Monday, December 19, 2011

Ahhhhhh Chocolate, welcome home for the holidays.

It's Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year. One of the reasons that sentiment is true is this little chunk of wonderfulness.

The Terry's chocolate orange. Dark preferably, just because I ALWAYS prefer dark chocolate. But this little gem is available in milk chocolate and (shudder)white chocolate also.

They used to only be available here at Christmas which made them all the more special. (Now you can get them year-round.)

For the unfamiliar, these are globes of orange oil infused chocolate that are divided in wedges so that they look like pieces of an orange. Wrapped in an orange foil and about the size of your fist they are perfectly engineered to perform the best part of the Terrys orange when you are a kid.

See, if you just unwrap the foil then you are presented with what looks like a solid chunk of chocolate (which is just fine in most cases lol). But no! The magic of the Terry's orange is that you take it in your hand and you WHACK IT ON THE TABLE LIKE YOU ARE TRYING TO BREAK THE DAMN THING! Seriously, just pick it up and slam that little bastard on any hard, flat surface like it called you bad names.

Then peel back the foil.


Now enjoy the best thing you ever had ever.
(Oh, and for me they are the BEST when they have been in the refrigerator for a few hours. Then they are refreshingly crisp.)

Y'all have a Very Merry Christmas. I hope you and yours are truly blessed this holiday season.


  1. I'm not a huge fan of orange chocolate, but I buy one every year for my daughter. (If I didn't, she'd stage a revolt that would put the French to shame.) And if I'm lucky, she gives me one tiny piece.

    Happy Holidays to you, too.

  2. hmm. never tried one of those. might have to!

  3. I remember the first time I had orange chocolate, I wrestled that sucker to the sidewalk trying to get it to break into wedges. Fortunately, a neighbor boy took pity on my stupidity and smashed it for me.

    I R Chocolate Challenged

  4. These are my favorite chocolate of all time. I love chocolate to begin with, but mix it with orange or lemon and I am in heaven.

  5. Normally I'm not a fan of orange chocolate. These babies? Are AWESOME. I totally share the love, James. Delicious and whimsical and magical. I bought one this year and gave it away. Hoping Karma brings one back, lol