Friday, 31 August 2012

Vote For Your Favourite British Flavours In Thorntons Great Chocolate Britain Competition

Hmmmmm toffee vodka or Iron Brew? I can't decide ! What's your favourite ?


In Britain we're famous for our great food and drink, and now one of the country's famous flavours will be recreated in chocolate by Britain's best-loved chocolate maker Thorntons, as part of its Great Chocolate Britain competition. But the winning flavour will be chosen by you!

Thorntons has been calling for chocolate lovers across the country to submit their chocolate creations based on the flavours they think best represent their region. From hundreds of entries across 11 regions of the UK, three flavours have been chosen per region by Thorntons chocolatiers and the public will now have the final say as to the region's top choice. 

Fancy a chocolate based on Kendal Mint Cake, Lincolnshire Plum Loaf or Devon Cream Tea? Or perhaps you'd love some delicious chocolate with pieces or Pontefract liquorice, Grasmere Gingerbread or Staffordshire Oak Cakes.

All of these flavours will be sure to make Britain's chocolate lovers smile but to ensure your favourite flavour makes the final, get voting online at: 

Thorntons' Master Chocolatier Keith Hurdman has been really impressed by the creativity of some of the entries and explains: 'Many of the entries really made us smile as people have been so creative with their ideas and are clearly passionate about them. Some of the chocolate creations even surprised us! It's been great to hear from people all across Britain and to learn about some of the flavours regions are famous for that we didn't even know about. We're really excited about the final three we have chosen for each region and believe they would all work fantastically well in chocolate. It's over to the public now to pick their favourite.'

The 11 lucky finalists will be announced in the coming weeks and will all be invited to Thornton Park in Derbyshire to make their chocolate creations in Thorntons' kitchens with the help of their chocolatiers. One overall winner will be announced during Chocolate Week in October and as well as winning a year's supply of chocolate, the winning chocolate will be launched by Thorntons.

Get voting for your favourite chocolate creations online at 

The full regional list is below:

North West
Amy's Manchester Tart - milk chocolate infused with Maraschino cherry jam, vanilla and coconut. Kendal Mint Choc - peppermint flavoured white chocolate with cake pieces. Grasmere Delights - milk chocolate with crumbles of Grasmere gingerbread.

Northern Ireland
Steph's Smouldering coffee - milk chocolate with rich Irish coffee, cream and a hint of Irish Whisky Maria Coco - dark chocolate laced with Irish whisky 

North East
One Ale of a Chocolate Bar - Devilish dark chocolate infused with Newcastle Brown Ale and crunchy malted shortbread chunks. Lynne's Lemon and Lime Top - milk chocolate with wafer pieces and lemon and lime flavours to represent the famous ice cream of Redcar. British blackberry Bombe - dark chocolate with blackberry jam and a soft, smooth blackberry cream 

Scottish Tablet Taster - milk chocolate with Scottish tablet and creamy vanilla chocolate Cranachan Crunch - Scottish raspberry pieces with heather honey and rolled Oats in creamy milk Chocolate. Irresistible Iron Brew - Creamy white chocolate with an electric orange, zingy, fizzy centre. 

Wonderful Welsh Cake - crumbled pieces of Welsh cakes encased in white chocolate. Welsh Wizardry - Thorntons chocolate with crispy toffee waffle pieces flavoured with toffee vodka, based on Anglesey vodka and Tregroes waffles. Welsh Wimberry Truffles - milk chocolate with Welsh wimberries. 

Yorks & Humber
Hayley's Rhubarb Heaven - milk chocolate with Yorkshire Rhubarb and Custard flavour. Louise's Parkin - milk chocolate with treacle and ginger centre reminiscent of Parkin Cake. Chocorice Allsorts - Dark chocolate with Pontefract liquorice pieces. 

Norfolk Lavender lumps - milk chocolate with lavender fondant pieces. Hertfordshire Honey Heart - milk chocolate containing Hertfordshire honey. Strawberry jammy doughnuts - white chocolate with Tiptree jam and crystalised sugar. 

East Midlands
Moorland Magic - dark chocolate made with heather honey and Derbyshire bilberry compote Lincolnshire Plum Treat - milk chocolate with a mix of prunes, sultanas, spices and flavours of Earl Grey tea Nottinghamshire Apple Pudding - smooth milk chocolate with Nottingham Bramley apples. 

West Midlands
Oatcake Fudge - milk chocolate with Staffordshire oakcakes with fudge. Praline Pear Drops - dark chocolate with droplets of heavenly praline and Worcester black pear. Damson Dream - white chocolate with damson and sugary nut crumble 

South East & London
Garden of England - a dark chocolate slab inspired by Kent's Garden of England with delicate floral flavours including violet, rose and lavender, combined with delicious nuggets of Kentish summer strawberries Eton Mess - strawberry ripple intertwined with pieces of meringue in a sumptuous white chocolate representing Eton College. Kentish Apple Crumble - chocolate with Kentish apples and lots of crumble pieces.

South West
Devon Cream Tea - milk chocolate with clotted cream and strawberry jam Apple & Cider with Rosie - cider infused milk chocolate with caramalised apple pieces. Cornish Cornucopia - milk chocolate with Cornish clotted cream fudge with lashings of rum soaked raisins and honeycomb pieces

Other reviews you may be interested in :

Thorntons new Best of British range of chocolates


  1. A fabulous idea for a competition, and an enviable job for the Thorntons chocolate taste tasters. I can't wait to see which flavour wins, should be good :)

  2. wow these flavours all sound lovely!