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When I saw that Terry's Chocolate Oranges were just 99p in Morrisons I had to get one. As I got closer to the huge pile of them I saw that they also had Terry's Chocolate Orange with Exploding Candy and picked up one of those instead!
I don't know what it is about popping candy that makes me excited. The popping candy itself doesn't have much of a taste, if any. I think it must be the tingly sensation and the sizzling noise that it makes in your mouth that makes it so exciting.
~ Packaging ~
The packaging is blue with the Terry's logo across the top and then, 'Chocolate Orange' written underneath in orange lettering that looks like orange peel.
There is a round hole cut out of the front and both sides of the box so you can see the orange and yellow wrapper through the clear plastic packaging. The round hole is meant to represent a bomb and there is a short lit fuse drawn on the box to represent the fact that this contains 'exploding candy'.
The lid of the box is yellow and there is a yellow strip across the bottom of the box to highlight the fact that this is different from a regular Chocolate Orange and in the yellow strip across the bottom of the box the words, 'Milk Exploding Candy' appear in pink letters.
The back of the box has the words, 'Fizz, Crackle, Bang' one after the other and broken pieces of chocolate orange flying in all directions.
Fizz and Crackle are relevant ways to describe the popping candy sensation, but I think Bang is a bit over the top!
~ Taste ~
The chocolate orange is easy to open. It is a spherical shape, like a real orange and the foil wrapper can be removed by removing the sticker on the top of the orange.
The sticker says, 'made with REAL orange oil', but I'm clearly not looking for one of my five a day here and I am not on a diet. I don't know anything about orange oil. I want some chocolate.
The orange is made from 20 segments of chocolate, each with 'Terry's' imprinted in the middle of it and it is held together by a thin chocolate core.
The segments come apart easily, although I have had Chocolate Oranges in the past that took some whacking to break the segments apart.
The back of the segments are smooth and the front of them are patterned. I often find chocolate containing little crunchy bits has the crunchy bits sticking out of the back as well, but they all seem to be in the middle of these chocolate orange segments.
The chocolate is delightful. It is smooth, sweet, milk chocolate and it tastes a bit like Christmas time and the popping candy in it only adds to that.
The popping candy is quite crunchy. I can't taste that it has a particular flavour to it, but the pieces seem to be very small. The effect is still big though. The popping candy crackles on your tongue and throughout your mouth. It sounds like a fizzing or crackling sound and it sounds as though it is in the back of your mouth.
I always imagine little candy pieces jumping around in my mouth, but they actually just stay still and fizzle away. It only lasts for a few seconds, but it is entertaining and fun.
I would recommend this Chocolate Orange to anyone who has never tried popping candy before as well as those who have.
It is a delightful treat and I am on to my second one since Morrisons put the offer on.
At 99p I think they are great value, but closer to Christmas I think it will be difficult to find one for less than £1.99.
If I was to buy them as Christmas presents I'd have to wrap them straight away or else I'll probably end up eating them!
I love Chocolate Orange and popping candy just adds to the experience!
As a rule I can take or leave chocolate, but from time to time like most people I end up with a real craving for some and recently while shopping in Tesco this was the case! Whether it was down to the fact I was picking up some little stocking fillers from the Christmas confectionary aisle I am not sure, but in front of me was a large amount of Terry's Chocolate Oranges. They were on offer, two for a fiver so I chose one as a present and one for me.
Terry's chocolate orange was introduced in the 1930's and there is now a good variety of chocolate oranges: Original, Mint, Popping Candy, Honeycomb Crunch, Snowball and Hazelnut. Today I am reviewing the popping candy chocolate orange.
Popping candy chocolate orange comes in the same style of packaging as the standard orange which is a square box with a cut out circle on each side so you can see the product inside. The box is a purple colour with popping candy bursting out all over. The product name is written at the top of each side of the box in orange peel style writing which stands out well against the purple background. Through the box you can see the chocolate orange in shiny pink foil.
Opening the chocolate orange brings the familiar problem - how to get the segments apart! Tap it, whack it, bang it, whichever way to break them apart works!! With this variety of the orange, you get the taste of the original chocolate orange but with the popping candy (which are little sugar rocks which explode in your mouth leaving a tingly feeling along with a crackling noise) inside each segment. Each segment has an orange appearance on one side along with "Terry's" and the other side is smooth. Looking at the segment you can't see the popping candy so it would be a bit of a shock if you didn't know the type you were eating!
The combination of the flavour of the chocolate orange along with the sensation of the popping candy is just fantastic in my opinion. I am a bit of a big kid in that I love popping candy, the taste, feel and the noise is just great for me so to combine it with chocolate is a winner with me. The quality of the chocolate is just as high as with the original and all in all I just love it!
Fat 29g (!)
Carbohydrates 59.0g (of which sugars 58.0g)
I admit I was a little shocked when I saw that information but when eating chocolate orange I always find that one or two pieces is more than enough because it can be a little sickly if more than that is eaten.
I think this is the best chocolate orange by far and would always choose this should I be buying for myself. The price of the popping candy chocolate orange really varies, from around £1.98 to £2.75 but they are often on offer, especially in the run up to Christmas. I think they make a nice little stocking filler and I would imagine most people would like to recieve one, there are plenty to choose from to suit everyones taste. I can't recommend it enough!
Thank you for reading my review.
This is a twist on the original orange, combining the familiar chocolate orange taste with popping candy. The chocolate is a smooth and creamy milk chocolate flavoured with orange. There is a liberal amount of popping candy combined with the chocolate and make the chocolate orange last longer in your mouth as you're less likely to just eat it quickly rather than leave it to melt in your mouth.
The orange needs a good bang to seperate the pieces (I needed to drop it onto a wooden floor) and there is enough to share. I prefer to leave it in the fridge so the chocolate is hard which adds to the sensation in your mouth.
It isn't an unpleasant taste but I don't like it as much as the original. The popping sensation takes away the comforting tast and is something I would recommend more for children. Overall I think this is a good addition to the Terrys Chocolate Orange range but one more suitred to Christmas than every day living due to the unusualness of the product.
Everyone knows that the run up to christmas means the shops start selling loads of different chocolate and sweet products, so whilst out buying christmas presents I saw this gorgeous looking terry's chocolate orange on the shelf.
I immediatly thought that it would make an ideal stocking filler but obviously it was my duty to try the product first, (serious chocoholic talking).
The first thing that caught my attention about this particular chocolate orange is the box, it's a dark purple with multi-coloured bits of candy which are exploding from the center, which is a circular hole in the middle so you can see the chocolate within.
Upon opening the orange itself is wrapped in a protective foil wrapper which has the same colour of the box.
The smell hits you as soon as you take it out of the box, I didn't even have to take it out of the wrapper before my mouth started to water.
However I did remove the wrapper and i was expecting being able to see the bits of candy, like those on the front of the box, but it just looked like a regular chocolate orange, still quite delicious looking though.
Now taking Dawn French's advice from the adverts. I whacked it against my bedside table and a few segments came off, so I tried the first segment.
At first it just tasted like orange chocolate then after a couple of seconds i felt a slight fizz, then the back of my head just exploded (not literally).
It was amazing, if you've ever treid proper popping candy before from sweet shops you'll know the sensation.
If not, the best way to describe it is a fizzing and crackling sensation right at the back of your throat that felt to me like it was coming from the inside of my head.
Although it's quite a wierd feeling, it's actually quite enjoyable and i found that instead of chewing the chocolate if you just let it melt in your mouth the sensation is stronger, not to mention the chocolate lasts longer.
However no chocolate product comes without a nutritional information table telling us how many calories and fat we've just eaten, I didn't look before eating it as it would have depressed me, it wouldn't have stopped me eating it but it just would have made me sad.
So i'm looking at it know for the first time: It tells you the content for either 100g of the orange or per 26g, which is approx 3 segments.
I'm going to do the 3 segments one as i'm sure your not all gannets like me: there are 137kals, 7.5g of fat and as I usually go by sat fat aswell that means 4.5g of sat fat.
(you think thats bad I ate the whole thing.)
So I will try and stay away from these for the sake of my poor ever failing diet, but i will buy them as stocking fillers as I think there perfect and on christmas day I can look on in a jealous rage at the people eating my chocolate oranges!
Oh by the way price wise there about one pound fifty, but I got mine on offer for two for five pounds.
I went into my local Sainsburies yesterday and saw the lovely (but early) christmas choccies and decorations.
I scouted the shelves of chocolates seeing if i could find i good offer. well, i found one. 2 Terry's chocolate oranges for £2! i purchased this popping candy version and the snowball.
In the evening, i tried some of this orange...
This choclate orange comes in the usal square box with the orange in a coloured foil in the middle, held in with a plastic covering.
This time the foil around it is purple with a pink Terrys sticker on it to hold the foil together. The box is purple with little popping candy pictures around it. Underneath the orange it says "...it's sensational!"
Also on the back of my box, i found a cute little wordsearch. cool.
i wasn't quite sure if this popping candy thing was going to work.
I bit into a segment and started to chew.
well, the orange is lovely, like usual, but the popping candy was a bit of a let down in my eyes. it wasn't strong really, and the popping calmmed down within seconds.
i give this orange a 3 out of 5.
The chocolate was lovely like usual but the candy was a bit of a disapointment.
Terry's chocolate orange - popping volcanic candy!
It contains candy that crackles on your tongue and you can feel it and hear the cracking and popping noises which brings back memories of the retro sweets that I use to have as a child, which were, space dust, flying saucers, candy watches, crackling candy, Parma violets and drum stick lollies!
Nutritional information: (per three segments)
Energy - 137kcal
Protein - 1.8g
Carbohydrates - 15.5g
Fat - 7.5g
Contains milk, soya and may contain traces of nuts and wheat!
A great tasting little treat for you, your friends or your little monsters! It is also a great little stocking filler or to go with a birthday present! It also has a little puzzle on the back of the box it comes in. This one is a word search for famous volcanoes! In my opinion it is very tasty but it has quite a few calories in! Great for kids too! Yummy!
They are available from morrisons and whsmiths, I couldn'tfind them any where else! The elusive orange is about £2.50 - 3 in the stores! A great little treat!
Thank you for reading my review
Every Christmas it's a tradition to receive an orange in my stocking. Usually it's a real one but in recent years I have been receiving a Terry's Chocolate Orange. Now putting aside the fact that I am 25 years old and still receiving a stocking(!), the 'orange' started off as the classic version but since different types have been brought out I have been receiving these.
I had had dark, white, snowball and minty up until last Christmas, though apparently there have been many varieties such as Easter egg, Carte D'or, Siesta(?) and Lemon. I don't recall any of these so I think these must be American varieties. Fact time! Terry's Chocolate Orange is British and was originally only sold in the UK until being bought out by Kraft food in 1993, the same people who recently bought out Cadbury's. Thought I'd throw that bit of useless information in there!
Terry's newest variety of Chocolate Orange is 'Volcanic' which features pooping candy. Popping Candy is that great stuff that was first marketed as 'Pop Rocks' or 'Space Candy' in the 1970's. It's little pieces of sugary candy that sort of 'pop' and 'explode' in your mouth leaving a tingly feeling on your tongue.
Being a child I was very excited upon receiving this Chocolate Orange and couldn't wait to try it.
The Chocolate Orange is packaged in the usual packaging though it is coloured purple as opposed to blue and features the slogan 'it's sensational!'. The 'orange' itself is wrapped in purple foil and is made up of 20 segments of milk chocolate. You give it a whack and the segments fall apart.
When I peeled back the foil I could immediately smell the orange mixed with chocolate. The segments themselves have a orange peel effect on both the outside and sides of the segments and I could see the little bits of pooping candy sticking out. The chocolate tasted like a normal chocolate orange as in it was creamy but not too sickening and it had tasted like real orange something I find really complements chocolate!
As soon as I put one of the chocolate segments in my mouth the popping candy instantly started to pop in my mouth, making little explosions on my tongue and filling my ears with crackling!
The only downside is that I think it would have been just that little bit better if they had put more popping candy in each segment but overall I think it's a really good idea and different from the norm of just changing the flavour.
A 175g Chocolate Orange costs around £1 - £2 depending where you buy it from and contains 525 calories and 29g of fat.
I absolutely LOVE orange chocolate, especially terry's! They have a few types of these now of which being snowball, dark, milk and minty, and then this is the latest i believe! I only saw this in the last few months near Christmas time and decided to grab some as stocking fillers!
These were in the Poundshop where i got them, but they are also in most supermarkets for roughly about £2.00. The packaging of this product is the same as all of the oranges, but with a different coloured box. The box of this is a purply pinkish colour and in a distinctive 'too tall to be a square and too short to be a rectangle' box. Is has holes in 3 sides of the box so you can see the chocolate; which is already wrapped up in foil the same colour as the box. around each window is a yellow circle that give the effect of the ball shining or blasting out. above it has the trademark writing of 'chocolate orange' in a fun way and looking like orange peelings.
There are 2 ways of opening these, from the top and pulling out, or a side opening. Inside isn't much packaging, just a piece of plastic to hold the circular chocolate in place. On the top of the wrapped up orange is a sticker that says 'whack and unwrap', i usually do this on a wall! Inside is a ball of chocolate that is in segments that really does look like an orange. One each segment the thick edge has spots of which again looks like orange peel, and on one side has the Terry's logo and a pattern which looks like the juicy bits inside an orange.
It has a lush creamy milk chocolate taste and a perfect amount of orange! To get the full effect of the popping candy inside suck the chocolate because it will start to crackle slowly in your mouth. I expected from the packaging as it looked so exciting that it would be crackling loads and be really fun, but there isn't too much of it in there which was a little disappointing!
Nutritional info per 100g
Energy 525 kcal
Overall i loved this new orange and and hoping they will add this to there orange segments chocolates!
You can't have a stocking in our house without a Terry's Chocolate Orange in it. It's not a case of "Has Father Christmas brought us a chocolate orange" more "which one"?
In my stocking this year I unwrapped a purple one which I hadn't seen before, much to my delight it said it has popping candy in it. Which well, I confess I love! The stuff gives my Dad headaches so for once my chocolate orange was safe!
As most people have had chocolate oranges before I won't go into details about it other than this new twist. You can see little pieces of popping candy in it, and can feel it to the touch, in your mouth it feels lumpy until the popping starts.
The chocolate tastes just as good as the original ones, and there is enough popping candy in it to give you a real burst of pops and you can sit there crackling away (unfortunately just as I started eating it the phone rang so I was trying to swallow it in case they thought it was a line fault!!).
I enjoyed it and it has been a great Christmas novelty (I'm just finishing my last segment as I'm writing this) but I think in the future I am just going to stick to the original one so I can enjoy the chocolate by itself instead of being distracted by popping.
My Mum brought them before Christmas on 3 for £3 offer at a supermarket but now Christmas is over any left overs are being reduced right down, so if you like orange chocolate and like popping candy- grab a bargain today!
My daughter received one of these for Christmas, At first I just thought it was a normal chocolate orange in a different box.
Then it was pointed out to me that it contained popping candy which triggered off an immediate flashback to my younger years. Space Candy, how good was that stuff, pour it into your mouth and feel your mouth go pop pop pop. But will chocolate orange and popping candy work.
The box for this orange is purple and has coloured explosive balls coming from around the visible part of the orange.
As with all Terry Chocolate orange you need to give it a heavy tap on a surface to loosen the segment then you can open the foil wrapping
It looks like a regular chocolate orange and smells like a regular orange and even tastes like one but when you pop a segment in your mouth you then experience a mild crackling sensation on your tongue at the back of your mouth. The popping can last from several seconds to around 20 seconds, but as I mentioned before it is a mild popping/ crackling sensation, it's not like a major popping frenzy in your mouth.
Popping aside, you have you normal Terry's Chocolate Orange.
This I presume is supposed to be aimed at kids, however my 9 year old wasn't overly impressed in fact I don't think she even noticed the popping.
I however loved it, I like Terry's Orange, not that I can eat a whole one at once, and I enjoyed the popping candy in it as it reminded me of my youth.
My overall opinion
I can say I enjoyed the experience though I wouldn't describe it as volcanic as the box does, though I may have over indulged and now feel quite sickly. I have had my youth reminder so probably wouldn't feel the urge to buy this one again. I would buy a regular one next time.
Energy 525 kcal
skimmed milk powder
popping candy ( sugar, lactose, glucose, carbon dioxide)
CONTAINS milk, soya and may contain traces of nuts
I love the normal terry's chocolate orange, so when I saw that there was a new popping candy I decided that I would definitely have to try one! Thankfully, I didn't have to spend any money trying it out as I received one from a friend for Christmas!
The packaging is just the same as your average chocolate orange; there's a cardboard box that has some see through parts and tells you what flavour the chocolate orange is, in the case 'volcanic popping candy,' every flavour of Terry's chocolate orange has a specific colour, such as the milk chocolate one having a blue box and this one is no different with a pink box. Then inside the orange is wrapped in foil, to break it into segments you must "Tap and Unwrap." Basically, whack it against the wall then take the foil off!
I didn't buy mine as it was a Christmas present but you can get these for about a pound in many places, such as the pound shop! Their on offer quite a lot, so I wouldn't recommend buying them full price.
When you finally get a segment out, it looks no different to the ordinary chocolate orange. Smell it, and you can detect a hint of something different but nothing major. The real test is in the taste. When its first in your mouth, you again think its just normal with the good quality, really nice milk chocolate with orange that you normally get, but then as you a take a bite the crackling starts! Its a really strange sensation, and then crackles for a few minutes after you've swallowed it so I think its a bit of a love/hate thing, but I love it! If you suck instead of bite, it makes the crackling last even longer!
Definitely try one, if anyone has any left over from Christmas then I would say you'll have to 'borrow' a piece! Its not the healthiest of things, but you can make it last and it is always a treat!
TERRY'S CHOCOLATE ORANGE WITH POPPING CANDY
These limited edition versions of the original Terry's Chocolate Orange are in the shops now for the Christmas period: I have bought mine from the local Sainsbury's on a special offer of 3 for the price of two, and they cost around £3 each singly.
This version comes in the usual sized cubed box, with the orange-shaped chocolates inside, only this time the box is pink.
I have been very good and put two away for Santa to bring later in the year, however I felt it was my duty as a mother to test out the third one, particularly as it was free.
Opening the box, inside there is the usual thick foil-lined paper wrapped around the chocolate orange: This version of the traditional treat is the milk chocolate variety so beloved of Terry's fans.
"Tap it and unwrap it" isn't quite enough, I find, it's more of a "Smash it onto a hard surface and unwrap it".
Anyway, once inside, break it up into segments and have a look: I snapped a segment in half to look for the 'popping candy' but I could not see anything out of the ordinary. Another con, I thought, until I put the piece in my mouth.
For best results, suck slowly and let it melt in your mouth: Then you start to get the funny sensation of the popping candy, crackling away in there. It's quite weird but really, really yummy.
The best bit is as it goes down your throat, you can feel it 'popping' and 'crackling' all the way down which is really strange.
But the taste is delicious, the Terry's Chocolate Orange delicious milk chocolate of old, mixed with this surprising and tasty addition. Apparently, this is a limited edition treat, so I wouldn't be surprised if it was not around anymore after Christmas - so make sure you try it at least once.
Overall verdict: Perfect for everyone's Christmas stocking.