Re: Public sector purchasing 101.
Thorntons have really gone down hill, high sugar taste, low chocolate flavour these days.
Shame, as it employs UK workers.
Though, there's a sad trend for much mainstream chocolate on sale in the UK to be high sugar & low cocoa.
Get my choccy treats mainly at a local indy choc specialist shop (not hotel chocolat), or for bog standard high cocoa content bars I go to Lidl (they do a 95% cocoa bar & lower % bars too if 95 is too high)
I have been given hotel chocolat stuff as a gift by people in the past & it was considerably better than Thorntons (low bar though)