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More shrinking Chocolate: Terry’s Chocolate Orange reduced from 175g to 157g…

Yet again, another famous and favourite Chocolate has shrunk by 10% without much of a fanfare or indeed a big formal announcement but sneaked through, as if we won’t notice! After changes to Roses (with new packaging, smaller boxes and new marketing) and then Quality Street (with new chocolate contents and changes to the packaging), Terry’s Chocolate Orange has been made since 1932 at the Chocolate Works factory in York before it joined the family of Mondelez International in 2012. Since 2005, production moved to Poland and the products started to receive a “May contain Wheat” warning so are not suitable for Coeliacs and those following a GLUTEN FREE diet (but see notes below).

Same size box but a smaller Chocolate Orange!

Same size box but a smaller Chocolate Orange!

Originally they made Chocolate Apples as well as the Chocolate Orange but the former product didn’t perform as well and was phased out in 1954. And they flirted with the idea of a Chocolate Lemon in 1979 but this didn’t take off at all. It has become a stable for Christmas Stocking as it looks like a whole Orange with 20 segments of orange flavoured chocolate slices and there is an art to breaking it up into individual pieces. (You smash it but not too hard and the segments separate out!).

Unfortunately, the main products as part of Terry’s Chocolate Orange range are NOT GLUTEN FREE. They state a “May contain Nuts, Wheat” on the Segsations Boxes, and the Chocolate Bar and the Balls…..

Chocolate Orange Sensations NOT GLUTEN FREE

Chocolate Orange Sensations NOT GLUTEN FREE

But as a seasonal treat, they do introduce a small Treat-size Bag of Exploding Chocolate Orange Segments, which amazingly is made in a different factory and does not have any warning. It means it’s made with NO GLUTEN CONTAINING INGREDIENTS and I am guessing these aren’t made in the main Polish Factory, hence no WARNING!

So whilst they are available, enjoy Exploding Chocolate Orange Segment Bags!

Terry's Chocolate Orange slices

Terry’s Chocolate Orange slices

And remember I love my  Chocolate Bars, Chocolate Bags and Chocolate Boxes, and more recently, my Chocolate Easter Eggs from Chocolatiers and Chocolate manufacturers, High Street Stores and London Department Stores.

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If you are a member of Coeliac UK, they produce a comprehensive directory which covers over 16,000 food and drink items (including GLUTEN FREE Chocolate Bars). This is available in a paper-based Manual and online FREE to members of Coeliac UK.

One of the hard-hitting posters from Coeliac UK for Awareness Week.

One of the hard-hitting posters (featuring Yours Truly) from Coeliac UK  launched for Awareness Week, launched in 2015.

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This information was correct as of October 2016.

But as I am learning, ingredients do change and therefore you should always read the label and check for yourself whether it is GLUTEN FREE or not!


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