Product Type: Terry`s Chocolate
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Terrys Chocolate Orange Segsations
Member Name: kiss_me_now9
Terrys Chocolate Orange Segsations
Advantages: Milk and dark!
Disadvantages: All the others, unfortunately
Every Christmas, our household receives, accumulates, buys and pilfers at least two big tins of chocolates (amongst various little boxes and variety packs) - Normally it's a tin of Roses and a tin of Quality Street. Which whilst being nice, is a little bit boring sometimes! This year though, we seem to have gone down a different track and instead of the Roses, we have a tin of Terrys Chocolate Orange 'Segsations'. I've been meaning to review them for a while, but I just seem to keep eating them instead? I'm not sure how that's happened. But for the sake of scientific research and informing you, the consumer, I will make the sacrifice and eat a few more so that you are fully informed!
Starting off with the appearance of the tin, it's pretty average, just a circular hat box style, nothing special. The lovely little tab on the front tells you that there are 130 calories per 25g - Unfortunately, it doesn't tell you have many individually wrapped segments this is! The lid is typical Terrys Chocolate Orange decoration/branding. Turn the tin over and you get a much more detailed nutrional analysis, still using the 25g serving size though. If you're really bothered, you could probably work out how many segments there are in 25g (there's 700g in the whole tin, I can tell you now that if you ate the entire thing in one sitting, you'd be consuming 3600 calories - yeowch!) from the amount of it all but I couldn't really be bothered... I tend to go for 3 or 5 segments a go and leave it at that. The back also tells us what is in the tin - 5 different types of chocolate orange segment, 'all with a message to make you smile'. That's just something imprinted into the chocolate like 'Smile!' or 'Lookin' good'. A strange concept for a chocolate, but hey.
Now down to the good stuff; the different varieties. I'll arrange these in order, from my least favourite to my favourite! First off, we've got the 'Honeycomb', which you'll find in an orange wrapping. I just don't like honeycomb in chocolate unless it's a Crunchy! The combination of honey flavour and synthetic/chocolate orange is just a little bit off and definitely not my kind of thing. Thankfully, there seemed to be a lot less of these in our tin.
Onwards and upwards, the yellow 'Crunchy' is up next. As stated before, crunchy textures and smooth chocolate doesn't really do much for me... And these disappointed me a lot. They would be last if it wasn't for the odd taste of mixing honeycomb and orange! They are said to contain cornflake pieces, but to be honest, it just gives the chocolate a gritty texture which is a bit weird. Not one I'd be going back for.
Next is the light blue 'Crispy' variety. Now, don't get me wrong, these are no honeycomb or crunchy, they don't taste too bad. But the addition of these to the Chocolate Orange range just feels a little bit childish and reminds me of the badly made, value Tesco chocolate bars that I used to scoff every lunch time. A decent third place.
Second and first place were tough, but I think in the end, the red 'Dark' variety is just pipped to the post. I love dark chocolate, I love it more than milk, but I was disappointed to find that the dark chocolate segments are not fully dark chocolate! These segments are about 85% milk chocolate, with a little layer of dark chocolate along the bottom. That dark bit tastes lovely though, I just wish there was more of it!
The milk is a deserved winner, given it's classic status and timeless simplicity. There's very little to say on this segment, it's just there. There seem to be more of these in our tin which I imagine is due to them being cheaper and easier to make than the others, but it's a good thing for me!
Overall, I think this is a nice little tin of chocolates, simple and with a good variety. There's a segment for every member of the family here, as long as they like chocolate oranges! I would definitely buy these again, even though I only like a few of the varieties, as I know that other people in my family like the ones that I don't. However, if you think you would only like one or two, you're better off just buying a few chocolate oranges by themselves. I don't quite understand the idea of putting messages on the chocolates, but it doesn't detract from them, so it's not a major point for me.
Summary: Good for parties and family gatherings