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Terry's Chocolate Orange
Member Name: Tracy_1127
Terry's Chocolate Orange
Disadvantages: high in everything that's bad for you!
At Xmas time I came across an offer for Terry's Chocolate Oranges in Morrison's, buy 3 for £2 so I promptly popped 3 in my trolley. Unfortunately I forgot about them and never gave them away to anyone so I'm left with the whole 3 to eat. Not a bad thing I hear you say but it's already March and I've barely made an impact on the first one because I don't have much of a sweet tooth! However they are in date until November so I should have enough time to get through them eventually.
Terry's Chocolate Oranges are shaped like an orange, wrapped in a foil orange coloured wrapper then placed in a box with orange bits all over it but with a circle cut out so you can see the orange. There's no mistaking what these are and that they have orange flavouring! I only like the milk chocolate one but my partner buys the dark and white chocolate ones whenever he comes across them. This chocolate is now available in segments, bars and tubs but I only ever buy the traditional orange shaped version.
I used to love the advert with Dawn French saying "It's not Terry's it's mine" and then the "don't tap it, whack it!" one after that. That's so true, tapping the orange to try and separate the segments never really worked and more force is definitely needed. I usually use a spoon and whack the top of the orange with it which works very well.
Inside the orange foil is a chocolate orange cut into segments, once you've tapped or whacked it the segments separate from each other and you have some delicious sweet, chocolate orange pieces which really are about the size of a real orange segment. I like mine kept in the fridge because the pieces melt quickly otherwise.
Each orange weighs 175g but helpfully on the bottom of the box it gives nutritional statistics for a serving of 26g which is 3 segments. That's more than enough for me and they read as follows: 139 calories, 2.0g protein, 15.0g carbohydrates of which 15.0g sugars, 7.7g fat of which 4.6g saturates, 0.6g fibre and 0.03g sodium. As you can see it is as unhealthy as you'd expect chocolate to be with no surprises!
These oranges are made by Kraft and flavoured with "the essence of real juicy oranges" whatever that means!
The actual chocolate is high quality, no cheap nasty chocolate for Terry! The flavour of oranges is strong and sweet with no bitterness so these segments make for a very sweet treat. I find a couple of segments is my limit but I really don't have a sweet tooth and can go months without eating anything sweet. Most people wouldn't manage a whole orange but I have known my partner to do it in one sitting!
They make a nice little gift for anyone who likes chocolate and orange flavours together and my orange even has a little area where you can write who it's to on the top of the box, naturally the background of this looks like orange peel. All in all they are a nice sweet treat and the fact they break into segments makes them something you can nibble at occasionally then just pop back in the fridge so good for those of us who can't eat much chocolate in one go.
I'm giving them a full 5 stars and recommend anyone who hasn't tried them to give them a go.
Summary: A nice treat occasionally