Product Type: Terry`s Chocolate
Newest Review: ... is very bright and colourful but is still easily recognisable as part of the Terry's Chocolate Orange brand. Calories/Nutrition I ate t... more
Member Name: candyfloss89
Terrys Chocolate Orange White Chocolate Smasher
Advantages: looks nice, tastes nice, keeps the chocolate orange brand fresh
Disadvantages: Calorie content suprisingly high, flavour not for everyone, easy to eat all 20 segments in one go!
Introduction to product
This is a limited edition product by Terry's Chocolate orange which was released just in time for Christmas 2010. This is a white Chocolate orange, similar to the Terry's Chocolate Orange Snowball released in 2009, except this one comes with the addition of colourful crystals (small tutti fruity sweets).
I received this for Christmas and found it to be a nice alternative to all the selection boxes I received.
Like the traditional Terry's Chocolate orange, it comes in a ball shape which has already been sliced into 20 bite sized segments and weighs 170g.
However, that's where the similarities end. This looks more like a novelty chocolate than a traditional favourite. It's white (obviously) and has very bright and very colourful pieces of candy visibly embedded within the chocolate. These candies really stand out against the paleness of the white chocolate and had me immediately intrigued as to how this was going to taste.
I was a bit dubious when I received this because the flavours seemed like they really shouldn't go together! White chocolate, orange and flavoured popping candy seemed like a bizarre mix.
However I was pleasantly surprised. The chocolate is thick and creamy and you can actually taste the fruity flavours of the candy embedded into the chocolate. I was surprised by this because I thought they'd been added more for texture and decoration purposes than for taste.
The packaging is just as bright and colourful as the chocolate itself! It's a whitey/gold colour with a window in the centre to allow you to see the orange. The orange itself (usually wrapped in the traditional orange colour) is wrapped in sparkly white paper with small flecks of green, orange and purple (these are meant to represent the sparkling crystal sweets!).
Overall, the packaging is very bright and colourful but is still easily recognisable as part of the Terry's Chocolate Orange brand.
I ate this before reviewing it so I stupidly didn't save the packaging.
However, I googled it and managed to find this basic info:
Kcal 132 Fat 7.2g Fat(sats) 4.3g Carbs 14.5g (per 25.0g - 3 segments)
So OK, that's a lot of calories and I don't need to tell you that this is hardly a healthy snack suitable for dieters! But there are several segments of chocolate here so you can spread that out to 3 or 4 segments a day if you wish. Or eat it in one go (as I did) as an indulgent treat.
I received this as a Christmas present so obviously I don't know how much it cost. But, you do often see Terry's Chocolate Orange sold at bargain prices in discount shops such as B and M Bargains.
Also as this was a limited edition released in time for Christmas, I bet you'll find it knocked down in the January sales somewhere.
I think if you were to buy this full price it would retail at about £2.49 which isnt bad.
I didn't expect to like this chocolate. I love Terry's chocolate orange but I thought this particular mix of flavours just wouldn't work. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find I liked it as much as, if not more than, the original!
The rainbow coloured candy not only makes the chocolate more visually attractive but adds to the taste and texture of the product too. A nice modern twist on a classic.
Summary: A nice twist on a classic chocolate but some of the purist amongst us might prefer the original!