Thorntons (Chain)

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Thorntons is one of the UK’s largest independent confectionery retailers. The company was founded by Joseph William Thornton in 1911 and has a factory near Alfreton in Derbyshire.

Thorntons have around 360 stores across the UK, and a further 230 franchises. These franchise stores are often co-branded with gift retailers, such as Hallmark or Birthdays.

Buying Thorntons Online

Thorntons have a popular online store which sells a full range of chocolate and confectionery at

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Signature Chocolate

Thorntons is probably best known for its 'Continental' range of confectionery, but more recently has moved toward using higher quality chocolate in some of its products.

Look out for their 100g square blocks of solid chocolate in brightly coloured boxes if you're on the look out for better quality.

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Individual shops

Thorntons has multiple branches. Select a shop from the list on the right for detailed information and detailed maps.

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