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					PRESS RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 2009
Contact: 020 8875 6983, thorntons@saltlondon.com

THORNTONS 3 FOR £2 HALLOWEEN TREATS AVAILABLE IN-STORE NOW


Whether you’re having a Halloween party, celebrating in the office, or looking for a sweet
treat for your own ‘little horror’, Thorntons has just the thing for you this Halloween.


Thorntons has a great selection of Halloween-inspired
Chocolate Lollipops, including a milk chocolate
skeleton, a white chocolate ghost, and a milk chocolate
pumpkin, all priced at just 69p each. Or, if you want to
try more than one, buy them as part of a special 3 for £2
or 5 for £3 promotion. At that price, why not treat friends
and family to one, too?


                                              In addition to the 69p range, back by popular
                                              demand are the Thorntons Milk Chocolate
                                              Spooky Eyeballs. Priced at £1.99, the fun
                                              eyeballs are ideal for kids – or the office
                                              prankster!



The Milk Chocolate Spooky Coins (£1.99) are perfect for sharing or using in party
goody bags. The coins come with peelable Halloween stickers, which kids will
be rushing to wear and share with friends.


                                  Alternatively, why not pick up one of the new Scary
                                  Gums multi-packs this Halloween from Thorntons,
                                  priced at £1.99? Including six 30g bags of chewy
                                  sweets, these are ideal to have on-hand for when ‘trick
                                  or treaters’ come knocking on your door. The sweets
                                        come in lime, blackcurrant, orange and strawberry,
                                        and in fun pumpkin and bat shapes.


The Thorntons Halloween range is available to buy in stores nationwide from 15th
September, and also online at www.thorntons.co.uk. All products in the Thorntons
Halloween range have no added flavourings and no added colourings.


For further details on the Thorntons Halloween range, contact Lucy Hensher at the
       Thorntons Press Office: 020 8875 6983 / Thorntons@saltlondon.com


Thorntons Halloween Product Price List

Skeleton, Pumpkin and Ghost Chocolate
Lollipops                                             69p
Milk Chocolate Spooky Chocolate Eyeballs            £1.99
Milk Chocolate Spooky Coins                         £1.99
Scary Gums multi-pack (6 x 30g)                     £1.99

About Thorntons
      Thorntons is the number one ‘Chocolate and Confectionery’ brand and the number 18
       overall brand in the UK according to Superbrands’ latest research.

      Established by Joseph William Thornton in 1911, Thorntons is one of the UK’s oldest
       chocolate retailers, and make their chocolates in Derbyshire with more than 4,000
       employees.

      Thorntons has 379 own stores, 37 of which have their own café, and 250 franchise stores
       across the country, as well as a strong direct (www.thorntons.co.uk) and commercial
       business, supplying all major supermarkets.

      Products range from gift selections, chocolate blocks to toffee and ice cream.

      Keith Hurdman is Thorntons Master Chocolatier. With over 25 years of experience in the
       industry, Keith is an unusual phenomena for the British chocolate industry as a home
       grown talent with extensive training with some of Europe’s finest confectioners and
       chocolatiers in Belgium, Switzerland and France. He is now widely recognised as one of
       the UK’s most talented chocolatiers. Keith has won a number of other awards including
       the International Belgian Chocolate Award and the highly acclaimed ‘Truffe d’ Or’ in 2000
       as Champion Confectioner of Switzerland.

Recent company activity includes:
      In September 2008, Thorntons reported a turnover of £208 million and profits before tax
       of £8.5 million for the full year to June 2008, which represents an increase of 11.9% and
       19.6% respectively.
   All children’s products now have no artificial colours or flavours.

   In April 2008, Thorntons launched Moments – a collection of individually wrapped
    chocolates designed for sharing. With Moments, Thorntons broke the Guinness World
    Record for the largest box of chocolates. The box contained 1,500 kg of Thorntons’
    Moments and was 16.5 ft tall and 11.5ft wide.

   In September 2008, Thorntons launched Luxury Chocolate Blocks. A collection of 19
    delectable flavoured tablet bars providing a taste experience to delight every pallet. From
    simple French Dark, Belgian Milk or White to exotic single origin chocolates combined
    with delicious flavours like Balsamic.

   In November 2008, Thorntons opened its first Hot Chocolate Bar in the UK in
    Nottingham. The Hot Chocolate Bar is a totally new concept for Thorntons that combines
    your favourite Thorntons products with a welcoming, modern destination, indulgent hot
    drinks and cakes and the Thorntons in store chocolatier.

				
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