A chocolate concoction as opposed to caramel
The reason I didn't enjoy this trifle is that it is more chocolate than caramel. The chocolate mousse really detracts from the caramel, which disappoints as a result. To add to this, the cocoa sponge is a solid lump, plus I do agree with the reviewers who have noted a less than nice underlying taste. Unfortunately, it is no longer possible to depend on Thornton's for top quality goodies like was once the case. Yet Thornton's are still using the name to demand higher than warranted prices.
Foul tasting gooey disaster
Awful flavour and consistency. The caramel was a liquid and held no flavour other than a disgusting chemical taste. The chocolate was slightly thicker and atleast had some flavour to it. the sponge was okay but not enough of it. On trying to serve the dessert the caramel was left as a pool of liquid in the base of the container. We thought we'd pour it over the rest but on rasting it decided not to bother. We ended up throwing the whole thing out. Complete waste of money.
Ate the whole thing alone in one go!
Caramel Horrible, rest ok
Bought this to see if I liked it, and the top layers are quite nice and I enjoyed them but the base layer of Caramel tasted awful, a sort of chemical taste, not at all nice. Since this is meant to be a Caramel Trifle I think Thorntons need to think again about the Caramel part as I thought it was disgusting!!
My new Favourite Dessert.
Whoever discovered the combination of this chocolate mousse, whipped cream and the gooey caramel sauce deserves a knighthood! This trifle is the nicest thing I've eaten in a long time. Luxurious without being sickly. Lovely. Lovely. Lovely.