Looks like Terry’s Chocolate Orange is no longer a Christmas season item! I’ve seen them in regular packaging for the rest of the year, but this is the first time I’ve seen them in packaging decorated for another holiday. Which, they did a really good job on, it captures the feel of Easter nicely with its colorful package and design to make the chocolate orange look like a decorated Easter egg.
The orange once out of the package is a regular chocolate orange though. No oblong egg shape for this one! I was a little perplexed by this at first, but then I realized it was just a candy re-packaged to look festive, like the Easter Reese’s and Kitkats.
If you ever had a Terry’s Chocolate Orange, you’ll know what to expect. First comes the pleasure of whacking the orange so the pieces separate. The the fun of eating it! It tastes the same to all the milk chocolate oranges I’ve had. The chocolate has that nice dairy twinge to it and is very sweet. The melt on the chocolate is extremely rich and smooth. The orange notes compliment the chocolate beautifully, which is what make Terry Oranges so addicting.
A nice addition to any chocolate lover’s Easter basket.
Rating: Will Eat Again
In my family, a Terry’s Chocolate Orange is a traditional Christmas treat. They’re a perfect stocking stuffer and me and my sisters and I always enjoyed opening on by whacking it hard on the coffee table and enjoying it with coffee as we spent Christmas morning with our family. Over the years it seems that Terry’s Chocolate Orange was hard to find at points, as I recall a few years where we went without them. I’ve seeing them resurface in recent times and I always feel the impulse to purchase them when I see them now. That is why this new variety of Terry’s Chocolate Orange, the Toffee Crunch, caught my eye when I saw it at my local Target.
One of the things that makes a Terry’s Orange so much fun is the fact that they’re interactive. You have to “whack and unwrap” them, because the segments are fused together by a chocolate center. You need to whack them loose in order to eat them. It’s pretty fun! So I whack the Toffee Crunch orange and start to work on the wrapper.
Once unwrapped, the orange smells surprisingly…like orange. I was expecting more toffee here, hence the name, but I guess I’m mistaken. Then popping a slice into my mouth, the orange flavor soon transformed into a creamy toffee flavor. The toffee flavor is very buttery with a nice toasted caramel flavor and blends beautifully with the creamy chocolate. There’s also a texture element at play here, as there’s bits of toffee mixed into the chocolate that provide a crunchy stickiness. It’s really delightful, as it’s not as cumbersome as a Heath or Skor bars where the toffee is ample enough to cement your teeth together.
This is a tasty remix of a classic. I really enjoyed it, and this is a good addition to any holiday tradition.
Rating: Will Eat Again
After yesterday’s explanation about the Terry Chocolate Orange, you’re probably wondering why t is I’m eating another one. It’s simple: I was given this one along with the Cracking Hazelnut. I had to try both! Especially since I’m a sucker for white chocolate. The idea of getting that orange flavor blended with the white chocolate made me swoon on the inside, so I was particularly excited about giving this one a go.
I can’t help but wonder if this one is a very limited, limited edition. The fact that they call it a “Snowball” sets off alarms in my head.
So we’re all familiar with the process: remove from box, WHACK, unwrap and eat.
This Terry’s Orange is beautiful to look at. Unlike the milk and dark chocolate varieties, the mold of the orange looks so much better in the white. The ivory slices just reach a new aesthetic level to me. They smell sweet and slightly of orange. I’m happy to report that neither are overpowering.
The flavor is creamy, sweet, and milky like a good standard white chocolate. The orange flavor is at the forefront with very juicy, citrus and zesty notes. The two flavors blend well with the sweet white chocolate allowing the orange flavor to really shine. In some of the other Terry Oranges the orange flavor comes across as a tad artificial, but it doesn’t do that here.
I wish I could get this one again easily. It’s the perfect version of a Terry’s Orange for me. Sadly, it’s all eaten up, and I’m sure it’s no longer sold. Best to not look back. *sob*
Rating: Will Buy Again
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