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      21.12.2010 23:22
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      it's nice chocolate

      Terry's Chocolate Orange is a popular British chocolate product, made by Kraft Foods, originally sold only in the United Kingdom, but now sold all across the world.

      Its in a blue cubed box with circles cut away so you can see the orange foil that covers the chocolate ball.
      Now when I was a child I remember once you had taken the chocolate out of the box you could give it a hard tap on the top; then when you opened it the chocolate fell into segments shaped just like orange segments. This doesn't happen anymore I have banged it on the floor and it still doesn't break away, although the segments are still there but to start with you have to prise it apart. (not as much fun)
      When you open the wrapping you can smell the orange, but I can't say it really tastes like real orange but it's more than just an ordinary chocolate taste. It's orange chocolate. And you just have to keep eating it which can make you feel quite sick if you can't stop until it's all gone. If you want each piece to last then you will have to suck it which does make the flavour last longer and can be enjoyed for longer.

      In each one you get 20 segments which is a total of 175 grammes and the box says it is flavoured with real orange probably why it has the orange smell. In just 3 segments which is 26g there is a 139 calories (quite a lot especially if you can't stop there). Of that 15g is sugar (more than half! poor teeth and waist). On the whole the only good thing is there isn't a lot of sodium in it - which there isn't in chocolate anyway. Other than this its not really good for you but it can make you feel good for a while anyway!!!

      At the moment you can find these on offer at the moment 2 for £3 but normally they are about £2 each

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        30.12.2009 03:39
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        Chocolate that resembles a healthy piece of fruit, Mmmm

        Terry's chocolate orange make me feel quite nostalgic as EVERY single birthday when I was younger I would get one of these. I probably hinted for one or said that I liked them when I was out shopping with my mum, hoping I would be bought one there and then. But typically I had to wait a whole year to be given one. Funnily enough even though I am earning now and they are a reasonable price I still don't buy myself one of these as I see it as a gift and not something you would treat yourself to.

        To describe the product I would have to say that it is orange flavoured chocolate shaped like an orange. The chocolate is actually made up of real orange oils! It is made up of segments that resemble the inside of an orange once it has been peeled. (There are 20 segments in total). These segments can be pulled away from the main stalk of chocolate and eaten individually. The chocolate is wrapped in orange foil and placed inside a plastic mould. This then resides inside a cardboard box, as pictured above. There is usually an image of a gift tag on the top lid so you can write 'to' and 'from' if you are giving it as a gift.

        In most supermarkets they have been on offer with the run up to Christmas. Terry's have introduced an assortment of other oranges over the years, some not as successful as others such as 'mint', 'popping candy', 'white snowball', 'lemon', 'dark' and of course the new mini segments which are individually wrapped.

        Before the chocolate orange was produced Terry's had originally sold chocolate apples but these were withdrawn in 1954 as the orange proved more popular.

        I never get bored with Terry's chocolate oranges and particularly like getting to the end of one to only be left with the stalk that held all the pieces. It suddenly seems novel eating chocolate that isn't shaped like an orange segment. Dawn French started advertising the Terry's chocolate and since then the phrase 'It's not Terry's it's mine!' has been milling around. Terry's chocolate orange... it's not round for long!

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        07.09.2009 21:57

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        great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

        Well talk about DELICIOUS!! Hmmm...Hmmmm...Good...on a recent visit to the UK to see my partner, we were in Tesco's and Boom, Bang, she had to buy Terry's Chocolate Orange. Alright, so I'm from the USA, the home of Kraft Foods, right....no Dark Chocolate Orange by Terry in the USA. I must say, it is simply, addictive and irresitable!! My partner has had these since she was a little girl, yes at Christmas, and I could not believe how she was beating up that poor Terry's Chocolate Orange, but it was certainly good after she put her magical touch to it. We had purchased some for my parents back in New Jersey, USA, and my parents stated, "oh my where did you get this?' I must admit that the best thing that has ever happened to me in my life, was meeting this wonderful lady from Britain, her accent and all, so much pleasure, just the simple things in life, I can't wait to join her in the UK, for more of Terry's Chocolate Orange, oh those Shrimp Crackers from M&S, the lovely times at the George in Stamford, the Burleigh Horse Debut, just so much fun, we love it!! There is something so lovely, about the simple things in life, that we all just should sit back and look around us, when that nut is passing us on the right, hand gestures and all, because I'm from the USA, and not driving 80 MPH!! I enjoyed my visit, and I can't wait to return shortly!! We have found so mant neat restaurants too, with freat food and reasonable prices. Enjoy!!!!

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        08.07.2009 21:17
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        not just for Xmas?

        What isn't to love about about Terry's Chocolate Oranges?! Although I prefer the dark chocolate version, that is more a personal preference and not a criticism. I'm sure the milk chocolate is fine if you usually enjoy milk chocolate.
        The only criticism would be the fat and sugar content. Which one would expect in a chocolate of any sort. The problem is, these things are oh so very addcitive! If you're not careful, you can eat half an orange in one sitting!
        They are also a cheaper and more fun alternative to any type of fancy flavored chocolate. Also, for many people including myself, I'm aware that these bring back Christmas memories. But there's really no reason you can't eat them year round. I've certainly never let that stop me.
        I would also recommend keeping them in a semi-cool place, as they lack the satisfying crunch of the chocolate breaking if you're keeping them on your kitchen counter in the middle of summer.

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          09.01.2009 10:37
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          An ok alternative although I prefer the original

          The chocolate orange represents Christmas and it is something that I only eat over the festive period. Up until now, I have always stayed away from the individually wrapped segments, deciding to stick to the more traditional 'whole' orange that requires bashing on a hard surface for a few minutes to separate the segments of orangy tastiness.

          My mother was clearing out her cupboards after the New Year and came across a packet of Terrys orange segsations and since she is on a diet (like she is at the start of every year) she decided to donate them to me. Not wanting to be ungrateful I took them and thought I would give them a try and then share my thoughts with you all.

          ****Packaging****

          These chocolate segments are packed in a very nice 'rounded' container made out of sturdy plastic. The net weight is 330g of chocolates.

          It is easy to see the Terrys branding on the container as it consists of a blue/purple background with "chocolate orange segsations" written in orange. The colours are bright, vivid and in your face. There is also a picture of each of the segments on the front clearly displaying the contents of the box.

          I think that the marketing team have done a fantastic job and the packaging really does scream out "look at me" to capture the attention of the consumers and prompt the impulse buy, which is probably why this product was flying off the shelves over the Christmas period.

          Personally, I think that there is far too much packaging with this product. The container is a nice touch and if given as a gift it is a nice package, but it is still unnecessary. Some may argue that the container can be used for other things such as storage solutions, as a money box, to keep other chocolates, for show et. Etc there are lots of potential uses but who actually reuses them for the long term? I think that most of these bought over the Christmas period are now sitting in a landfill somewhere.

          In addition to the container each segment is individually wrapped. I appreciate that this is to keep them separate and to stop cross-contamination of flavours etc but there are more efficient and environmentally friendly ways of achieving this.

          ****Smell****

          Upon opening the plastic container then is an instant smell of gorgeous chocolaty orange, which is not surprising. What I did find surprising was the potency of it. The orange smell is very strong and almost overwhelming, unlike that of the original chocolate orange.

          ****Taste****

          The taste of this is exactly as it says on the tin. Orange flavoured chocolate. Whilst the smell of the orange is a bit over powering it does not come through too strong in the taste test.

          The orange/chocolate taste is exactly the same as that found in the original Terry's Chocolate orange, which in my opinion is the original and the best.

          The dark chocolate with the orange is very good and I prefer this to the milk chocolate/orange combination.

          ****Segments****

          The benefit of buying this product is that the consumer has 5 different flavour segments to choose from including:

          "Milky" - this is basically the original chocolate orange flavour and consists of a solid segment. It is covered in a purple coloured wrapper.

          "Honey comb" - This is like a crunchy covered in orange flavoured chocolate and has a strange texture as the honeycomb centre melts in the mouth, which is something I am not overly keen on. This is covered in an orange coloured wrapper.

          "Dark" - This is orange flavoured dark chocolate and consists of a solid segment. It is covered in a red coloured wrapper.

          "Crispy" - This is like Kellogs Rice crispies bound together with an orange flavoured chocolate coating. This has a slightly crunchy texture that is very pleasant. This is covered in a light blue coloured wrapper.

          "Crunchy" - This is like Kellogs cornflakes bound together with an orange flavoured chocolate coating. As its name suggests this has a very crunchy texture, which is a bit too much for me. This is covered in a yellow coloured wrapper.

          ****Ingredients****

          The ingredients consist of the usual sugar, cocoa mass, milk, syrups and flavourings. There is no evidence of any of the dreaded E numbers, which is a good thing.

          The milk chocolate contains minimum 25% cocoa solids and the dark chocolate contains minimum 45% cocoa solids so there is quite a high element of chocolate.

          One thing I do find surprising is that there is no mention of how the crispy and crunchy elements are made. Surely there must be some rice or bran flakes or something like that to get the texture?

          There is an allergy advice notice in that this product contains milk, soya and may contain traces of nut and wheat, so if you have problems with any of these this product is not going to be suitable for you.

          ****Nutritional information****

          As with all chocolates these are not that good for you. The nutritional information for a 25g serving (5 individual segments) is as follows:

          i) Energy - 130Kcal
          ii) Protein - 1.7g
          iii) Carbohydrate - 14.5g
          iv) Fat - 7.1g
          v) Fibre - 0.7g
          vi) Sodium - 0.03g

          The above confuses me. I would have thought that each different type would have slightly different nutritional values, especially since there is solid dark chocolate, solid milk chocolate and segments that are crunchy (although there is no indication in the ingredients of how this 'crunch' is achieved).
          I assume that there will not be that much in it and guess it does not matter at the end of the day but it would be nice to know which ones you can really indulge on and which ones are best off left alone.

          ****Conclusion****

          I have to admit that these are nice for a change. The different textures of the honey comb centre and crunch is a nice touch, although I would not eat these regularly.

          I would eat the dark chocolate flavour more regularly if it was more readily available but I have not seen it in any supermarkets, which I guess is not such a bad thing.

          Whilst the packaging is attractive and could, arguably, used for many other things I think that it is over the top and unnecessary. I can't understand why these chocolates could not be put in a recyclable cardboards box. And instead of individually wrapping the chocolates they could be put in different compartments of the box, hence reducing the waste further.

          These chocolates are of the same quality as the original chocolate orange which is to be expected since they are all made by Terrys. These chocolates are not an original chocolate orange though, and in my opinion should not be branded as such, although I can see that Terrys has established a strong brand over time and they are looking to capitalise on this for as long as possible.

          Whilst I enjoyed these I doubt I will bother in the future and will stick to the original, which is still the best.

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            30.12.2008 22:01
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            What could possibly be better than chocolate?

            For Christmas this year I didn't receive too much chocolate which I guess is a good thing, need to eat slightly healthier (new years resolution I guess).

            What I did receive in my stocking though was a terry's chocolate orange, I haven't had one of these for years and it's not usually a chocolate I would usually buy for myself, not too sure why that is?! I guess I just tend to associate this round chocolate as something I only eat at Christmas.

            One of these costs £2.50 depending on where it is you like to shop it may vary.
            Terry's chocolate orange doesn't only come in milk chocolate orange flavour anymore there's flavours from dark mint chocolate orange to just dark chocolate orange.

            I was surprised by the weight of this chocolate it is really quite heavy which makes it seem really good value for money, I always have trouble breaking the segments but I guess it gets rid of some stress while you're at it.

            I love the taste of this chocolate, its milky and the orange flavour is just right for me, I ate half of the orange in one go, I am sure I could possibly eat a whole one in one go although probably feeling slightly ill afterwards.

            I really want to know how they make these; does someone personally stick all the segments together? I am sure they probably do but can its weird to imagine it.
            I love the fact that when you pick out a segment that it has Terry's written on it and the little grainy bits looking like a real orange, again how do they do this and how does it stay that way and without melting all into one big ball?

            I wouldn't buy these often but they are definitely worth the money as a treat once in a while and especially make good stocking fillers.

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              28.12.2008 15:51
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              Don't tap it whack.....It's not Terrys or Dawns get off it's mine

              We did not get a lot of chocolate this year but we were lucky enough to receive a chocolate orange. I really like chocolate oranges I find them very interesting to look at. They are constructed so well.

              Terrys' makes chocolate oranges. They cost between £1 up to £2.50 depending on the offers available and the shops you use. I never seem to see chocolate oranges until December when they appear in there masses with loads of different types and flavours. The chocolate orange we received was the bog standard Orange flavoured with milk chocolate.

              Chocolate oranges come in blue boxes with orange picture and writing. Once you have opened the box you will be hit by quiet and strong smell of orange. If you unwrap the chocolate, you will discover a very solid round shape of chocolate, which it is practically impossible to get into. Hence, the advert says do not tap it whack it! Wrap the orange back up and whack it hard against a table or something and it will separate.

              Once the orange has been separated, there will be about 22 segments. This is the bit I find very interesting! Each segment has the words "Terrys" on it and has lines in the chocolate, which makes it look a bit like and orange. I find this very cool and can I imagine a factory of worked piecing the segments together. Which makes me smile?

              The segment is too big for me to shove in my mouth whole so I bite them in half. The milk chocolate is very milky and tastes great. There is a very strong taste of orange, which lingers in your mouth for a long time after eating it. The chocolate is very moreish as well; you cannot stop at one segment.

              I think if you can get them for the right price chocolate oranges are lovely. I enjoy the flavour and the chocolate is very good quality. These are lovely stocking fillers.

              The box say "Milk chocolate flavoured with real oranges" Does that mean I can count these are part of my five a day?? That would be a bonus.

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                24.12.2008 15:10
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                Terry's chocolate orange sweets with five to choose from.

                I'm a chocolate addict and for every birthday and Christmas I always get tons of the stuff as gifts in boxes and tins. One brand which I always recieve is these Terry's Chocolate Orange Sensations. Based on the original chocolate orange these are a mixed lot of orange flavoured sweets in the shape of orange segments.

                I was just given a huge 900g sized tin of these. The packaging is a large, round flat tin that is jokingly branded as "segsations" rather than "sensations"! The lid is taped down and needs to be cut around the edge. Inside the tin there are five varietys of sweet:

                The Blue One: Milk Chocolate flavoured with orange.

                The Orange One: Milk Chocolate filled with honeycomb bits.

                The Red One: Milk and Dark Chocolate pasted together.

                The Light Blue One: Milk Chocolate filled with puffed rice pieces.

                The Yellow One: Milk Chocolate full of crushed cornflake bits.

                The name of the sweet refers to the colour of the wrapper.

                The description of the sweets is provided on the bottom of the tin, along with nutritional information, ingredients and company contact details.

                Typical values of the sweets is as follows:
                A 100g portion provides 520 calories and 17g of saturated fat.

                Ingredients include: Sugar, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, maize, emulsifiers, rice flour, flavourings, glucose syrup and colour (beta carotene).
                The chocolate may contain traces of nuts and wheat. They are marked as suitable for vegetarians.

                I think the variation of sweets is not that great but find all of them quite tasty. I would perhaps like to see a white chocolate variety or something that mixes the orange flavour with a more bitter tasting plain chocolate. The puffed rice and cornflake piece sweets (yellow and light blue) remind me of those cakes you bake when you are five with melted chocolate and breakfast cereal. They are crunchy and moreish. The honeycomb sweet (orange) is bitter sweet and a little sticky in the mouth. The original plain milk chocolate sweet is soft and fluffy.

                Each sweet in the tin is now printed with a word or phrase on top of the segment. These are life-affirming words like "You're fab" and "You're beautiful". This is quite a clever ploy and makes you feel slightly less guilty and much more positive when you are sitting stuffing your face with them!

                A great gift to give or recieve but only if you love the taste of orange!

                A company website is provided on the base of the tin to find out more information about the product:

                www.krafthealthyliving.co.uk

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                  24.10.2008 20:25
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                  Lovely tasting chocolate that reminds me of Christmas!

                  My husband came back from the shop today with a Terry's Chocolate Orange for me, I was sitting in front of the computer and he plonked it right in front of me.

                  Now, to me Terry's Chocolate Orange means Christmas. When me and my sisters were little, we always got one in our stocking (in lieu of a traditional orange).

                  They were always rock hard and we spent the better part of the morning trying to bash them open. The advert always said 'tap to open' but in my experience it was never that easy, I'm sure they could easily have been used as a cricket ball!

                  Anyway, I haven't had a Terry's Chocolate Orange in YEARS! So I took it out of the box and unwrapped the orange foil. I fully expected to have to go through the same experience trying to open it, but to my surprise I didn't even have to 'tap' it, one of the segments came away in my hand!

                  My mouth was watering in anticipation, so I bit a piece off and slowly chewed.

                  Now there's a proper way to eat chocolate. First you have to chew approx 10 times to release the flavour. Press the chocolate to the roof of your mouth for 5 seconds. Chew again to release the secondary flavours and swallow.

                  So, the flavour and texture of the chocolate was exactly as I remembered. The milk chocolate was creamy and smooth and there was just enough orange flavour added without being overpowering. The Chocolate isn't sickly either, like a lot are eg Galaxy.

                  100g contains 527 calories and 29.5g fat so these are definately not an everyday chocolate, but ideal for treats!

                  Currently on offer in Tesco 2 for £2

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                    06.05.2008 16:59
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                    good idea not to my taste though

                    Chocolate as you know is very much my thing and when I received a small box of Terry's Chocolate Segsations for christmas I was a happy bunny.
                    Never having eaten a Terry's chocolate orange of any kind I was more than willing to give this a try.

                    Inside the package was an assortment of segments in various coloured wrappers.
                    I won't go into which wrapper does what so I will dive into the different flavours you get once unwrapped.
                    The first being the original flavour milk variety very orangy in flavour and the smell hits you when you unwrap it too. This was overpowering for me and I did not like it very much.

                    The second being White chocolate variety with the overriding orangy theme, I have to say I prefered this to the original one.

                    Thirdly I picked out an Original to look at to start with but this time it had a darker underside to it which gave a bittersweet taste to it, not too bad seemed to take the edge off the overiding orange flavour Still undecided on that one.

                    Fourth came the honeycomb variety with chocolate orange and honeycomb bits running through it.
                    Quite enjoyed this might be better than the White chocky variety.

                    Fifth but not at all least liked the crispy rice variety which was pleasant. Could be the winner in my view.

                    All had the overpowering orange taste but some coped better than others with this.

                    The box sized at 330g and I have since found it cost £4.75.

                    Terry's have been in business since 1886 and are a product from the Kraft chain.
                    The box is Dark blue plastic with an orange lid with terry's bits all over the pack.

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                    30.12.2007 20:36
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                    Great chocolates for sharing!

                    As a child I always loved Terry's chocolate oranges and particularly remember the old advertising slogan - 'tap it! unwrap it!' Well, with Terry's chocolate orange segsations you no longer need to tap them, but you will need to unwrap all of these delicious orange chocolates to get at the lovely taste! I love these chocolates as much as I loved the original all those years ago.

                    Segsations come in five different flavours each of which sports a different colour wrapper so you can easily tell them apart!

                    The first colour is dark blue and called 'magically milky' and this is the one which pretty much resembles the original. This one is milk chocolate flavoured with orange. Before you even unwrap it, the smell of orange is very strong - this is a good thing as far as I am concerned as I love the smell of oranges but might not suit everyone. This has a nice smooth texture and a strong taste of orange coming through the milk chocolate!

                    The second colour wrapper is orange and this one is called 'happily honeycombed'. The smell of orange is not half as strong with this one. When you eat it there are lots of little honeycomb bits inside. I don't actually like this one so much but it is quite reminiscent of eating a crunchie!

                    Thirdly, the red wrapper is called 'devillishly dark!' I absolutely adore dark chocolate so this is definitely the one for me! This is actually a combination of a milk chocolate top sitting on a dark chocolate base. When you first taste it, you don't really get a strong sense of orange, but this does come through a few seconds later and is delicious!

                    Fourthly, in a light blue wrapper there is 'crackingly crispy'. This is another milk chocolate segment with little extra bits of puffed rice. This has a very nobbled texture and is very crunchy to taste. I really like this one as well. The combination of the chocolate with the puffed rice works very well together, and again the taste of orange doesn't hit you straight away but catches you unawares a few seconds later!

                    Finally, in a yellow wrapper there is 'crackingly crunchy'. This is a combination of the terry's chocolate orange with mini pieces of cornflake. Not being a corn flake lover this does not appeal so much, but actually on eating it, the corn flake pieces are very small so you are not really aware of them!

                    All of the chocolates are shaped like segments of orange so look like the original chocolate orange pieces. I also feel that the name is quite clever being a play on words and yes they all do taste quite 'segsational'!

                    The bad news is that each of these mini chocolates contain 40 calories each and as I've just had to go through and try each one in order to write this - that's 200 calories I've consumed just like that. I would say though that you aren't likely to want to eat too many at any one time, as after eating a few they do feel a bit sickly!

                    They are also not the cheapest chocolates on the block! We bought a large container with a weight of 672 grams just before Christmas and that cost over £7! Luckily Sainsburys were doing a BOGOF offer at the time so it really wasn't that bad!

                    Overall, these are lovely chocolates and each of the five flavours offer something a little bit different!

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                      06.02.2004 03:57
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                      Christmas = chocolate, chocolate = orange. Chocolate and orange = Terry's. There's no two ways about it, even those mad boffins who calculate the formulae for toast of the perfect chip would have to agree! Crimbo aint Crimbo without Terry's Chocolate Orange! As usual I knew what those little square boxes contained, but it was with trepidation I opened the peculiar dome shaped present, and almost dropped it in horror. Those manufacturers have been playing about with them! ( of course I'd seem them before, but allow me some artistic license!) My (yes, my) beloved segments had been re'labled 'Segsations' and now came in 5 varieties. Plain old Terry's chocolate segments. Chocolate orange with honeycomb crunchy bits, Chocolate orange with a 'cheeky' layer of dark chocolate (their description, not mine) Chocolate orange with puffed rice, And Chocolate orange made of white chocolate! Dip me hand in and come up with a red wrapper, the 'cheeky' dark layer. Its obviously Chocolate Orange but mingled is this creamy, yet bitter shock of dark chocolate. To be honest its a lovely taste of flavours, the milk and the bitter, but alas its not entirely for me. Crispy blue with the puffed rice. Well, it looks normal until you turn it over and see the bobbly bottomed bit. The rice crispies are at the underneath with only a thin layer of chocolate covering them so you end up with the peculiar sensation of having one side of your mouth full of chocolate and the other half full of crispies. Quite peculiar and not extremely nice because the crispies have gone all soggy where you've been sucking them! A completely unnecessary addition to a perfect good chocolate! Step forward the Virgin chocolate! The pure white one! I'm not a huge fan of white chocolate, I find it too sickly and this is no exception! There isn't really a discernible orange t
                      aste but what I did find was a harsh aftertaste, not at all creamy and quite unpleasant. I think these are going to be the Coffee Cremes of the Segsations box! Come on up Ms orange and show me what you honeycomb bits are like! Oh now this is good! The usually delicious chocolate melts and leaves a number of honeycomb nuggets balanced and resting on your tongue. There they stay giving off a sweet, sweet taste, melting slowly, but oh, the temptation to crunch them up is torturously sweet in itself! Out of the four different varieties this is by far and beyond the best Now down to the Daddy of the group, Mr Dark Blue, the One, the Only, the Original. Oh my God, there's nothing like it! Its smooth, creamy. Very chocolaty with that almost bitter orange taste. The best of the bunch. I have actually written an entire review of Terry's Chocolate Orange so I feel it would be a bit cheeky to reiterate it here. Tempting thought that is. So in reverse order, here is my run down of the Segsations: 5) White chocolate 4) Puffed rice 3) Dark 'cheeky' layer 2) Honeycomb bits And the winner is....Original Terry's Chocolate Orange!....Funny that! Although all were 'nice', it just goes to show that you cant always improve on the original, in fact you should just leave thing alone sometimes. I certainly appreciated getting these for a present, but I have to admit I'm more likely to buy the individual original segments, or even the original ball for that matter. Not that you'd want to consume them too frequently anyway! This 330g tub contains over 1600 calories. Your looking at 28.7g of fat per 100g, its also 57.3g of sugars, may as well just sellotape them to your thighs. At least you could remove them afterwards, even if it doesn't taste as nice! You've also got a problem if you've got a nut or wheat allergy. At first glance there doesn't appear to be a
                      nything with nuts in, but the warning is there. So my advice is to you is to sit down, kick off your shoes. Switch on Zulu, and tap and unwrap the original!

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                        05.02.2004 19:59
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                        One of my presents this Christmas was an odd shape, which quite intrigued me and was one of the first things I opened on Christmas day. It contains a tall 672g tub of ?Terry?s Chocolate Orange Segsations? people that know me well know they can?t go far wrong if they buy me chocolate of some kind. I have on a number of occasions eaten ?Terry?s chocolate Orange? and thoroughly enjoyed it but I had never tried these so I was delighted. The tub is made of plastic, is blue and orange and has pictures of all the chocolates on the front, while the lid is shaped and coloured like an orange segment. The back of the tub had the usual ingredients list etc, as well as a full list of what to expect from each of the chocolates. Inside the chocolates, which were all shaped like orange segments with the word Terry pressed into the top and each was just the right size for a mouthful. The orange smell was quite full and strong, very zesty and each piece was individually wrapped in different coloured wrappers, there was a mix of five different flavours and textures in all. The dark blue wrapper contained a milk chocolate orange original flavoured segment, which was exactly without doubt the same in taste as the well-known chocolate orange, this was creamy and smooth and the orange taste was quite zesty, full and delicious. The pale orange wrapper contained one very similar to the milk chocolate one above but with the addition of little crunchy pieces of honeycomb, the texture worked well with the orange flavour and did it give a slightly sweeter almost toffee like flavour added to the original flavour. I did in all honesty find this one just a tad too sweet for my liking. The pale blue wrapper uncovered, again the same chocolate experience but this time with the addition of little bits off crispy puffed rice, this was okay but only seemed to add
                        texture, it didn?t seem to give much to the taste of the piece. It reminded me of those little chocolate rice crispy cakes I used to make with my mum when I was a little girl, only with the addiction of an orange zesty flavour. The white wrapper unveiled a creamy white segment, which was in fact slightly greasy and sickly tasting; the orange flavour wasn?t quite so strong with this one either. It didn?t seem to have that true cocoa butter flavour you get with most white chocolate, out of all of them this one was really the only one that I found to be a bit of a let down so Terry can have this one his self. The red wrapper was the one that got to me best, it revealed a segment that on the top was the well known milk chocolate orange segment with the added bonus of a thin layer of crisp dark chocolate on the bottom, this seemed to give it a more chocolate flavour with out being quite so sickly yet it didn?t seem to take away any of the orange zesty flavour. This one was my favourite it was simply delicious and the orange flavour was plentiful but not over powering. All in all though the chocolates with the exception of the white ones was, well totally delicious, in fact the only down side to these are the 528 calories per 100gs but it doesn?t sound so bad if you say it very quickly, and the price of £3.99 for 672g was in my view quite acceptable. I would definitely recommend them to anyone, especially anyone wanting to buy some for me. And as for Terry he can keep all the white ones if he wants to but the rest are mine and no I?m not going to share. Thanks for reading. Kim.

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                          Skip this first bit to be able to read the review with capital letters intact. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. a. Terry?s Chocolate Oranges have long been a favourite in our house, and indeed while I was growing up. We always tend to buy at least two at Christmas, which never last long, but this year we tried something different. Terry?s have been manufacturing chocolate since 1886, but before the success of the Chocolate Orange, they introduced the Chocolate Apple in 1931. The new range proved to be so successful that in 1926 the firm launched the Chocolate Orange, which was a resounding success. Although the firm stopped manufacturing the Chocolate Oranges during the war period because they could not import the ingredients from abroad, production began again in 1949 and due to its phenomenal success, the Chocolate Apple was withdrawn from sale in 1954. Terry?s Plain Chocolate Orange hit the shops in 1975 but nothing proved to be as popular as the Milk Chocolate Orange. Since then, Terry?s have introduced the Chocolate Orange Bar, the White Chocolate Snowball, which was available for a limited period only, and more recently, Chocolate Orange Mini Segments to offer consumers a little variation on a theme. At the end of last year Terry?s decided that their already extensive range was not enough, and introduced Segsations. The Segsations are individual crescent shaped segments of Terry?s Chocolate, all orange flavoured, but each having a different texture or flavoured chocolate. The Segsations can be purchased in a variety of sizes, and we purchased a 330g container from Woolworths, which cost £4.99. However, I was disappointed to find that ASDA were selling a 962g tin just after the Christmas period, at a greatly reduced price of £6.48. The container is fashioned from dark blue plastic, with an orange lid, and is shaped rather like a semi circular litter bin that can be fastened to walls. Opening the container, one can imagine being in a citrus grove. The delicious scent of chocolate and orange is all too apparent, and a pile of bright
                          ly coloured wrapped segments nestle together in the container. A rich red coloured wrapping envelops a segment of Milk Chocolate Orange, but a surprise awaits me when I turn the segment over for closer inspection. I realise that this is no normal Orange segment. Oh no, this has a layer of plain chocolate forming its base. An absolutely perfect piece of thick chocolate, which cracks satisfyingly in the teeth, giving way to an explosion of orange flavour. The combination of milk and dark chocolate creates an interesting taste sensation, the milk chocolate being smooth and creamy, yet with a slightly bubbly texture, and the thin layer of plain chocolate beneath adds just a hint of bitterness. Although there is no visible join between the two layers of chocolate, the texture of each is quite different, with the bottom layer feeling almost shiny as the teeth penetrate its smooth surface. Glorious. The next segment I pull out of the tub has a cream wrapping, leaving me in no doubt that the segment within is going to be one of white chocolate, and I am not disappointed. A rich aroma of oranges and cream explodes from the wrapper as it is opene, and I am greeted by the sight of a smooth segment of creamy whiteness. The citrussy orange flavour blends deliciously with the smooth chocolate to give an amazing flavour, and as I am normally no lover of white chocolate the fact that I like this is somewhat strange. The chocolate is not overly rich, as is the case with so many varieties of white chocolate, but has a smooth texture. In fact there is no visible taste of the chocolate unless you savour the segment on the tongue, due to the orange flavouring being the most prominent factor. Even then, there is only a very faint creamy taste and the chocolate does not coat the tongue like so many other versions do. Divine. The familiar dark blue wrapping of the next segment give me a hint of what to expect when I release the Segsation from its coverings
                          . A milk chocolate segment positively oozing with the delicious aroma of oranges awaits my tastebuds. The chocolate itself is of sufficient thickness to break with a resounding snap as it is bitten, and the orange flavour wraps itself tantalisingly around the tongue, leaving the smooth creamy chocolate to positively glide down the throat. Again, the chocolate has a somewhat bubbly texture and melts in the mouth leaving a pleasant orange taste, which is both authentic and delicious. Wonderful. The next Segsation is covered in a Summery coloured orange wrapper, and to all intents and purposes, looks like a normal milk chocolate orange segment. However, when I bite into the thick milk chocolate, what a surprise awaits me. Scattered throughout the segment are tiny pieces of honeycomb, with an absolutely perfect crispness. The honeycomb pieces are almost orange, rather than the normal golden colour, and the orange flavouring within them erupts to combine with the smoothness of the chocolate. Of course, the honeycomb pieces add a crisp texture to the otherwise smooth segment and a sweetness, which combines beautifully with the orange flavouring. Terry?s are not stingy with the honeycomb either. The segment is crammed with them, ensuring that each nibble is littered with honeycomb. Delicious. The final segment in the tub is covered with a light blue wrapper, and is a solid crescent formed from milk chocolate. The base of the segment is totally different from those of the preceding segments though. This Segsation has a knobbly feel to its underside, and what looks to be like small pieces of biscuit cover the base. Looks are deceiving however, as on biting into the chocolate, it is apparent that the biscuit pieces are actually small pieces of crisped rice and are not in the base, they are everywhere! The pieces of puffed rice add a crispy texture to the chocolate, and if sucked and savoured on the tongue, the chocolate melts away leaving a cluster o
                          f puffed rice that is flavoured with orange. The orange flavour does not appear to be as strong in this segment, and instead the taste of the chocolate appears more prominent, giving the segment a milkiness, not present in the others. Scrumptious. Each 100g serving of Segsations provides the consumer with 523kcal and 28.7g of fat, leaving us all in no doubt that Segsations will not help with a calorie controlled diet. However, the segments are truly scrumptious and their sheer moreishness ensure that the consumer will not be able to stop at just one segment. All of the segments have the Terry?s name stamped on their smooth surfaces, and the thicker edges have a pretty circular pattern stamped onto them giving them a slightly rough texture. It is a testament to the popularity of Terry?s Orange Flavoured Chocolate that real orange oil is used in their manufacture, no doubt why the Segsations taste so utterly irresistible. There is nothing worse than biting into a chocolate and finding that the flavouring used is artificial, but biting into a Segsation is an immensely pleasurable experience and one that I will be repeating on a regular basis. Terry?s have perfected the recipe for orange flavoured chocolate. Their chocolate is not overly creamy, leaving the orange oil to provide the prominent flavour, thus making the Segments a pleasant treat, and not one that will leave the consumer feeling slightly sick. The Segsations disappeared very quickly over the holiday period, and proved immensely popular with all of our family members, the five varieties within ensuring that there is a segment to suit everybody?s taste. I would thoroughly recommend the Segsations to any lover of Terry?s Chocolate orange and may all your experiences be orangey ones. Kraft Foods UK Ltd St George's House Bayshill Road Cheltenham GL50 3AE Telephone: 01242 236101

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