Terry’s Chocolate Orange Dark

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on January 10 2007 | Leave A Comment

Nothing says Christmas quite like a Terry’s Chocolate Orange stuffed into your stocking. Well, not if you’re my Dad at least. Either me or my sister have bought him one every year since about 1980. It started off as a serious gift, but now it’s more of a joke. My Dad hates Chocolate Oranges.

In my mind, the Chocolate Orange falls into a similar category to After Eight mints. Back in the 70s, they were the height of sophistication, but these days they don’t quite cut it.

If you’ve never had one before, Terry’s Chocolate Orange is a 175g ball of solid chocolate, flavoured with orange oil and divided into segments. The segments are attached to each other in the centre, and traditionally you ‘tap’ it on the table to separate them.

In reality, a gentle tap isn’t usually enough, which is probably why Kraft – the makers of Chocolate Orange – have recently launched a ‘Whack It‘ online promotion.

The chocolate itself is actually quite nice, although at 40% cocoa solids, it’s not what I’d call ‘dark’. The chocolate is quite glossy in appearance and the orange flavour is quite subtle and not too overpowering.

The Chocolate Orange does have a slightly artificial quality to it, but I can’t quite put my finger on why. I think it’s a combination of the low cocoa content and the glossy texture, but it probably also has something to do with having given them away as joke Christmas gifts for most of my life.

Still. I like.


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Comments On This Post

  1. Tony

    Can anyone tell me where I can buy these dark choc. oranges in the US? Google has not found me a seller.

  2. I’m not sure about the US but here in Canada we can get them at London Drugs or Safeway (grocery store). Hopefully you can find a similar store in your area.

  3. Tim

    We can get them here in NZ – I agree with the slightly artificial comment – but love them anyway!

  4. Can you buy it in France ? i would like to taste it !

  5. I’ve seen chocolate and raspberry “oranges” also – which weirded me out. But was quite good.


  6. Rhonda Valente

    In the US you can get their chocolates at World Market.

  7. Jacque Spillson

    I have purchased these dark chocolate oranges every year here in the US for the past 6 years or so. Now this year, I can not find them anywhere. Why are they no longer available and where can I purchase them from online. I am a VERY upset customer because these are no longer for purchase in the United States. This was a tradition for me every year to purchase these at Christmas time. Now I can no longer pursue my tradition. There were dark chocolate orange and raspberry, and milk chocolate orange and raspberry. I am desperate!!!!

  8. D Rios

    I have not seen the Terry’s chocolate oranges yet this year, but Ralph’s Groceries (in southern California) has the light & dark chocolate oranges that at first glance appear to be Terry’s – same packaging, same colors. The brand is PS (Ralph’s store brand). I bought one, but have not tried it yet. The ingredients looked good.

  9. C Hiett

    Amazon has them…

  10. zokka

    Do these count towards your five a day? 🙂

  11. Jack

    Nothing better than a Terry’s Chocolate Orange and a bottle of Valpolicella. Wine and cheese… maybe… but wine and dark orange chocolate…. BOOYA!

    Now if we could only revive the Mandarin Orange Dark Chocolate Turtles….

  12. cynthia baum

    dec 11 2008
    u can purchase these at most CVS drugstores. they are found in the christmas candy section next to the large hershey kisses. at least this is where i have purchased them this year here in SC. merry xmas

  13. David

    Try Walgreens. They have them in North Texas, usually not too much of an inventory.

  14. Anuta

    do anyone know where can I buy this chocolate in UK???

  15. Dom (Chocablog Staff)

    Anuta: Try your local supermarket – although this dark chocolate version is harder to find than the milk chocolate one.

  16. Aingie O'Luain

    Where can I buy these in NZ, I need 50 of them. PLease help!

  17. Were Is that Chocolate In the injection??

  18. Toni

    Where have the dark chocolate orange , it is the best one and I have been looking for one everywhere .Please as this will make my Christmas .

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