Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Terry’s Chocolate Toffee Crunch Orange

Terry's Chocolate Toffee Crunch OrangeI’m on vacation. Or on my way to my vacation.

So this review will contain slightly more photos than normal ... so you get all your candy goodness for the day and I get a little bit of a rest (since I’m writing these reviews in advance).

In Europe folks get to enjoy different versions of the Terry’s Chocolate Orange quite regularly. In the United States we get a novelty version about every two years (I had the white chocolate version before). I heard about the Terry’s Chocolate Toffee Crunch Orange at the Fancy Food Show earlier this year and was hoping that I’d see it in stores in advance of Christmas (which is high season for chocolate made into slices of of fruit & reassembled into a sphere).

I picked out a smashed box in my haste, but was happy to see that it didn’t matter to the product inside, which was well protected with a plastic form.

Terry's Chocolate Toffee Crunch Orange

Inside the plastic form, inside the box, is a plastic wrapped sphere that includes directions: WHACK & UNWRAP.

Terry's Chocolate Toffee Crunch Orange

I’ve been around enough to know that’s a bad idea. Either that or I whack to hard and end up with a big handful of crumbles. Instead I just open the package and insert a knife and pull out a few slices.

Terry's Toffee Crunch Orange

This particular orange was very nice looking. The slices inside were glossy & had a good snap.

What surprised me was the orange scent. Honestly, I thought the “orange” part on this particular orange was just going to be the shape, not the flavor. For some reason I didn’t think they’d do toffee and orange.

It smells like orange frosting ... very sweet.

Terry's Chocolate Toffee Crunch Orange

The first ingredient on the list is sugar, the second is milk ... so this is a very sweet & milky product.

The texture of the chocolate is smooth, but a little on the fudgy grain side. The milk was a bit overshadowed by the orange flavoring. Within the chocolate were little salty toffee chips. The texture combination is great - the chips were crispy and crunchy. However, the whole thing was just throat searingly sweet. I liked it, but after two slices my throat just ached. Better with some black tea or in combination with something like pretzels or nuts.

Since I picked this up in the off season (though it was very fresh), it was pretty expensive for what’s otherwise rather cheap chocolate. The novelty of the shape is great, and really helps with the portion when sharing, but of course a big 3 or 5 ounce bar is a much better deal. In this case the flavor combination was the unique selling proposition. For gifting chocolate, these are great ... for eating on an every day basis I think I’ll stick to a Scharffen Berger Milk Nibby or for a toffee chip experience I’ll review a new Lindt bar soon.

(Okay, so this review didn’t end up being as short as I thought it was going to be.)

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  5. Terry’s Chocolate Orange
Name: Terry's Chocolate Toffee Crunch Orange
    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: Cost Plus World Market (Farmers Market)
Price: $4.49
Size: 6 ounces
Calories per ounce: 155
Categories: Chocolate, Toffee, Kraft, Poland

POSTED BY Cybele AT 6:01 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. Hi Cybele,

    Remembering back to my review on this one I thought it was a little synthetic with its toffee flavours. Not longer after I tried this one I got hold of a Terry’s product that had honeycomb instead which I thought was far tastier. Did the packaging say where abouts it was actually produced - it looks alot different to the one we had here in the UK.

    Great review
    Jim

    Comment by Jim on 8/04/09 at 6:45 am #
  2. Honestly, I’ve never understood the allure of the combo of orange and chocolate….not my cup of tea!  Whenever I receive one of these as a gift, I give it away!!

    Comment by Michelle F on 8/05/09 at 4:54 am #
  3. where did you find these?  did you buy it or get it at Fancy Foods?

    They are Awesome..

    Comment by K D on 8/05/09 at 5:29 am #
  4. Cybele's avatar

    K D - I bought mine at the Cost Plus World Market in Los Angeles (I always list that in the stats box at the end of the review). It is a bit expensive, usually I see them for $3 or so around Christmas.

    Comment by Cybele on 8/05/09 at 6:49 am #
  5. I have had the milk chocolate orange, and it is not (unless they’ve changed it) orange flavored. I was hoping for orange flavored, actually, so I found that disappointing.

    Comment by Mel on 8/06/09 at 4:45 pm #
  6. It’s funny how those oranges are made in Poland, but practically impossible to buy in here. Last (and first, actualy) time I seen them was about 2007, in a little store in Gdynia, which offered some stuf that was well, unsuccessfully smuggled to or coutry… And I was kinda surprised when I read the “made in Poland” info on package, really.

    Comment by Veeshnyah on 2/01/14 at 11:45 am #

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