Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Queen Anne Orange

imageI have to call this one the deal of the month. I find a lot of great deals out there in candy world, but I had to mention this one because I gave the Queen Anne Milk Chocolate Covered Cherries a bad review last year.

So that makes it all the more wonderful that I took a chance on these.

I found them at the 99 Cent Only Store. In fact, I saw them for several weeks at several different stores, which usually means it’s a new item and probably more likely to be fresh. I’ve seen the Queen Anne line at Von’s for $2.99, so at 99 cents, it was quite a deal for 5 ounces of chocolate. They come in a rather elegant stand up cardboard box/bag with a sealed cellophane pouch inside.

I’m a huge fan of Chocolate Covered Candied Orange Peel and the fact that you can’t get such a thing at Trader Joe’s is rather disheartening (I got the “orange sticks” once thinking that’s what they were, but it was a jelly stick covered with chocolate).

These were fresh and glossy and had a wonderful scent of orange zest. The orange peel inside was firm and a little chewy but not overly sweetened. The dark chocolate though not the best in the world was a wonderful sweet complement to the zesty innards.

If I see these again, I’m definitely going to pick them up. I have quite figured out how to decipher the code on the back as to how old these are (164513 was all it said), so I consider them a limited opportunity good deal. At this price they’re an 8 out of 10, at regular price they’re a 6 out of 10 ... so I’m calling them in the middle for the review rating at 7 out of 10.

(Queen Anne Candy is made by the same company that makes those World’s Finest Chocolate bars that the band kids are always trying to sell you.)

Name: Dark Chocolate Covered Orange
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Queen Anne
Place Purchased: 99 Cent Only Store
Price: $.99
Size: 5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 128
Categories: Chocolate, United States, Queen Anne, Kosher

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Comments
  1. Over the summer I bought some chocolate-covered orange bits produced by Brach’s. At first I thought it was real candied orange or orange peel, but then after reading the ingredients I thought they might be some ‘parts is parts’ concoction… Either way, they were quite tasty. Haven’t seen this Queen Anne version, though.

    Your chart says “Lake Champlain” for the brand - do they make Queen Anne?

    Comment by Tricia on 10/31/06 at 4:54 pm #
  2. Hee hee, I used to sell those World’s Finest Chocolate bars to raise money for school field trips.

    Comment by Laura Rebecca on 11/01/06 at 3:39 am #
  3. Cybele's avatar

    Tricia - oops on the brand ... I’m always careless when I blog and travel. All fixed now.

    Laura - last time I was at my mother’s house a kid came by selling them too. She bought some “Buckeyes” from them instead.

    Comment by Cybele on 11/03/06 at 1:22 pm #
  4. Hi,  Haven’t seen these yet, but I’ll be looking for them.  Chocolate and Orange is my all time favorite combination.  Its been hard to find for a while, but seems to be making a comeback.  Thanks for a great blog.

    Comment by Diane on 11/04/06 at 4:35 pm #
  5. The date probably means the 164th day of 2005.

    Comment by DeeDee on 2/14/07 at 11:56 am #
  6. have you tried the Leonidas chocolate covered orange peel?

    It’s pretty durn good. And they used to have lemon—but I haven’t seen it for a while…

    Comment by per on 12/25/08 at 2:39 am #

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