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Thorntons Pearls: Iconic Images With a Chocolatey Twist

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.

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Jenny in Neverland

Twenty-something lifestyle blogger from Essex. Book lover, Slytherin, organisational wizard and enjoys Motorsport, Disney and Yoga.


  1. I’m a big fan of pearls. I think they are very classic.

    1. They sure are x

  2. Ooooh yummy yummy!! These sounds so good!

    I’d love these 😊

    Love Lozza xo

    1. They were delightful 😌

  3. Oh gosh, these sound soooo good! Plus I love the packaging too. I will definitely have to try these! 😀

    Sarah 🌺 || Boxnip || Latest Post

    1. Hope you like them! 😌

  4. Oooh I know a few people in my life that would love these!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

    1. Hope you treat them! 😉 <3

  5. They sound so nice, I love salted caramel! x

  6. chantalporter says:

    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..

    1. I’m guessing not! 😞

  7. I had a different version of those chocolates when I was younger and they were scrumptious! It’s true, I definitely like to treat myself to chocolate over jewelry lol!

    Natonya |

  8. I never heard of Thorntons Pearls. This is pretty unique. I love chocolate and caramel. I also love real pearls and chocolate pearls too.

    1. Never heard of Thorntons?! I don’t think they have them in American!

  9. See now I want chocolate! You take beautiful photos, and you make these sound delicious!

    – Nyxie

    1. Awh thank you 😌

  10. Lellalee says:

    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


    1. Awh that’s a lovely thing to have from her 😌

  11. 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)

    1. Haha no, there’s only 781 chocolates which were used in the images they recreated for the launch of the range 😌

      1. Ah that makes sense! I was thinking these were super exclusive!

  12. You can’t beat Thornton’s chocolates! I need to give these a try! x

    Lucy |

    1. You really can’t! 😌

  13. Macey Gloria says:

    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 :’)

    1. Oh no! Get well soon 💛

  14. Sarah says:

    These look so tasty!! Xx

    1. They sure are x

  15. 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

    1. Such an iconic photo!

  16. Michelle Blackadar says:

    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 /

    1. Oooh you totally should have a look!

  17. sundaydahlias says:

    Ooo the nutty cfrunch one sounds delish!

    1. I’d love to try that one too!

  18. I have never tasted a chocolate I didn’t like. Thornton’s has to be good too

    1. This post is so interesting! I never heard of Thornton’s before but it sounds really good. Thank you for sharing.

    2. It sure is 😌

  19. Cynthia | Raven Tree Tarot says:

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

    1. Hehe they sure are tasty!

  20. I’m a big fan of salted caramel and like you said, you just know because they’re Thorntons, they’ll taste amazing!

    Chloe xx

    1. Absolutely! Does Thorntons make anything bad???? 😂

  21. 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

    1. It’s such an amazing campaign isn’t it 😌

      1. Definitely! 😊

  22. Omg those salted caramel pearls look divine! I’ve not bought anything from Thorntons for a while but I’ve always loved their chocolate xx

    Tiffany x

    1. Me too – definitely think I’ll be shopping there more now!

  23. I love salted caramel, so these are a winner for me x

    1. It’s so good isn’t it!

  24. I adore the sound of these, I used to really enjoy Thorntons chocolate. I’m really hoping that one day soon they will bring out some vegan chocolate. Fab bog post lovely, these would make a great present for someone. I’m sending you all of my love! 🌸💜

    With love, Alisha Valerie x |

    1. Fingers crossed they do! I reckon they’d sell really well!

  25. beereaderbooks says:

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

    1. It’s amazing advertising I agree 😌

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