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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Terry's Chocolate Orange Sparklers Confirmed sighting: Terry's Chocolate Orange Sparklers
Posted: 19:19 Tue 19-Oct-2004. Price: 1.03. Location: Tesco Express, Aylesbury. Nutritional unusualness: None noted.
"Luncheon Voucher" reports: Choccie Orange covered in iron filings that you set light to? No. Another ill-advised use of popping candy to spice up a brand. For your hard-earned quid you get about 20 1-inch diameter foil-wrapped balls of the usual orange-impregnated chocolate with embedded bits of popping candy of no particular flavour. Adding popping candy to chocolate never works. The chocolate smothers the pops in the mouth, you swallow to get rid of the (now liquid) chocolate, and leave the un-popped crystals at the top of your throat. Not the effect they were after, I don't think. Eat a "Segsations" segment then neck a packet of popping candy straight down to get the effect. Pricey and pointless...

...Yes, for all the rumours of Chocolate Orange Filled Eggs and "orange milk chocolate with crushed cornflake pieces" Segsations, it seems that Terry's have actually been busy with this unappealing-sounding concoction (when not identifying Cat Deeley as Britain's most orange celebrity, of course). In other exotic developments, boffins are on the verge of developing designer green chocolates, while Starbucks US has crammed "390 calories, along with 21 grams of fat and 51 grams of carbohydrates" into their new Chantico chocolate dessert drink (made from "whole milk, cocoa butter, and cocoa powder") - the article also reveals they currently sell a "caramel apple cider" into the bargain.

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Posted: 20:38 Tue 19-Oct-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: I was given a tube of these today by a friend. They're not THAT bad. Apparently they taste similar to the Willy Wonka bars that they used to do.
Posted: 20:49 Tue 19-Oct-2004 by "Luncheon Voucher" # permalink comment
Comment: Yeah, "Wonkalate" or "Hulk" bars might use this kind of gimmick but it's not really a chocolate orange thing is it? What's next Bubblegum flavoured Quality Street?
Posted: 09:00 Wed 20-Oct-2004 by "Zoe" # permalink comment
Comment: I have had these are they are actaully pretty good. I ate the chocolate ok and the popping candy was left in my mouth to pop. It was a nice taste and a bit of fun. They have the thumbs up from my family.
Posted: 19:41 Wed 20-Oct-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: RE: What's next Bubblegum flavoured Quality Street?

Don't go giving Nestle any more nasty ideas!!!


Posted: 12:37 Tue 26-Oct-2004 by "rhonda jones" # permalink comment
Comment: great chocs i love them.
Posted: 21:04 Thu 28-Oct-2004 by "Tig" # permalink comment
Comment: Mt wife has left me a bag while she's away. I have to say that I like them - they're strange but tasty. Each to their own I suppose...
Posted: 23:02 Fri 29-Oct-2004 by "Luncheon Voucher" # permalink comment
Comment: Just spotted a "new" Terrys Chocolate Orange in Morrisons as well. Chocolate Orange cruncher apparently... Bits of honeycomb in it (fortunately no popping candy).
Posted: 13:37 Sat 30-Oct-2004 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Crunchball isn't new, it just appears around Christmas time as part of the Chocolate Orange range.
Posted: 13:34 Sun 31-Oct-2004 by "Annette Ellis" # permalink comment
Comment: Do Terry's still produce their Spartan Chocolates, thanks
Posted: 07:43 Mon 22-Nov-2004 by "Mary Pye"
(apparently posting from 202.142.194.226: 202.142.194.226.rev-ip.isp-thailand.com) # permalink comment
Comment: Do Terrys still make Spartan Chocolates? If so where can we buy them? Please advise. Thanks Mary
Posted: 22:26 Fri 26-Nov-2004 by "Kim" # permalink comment
Comment: Where DO you get the Sparklers?? I've been looking all over and can't find them anywhere!
Posted: 18:36 Tue 08-Mar-2005 by "Rick" # permalink comment
Comment: Do they still make spartan chocolates and if so where can we buy them from?
Posted: 14:12 Wed 23-Mar-2005 by "linda Savage" # permalink comment
Comment: What's happened to Terrys Spartan Chocolates?
Posted: 17:47 Sun 27-Mar-2005 by "Geoff Harper" # permalink comment
Comment: I remember Spartan hard centres. They aren't trendy enough today.If they existed today they woudl be a shadow of there former selves just like Quality Street,& Roses. PS Milk chocolate All Gold what all that about?
Posted: 09:48 Wed 30-Mar-2005 by "Charlotte"
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Comment: I am trying to locate Spartan Chocolate. Where can we get then if we can at all
Posted: 09:20 Mon 13-Jun-2005 by "---------------- ---------------- -------?" # permalink comment
Comment: whatz the deal with the new mint choc orange ball? i haven't ever seen em any where. do you know where i can find them?
Posted: 14:47 Mon 31-Oct-2005 by "nicola" # permalink comment
Comment: where can i buy spartan chocolates from?
Posted: 19:55 Sat 12-Nov-2005 by "Amanda Kelly" # permalink comment
Comment: Im trying to find spartan chocolates for my mum?? where can I find them?
Posted: 21:50 Wed 30-Nov-2005 by "ronnie" # permalink comment
Comment: do terry's still make spartan chocolates and can I order them anywhere
Posted: 00:09 Fri 02-Dec-2005 by "clerk" # permalink comment
Comment: No.
Posted: 18:13 Tue 06-Dec-2005 by "Martin A W" # permalink comment
Comment: Are you all nuts,this is the ultimate use of popping candy.For the first time a chocalate product that actually resembles something that would come out of willy wonkers factory,why they havnt promoted this is beyond me
Posted: 14:41 Sun 15-Jan-2006 by "Coco" # permalink comment
Comment: I think they are yummy, fun and worth the money 86434 7 61
Posted: 08:54 Sat 24-Nov-2007 by "Gilli" # permalink comment
Comment: Does anyone know where i can get hold of Spartan Chocolates?
Posted: 21:20 Fri 03-Oct-2008 by "margaret"
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Comment: Does anyone know where i can buy spartan hard centres chocolates?
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