolates for over a hundred years. In fact, the very first shop was opened in Sheffield by travelling confectioner Joseph William Thornton in October 1911. (Thorntons website)
Comes in an oblong box which is coloured in shades of orange and with a brown image background of dark chocolate biscuits on a plate.
Ginger and dark chocolate cookies - baked with peices of stem ginger, cinammon and nutmeg and fully coated in rich dark chocolate.
Alcohol free recipe.
Suitable for vegetarians.
* Contains: Gluten, Milk, Soya\Soybeans
* May contain: Eggs, Nuts, Sesame Seeds.
Inside the box the biscuits come wrapped in clear cellophane and resting on a black plastic tray on their sides.
1.99 for 175 grams at Tesco.
These are lovely chocolate biscuits - fully covered. The top surface is rippled. The biscuits are large - about 2.25 x 2 inches. I think the box contained 10 biscuits which is not a lot but these are meant to be savored and enjoyed quietly - and not wolfed down a packet at a time.
The biscuits are quite spicy and the ginger does not taste like an ordinary ginger nut would taste, but more of a ginger cake flavour. The biscuits contain cinnamon and nutmeg - now I do not normally like these spices much but in this biscuit they were not too noticable and they flavoured the cookies well.
I would eat them one at them with a cup of tea - so they did last a while. The biscuits are quite hard to bite into (I have to watch my crowns!) - but you can feel the spices on your tongue and they have a good coating of chocolate. A very good quality item that is a cut above your normal biscuits.
Too expensive to be an everyday biscuit but great as a treat for yourself or for special visitors.
---Would I Recommend?---
Plain Chocolate (40%) [Cocoa Mass, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin)], Wheat Flour, Stem Ginger (11%) [Ginger, Sugar], Sugar, Butter [contains added Salt], Oats, Invert Sugar Syrup, Ginger Powder, Raising Agents [Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate, Disodium Diphosphate (Disodium Diphosphate, Wheat Flour, Salt)], Ground Cinnamon, Ground Nutmeg, Flavouring.