Thorntons is launching a new box of single origin chocolates called Metropolitan.
The manufactures describe this as “culinary couture meeting cocoa chic” and tell us that the selection has been crafted and designed by Master Chocolatier Keith Hurdman.
They go on to say that inspired by chocolatiers from cities of the world, the dark Dominican Republic and milk Ecuador single origin chocolates are combined with delicious flavours such as salted caramel, orange blossom, quince and cloudberry to create this chic new box.
These chocs are available in Thorntons stores from early November, Metropolitan hits the shelves just in time for the pre-Christmas dinner party season or early Christmas shopping.
Highlights include the Midnight Melt chocolate made of intensely dark Dominican Republic chocolate with fruity undertones, which just melts in the mouth, and the Praline Piazza – a light, crisp praline wand, packed full of crunchy feuillietine pieces contrasting with a velvety roasted hazelnut praline.
Metropolitan boxes will be available for you to enjoy in two sizes:, 19 chocolates (191g) RRP £5.99, and 37 chocolates (373g) RRP £10.99.
Keith Hurdman is Thorntons Master Chocolatier. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Keith is an unusual phenomena for the British chocolate industry as a home grown 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. Keith has won a number of other awards including the International Belgian Chocolate Award and the highly acclaimed ‘Truffe d’ Or’ in 2000 as Champion Confectioner of Switzerland.
Thorntons has 379 own stores, 37 of which have their own café, and 250 franchise stores 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.
Established by Joseph William Thornton in 1911, Thorntons is one of the UK’s oldest chocolate retailers, making it’s chocolates in Derbyshire with more than 4,000 employees.
Thorntons is the number one ‘Chocolate and Confectionery’ brand and the number 18 overall brand in the UK according to Superbrands’ latest research.