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Terry's Orange - Still Stands the Test of Time
Terry's Chocolate Orange
Member Name: rolandrat
Terry's Chocolate Orange
Date: 27/05/12, updated on 31/05/12 (156 review reads)
Advantages: Individual segments - can be re-wrapped once opened.
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).
Summary: Lovely orangy tasting chocolate.