Cadburys Christmas versus Thortons Christmas

In our house Christmas and Chocolate go hand in hand. I always buy a big hamper of chocolate to share around and we have chocolate Advent Calendars to count down the days.
Now there are lots of places to get your chocolate from but two of our favourites are Cadburys and Thorntons. I’ve decided to take a look at both and see what they have to offer for Christmas. Read on and then decide which you would go for Thorntons or Cadburys? There is a prize to be won for one of my lucky readers.

Advent Calendars

My kids adore Advent Calendars, a tiny piece of chocolate each day when they get home from school, and they know it’s getting closer to Christmas by how many window they have opened.
3 cadbury chocolate advent calendars
Cadburys are offering 3 Advent Calendars for £6. Sounds like a bargain to me!
three advent calendars from Thorntons
Thorntons also have a special offer on their Advent calendars, they are all under the 3 for 2 offer, with the cheapest ones being £5 that means it will cost you £10 for three calendars, but you can mix them for a wider choice, and even choose more expensive ones, although it’s always the cheapest that you will get free. 
Size wise, these £5 ones have the same amount of chocolate than the Cadbury ones, but you do get a bigger variety.

Selection Boxes

Selection Boxes are a great stocking filler and a fab last minute gift for kids. I always wrap a few spare ones up and keep them under the tree, then if we have surprise guests at Christmas I can give the kids a Selection Box. 
Cadburys selection box
1 x 169g Cadbury Selection Box containing six Cadbury chocolate products including Dairy Milk, Crunchie, Dairy Milk with Oreo, Dairy Milk Buttons, Double Decker and Wispa. £2.99
Thorntons do not do Selection Boxes, but you can buy gifts like Chocolate Santas or Snowman at a slightly more expensive price but again they do come under the 3 for 2 offer so great for mixing gifts.

Christmas Gifts

If chocolate is not gift enough in itself you can always buy chocolate with a gift.
1 x 360g Cadbury Dairy Milk Gift Bar with ‘Merry Christmas’ cardboard wrap sleeve, 1 x Cadbury Dairy Milk Gorilla Soft Toy (Height: 24cm suitable from 3 months upwards)
I couldn’t find anything similar at Thorntons.

Chocolate and Alcohol

How about a little tipple with your chocolate? Or a more grown up gift? Both Cadburys and Thorntons do a selection of alcohol and chocolate mixes with price ranges to suit all budgets. Here I’ve picked two similar for comparison.
1 x 360g Milk Tray- two layers of Milk chocolates, 1 x 75cl Il Cortile Sereno Prosecco Brut NV- Italian ABV. 11.5%
Bottega Gold Prosecco (750ml, Alcohol 11% vol.)
2 x Sicilian Mousse Bag (110g)


Need something to please the whole family, or looking for an extra special gift? How about a Hamper. Both Cadburys and Thorntons have lots to chose from, with a range of prices.
1 x willow hamper basket with fasterner and handle , 1 x Cadbury Heroes Tub 660g, 1 x Cadbury Roses Tub 729g, 1 x Cabury Christmas Selection Box 169g, 1 x Eclairs Carton 400g, 1x Maynards Bassetts Wine Gums Carton 400g, 2 x Cadbury Mousse Chocolate Snowman Bars 30g in a Cadbury purple organza bag, 1 x Christmas Cadbury Gifts Direct Gift Box which contains: 1 x Christmas Selection Pack 95g, 2 x Freddo Popping Candy 18g, 1 x Dairy Milk Winter Edition Bar 100g, 1 x Cadbury Buttons Tube 72g, 1 x Cadbury Snow Bites Bag 90g, 1 x Cadbury Fudge Mini Tube 72g  
Reindeer Model (200g)
Christmas Stars Collection (176g)
Continental Chocolate Collection (142g)
Classic Collection (123g)
Vanille Truffle Bag (105g)
Bag of Honeycomb Crisp Chocolates (97g)
Santa Model (200g)
2 x Milk Chocolate Santa Lolly (25g)
2 x Smiles Milk Chocolate Coins (50g)
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Competition Time

Have you made up your mind? Would you rather have Cadburys or Thorntons under  your tree this Christmas? 
Take a look at this Christmas Super Fun Pack from Cadburys and this Puddings Christmas Selection from Thorntons and let me know which you would prefer. You will need to fill in the widget for your entry into the competition.

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Terms and Conditions

1. UK only (sorry)

2. Giveaway closes  5th December 2017

3. Entries will be validated according to the rules of entry
4. There is 1 prize of either a Cadburys Super Fun Pack or Thorntons Puddings Christmas Selection
5. The data of anyone that enters won’t be passed on to any third parties or used for any unsolicited marketing communications.
6. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook or any other social media.
7. The winner will be randomly chosen, and will be shown on this post, with further notifications may be shared on social media.
8. The winner will be notified via email, and will need to respond within 4 weeks otherwise a further winner will be drawn.
9. Prize will be sent out within one week of receiving e-mail details via the supplier.
10.If the prize is not available an alternative may be sent of the same value.
11. There is no guarantee that this prize will be received in time for Christmas, but prompt replies by the competition winner and stock availability will prove this easier to achieve.

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  1. Kellie McIntyre
    November 7, 2017 / 3:53 pm


  2. soma1773
    November 8, 2017 / 3:01 am

    Oh the temptation! Now I am craving chocolate 🙂


  3. Solange
    November 8, 2017 / 3:46 am

    Thorntons for me please.

  4. Joan Anthony
    November 8, 2017 / 7:30 am

    Thorntons please.

  5. Tracy Nixon
    November 8, 2017 / 8:00 am

    Thorntons for me please.

  6. jo ogden
    November 8, 2017 / 8:13 am

    thorntons please

  7. Laura Jeffs
    November 8, 2017 / 8:13 am

    I'd like Thorntons , please 🙂 xx

  8. Elizabeth Bazley
    November 8, 2017 / 8:37 am


  9. sue mcdermott
    November 8, 2017 / 8:59 am

    Cadburys for me please

  10. Laura Pyper
    November 8, 2017 / 9:21 am

    Christmas Chocolate Magic Basket 🙂

  11. Annabel Greaves
    November 8, 2017 / 11:27 am

    I love Cadburys Roses

  12. john prendergast
    November 8, 2017 / 12:23 pm


  13. Alica
    November 8, 2017 / 12:43 pm

    I do love Cadbury's but I love Thornton's more! 😀 Thanks for the chance x

  14. Susan B
    November 8, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    It would Thorntons for us if we get lucky. Thanks.

  15. Margaret Clarkson
    November 8, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    Thorntons please.

  16. Parenting Is Best
    November 8, 2017 / 4:08 pm


  17. toni pearson
    November 8, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    Cadbury's please

  18. Linda Ford
    November 8, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    Cadburys! I am a cadbury girl and the hamper looks amazing!!!

  19. Kim M
    November 8, 2017 / 5:53 pm

    Cadburys for me x

  20. ann clements
    November 8, 2017 / 5:55 pm

    I love cadbury's

  21. Lindsey Stuart
    November 8, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    Oh hard choice 😉 But I would choose the lovely Christmas super fun pack!

  22. compy99
    November 8, 2017 / 10:44 pm

    so hard to pick! think I would go for the Thorntons

    Anthony Harrington

  23. Lyndsey cooksey
    November 8, 2017 / 11:30 pm

    Oooh thorntons please!

  24. lapsapchung
    November 9, 2017 / 8:58 am

    I think the cadburys because that would make the grandchildren very happy
    Jane Willis

  25. rebeccabeesley
    November 9, 2017 / 1:11 pm

    always a tough choice between thorntons and cadburys – Thornton's often make better gifts but cadbury is cadbury! With the two links, the cadbury's one certainly looks great value and lots of fun for the kids.

  26. jagruti
    November 9, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    Thorntons 🙂

  27. katrina adams
    November 9, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    Cadburys, it's my favourite.

  28. Hazel Rea
    November 9, 2017 / 8:03 pm

    I would choose the Puddings Christmas Collection from Thorntons.

  29. Hayley Payne
    November 9, 2017 / 11:27 pm

    Caburys Christmas is magic hamper looks fab. 😁

  30. lorraine kirk
    November 10, 2017 / 10:52 am

    Thorntons please

  31. Hayley F
    November 10, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    Would love the Christmas super fun pack please x

  32. Hannah Scudder
    November 10, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    Cadburys for me please!

  33. November 11, 2017 / 10:29 pm

    I would love to win the Thorntons chocolate please

  34. cheryl hadfield
    November 12, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    Cadburys please

  35. traceysaysitall
    November 14, 2017 / 12:32 pm

    Tough choice! I would pick the Thornton's Christmas Family Hamper £30 🙂 x

  36. Lindsey Jones
    November 17, 2017 / 2:44 pm

    I would choose the Thorntons chocolate

  37. Jules eley
    November 18, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    I think it has to be cadburys 🙂

  38. Sylvia Paul
    November 18, 2017 / 10:20 pm

    I love them both but it would have to be the Cadburys

  39. Hali Kinson
    November 19, 2017 / 6:51 pm


  40. holly harmsworth
    November 19, 2017 / 9:45 pm


  41. misty
    November 20, 2017 / 12:17 am

    id love the christmas super fun pack! its uper fun after all

  42. Melissa Crowe
    November 21, 2017 / 7:33 pm


  43. kimneville1
    November 22, 2017 / 9:24 am

    My family love Cadburys 🙂

  44. Lorraine Stone
    November 22, 2017 / 9:44 am

    Yum! Thorntons for me please.

  45. Janet Birkin
    November 22, 2017 / 10:52 am

    ooh Thorntons please

  46. christine taylor
    November 25, 2017 / 9:50 am

    I would choose the Cadburys – my favourite chocolate x

  47. Katie Skeoch
    November 27, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    The Thornton's in our house please X

  48. Carole Nott
    November 29, 2017 / 10:22 pm

    The Cadburys selection looks lovely and would be my choice

  49. Andrea A
    December 2, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    I'd pick the Cadbury Christmas Super Fun Pack.

  50. Violet Phillippo
    December 3, 2017 / 12:43 am

    Thornton's would be my choice.

  51. Anna Brown
    December 4, 2017 / 12:12 am

    I’d love the Cadbury’s Christmas is magic hamper

  52. Emma Hussain
    December 4, 2017 / 5:34 am

    Cadbury’s please

  53. Elaine Skye Clarke
    December 4, 2017 / 7:16 am

    Cadburys please 🎅🌲🎅

  54. loves coffee
    December 4, 2017 / 7:54 am

    I would pick the Thorntons Puddings Christmas Selection although they both sound nice

  55. Rachel White
    December 4, 2017 / 10:07 am

    They're both yummy but I'd choose the Cadbury please 😊

  56. petalrose91
    December 4, 2017 / 10:21 am

    I would pick Cadburys as they are all our favourites in our house

  57. Sam Parkes
    December 4, 2017 / 10:44 am

    Cadburys my favorite

  58. paula cheadle
    December 4, 2017 / 11:21 am

    Thorntons please.

  59. aliduke79hotmailcom
    December 4, 2017 / 11:31 am


  60. Jessica Barber
    December 4, 2017 / 6:37 pm

    It'd have to be the cadbury's hamper for me and my big family!

  61. JenniferMai
    December 4, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    hmmm… triicky, I'd like the Thorntons, but the sprogs would definitely prefer the Cadburys pack, so I guess it'll be Cadburys please!!! : )

  62. Debbie Johnson
    December 4, 2017 / 7:30 pm

    Bottega & chocolates

  63. Jo Hutchings
    December 4, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    I’d choose Cadbury’s please.

  64. Miss Tracy Hanson
    December 4, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    Thorntons because they are very grown up but delicious and all the family have different favourites so no squabbling. Unfortunately, or fortunately for the diet the rest of the year, our shop in town has closed although there's another one a 10 minute drive away,

  65. sharon martin
    December 4, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    Cadbury's please

  66. gemma hendry
    December 4, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    id deffo choose cadburys fingers crossed

  67. Gillian McClelland
    December 4, 2017 / 8:20 pm

    I would choose the Cadburys selection lots of variety to choose from

  68. Lindsey Martin
    December 4, 2017 / 9:27 pm

    The Cadburys Super fun Pack sounds delicious, this one please!

  69. Elanor Rice
    December 4, 2017 / 9:42 pm

    Cadburys especially dairy milk and flake 🙂

  70. Kate Davies
    December 4, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    Cadbury's please

  71. Catherine Gregory
    December 4, 2017 / 10:11 pm

    The Cadburys but both delicious

  72. Tee simpson
    December 4, 2017 / 10:50 pm

    Cadburys chocolate

  73. Natalie Crossan
    December 4, 2017 / 11:22 pm


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