"Whack It... Don't Tap It!"
This is one of the few indulgences that I enjoy. I'm guaranteed to get one or two in my stocking and I will usually buy one while I'm doing my Christmas shopping then I'm good for another year.
What I like about it? Well, it's orange flavored chocolate which is yummy. One or two wedges will do me all day. Hello, it's milk chocolate. What's not to love.
This delectable chocolate originated in the UK and used to only be available seasonally here but it has since become so popular it is available year round in many countries.
They make hilarious commercials (as you will see below) to promote it. One of my favorite involves a young chap sitting in his livingroom, bored and about to whack his orange (get your mind out of the gutter). He whacks his Terry's Chocolate Orange so hard that the lady in the apartment above falls through the ceiling with her tub where she's having a bubble bath (mind can return to the gutter). Totally cute and works with one of their slogans: "When you whack a Terry's Chocolate Orange, Good Things Happen".
Over the last few years they've come out with a few other flavors but I'm a purist and stick with the original chocolate orange.
If you haven't tried Terry's and you like milky chocolate then I highly recommend you try it this Christmas.
Below you will find 10 ways to eat your Terry's Chocolate Orange. Enjoy!
Citation: image copyright M. E. Wood.
Get Terry's Chocolate Orange - Delivered to Your Door
*The best and obvious way to enjoy Terry's Chocolate Orange is to whack, crack it, peel it and eat it.
Let the creamy milk chocolate dissolve on your tongue and lift your mood.
It's great to share with someone special or to hoard it away for special moments for yourself.
Terry's Orange Meet's Raiders of the Lost Ark
This is an adorable commercial out of the U.K. that has incorporated the famous Harrison Ford scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark.
*Melt Terry's Chocolate Orange and swirl it in your cheesecake or just drizzle it over the top and let it run down the sides.
*There are a number of options when it comes to using Terry's Chocolate Orange in the cookie process.
* Chop up Terry's Chocolate Orange into little pieces and mix into chocolate chip cookie dough instead of your usual chocolate chips (enjoy dough then enjoy baked cookies).
* Cut a slice of Terry's Chocolate Orange in half and completely wrap with your favorite chocolate chip cookie dough (without chips). Bake and let cool completely before eating.
* Chop Terry's Chocolate Orange and mix in with your favorite oatmeal cookie recipe.
*Dress up the average looking cupcake with a splash of orange.
After your yummy cupcakes have been baked and cooled, smothered their tops in icing then stand up a slice of Terry's Chocolate Orange as a lovely center piece.
Cupcakes with a hint of orange chocolate are extra special.
A Minty Orange
This short Terry's Chocolate Orange ad introduces the Mint flavor and why it is always important to keep your orange in your hand around others, even friends.
*Melt Terry's Chocolate Orange milk or dark chocolate in your fondue pot and enjoy with your favorite fruit, pastries and cheese.
*Substitute a little Terry's Chocolate Orange for the chocolate in your fudge recipe to make an excellent special Chocolate Orange Fudge.
With Pumpkin Pie
*Instead of the usual whipped or ice cream, melt and drizzle Terry's Chocolate Orange over a slice of pumpkin pie.
*Terry's Chocolate Orange is a perfect addition to any brownie recipe.
* Melt and drizzle Terry's Chocolate Orange on top baked brownies.
* Melt Terry's Chocolate Orange, add enough icing sugar until thick enough to spread on brownies.
* Chop Terry's Chocolate Orange into bits and add to brownie mix before baking.
Hot Chocolate / Coffee
*Drop a slice of Terry's Chocolate Orange into your hot chocolate or coffee and stir until it dissolves.
If you want it really chocolaty then add another slice!
Rice Krispie Squares
*Melt Terry's Chocolate Orange and drizzle over top of Rice Krispies squares.
Or half the butter with Terry's Chocolate Orange in the melting stage before you add marshmallows.
You could also dip your squares into melted Terry's Chocolate Orange then cool.
Enjoy a Slice!
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Thoughts to share: Have you had an unusual flavor? What's your favorite flavor? Do you share your Terry's? Any Terry's commercial memories?
Terry's Chocolate Orange Guestbook
Jennifer P Tanabe from Red Hook, NY on October 17, 2014:
Yes, chocolate oranges are wonderful - one of my favorite chocolate indulgences for the holidays.
Mary Crowther from Havre de Grace on July 02, 2013:
A classic holiday treat!
Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on May 21, 2013:
Very tempting. Am trying to get away from sweets.
Aibrean82 on February 14, 2013:
My favourite, favourite, favourite chocolate (and possibly my favourite lens, too)!
amandascloset0 on January 07, 2013:
Rarely find these but I love them all except for the white chocolate!
Moe Wood (author) from Eastern Ontario on September 28, 2012:
@anonymous: They can usually be found in the specialty chocolate section of the specialty drug stores. It will be a very small space unlike the holidays when they get a full display.
anonymous on September 28, 2012:
@PromptWriter: I have never seen them off season anywhere
Barbara Walton from France on December 31, 2011:
I brought chocolate oranges all the way back from England to France. I love them.
Heather McGlaughlin from Marryland on December 23, 2011:
Delicious looking lens, I've never had one of these. After reading this, I sure would like to try one.
Debbie from England on November 11, 2011:
When I was pregnant with my second child, I had two cravings. One was for oranges, the other chocolate. Then I discovered Terry's orange chocolate... I was in heaven! Blessed by a Squid Angel ;)
danzuc76 on November 10, 2011:
Great lens. Chocolate orange is the best. Angel blessing.
CherylsArt on November 08, 2011:
Certainly sounds good.
littlelotus on November 07, 2011:
yum yum what great ideas..... :):D I love choc orange...:D
KarenTBTEN on November 07, 2011:
Blessed by a marauding -- I mean questing -- SquidAngel in search of the color orange.
Sheila from Omaha, NE on November 07, 2011:
Oh, thanks for the reminder... I had completely forgotten about these! My kids and I all love them. Thanks for the link to buy!! I'll be back! Blessings to you today for a neat lens.
Jennifer P Tanabe from Red Hook, NY on November 07, 2011:
Oh my, made me want my Terry's Chocolate Orange - absolutely a necessity for Christmas! Blessed
LouiseKirkpatrick from Lincolnshire, United Kingdom on November 07, 2011:
Terry's Chocolate Orange is, as we Brits say "Lush"! Blessed by a passing SquidAngel :)
Renaissance Woman from Colorado on November 07, 2011:
This is great fun. Thank you for introducing me to this delightful treat. I will have one in your honor this holiday season. :-)
katemiya on November 06, 2011:
I am very confused by this idea that I would want to consume these chocolate oranges any way other than straight out of the wrapper.
Moe Wood (author) from Eastern Ontario on November 03, 2011:
@anonymous: We can get them year round in Ontario although they tend to be more expensive off season.
anonymous on November 03, 2011:
One of my favorite parts of Christmas! I've already been looking for it in stores but so far no luck. Can't remember when they came out last year :( I want my Terry's chocolate!!!
julieannbrady on October 27, 2011:
I am hereby adopting a new platform as I go forward ... "Don't Tap It... Whack It!" [squidbag]
anonymous on June 23, 2011:
These are so good! Haven't had them for years...you sure have found some special uses for Terry's Chocolate Orange!
TravelingRae on June 11, 2011:
I haven't seen one of these in years. :( There's nothing like the taste of orange and chocolate together. This is the only time I prefer dark chocolate over milk, though! Thanks for the Youtube video of the Indiana Jones-like commercial; very funny!
jaystanley on May 19, 2011:
wonderful fragrant orange flower
blanckj on May 19, 2011:
I love it. You are very creative with your ideas. Thanks for the early morning laugh.
brionyj on May 08, 2011:
Never would have thought to be so inventive, now I want a Terrys Chocolate Orange for breakfast!
anonymous on May 02, 2011:
i just love terry's chocolate orange. no other chocolate comes close to it's amazing taste!
jlshernandez on April 01, 2011:
Just too funny. I got one chocolate orange in the drawer of my desk for quick picker upper.
Thanks for featuring this in your lens.
anonymous on March 31, 2011:
Nice Squidoo. Great reading material. Chris
surfer1969 lm on January 23, 2011:
I loved the orange 1 myself,the only I've eaten so far.Dang It now I'm hungry and It's to cold In my trailer to get up to really get anything to eat and the only sweet thing I have are cookies.Oh well I think I'll just stay under my covers and eat In the afternoon when I wake up.lol I'm gonna send your lens to my fb account for you.
reasonablerobby on January 19, 2011:
TCOs are great I love 'em
Tyla MacAllister on January 18, 2011:
I love Terry's Dark Chocolate Oranges! I used to get them every Christmas but I've had trouble finding them recently. I should have known Amazon or Ebay would have them. I don't have to do without one of my favorite treats now.
This lens has been blessed by a squidangel
miaponzo on January 17, 2011:
I've never even heard of this before! :) Thanks for introducing it!
Tonie Cook from USA on January 14, 2011:
The only thing I can think of to say is Mmmmmmm . . .
HorseAndPony LM on January 13, 2011:
I have never had Terry's Chocolate Orange anything. These products sound amazing. I need the cheesecake now!
myraggededge on January 12, 2011:
One or two wedges a day?? C'mon. I can eat a whole one straight off. I always have them for Christmas, never at any other time of the year. I put one each in the kid's stockings - they have a designated chocolate stocking, which I can raid whenever I want. And I always give myself a TCO. xx
Mary from Chicago area on January 04, 2011:
I don't think we have this in the US -- will have to check at World Market, which does carry some UK candies. I love the combo of orange & chocolate (that's one of the few choc-related things hubby & I disagree on...) and would really like to try Terry's Chocolate Orange. Your idea of baking a slice of it into the center of a c. chip cookie is especially appealing.
Thomas F. Wuthrich from Michigan on January 04, 2011:
Didn't Droste, the Dutch milk chocolate company, originate the milk chocolate orange? Or was Terry's come first? I remember enjoying the Droste version each Christmas when I was a kid...a couple of centuries ago. :)
BrickHouseFabrics on January 02, 2011:
Love it at Christmas!
Bellezza-Decor from Canada on December 30, 2010:
Yummy and sinfully delicious ideas!
daoine lm on December 28, 2010:
Oh I remember this from way back when I lived in the UK! It took a bit of getting used to, but the flavour grew on me ;-)
GrinningFool on December 09, 2010:
My kids get these for me every Christmas!
Rachel Thomas on December 07, 2010:
They're hard to find here in Aus, but that doesn't stop me loving them!
javr from British Columbia, Canada on December 06, 2010:
These are absolutely essential each year. It isn't Christmas until I whack one. Blessed!
Moe Wood (author) from Eastern Ontario on November 22, 2010:
@Lee Hansen: I haven't seen the raspberry up here in years. I've never been a fan of dark chocolate but if it's Terry's I probably wouldn't turn it away. LOL
Lee Hansen from Vermont on November 22, 2010:
Hubby adores chocolate orange (dark chocolate) treats for the holidays. I prefer mint or raspberry with my dark chocolate ... your recipe ideas will be popular in our chocoholics home.
Holley Web on November 17, 2010:
I love this! The commercials are really cute! My chocolate orange is never safe.. from me :)
WriterBuzz on September 30, 2010:
Your lens is great. Very informative. I liked your lens with a thumbs u
Swagger1 on June 09, 2010:
I love chocolate oranges. They're delicious. I like the milk chocolate but the dark chocolate is also good.
Kiosks4business on April 08, 2010:
Some great ideas there how how to cook with a chocolate orange - Fantastic!
Dianne Loomos on December 31, 2009:
Angel Blessings and Happy New Year!
anonymous on December 29, 2009:
We used to get these when I was little, but now we can't find them in stores.):
anonymous on December 26, 2009:
I love chocolate oranges! But they are so hard to find in stores. Even some years at christmas time I can't find the.
Deb Kingsbury from Flagstaff, Arizona on December 21, 2009:
Never have tried orange-flavored chocolate. Sounds delish! And, you're right, that's a cute commercial. The UK makes some of the best.
norma-holt on December 17, 2009:
Yum, its like the old Jaffas we used to hear rolling down the aisle in the theatre as kids. Great lens. Thanks for sharing those recipes. 5*
WindyWintersHubs from Vancouver Island, BC on December 14, 2009:
I love surprising my kids with a Terry's Chocolate Orange in their stocking. Ok, maybe mine, too! Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for 2010! :)
Moe Wood (author) from Eastern Ontario on December 13, 2009:
@anonymous: Thanks! They do sell out quickly this time of year.
anonymous on December 13, 2009:
Your last comment on getting Terry's delivered to your door - Amazon does NOT have these in stock. You need to change your ad.
anonymous on November 13, 2009:
An American here, having just seen (and bought) my first Milk Chocolate Orange in a few years, and it's only been that long because I haven't seen them around. It's still as delicious as I remember, but... *sob* MY SOUL FOR DARK CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY!!!
Moe Wood (author) from Eastern Ontario on June 22, 2009:
[in reply to JaguarJulie] It depends where you live. In some places it is just available at Christmas and New Years. And in others, like here it's available all year round except more expensive than at Christmas or New Years. I checked the Amazon link last in Spring and they had restocked. It was a good price, something like $3 a ball. Keeping watching!
julieannbrady on June 22, 2009:
Wow! I had never heard of this delectable treat -- and really love that Harrison Ford-like commercial. I see that Amazon has listed this as "Sign up to be notified when this item becomes available." So, this is only available at certain times of the year? How much should I expect to pay for it. I want to try it! Yumm.
KimGiancaterino on June 18, 2009:
These are one of my "December only" indulgences. This lens is featured on A Day of 100 Squid Angel Blessings.
Bellezza-Decor from Canada on June 16, 2009:
I love just about anything flavored Chocolate Orange. Lensrolled into Sinful Chocolate Cakes and 5*!
mrsm54321 on March 26, 2009:
Do you know that in the UK we can get Terry's Chocolate Orange as normal chocolate bars? It means we don't have to wait until Christmas.
My favourite advert is the Dawn French one where she says "It's not Terry's its mine!"
I've got cravings now ...
anonymous on January 04, 2009:
I've tried these a couple of times, and they are yummy. You gave GREAT ideas to incorporate them into other foods. Mmmmmm! Great lens. 5*s and lensrolls.
anonymous on December 31, 2008:
Here are a few links I found that sell these. Though I don't know if they ship outside Canada ... I do know the first link is charging about double what you'd pay in the store, so you have to really want it. haha
anonymous on December 31, 2008:
[in reply to Doug] You can likely order them out of Canada. Anywhere you'd find chocolate being sold they're there during the Christmas rush, starting about October right through to December. Wal-Mart, grocery stores, pharmacy's, etc. They're very popular in Canada. I don't know a person who doesn't get one in their Christmas stocking.
Sometimes you'll find them for Valentine's Day and Easter too. Not sure if this helps, but it might, so there you go. :)
Moe Wood (author) from Eastern Ontario on December 23, 2008:
[in reply to Doug] Sorry Doug but it really late in the season and everyone is sold out. I found some on ebay but that's only good if you live in the UK.
anonymous on December 22, 2008:
I am desperately trying to order these. I love them. I ordered from Nelis Dutch shop but then today received an email saying they no longer had them. I am looking for any place to order them so any links would be great. Thanks.
Moe Wood (author) from Eastern Ontario on December 09, 2008:
[in reply to jack] You can get them at the drug store. I've also added a link where you can get a 6 pack from Amazon.
anonymous on December 09, 2008:
where do you guys buy these chocolate?
where do they sell them?
Moe Wood (author) from Eastern Ontario on October 30, 2008:
[in reply to susannad] LOL, Thanks Susannad. Makes total sense, since the boomerang is like what, second nature for some down under. I'll have a sliver of orange in your honor!
Susanna Duffy from Melbourne Australia on October 29, 2008:
Oh yes they're lovely. Lovely. Lovely. P.S Those people in the video aren't Australian, one of them would have caught the chocolate orange instantly - too fast for us to even see - we would need a slomo replay..(We're experts at catching things).And I am now throwing 5* for you to catch