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Elizabeth Shaw Orange Crisp Chocolates

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Brand: Elizabeth Shaw / Type: Orange

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      01.02.2010 00:42
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      A nice sweet treat, eaten in moderation!

      I think it is safe to say when it comes to flavoured chocolates I am not picky, especially when they should be very expensive but are cheaper than a bar of Cadburys! Now Elizabeth Shaw chocolates are maybe not everyones favourites but when you can get a box for 82 pence it is hard not to want to grab yourself a packet or two - just a shame it wasn't the mint box. Still I gave the orange ones a chance just incase they beat the mint ones and I started to like them too...

      ~*~ Packaging ~*~

      Well Elizabeth Shaw orange crisp chocolates, come in a octagonal box in a faded orange to a brown colour. It has the 'Elizabeth Shaw' logo on it, and the orange crisp in a different font underneath, it says orange crisp a lot round the edge of the box - so you won't buy them without realising they are orange flavoured! There are the usual weights written on it and the nutritional values and a clear plastic gap for you to see the chocolates laid round in a circle...

      The chocolates themselves come in orange foil with the Elizabeth Shaw logo on, which is easily unfolded to reveal the chocolate itself...

      ~*~ What Do The Chocolates Look Like?

      Once you have unwrapped the orange foil you are left with a around ten pence sized chocolate with a flat back and a domed top that has dimples similar to that of a golf ball... Once you have bitten into it you can see that the inside is solid dark chocolate filled with chips of orange crisps the same as you get in the mint version of these... The chips themselves just look like a hard chunk of fondant in a pale colour that put a bit of extra crunch in the chocolates!

      ~*~ What Do The Chocolates Taste and Smell Like? ~*~

      Well as soon as you even open the box there is a very orange aroma that hits you, it is not enough to be majorly overpowering but it is enough to notice. There is a faint smell of the dark chocolate, that is less obvious than the potent fruit smell but all in all not a horrible smell - though if you were bought them as a gift, and gave them a sniff you would know what flavour someone had bought you!

      When you first pop the chocolate into your mouth, you get the distinct taste of the dark chocolate on your tongue and the good thing is it doesn't melt straight away so you get to appreciate the taste for a little while at least! Depending on how you eat it though will depend how it tastes to some, if you munch it straight away you get a nice blend of the chocolate and orange, which means some of the natural citrus taste is taken away - giving you a good tasting chocolate. Then again if you suck it, as I do (nothing rude intended!) then you get a mouthful of chocolate that melts in your mouth eventually, leaving you with the orange chips to crunch on which gives a totally different flavour sensation!

      However sometimes the chocolates seem quite gritty and they don't feel as smooth as you would expect them to for a pricey chocolate! Also, don't eat too many as you may begin to feel a bit sick as they are quite rich, I have eaten a few today and it has made me feel a little ill tonight - so they are not good to binge over... Good as a treat!

      ~*~ Nutritional Values ~*~

      30 Calories per chocolate...
      0.3g of Protein...
      3.6g of Carbohydrates which sugar...
      1.0g of Fat which saturates...
      0.3g of Fibre...
      Trace of Sodium...

      ~*~ Where Can I Get Them? ~*~

      They are in Asda and Tesco that I have seen, I'm sure they are doted around all over the place so keep and eye out!
      However if I have tickled your fancy pop down to Tesco and you can get a box for 82p! The mint ones however are still over two pounds as the orange ones are normally!

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        07.01.2010 18:56
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        A good chocolate for everyone

        Elizabeth Shaw Orange Chocolate Crisp is packaged extravagantly in an octagonal cardboard box, with a clear plastic window showing the cyclically arranged individually foil wrapped chocolates, with the logo clearly printed on the front of the also orange coloured box in elegant text.

        Untaping and lifting the lid, an essence of orange wades through the air and up into your nose, arousing your sense of smell. You dip your hand into the box, carefully picking out a chocolate. The foil crinkles as you unwrap the chocolate and place it into your mouth and into your tongue. Chomp. You take a bite, and the chocolate collateral damage fills your mouth and melts slowly, whilst you chew on the crunchy pieces of honeycomb crisp...

        CUT!

        Whilst such an image is often associated with high quality chocolates, and you picture yourself like the models in the adverts, do not be fooled. Not every chocolate is like that! Thankfully, this is. The chocolates are well packaged into a premium box, and very crisply wrapped, making this great for sharing (however maybe slightly environmentally unfriendly with its high use of foil? - although recyclable).

        It has a great sharp orange taste which compliments the milk chocolate tremendously well. Not only is that, but the mix of texture between the chocolate and the honeycomb crisp deliciously crunchy and sensationally combined in just the right amount.

        The brand represents a classy demographic, and reflects it in the whole product. But don't worry, ANYONE can eat this, and enjoy it to the max! Recommended for everyone who likes chocolate (and orange), but if not, there's always the mint variety, which comes both in milk and dark chocolate!

        And for under £2? What a bargain! Head down to your local Tesco and raid the post Christmas aisle! Although it was an impulse buy from me, I have had no regrets, as enjoying such a premium brand of chocolate made to this quality in this cold weather, it is a priceless experience! Yumm...

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