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Tesco Orange Flavoured Chocolate Segments

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      13.01.2010 11:08
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      Just before Christmas, I noticed all the boxed sweets from Tesco. They were very similar to premium name brands but at a fraction of the price. A generous sized portion costs in the region of £1. I thought this was good value so picked up a few boxes to try. One of these was the orange flavoured milk chocolate segments.

      I have to be honest, I'm not a huge fan of orange but I know my partner is so we got them anyway! We finally got round to trying them last night. The box is slightly different to that in the dooyoo picture, now it is a lighter orange in colour, verging on yellow. It has a big brown box where we are told what the product is and a picture of the product is also on the box. A 160g box currently costs £1.02.

      Opening the box is easy, you just tear off the celophane wrapping and then open the cardboard box where there is a flap to pull. Inside, the chocolates are wrapped in silver plastic. This is quite a bit of packaging and I'm sure that something could be removed here.

      Opening the bag you are greeted with a subtle smell of oranges. The chocolate looks a bit battered but is a nice brown in colour. There is an orange segment design on each segment. There are a good number of chocolates in the bag, I would say at least twenty. Biting into the chocolate I was pleasantly suprised, the chocolate was very creamy and the orange had a nice subtle flavour. The orange was not overpowering and instead complemented the chocolate well.

      Per 100g contains 520 calories, 54.9g sugars, 27.9g fat (16.2g saturates) and 0.3g salt. This is average for chocolate and unless you are just planning on having a couple of these, should probably only enjoy them as a treat.

      I was suprised by these as they were very nice and excellent value for money. I would have given them 5 stars but cant help but think some packaging could be lost!

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        15.12.2009 23:30
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        I have not had Terry's Chocolate Orange for a long time, and seeing this, I thought it would be a cheap alternative, but also be just as yummy.

        ~~~PACKAGING~~~
        The exterior packaging design has changed somewhat, and is now more basic and classy. It is orange with brown boxes on it, which is simplified and much more efficient, environmentally friendly and just more appealing.

        Opening this box, you get a foil packet, which contains the segments. I have to say I did not expect it to be in a bag, I thought it would be in a tray... but oh well...

        ~~~APPEARANCE TASTE AND TEXTURE~~~
        Each segment is orange segment shaped, and has a pattern on it, however, due to it being in a packet, the abrasion of the chocolate segments mean that this can no longer be seen. Biting into this, it has a strong orange taste and is acceptable, but maybe a bit too sugary sweet and not milky enough.

        Compared to Terry's, this is not that great, and the poor quality of this is obvious. However, for the taste and the idea of eating Terry's, this is not bad, and is acceptable as a festive treat.

        ~~~PRICE~~~
        It cost just under £1.

        ~~~OVERALL~~~
        I would recommend this to those who like Terry's Chocolate Orange but don't want to pay too much for it. It is a good product, but it is obvious when you eat it the differences. I probably would not get this again, although it is acceptable, as I find this a tad too sweet and the orange taste too strong. Terry's Chocolate Orange has a much more subtle taste and overall more milky, with the quality of chocolate much higher.

        I will know next time not to get it because of its price... definitely worth it to get Terry's instead... I will just have to gobble this down or share with friends!

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        13.06.2009 18:34
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        Tesco Orange Flavoured Chocolate Segments are a bargain buy at £1 for a 100g box. They're not the cheapest chocolates you can get in Tesco, but they're certainly extremely good value for money when considering their price to quality ratio.

        Inside the little brightly coloured orange box, you'll find a foil packet. I think these would be a little bit nicer presented were they in a plastic compartment of sorts, but the foil packet doesn't put me off too much. Once opened, you can just tip the contents into the bottom of the box if you want something to serve them in so you can share them out with a group.

        These are very tasty little chocolates, with a really good, strong orange flavour to them. The actual orange flavouring is very close to Terry's Chocolate Orange, which is one of the best known varieties of Orange Segment Chocolates.

        The milk chocolate tastes a little different to Terry's though, and it's not quite as nice in my opinion. It's very milky definitely, but it lacks that certain creamy edge that I look for in a milk chocolate. I wouldn't say that these aren't tasty though, just that they're not top of my list of good quality milk chocolates.

        They chocolate segments are all well formed, which I think is important when you consider sharing chocolates out within a social function. You don't want people to think you're serving cheap tat from the market after all! I also like the smooth texture these have, and the way they have a tendancy to melt in the mouth.

        For the price, there isn't too much to grumble about here. If you can afford to spend that little bit extra, I think Terry's Chocolate Oranges are worth it. But if you're cutting back or watching the pennies, then this is a good option for you to consider.

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