Chocablog’s Thorntons Tour

When I was a kid, I loved the picture-picture segments on Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, which showed videos of factories making things like raincoats and crayons. The automated assembly lines absolutely fascinated me, and they still do. I now enjoy the Discovery Channel’s How It’s Made show. Check out this neat video on Chocablog of their…

Thorntons Chocolate Smothered Toffee

Last semester, I went to a Master’s Tea with Melanie Dunea, author/photographer of My Last Supper. The book consists of her photographs of 50 world famous chefs, including Eric Ripert, Wylie Dufresne, Daniel Boulud, Anthony Bourdain, Thomas Keller, and Mario Batali, and what they’d like their last suppers to be like. If you ever come…

Thorntons Alpini-inspired bar Continental

Thorntons seems to be pretty well known in England but unheard of in the US. I actually had this bar in America, a month or so before I arrived in the UK, courtesy of my British friend Michael (the same one who gave me all the Japanese candy that I’ve been reviewing. He’s British but…

Candy shopping in Cambridge

I’ve been in Cambridge for less than a week now, and I’ve already been to a Thornton’s and a Hotel Chocolat and a place that sells bulk candy (the British seem to really like their gummis). At Thornton’s, I bought a bag of their chocolate-smothered toffees that came recommended by Melanie Dunea for about $4.50…