Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Terry’s Peppermint Orange

Chocolate oranges are a holiday favorite. We used to get them in our Christmas stocking when I was a kid, though not this brand. The chocolate orange is simply chocolate pieces shaped like orange segments assembled into a sphere. The Terry’s Chocolate Orange has a chocolate stem in the center and all the pieces are joined to it. They tell you to “whack and unwrap” to separate the pieces. (The ones I got as a kid had a plastic stem, so there was no need for whacking.)

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The sphere is between the size of a handball and a tennis ball. The slices are textured to look like citrus fruit on one side, the other is smooth.

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I’ve reviewed the Terry’s Chocolate Orange bar, and I find this chocolate to be similar. It’s not great quality, a little grainy and very sweet. The mint is quite overpowering in this version of Terry’s chocolate (just as I found Hershey’s Mint Mix).

It’s damn cute though and since it was half off, I don’t feel at all bad for plunking down $2 for it. $4 would be another matter.

Notes: This peppermint chocolate orange was made in Poland. Terry’s is credited with creating the first “Chocolate Orange” in 1932.

Name: Terry's Peppermint 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 - but the label says Callard & Bowser-Suchard)
Place Purchased: Cost Plus World Market
Price: $1.98
Size: 6.17 ounces
Calories per ounce: 149
Categories: Chocolate, Mint, Kraft, United Kingdom, Poland

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Comments
  1. Chocolate oranges were always one of my favorites. I’ve never seen the plastic stem version, we whacked ours on the table, probably more than is required. I picked up a really good Pure Dark Chocolate With Orange bar from TJ’s a while back. It’s from Valor Chocolates, here’s a link

    Comment by Jonah on 1/25/06 at 8:29 am #
  2. Yum!!!

    Comment by Jodi on 1/25/06 at 8:35 pm #
  3. The Peppermint chocolate is the best ever.  If I catch it on sale, I have no problem buying 12 of them.  They are a great after dinner snack and my husband loves it as well.  Great smooth chocolate.

    Comment by Debbie on 4/08/06 at 12:04 pm #
  4. I really enjoy these when I can find them.  I wish they were available all year round, but I guess I also wish they were 2 bucks!

    Comment by Jaime on 9/26/06 at 3:29 am #
  5. I really wish that I could find the Peppermint Oranges at all where I live. My husband and I got one once and haven’t been able to find them again. Any ideas on where I can find them?? Any help would be greatly appreciated since I would love to get some for the Holiday.

    Comment by Mandy on 12/02/07 at 5:43 pm #
  6. We used to be able to buy these every year at xmas and it was a major tradition.  For the past two years we havent been able to find them anywhere.  We’re really bummed.  But for those who need a choco peppermint fix.  Lindt’s now has a dark chocolate peppermint that is an excellent match.  Only downfall is that is a limited edition which means that it might not be back next year also.

    Comment by Tanya on 12/20/07 at 1:55 pm #
  7. Peppermint Orange is by far the best invention ever!!! It’s 10 times better than the chocolate orange (which I didn’t imagine was possible) and it lasts forever!!!!!

    Kudos to Terrys!!!!

    Kim

    Comment by Kim on 11/17/08 at 9:38 am #
  8. The only place I have seen the Peppermint Orange for sale is on a website called Sweetstall.com. But the shipping prices are outrageous, so make sure if you buy from them, you really want what you’re buying.

    Comment by Meghan on 11/17/08 at 11:38 am #
  9. Up until the mid eighties, the (UK) Terry’s chocolate orange was entirely different, it used to be much much smoother, now it’s got a grainy cheap texture.I loved these but can’t bear how much they changed it now.

    Comment by Mel on 3/24/09 at 12:08 pm #

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