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Terry's chocolate orange is one of my absolute favourite chocolate treats. It is produced as a bar shaped into orange segments and also in the classic orange shaped sphere. I rarely buy the bars personally as, although I shouldn't, I can normally eat a good amount of the whole orange in one setting. The bars never quite fill me up!
The normal RRP is around £2.50 - £2.75 which, as much as I love the product, I couldn't justify buying one for. I find supermarkets tend to put them on offer fairly regularly either on a 'buy one get one free' offer, or reduced to just £1. At that price, I immediately stock up!
The chocolate orange even has segments just like an orange so you can almost fool yourself in to thinking you're being healthy! As the slogan goes ('whack it, don't tap it!'), you normally have to give the orange a whack on a solid surface to separate the segments which I enjoy just as much as eating it when I'm having a rough day!
The chocolate itself is really smooth and melts easily in the mouth. The orange flavour is strong but not overpowering, it is really well balanced. The product tastes really good quality and always reminds me of Christmas. Mywhole family loves the product and everyone always gets a chocolate orange in the bottom of our stockings!
This product is liked by all ages and is fun and enjoyable to eat. I would definitely recommend!
Terry's Chocolate Oranges were just 99p a few weeks ago in Morrisons, but when I went back this week they had gone up to £2.75! I hate the way the price increases as Christmas draws nearer.
Although they had gone up to £2.75 they were on offer 2 for £3.00 so at £1.50 each I still thought that it was still worth it so I bought two.
My sister had told me the day before that they are in Asda for £1.00 each and they have all of the different varieties, but I'd just been to Tesco, but then had to go to Morrisons for my favourite bottle of wine so I didn't then want to go to Asda as well and I don't think it would be worth it to save £1.00. I would end up not going and being Chocolate Orangeless!
I checked Asda's website and I can only find this original milk chocolate version, Terry's Chocolate Orange Popping Candy and Terry's Chocolate Orange Snowball (which is white chocolate orange) - I'm not sure if there are any others coming out this Christmas.
In recent years there have been others such as Terry's Chocolate Orange Crunch Ball, Terry's Chocolate Orange Cosmic Toffee Crunch and Terry's Dark Chocolate Orange.
I love Terry's Chocolate Oranges and I wouldn't like to count how many I have consumed this year already. I remember I bought them nearly every week when they were on offer at the beginning of the year.
I got 4 of them for Christmas last year and I managed to consume them all within days.
~ Packaging ~
The packaging is mainly blue with the Terry's logo across the top and then, 'Chocolate Orange' written underneath in orange lettering that looks like orange peel.
The one I have has special Christmas packaging. There are white dots on the blue background to represent snow falling and there is a white blanket of snow pictured on the bottom of the box.
There is a round hole cut out of the front and both sides of the box so you can see the orange and yellow wrapper through the clear plastic packaging. The round hole is meant to represent a bauble and the hook of the bauble is drawn on the box.
The lid of the box is white to continue the snowy theme.
~ Taste ~
The chocolate orange is easy to open. It is a spherical shape, like a real orange and the foil wrapper can be removed by removing the sticker on the top of the orange.
The sticker says, 'made with REAL orange oil', but I'm clearly not looking for one of my five a day here.
The orange is made from 20 segments of chocolate, each with 'Terry's' imprinted in the middle of it and it is held together by a thin chocolate core.
The segments come apart easily, although I have had Chocolate Oranges in the past that took some whacking to break the segments apart.
The old 'tap and unwrap' slogan seems to have been discontinued so maybe they have made these Chocolate Oranges so that they come apart more easily. I have certainly found this with the last few that I have had.
The back of the segments are smooth and the front of them are patterned like real orange segments.
The chocolate is delightful. It is smooth, sweet, milk chocolate. The orange flavour is obvious and goes with this chocolate perfectly.
It is delicious. I always like to eat a few pieces at a time. One segment is never enough. Shamefully both of my chocolate oranges have gone and I only bought them two days ago, but I offer some to my other half. He is not much of a chocolate fan, preferring jelly sweets, but he will occasionally ask me for a segment or two of this, which shows how good it must be.
I would definitely recommend Terry's Chocolate Orange. I'm not sure how anyone can dislike it. I remember when I was very young, I preferred normal milk chocolate to Chocolate Orange, but I soon came to my senses.
Chocolate Oranges can often be found on offer for between £0.99 and £1.50. Because they are on offer so regularly, I don't think I would pay more than £1.50 for one.
In case anyone is interested there are 185kcal in 4 segments so the full 20 segments are 925kcal before we think about the chocolate core.
Originally posted on Ciao 06/11/13
Its not Terry's its mine!! As the famous advert says, Terrys chocolate orange is unique in every way. A firm favourite of mine
I like most people only tend to have TCO at Christmas time, as a child it was a staple of the Christmas list and it still is now as an adult however I do still have them occasionally during the year. TCO is traditionally available in a orange like shape hence the "tap to unwrap" slogan however it is also available in bar like shape both singly and as a multibuy packet. The traditional orange like shape is available in most supermarkets all year round however this tends to be just the milk chocolate flavour, Terrys also do other "types" including popping candy, dark and white chocolate. Milk is the most popular and it is my favourite. The milk variety is also the only one Ive seen in the bars. Price wise the orange shape is around £2.50 during the year however many supermarkets tend to put this on offer half price or even £1 in the weeks leading up to Xmas, I recently brought mine from Asda for £1 which is a very good price. The bars are normally around 60p or a packet of 3 from around £1 the bars singly do tend to be local shops and the multibuy packets have been seen in Asda and Poundland.
Packaging and opening
The bars are in a usual chocolate bar wrapper but the orange like shape is something to admire. Wrapped in a small box upon opening it you are greeted to a little orange foil wrapper which makes it look like an orange. The chocolate is quite hard, even at room temperature and so it needs to be broken down. Before unwrapping I give it a big slam on the floor or work surface, this so in theory break it up however sometimes it does need 2 maybe 3 taps before its ready. Once you have done this you can unwrap it and be greeted with an aroma of orange chocolate segments just ready to be eaten. When I have a bar I do miss this little ritual!
Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Skimmed Milk Powder, Whey Powder, Milk Fat, Vegetable Fats, Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin, Sunflower Lecithin), Flavourings (Orange Oil, Vanillin), Contains Vegetable Fats in addition to Cocoa Butter, Milk Chocolate contains: Cocoa Solids 25% minimum, Milk Solids 14% minimum]
TCO for me is one of the best orange flavoured chocolate out there, I've had many in my years but this for me is the nicest. The chocolate is smooth and melts on the tongue easy, it works well with the hint of orange that enriches the chocolate taste to give it a unique and real taste of orange chocolate. In the ingredients list it gives orange oil as part of it and I believe its this that gives it that real orange taste. To be its clear that the ingredients used are good quality and the chocolate itself has a great taste as well as the orange hint. Now once I begin a TCO I normally have around 5/6 segments which for me is enough without feeling to sick, the chocolate is quite rich even for a milk variety so you wont need very much. I wrap it back up again and will tuck into it another night
This is a firm favourite in my house any time of the year. I like how Terrys have incorporated the orange oil with the smooth chocolate to create a great tasting orange chocolate. A must for any occasion not just Christmas!
Item: Terry's Chocolate Orange
Bought in: Asda
I saw this in Asda for £1 and after walking past the shelf TWICE (trying not to buy any treats) I popped one in my basket!! Damn temptation haha
External packaging design:
This is what I would call a "giftable" chocolate. There are some chocolates and sweets that work perfectly as gifts and this is one of them. It is easy to wrap due to it being in a box and is quite a treat when you get one in with your present. It comes in a square box with a gap in the sides to let you see the actual item inside (something round in an orange wrapper). The box itself is cardboard and is in shades of blue and light blue with orange on it too. The gap in the box is surrounded by an "orange" fruit design so at a glance you can see this item is highly associated with oranges. The writing on the box is also in orange colour to tie in with the orange theme. The top of the box has a "gift tag" design and if you were short of wrapping paper you can actually just write on the box, very handy! Across each side it tells you that this is a "Terry's Chocolate Orange" and it also has details of ingredients, weight (175g) and advises that this one is MILK chocolate (there are many varieties available now so is good to be able to tell what one you are getting). When you open the box you can then fully see a round bright orange "ball". Once you take this out you can see that it is the chocolate orange wrapped in a plastic orange peel design wrapper and this is sealed with an orange coloured sticker. The wrapper has the pattern of an orange skin on it and is quite thick and sturdy (I'm sure this used to be actual foil but nowadays it is more of a plastic wrapper). If you sit the chocolate ball out on your work top in the wrapper it looks very much like a small orange.
So what makes this so special?
What other chocolate comes in a box with a wrapper round it making it look like the fruit that it is flavoured with? Then there is the "tap to open" aspect. I remember seeing this done for the first time as a little girl and being amazed. For anyone new to Chocolate Oranges, you take the full item (minus the box) in your hand as if you are holding a tennis ball, with the sticker facing on to your palm and you tap it on a hard surface to release the segments inside the foil. Brilliant!!! Once you have given it a hard tap you peel the sticker off the top of the wrapper and open you then see the chocolate orange inside. Once the chocolate has been tapped and the wrapper opened you can see chocolate is actually made up of segments (20 in total) and these should (if tapped correctly) fall open to fan out as if they are actual segments from an orange, leaving a chocolate "stalk" in the middle. This is so fun to do and really makes the chocolate orange a unique item. If you don't want to eat this all in one sitting, you can reseal the wrapper with the sticker and tuck away inside the box for later. Each segment of Chocolate also has the words "Terry's" written across it and the outer edges of each segment have an orange segment design on it too.
Smell and taste test:
The smell that hits you once you open the foil is wonderful. A brilliant combination of rich milk chocolate and tangy citrus orange. The smell is strong and sweet and if you have this open and sat on the coffee table you can get a waft of lovely orange until it is all eaten. As you bite in to each segment you first of all get a sweet orange and milk chocolate taste, as the chocolate melts over your tongue you get a richer more tangy orange flavour. The chocolate is very velvety and melts on your tongue as you eat it, coating your mouth and tongue so you really get the feeling of luxuriousness as you eat it. The taste is a really balanced mix of chocolate and orange and from my experience neither over powers the other.
Overall this is a great chocolate item. Fun wrapper, exciting to tap open. Great to be given as a gift (even if you bought it for yourself as s gift haha) and has a really good taste. I have never bought one of these full price, it is always either 2 for £3 of 3 for £5 and my best deal yet was just 1 for £1. The sell by date on this was June 2014 so it wasn't going out of date so check out Asda soon if you fancy one :-)
This also comes in many different flavours and the milk and dark chocolate varieties come in a smaller bar.
There are several different ranges of Terry's Chocolate Orange, all with the basic concept of orange flavoured chocolate. The most common form is the circular type (most commonly seen at christmas time), these are pitted to look like orange peel and each piece comes apart like a segment (once you've hit it enough to loosen it and be able to take any pieces out... Part of the fun they say!!)
The chocolate is very smooth with a subtle taste of orange - it's enough to taste but not overpowering which makes it just right. I have found recently the chocolate is a little less "melt-in-the-mouth" than it used to be, which is how I tend to like my chocolate which isn't as good. but the flavour itself is still perfect so I'll forgive that.
The appearance of the chocolate is part of the charm, the fact that they've made it look like an orange, especially with the segment design makes it much more appealing. It also means that it is a nice novelty gift for christmas for stocking fillers or acquaintances as it sets it apart from a similarly priced generic type of chocolate.
This is a relatively cheap product and is usually within some sort of deal in supermarkets (I bought my most recent from tesco 2 for £3 though you can get cheaper still in other places). They are around £2 for one which is very reasonable when compared to similar chocolate brands.
Overall, a very useful stocking filler, small gift or simple treat for oneself, I would highly recommend this as a chocolate product!
*This review is for the standard 175g boxed chocolate orange, not the bars pictured.
Price and Availability.
Terry's Chocolate Orange is a popular product and is widely available in supermarkets, discount stores and corner shops. I received my most recent Chocolate Orange as a gift and so I cannot comment on how much it cost but a quick search puts the price of a standard 175g Chocolate Orange at around £2.75 Although Terry's Chocolate Orange is often on offer, particularly around the festive season and at the time of writing (November 2012) there are several offers available including a price offer of £1.50 (Asda) and two for £4.00 (Tesco and Waitrose). There are a wide variety of Terry's Chocolate Orange products available, although I do remember when it was just the one! This review is for the Milk Chocolate Orange version.
This product comes in the traditional Chocolate Orange packaging. The 'Orange' is wrapped in foil designed to replicate the real fruit. It isn't wildly realistic but it aims to visually replicate the texture of an orange. The foil is easy to unwrap yet sturdy enough to store your orange in if you don't eat it all at once. I have never managed to eat a whole one in one sitting and have successfully kept my 'Orange' in the foil for well over a week, the challenge isn't keeping it fresh...it's keeping it away from other people! The foil wrapped 'Orange' comes inside a blue box with cut out apertures that look like oranges on each side, they really plug the 'orange-ness' of this product and we are informed several times that the product is made with 'real orange oil'. My particular box is blue on the outside and, you've guessed it, orange on the inside. The product I received appears to be a festive edition as it has snow like sparkles on the packaging. Terry's Chocolate Orange is a popular purchase around Christmas time and so I imagine my product is packaged differently to the standard product that is available year round. The packaging has lots of branding on the sides and the important information such as contact details, best before, ingredients, allergens and nutritional information is resigned to the back panel and the bottom. The packaging really feels aimed at the gift market and so I would recommend this product as a gift purchase, it is nicely presented.
A Terry's Chocolate Orange is a big ball of chocolate separated into segments, just like a real orange. It is about the size of a real orange and each product contains 20 segments. In order to separate the segments 'Terry's' previously advised you to 'tap it and unwrap it', meaning you give it a short, sharp tap to loosen the segments. I did this with mine and it worked a treat (though the dog was asleep at the side of the coffee table and I scared him awake so tap with caution!). Each individual segment features the 'Terry's' logo and a pattern that reflects segments on one side and the other side is left blank. The outer of the segments have a speckled pattern representing the texture of an orange. They really have put the work into the visual aspects of the product...so what about the taste?
The taste is undeniably chocolate orange. You get the creaminess of milk chocolate combined with a gentle hint of the citrus. The orange isn't overly sharp, it blends into the creaminess rather than challenging it. I have tried many chocolate orange flavoured products and the taste of this product is unique, there is definitely a distinct 'Terry's' taste. The chocolate is a nice quality and is melt in the mouth yummy, it has a powdery texture when it melts and it is very satisfying, I find three segments at most is enough to satisfy a chocolate craving and I have a very sweet tooth. Based on this I find that a Chocolate Orange lasts me about a week, just dipping in and out and having a few pieces every now and then.
In conclusion, this product makes a great gift to give to others and a great treat for yourself. It tastes yummy, looks nice and is a decent size. Plus, it's a bit different to a box of chocolates or a tin of biscuits. It also has a nice element of nostalgia to it and for many people will bring back memories and remind them of Christmas time.
REVIEW IS FOR A MILK CHOCOLATE STANDARD ORANGE
---Why I Had This---
My kind niece sent me a parcel of gifts for my Birthday - and with the books she had tucked in a Terry's Chocolate Orange.
Terry's - now produced by Kraft. Originally Terry's produced chocolate in York but since its takeover by Kraft in the 1990s production has unfortunately moved abroad.
Apparently Chocolate Oranges were produced from the 1930s. It seems that before the Orange Terry's were producing a Chocolate Apple from the 20s to the 50s - I wonder how that tasted?
2.5 inch ball of milk chocolate flavoured with orange oil.
Comes in a cube shaped box with circular cut-outs on three sides to allow the 'orange' to poke out. The orange itself is encased in a folding sleeve of clear plastic so that it protrudes slightly from the box out of the cut-out windows.
The box is dark blue with orange writing.
On the top of the bx is a square image of 'orange peel' which states at the top 'a little treat...' and there is room then for you to write a greeting or message.
175 grams and contains 20 segments. 3 segments being 139 calories.
Milk chocolate flavoured with real orange.
Suitable for vegetarians.
Allergies information: Contains Milk Fat, Milk Powder & Soya Lecithins
May contain Wheat Protein & Nuts.
Made in the E.U.
Inside the box is the clear plastic sleeve which you remove to reveal a round ball of chocolate the size of a small orange - neatly wrapped in thick foil type paper which is bright orange in colour and mottled to resemble peel. It is circular and neatly pleated to encase the chocolate and is sealed at the top with a round blue sticker with the words 'Terry's Choclate Orange' and it tells you to 'Whack and Unwrap'.
When the foil is opened it reveals the 20 segments neatly nestled together as would be the segments in a real orange. Each segment is smooth on one side and had an orange segment pattern and the name 'Terry's' on the other side.
Orange segments can now be bought in bar form or in large cartons of separate pieces. They have also done Easter Eggs and other flavoured Oranges but I have not tried these.
Around the £2.50 mark but these are often on special offer at Christmas time.
I have often had these at Christmas time since being a child. I enjoy the orange flavour myself and there is the added bonus that my son hates flavoured chocolate so I don't get it stolen!
As soon as you remove the chocolate orange from the box you have a lovely orangy aroma. I would say it is exactly like the Aqua Manda perfume I used in the 70s - which is not much help to most of you as it has long been discontinued. It is a rich arange oil smell - not one of orange skins!
The milk chocolate is sweet but not overly so - and the strong taste of the orange seems to counteract any sickliness with the milk chocolate - so you end up with creamy orangy chocolate.
With these chocolate oranges you have to give them a sharp whack on the table before openng the orange skin foil so as to separate the segments as they always seem to be slightly stuck together - but not in a way that damages the appearance of the segments once they are loosened.
Keep the box so when you have had a few segments you can wrap the foil around the ball of segments and keep them safe in the box until next time.
At Christmas time when these are usually on offer in most of the supermarkets they make a really inexpensive buy and are good as little stocking fillers.
We also buy them for our village hall bingo and quiz nights as they are good for cheap line prizes.
---Would I Recommend?---
Sugar, Skimmed Milk Powder, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Milk Fat, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin), Flavourings (Orange Oil, Vanillin).
I have quite a sweet tooth and love chocolate, one chocolate that I adore is Terry's chocolate orange. Generally I only eat this chocolate when it is purchased for me on occasions such as Christmas when you get the full chocolate oranges but more recently I have been purchasing the individual bars which are just delicious.
Terry's chocolate orange is made by Kraft foods and comes in various varieties. You can purchase the original oranges, shaped to look just like a orange, segsations which are individually wrapped pieces of the chocolate orange or individual bars made up of segments of the orange flavoured chocolate joined together. I have recently been purchasing the individual bars from my local convenience store where they have an offer on of the 40g bars for just £1.00.
The bars come in a blue plastic wrapper with orange writing on. You can find all the necessary information about the chocolate bar on the wrapper including ingredients listings, nutritional information and allergy information. It also states that the chocolate is suitable for vegetarians.
As with any chocolate it is recommended that it is eaten in moderation as part as a balanced diet. The nutritional information for a 40g bar of the chocolate orange is:
Calories - 210
Protein - 2.9g
Carbohydrate - 23.0g
Fat - 12.0g
The chocolate orange is milk chocolate flavoured with orange oil. One thing I love about this chocolate is just how creamy and smooth it is. The orange flavour is also natural tasting and is just the right strength to give the milk chocolate a nice hint of orange flavour without being too overpowering or too sweet. Overall this is a lovely, different chocolate bar which tastes fantastic.
Terry's Chocolate Orange is something we always have at Christmas, someone always has one brought them this time its my husband who received one in his stocking. We both love Terry's Chocolate Orange so there was no way I was going let him eat it all without having a segment or two.
Terry's Chocolate Orange comes in a blue square box, there is a hole cut out of three sides of the box, this allows you to see the chocolate orange inside, just above the hole on these three sides are the words "Terry's" written in yellow and "Chocolate Orange" written in orange this is made to look like it is written in orange peel. In the bottom right hand corner is the style of the chocolate orange which in this case is "Milk" as in milk chocolate, this is written on all three sides. the back of the box or the fourth side is slightly different to the others, there is a picture of one of the chocolate orange segments with a speech bubble coming from it saying "Im So Orangey" written in orange writing, just underneath this is a sentence about the product stating how many segments are in each orange, the rest of this side is take up with the Terry's contact details. The base of the box contains all of the product information such as the nutritional information and the ingredients, the top of the box has a small gift tag printed on the top of it which can be filled in if you are giving this as a present. The inside of the box is bright orange which can be seen through the holes in the sides of the box this really stands out against the blue of the outside of the box, inside of the box is a clear plastic case which holds the chocolate orange and stops it from rolling around inside the box. The orange itself is wrapped in an orange coloured foil secured with a small Terry's Chocolate Orange sticker, the foil is designed to look like orange peel.
The chocolate orange itself is basically an orange shape made up of individual segments fused together, you need to tap the orange on a hard surface in order to divide the segments or at least loosen a few of them. Each segment is designed to look like an orange segment, the outside of the segment is made to look like the peel with the sides looking like the actual inside of an orange, this pattern is printed into the chocolate along with the word "Terry's", each segment is designed to look like this, there is a slightly thicker piece of chocolate in the centre of the orange which is used to hold all of the segments together so that the orange does not fall apart when you remove the outer foil. Each chocolate orange is made up of 20 individual segments and contains essence of oranges.
The nutritional information on the base of the box is given as either per 100g or oer 26g which is 3 segments, the details below are per 3 segments.
*Calories - 139
*Protein - 2.0g
*Carbohydrates - 15.0g
*Fat - 7.7g
The calorie and fat content is not too bad per 3 segments, I did expect it to be a bit higher than this, however you do not get a huge amount of chocolate in 3 segments, also I personally find that with a chocolate orange you very rarely stick to just 3 segments.
Price & Availability
Terry's Chocolate Oranges are available in most supermarkets as well as various other shops, I have even seen them in the confectionary sections of shops like Superdrug. Each Terry's Chocolate Orange pack is 175g which amounts to the 20 segments per orange I mentioned earlier. Each chocolate orange costs £2.75 although they are often on offer. This is probably about averagely priced, Id say maybe they are a bit expensive for the amount of chocolate you actually get per orange but personally I would be happy to pay this price as I do really enjoy Terry's Chocolate Orange as a treat.
Personally I really like Terry's Chocolate Orange, the milk chocolate is extremely creamy with a smooth texture, the orange flavour is very strong within the chocolate, the orange flavour is what I would call neither sweet or sour but it still works perfectly with the milk chocolate. Terry's Chocolate Oranges make an ideal gift for a chocolate lover or a treat, this is something we always have at Christmas. I wouldn't say a chocolate orange is something which is particularly long lasting especially in our house, although I do think I would struggle to eat one on my own, Terry's Chocolate Oranges are perfect for the whole family are and ideal for sharing. I would definitely recommend Chocolate Oranges to anyone.
I've been a massive chocolate eater all my days, and have no intention of giving up the delicious sweet anytime soon, or for that matter ever. In general I'd have to say that Cadbury is the brand to which I return most often, but I do like to try other brands just to see the difference.
Terry Chocolate Orange
I had forgotten pretty much all about chocolate orange until my wife received a box for Christmas, which contained various varieties of the said chocolate bar. At about 70p per bar, which contains 5 decent sized orange segment shaped portions, it is perhaps not the best value chocolate bar on the market. This said is is probably one of the most unique, being it is hinted with orange and tastes absolutely delicious.
Chocolate orange comes in two basic types that being dark chocolate and milk chocolate, and to be frank I don't think it makes much difference which you choose, since both are of excellent quality and what is more is they are both equally as adorable. I would perhaps come down on the side of the dark, but there's no way I'd miss out if the only offering was the milk.
I don't think the chocolate is quite of the quality of Cadbury, but that's just my preference, there is certainly a very strong hint of arrange in each oarange segment, which is decorated with the veins you associate with a piece of orange. The detail is really good and it probably helps play mind games and make you think you really are eating a chocolate piece of orange.
Pricey, perhaps, delicious most definitely, it's a moreish type bar, one segment can never be enough, and in my case the five segments in the bar are barely enough. You can buy it in individually wrapped segments in a box, where there are more variations on the chocolate and orange theme. One segment is this box has one side milk and the other dark, so the taste sensation here is just brill. It a bar that I like a lot.
@ About @
These chocolate oranges are normally a Christmas thing in our house but I wouldn't mind one part way through the year. These are completely unique in every way - Shape, Taste, Branding and more. In a box of "sensations" you get small chocolate segments and are priced at £4 per box in Tesco. A little pricy but you can't get the same taste anywhere else.
The oranges come in boxes with one orange, or as "bars" seen in the picture, or they way I prefer to buy them, as sensations in a box. I think the packaging is a little too much for a chocolate orange though because think about it: there is a chocolate sphere wrapped in a hard silver and orange wrapper with a sticker on top. That seems like enough to me but instead it then comes in a plastic casing, followed by a cardboard box to surround it. The wrapper is enough for me thanks.
The orange comes as one whole orange but has segments already cut out of it so you can break them off piece by piece and the wrapper has a sticker on so you can wrap it back up when you've finished. It takes some getting into to break the first segment off but this can be done with some good grip and patience.
@ Taste @
Luckily these are not "tangy" chocolates where the flavour of orange is too sour and too dominant of the the taste of the chocolate. Instead you get chocolate with a hint of an orangey taste. Perfect. The chocolate is not sour but does have a slightly dark taste to it possibly a darker blend of milk chocolate combined with the orange flavour.
They are not too salty and do have a tendency to leave a lingering taste in your mouth for a while after you swallow. The orange taste is nowhere near as strong as the chocolate taste but is still a sweeter taste than what you get in regular fruit chocolates. For example, fruit and nut chocolate bars, these have a distinct fruit flavour because there is fruit in the chocolate, with these though there is not fruit in the chocolate, the chocolate tastes like orange.
@ Overall @
This chocolate orange is a great stocking filler and a good gift for mates around the office. The orange isn't whole it comes in segments which can break off so it becomes perfect for sharing. I just wish it did not have so much packaging and. It to mention the price but where else can you get this sort of product? You can't, it's unique, and it does have a seriously good taste!
Terry's chocolate orange comes in different variations. The ball, the bar and the seperate segments are can be bought in a tin or in a box you usually see the tins around Christmas time, the flavours of all terry's chocolate orange are of course milk, orange, mint, tangy, hazelnut. The packaging for the ball is orange foil in a cardboard box, the segments are in a plastic type wrapping and the same for the bar. They all have the chart on the back that tells you about the calories and the fat in them. The balls (I don't know the real name) are great for Easter and I always receive around three of these for christmas because they go on offer in the super markets for about £1 this is great to getting a stock in ready for presents or just for when the family and friends come round for movies.
When pealing off the wrapping of this resembles an actual orange with segments of chocolate a little thinner than orange peices, where you get the white weird bit in the middle of oranges this has a thick peice of chocolate. Breaking this open is such a hard thing for me to do, banging it on the floor the wall, nothing works for me so I have to get someone else to do it for me which is both funny and annoying. Putting a peice in my mouth and the taste is very rich and smooth with a high taste of orange which is tingly and tangy in a great way in your mouth. Although after a couple of segments this tends to make your mouth go a little dry. I always find chocolate like this goes down easier with a drink of tea or milk.
A Terry's Chocolate Orange is a relatively expensive solid orb of unhealthy joy, which in our household is usually reserved for Christmas morning breakfast. Terry's Chocolate Orange bars on the other hand are frequently found in bargain food and drink stores at a stonkingly good price, and at only 210 calories per bar, my oh my, what a delight they are!
Each 40g bar contains around six "segment" shaped pieces of chocolate, which I find to be exactly the right amount of sugary tasty goodness. Any more may be sickly, any less will leave me unsatisfied. They taste just as good as the real chocolate orange pieces, the only downside being that there's no chunk of chocolate orange "core" to nibble upon on finishing the bar, like with the standard chocolate orange.
The only negative point I can see about this confectionery is that they are incredibly delicious and thus very likely to disappear quickly from the fridge! These are a definitely in my top five all time favourite chocolate bars. Fantastic!
I love Terry's Chocolate Orange and I was very happy when they brought out the chocolate bars. Before the bars came out they only had the Terry's chocolate orange in the shape of an 'Orange' and they were very popular at Christmas time!
I always used to look forward to eating the chocolate orange, you would have to give it a good tap and the segments would come loose. The chocolate bar is very simular in the fact that it is also split up into segments that you can break easily, the segments are in the shape of an orange. This makes it easy for you to share the bar, or just easier to eat!
The chocolate bar has the flavours, of course, of chocolate and orange. I think that the flavours compliment each other very well. The chocolate is very smooth and I found that the orange flavour is not too over- powering. I thurally enjoy this chocolate bar with a nice cup of tea in the evenings, It helps me to unwind!!
I think that if you liked the original Terry's chocolate Orange then you would definately enjoy this bar, as it has the exact same taste but it is just in the form of a bar. I prefer the milf chocolate version but for those people who so enjoy richer chocolate, they do have a 'dark chocolate' version.
You can buy this chocolate bar in most shops and newsagents for around 50p but the price will vary depending on where you buy it. I also wouldn't recommend this chocolate bar for people who are trying to lose weight or are cutting back on the calories because it is very high in fat and calories. Overall a great treat on the odd occassion!
Terry's Orange is a product from Kraft, and is basically a chocolate orange!
There are several variants of Terry's Orange... They come in balls (original variety), bars and segments (called Segsations)... anyway, I will be reviewing the actual whole chocolate orange ones... sorry about the vagueness- do they have names?
They also come in a range of flavours- milk, orange, mint, tangy, hazelnut and many more. I will be reviewing the original milk chocolate orange variety.
The chocolate orange is foil wrapped (colourful metallic foil!) and placed into a thin card box with a clear plastic window in it so you can see the egg. The name and logo is clearly printed on the front with the iconic Orange font. It is a simple and effective packaging that is easily recognisable and great for Easter (despite it not being an egg- it is round though!!)
~~~APPEARANCE TASTE AND TEXTURE~~~
Unwrapping the chocolate orange, it is a whole ball of chocolate- no hollow gimmicks, just a whole load of chocolate segments with the flesh of the orange imprinted on the side. It looks very much like an actual orange, as the central pith is there in chocolate as well!
Not only does it look realistic, unique and gourmet-like, it tastes great too! It isn't difficult to break off the segments, and it has a rich orange flavour. The smooth milk chocolate is not overpowering, nor is the orange flavour. It is just the right balance. I have to say, one Terry's orange tends to last me a couple days- there is quite a lot there which is good!! It is good for sharing!
It also has quite a nice orange smell!
It costs £2 at Sainsbury's, but you can usually get these on offer a short while after Easter; that's when I usually stock them!!
I love Terry's Orange- they are genuine, wholesome and indulgent. I love the originality and the realism of the chocolate orange- the attention to detail is really superb! They taste great and the balance of chocolate and orange flavours is good- and has a smooth texture. The only criticism is perhaps a lack of texture- having tried their other varieties, it seems like a bit of texture be it mint chunks or chopped nuts really do elevate this to another level. Nonetheless, an amazing chocolate for sharing!