This Dark Chocolate Orange is one of Trader Joe’s holiday items, most of which seem to be on sale right now. There’s also a milk chocolate version, but I prefer the less sweet dark chocolate.
To eat, simply take the whole thing, and smash it (gently) on the surface of your choice. This breaks up the orange into 20 individual segments. Think of it as $0.49 anger management.
I love the detail on the wedges. The outside has a honeycomb pattern that I’m assuming is meant to look like orange peel. It looks nothing like orange peel, but I appreciate the effort. The wedges themselves look reasonably realistic, although one side is left completely smooth. I’m assuming this helps the pieces break off evenly.
For $0.49, the quality is excellent. It’s got a good snap, isn’t too sweet, and is shot through with an unmistakable citrus flavor. Plus, I get a kick out of breaking the orange. When I was in preschool, one of my classmates handed this to our teacher, and said, “You sit on it with your butt to break it. Ha ha.”
Oh, the things my mind chooses to remember.