I thought we would have a treat as this trifle was on offer with club card. It is terrible! It is basically a bowl of sticky sugary goo with a hard, tasteless lump of sponge inside. I ate 3 spoon fulls and then gave up and threw the rest into the bin. my Husband has a very high tolerance for sweet things but even he could not eat it.
Not sure if there has been a recipe update since the bad reviews last year, but had this for valentine's and it was delicious.
Really tasty trifle, better than just chocolate, the caramel layer is amazing, my pregnant girlfriend and I can almost eat the whole thing in one sitting, the only thing stopping us is the guilt.
I won’t be buying it again!
I thought I would treat myself at Christmas, however, I wish I hadn’t. Most of it is lovely but towards the bottom they have this layer of chocolate sponge which felt and tasted like a layer of cardboard! I won’t be buying it again.
I should have listened to the reviews on here - this really was disgusting. The caramel had a horrible strange flavour and the sponge was hard and burnt. Tastes like it was made without care just to make money. Thornton should stick to doing chocolates.
Has pork gelatine......is that really necessary?
Pork gelatine? Yuk......thanks guys Cut your market in half.....no veggies, Muslims or Jewish people can eat this.....because of one stupid ingredient.....
I would buy again
Brought for dessert after Sunday dinner; Good choice if your not a fan of the usual raspberry triffle
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!