Thursday, March 1, 2007

Terry’s Chocolate Orange Confection

DSC08829rThis is another tale of a super find at the 99 Cent Only Store.

I went in there looking for Pink Grapefruit Mentos. I ran out of my most recent stash (from Munchies) and didn’t feel liked driving all the way over to Beverly Hills or wherever that is and I also didn’t really want to pay a dollar a roll. I’ve seen them before at 99 Cent Only Stores, but I hadn’t in quite a while. So on my third 99 Cent Only Store in two weeks, I quietly gave up that search. This didn’t stop me from scouring the aisles for something else that would be good to report back on.

Enter the Terry’s Chocolate Orange Confection.

DSC08833rJust like the milk chocolate orange (or Peppermint Chocolate Orange), this is a sphere of little wedges stuck together with a stem of white chocolate. The sticker on the wrapper bids you to “Whack and Unwrap”. I’ve never had the confidence to do that, I just unwrap it and pry it apart by pressing my thumb into the top of the orange and prying out a few wedges ... then a little pressure applied to the rest of it in my palm and pretty much falls apart.

These puppies usually sell for about $4.00 ... and here I was picking up one for only 99 cents. Don’t worry, the expiration date says June 28, 2007, so this is fresh.

The package calls this A White Chocolate Confection, so I immediately examined the ingredients: Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Nonfat Milk, Whey, Lactose, Soy Lecithin, Orange Oil, Natural and Artificial Flavor. Hey! That doesn’t sound too bad, no partially hydrogenated oils, no tropical fats! (Not that there isn’t a lot of fat in there ... )

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The wedges smell sweet and milky with a slight hint of orange to them. They’re definitely sweet, though there’s a decent buttery melt on the tongue before the light orange essence kicks in. It’s not super-orangy, but it definitely cuts through what would otherwise be a too-sweet white chocolate slice.

I can’t say that I’d go buying and eating these all the time, but I liked the price. A lot. And as a treat goes, it’s special and attractive. If you’re putting together an Easter basket, this would be a great, inexpensive featured item.

Note: Terry’s of York is now owned by Kraft. This was made in Poland (as was the peppermint one I had last year).

Name: White Chocolate Orange Confection
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Terry's (Kraft)
Place Purchased: 99 Cent Only Store (Hollywood)
Price: 99 Cents!
Size: 6 ounces
Calories per ounce: 153
Categories: White Chocolate, Poland, Kraft

POSTED BY Cybele AT 7:32 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. Kraft has owned Terry’s for quite a while now.  I think at least four or five years.

    Comment by savvy on 3/01/07 at 7:51 am #
  2. how adorable.  you have such an informative blog!

    Comment by linda, the village vegetable on 3/01/07 at 8:08 am #
  3. Those sound fantastic. I love white chocolate, and with orange? Heavenly.

    Comment by Sara on 3/01/07 at 8:19 am #
  4. In the past we’ve gotten pink grapefruit Mentos at a gas station right by the 10 on National. I’m pretty sure they stock them regularly there.

    Comment by Grace on 3/01/07 at 8:26 am #
  5. Those sounds dangerously delicious….

    Comment by Sera on 3/01/07 at 9:49 am #
  6. This looks delicious and such a good idea too. I just wonder how big these are in diameter.

    Comment by Gemma on 3/01/07 at 11:16 am #
  7. Wacking them open is the absolute BEST part!  You should try it next time; they fall open very nicely and trust me, it is fun!

    Comment by Concetta on 3/01/07 at 2:12 pm #
  8. I just saw green apple mentos for the first time today. Have you tried those?

    Comment by Samantha on 3/01/07 at 8:38 pm #
  9. I would be afraid of wacking it too hard because sometimes I just don’t know my own strength due to my excess consumption of spinach.

    Comment by Marvo on 3/01/07 at 9:25 pm #
  10. hi! just to let you know, you can get pink grapefruit mentos at most kosher stores or stores with a high concentration of kosher products. i’ve seen them at la brea kosher market on labrea and rosewood, western kosher on fairfax (also rosewood i think), and cambridge farms in the valley.  price is still higher than 99 cents store’s, though.

    Comment by J on 3/04/07 at 11:00 am #
  11. i love the chocolate ones, never had one of these, i better check out my 99 cent store! thanks…......

    Comment by patti on 8/19/07 at 1:17 pm #
  12. I had my first Elvis peanut butter and banana bar yesterday…yummy, yummy, they were talking about them on the news this morning.  lol

    Comment by patti on 8/19/07 at 1:19 pm #
  13. I loved those chocolate oranges made by Tobler!  Does anyone know if they still make them?  I’m wondering if you can purchase them in Europe.

    Comment by Susan on 8/19/07 at 4:36 pm #
  14. Sweet comments - Our advertising in England is ‘Its not Terry’s It’s mine!’ and they still sell very well.
    Happy noshing

    Comment by hortoris on 4/24/09 at 10:14 pm #
  15. is it true kraft signed a deal to put many of these products into bryers ice cream?

    Comment by Joe on 6/09/10 at 6:26 pm #

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