After having tried a fair few products from the Thomas J Fudge’s range (I’m obsessed with their cheese straws) I feel confident in recommending them as a high quality and reliable brand for your all your posh biscuit-y needs.
Of course, I always prefer to make my own everything – this I say all the time – but in the real world there isn’t always a spare afternoon to bake up a batch of florentines.
Now, in truth, this is the first time I’ve tried a florentine.
Being not entirely sure what their taste and texture should be, I took to google to verify their on point-ness. I was delighted to find an article on the perfect florentines by Felicity Cloake, her column always goes into a wonderfully granular detail.
From this, I got the impression that florentines are notoriously difficult to bake at home, so I said a quiet “phew” to myself that my first experience of them was with Thomas J Fudge’s.
It was also made clear that these are just as proper florentines should be. Chewy, nutty, a little sticky and topped gracefully with a good helping of chocolate. So top marks there.
As with all Thomas J treats, their packaging acts as a serving plate in itself, always very pretty and a lovely way to present your coffee time goodies.
You know what I’m like though, I have to make a big fuss over presentation for showing off on Instagram so I laid them out on one of my Nan’s posh serving plates.
I brought these out at coffee time one morning to the utter delight of my family. My favourite were the dark chocolate, white chocolate is a little sweet for me and I prefer the touch of ginger to the slight tang of citrus in the white.
They went down just perfectly with a cup of proper coffee, my Grandad had to be reigned in so as not to eat them all..
The florentines retail at around the £3 mark in most supermarkets, well worth it for what it is if you ask me.
Have you tried Thomas J florentines, or anything else in their range? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!