GIFTED | I think it’s safe to say that we all marvel at the jewelry superstars have hanging around their necks and in their ears. The time, effort and money that goes into one piece is extraordinary. And whilst I might not have the means to treat myself the same way as say, Rihanna does, a new piece of jewelry (whatever the price) always goes down well. Especially if it’s rose gold. So what’s this got to do with Thorntons Pearls?

Thorntons Pearls

Chocolate and jewelry are two things us ladies love. With 1 in 5 admitting that jewelry is one of their favourite affordable things to treat themselves to. But with chocolate coming top of the list of affordable treats. I’m not sure what I’d rather. But with Thornton’s launch of the new Thorntons Pearls, I wouldn’t have to choose!

Thorntons have recreated some of the most iconic images featuring pearls, to celebrate the launch of their new Thorntons Pearls range. But here’s the twist… Each piece of jewelry in the recreated images are made entirely of chocolate! And they look almost too good to eat.

Thorntons teamed up with fashion expert, Nisha Grewal to style the images and she said:

“Pearls are having a resurgence and are firmly established as the must have gemstone of 2019. We saw pearls added to headbands, jackets and even denim on the Spring/Summer catwalks, offering a modern twist to a long time classic. It’s a huge trend for the summer and is only set to continue.”

And the pieces took the Thorntons chocolate makers and chocolate food artist Prudence Staite 135 hours to make 781 handmade, hand-crafted, individual pearls. Wow! So which images featuring pearls have been voted the most iconic? I bet you can think of a few but here’s the top 3:

1. Marilyn Monroe

Recreated black and white image of Marilyn Monroe

2. Princess Diana

Recreated image of Princess Diana

3. Girl with the Pearl Earring

Recreated image of Girl with the Pearl Earring

And the rest of the list is as follows:

  1. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
  2. Elizabeth Taylor
  3. Jackie Kennedy
  4. Coco Chanel
  5. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
  6. Rihanna
  7. Michelle Obama

Thorntons Pearls

And onto the chocolate itself… I was sent a box of the Thorntons Pearls Salted Caramel flavor which I was absolutely delighted about because I adore salted caramel anyway. It’s hardly a surprise that these were absolutely delicious I mean, you don’t go into Thorntons thinking “eeek I hope this is good”. We know it’s good. It’s Thorntons.

Each pearl comes wrapped in this lovely blue and copper wrapper. The outer chocolate is classic Thorntons. Creamy and just heavenly. And the salted caramel inside is really smooth and gooey (awful word but in the best way possible). And is salty enough to be noticeably salted but not too much that it tastes like fish and chips. Banging.

I’d highly recommend trying the Thorntons Pearls out for yourself, which come in Nutty Crunch and the Salted Caramel flavor. You can find your nearest store using the store locator here. Are you a fan of pearls?

* Items in this post were sent to me in exchange for a feature. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. Wow! I’ve never had those, not sure if they’re sold in Jamaica. The chocolate and jewellery combo is probably one of the mosy iconic duos though..

  2. My Grandmother left me pearls when she passed away and I love them. I’ve worn them for years but glad to learn the fashion is catching up to me haha! The chocolates sounds delicious, as you say, all Thornton’s products are amazing! xxx


  3. Are there only 781 of these yummy chocolates in the world? Or was that molds or designs before they found the perfect one?
    (Sorry – I’m super curious about that little factoid of hand making 781 pearls)

  4. I love that pearls are actually coming back! And these sound so yummy, just what I need right now as I’m poorly & stuck in bed and I just want chocolate :’)

  5. Ooo this sound amazing, anything salted caramel I instantly love. Those photos are amazing the Marilyn monore has to be my favourite. I definitely want to give these a try! X

  6. i’ve never heard of this chocolate but honestly i haven’t met a chocolate i didn’t like! i love everything about the design of this product. i know some stores here in america carry chocolate from the UK so i’ll have to see if I can find this product! x

    mich /

  7. These look so good! I’ve never heard of Thornton’s pearls before, but I will gladly eat the chocolate version!

  8. I love the idea behind their campaign, combining both of them is great. They sound so yummy! I love treating myself to some chocolate and I always feel so grown up when I buy myself jewellery haha! Thank you for sharing your review Jenny! Xx

  9. Love the sound of them, I am a salted caramel fan so these look delicious, great advertising campaign too!

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