Where can I buy Cadbury Chocolate Oranges?
December 20, 2004 7:18 AM   Subscribe

Anyone know where I can get some Cadbury Chocolate Oranges? I buy them for my family every Christmas, but this year, I've checked all the usual suspects (supermarkets, CVS, Rite Aid, Target, Wal Mart, K-Mart) and have come up empty. I've tried asking at the stores, and they look at me like they have no idea what I'm talking about. Have they stopped producing them?

Actually, I'm wrong. They're not made by Cadbury, but Terry's.
posted by emptybowl to Food & Drink (30 answers total)
 
No, they haven't stopped producing them - there's an abundance of them in the shops here (UK).

I'm presuming you're in the US.
posted by the cuban at 7:24 AM on December 20, 2004


You don't say where you live, but if you have a World Market store near you, you should definitely be able find them there.
posted by boomchicka at 7:27 AM on December 20, 2004


They're everywhere around here (in Illinois). Try your local grocery store.
posted by cass at 7:28 AM on December 20, 2004


Ooooo! Ooooo! I found Terry's at World Market yesterday but my problem is that the family tradition is to have a Droste's chocolate apple and I can't find one anywhere after having blithely assured my mom I would bring one.
I went online and the few sites that sell them seem to be out of stock or call the venerable item "discontinued." Anyone know where I could get one, or whether they are really discontinued?
posted by CunningLinguist at 7:54 AM on December 20, 2004


You can get them online at britsuperstore, though this comes out of a search and I do not vouch for whether they're any good or not. Specifically, chocolate oranges are here - note you have a choice of milk or plain, I know what I'd be having. The company appears to be UK based though, so sadly may not be useful this year.
posted by biffa at 8:01 AM on December 20, 2004


E.T. loves Terry's, too. I can't find them anywhere, either. We don't have World Markets here, unfortunately. I saw the Droste a few days ago at the Acme near me, CunningLinguist.
posted by iconomy at 8:05 AM on December 20, 2004


I would say Cost Plus or Trader Joe's in U.S. West Coast.
posted by matildaben at 8:14 AM on December 20, 2004


Don't know where you are in the states, but my local Shaw's (grocery store) has them with their big bags of candy, and also in the seasonal holiday aisle. I also saw them at Trader Joe's yesterday.
posted by FreezBoy at 8:20 AM on December 20, 2004


Bought one yesterday at the CVS in Madison, CT.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 8:31 AM on December 20, 2004


I get them from my sister every year, which means that they carry them at Aldi's in the Albany-Saratoga NY area. Here in western NY, CVS, Tops Markets and RiteAid are all reliable sources.
posted by lodurr at 9:00 AM on December 20, 2004


Yeah, I buy one every year for family members; I get them at CVS. (Originally in NJ, now in DC)

Now, actual Cadbury candy (like Crunchie), that's tough.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 9:04 AM on December 20, 2004


Droste was the original, Terry's is an (inferior) knockoff.
posted by Miko at 9:17 AM on December 20, 2004


Right. Which is why I'm looking for Droste. I'm assuming all the answers above, save iconomy's, are re Terry's.
posted by CunningLinguist at 9:31 AM on December 20, 2004


XQU - there's a place just over the Key Bridge that has lots of overpriced British and Irish imports. Email me if you want me to dig up the address.
posted by CunningLinguist at 9:33 AM on December 20, 2004


CL- thanks, but we have a supplier already. Plus, friends going to school in Canada. ;)
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 9:39 AM on December 20, 2004


I think the hurricanes earlier this year in Florida caused a shortage. Oh wait..... I don't know what I'm talking about....
posted by spilon at 9:47 AM on December 20, 2004


I just saw Terry's at CVS not ten minutes ago - regular and milk varieties.
posted by iconomy at 10:21 AM on December 20, 2004


For the UKers, do they still have the dark chocolate one in the red foil?

You can keep the white chocolate ones... I just want the dark ones!
posted by twine42 at 10:26 AM on December 20, 2004


I've seen Terry's at Walgreens and at Jewel-Osco here in the Chicago area.

As for actual Cadbury candy, there's a small grocery store called Casey's in Naperville which stocks a small but good selection of all sorts of British and Canadian candy. I've seen all sorts of things...Smarties, Flake, SnowFlake, Aero bars...you name it. Now if only they'd stock Citrus Trident. : )
posted by SisterHavana at 10:29 AM on December 20, 2004


Droste was the original, Terry's is an (inferior) knockoff.

Are you sure? Terry's Chocolate Orange has been around since 1932. I don't know when Droste’s version was introduced since their site only has a corporate history with no mention of the (excellent) oranges.

Besides, I was more a fan of the Droste Chocolate Apples; something I haven't seen in years.

As for the whereabouts of Terry's Oranges; every Canadian supermarket, convenience store and gas station I've been to has a good selection of white, dark and milk chocolate oranges as well as chocolate raspberries. Perhaps a friendly Canadian could send you some.
posted by Monk at 10:31 AM on December 20, 2004


I was more a fan of the Droste Chocolate Apples; something I haven't seen in years.

We had one last year but they seem to have vanished this year, even from online retailers. It would be awful if they quit making them.
posted by CunningLinguist at 10:52 AM on December 20, 2004


In the Twin Cities metro area, you can get them at Byerly's or Lund's, if not everywhere.

(By the way, I always thought empty bowl was a much more, uh, subversive name, until I went and checked the linked homepage.)
posted by norm at 12:01 PM on December 20, 2004


I always thought empty bowl was a much more, uh, subversive name

Haha....I actually get that a lot, so you're not alone. :)

I checked a few more places at lunch, and still can't find them. Thanks for the tip, CunningLinguist , but I don't think they're worth going all the way across the Key Bridge. My family will just have to do without.
posted by emptybowl at 12:14 PM on December 20, 2004


Are you sure? Terry's Chocolate Orange has been around since 1932. I don't know when Droste’s version was introduced since their site only has a corporate history with no mention of the (excellent) oranges.

H'm. I thought I was sure, but research is proving inconclusive. I did learn that Terry's was originally an English company. Although there's nothing I can find on the web to prove it, I would wager that, despite the perky ad copy from Kraft-owned Terry's, Droste might actually beolder -- just a hunch, because Holland and Belgium mastered the chocolate arts earlier and better than the British or Americans. I will e-mail them to find out.

Chocolate history is an unbelievably interesting topic. One day I'll do up a nice FPP about it.
posted by Miko at 6:26 PM on December 20, 2004


So what ever happened with your 20 questions gift, you never replied to your own post.
posted by roboto at 11:00 PM on December 20, 2004


I think also Droste's first came up with the idea of the chocolate apple that you whack, no matter which company is older. It's certainly been around for nearly 40 years, whereas Terry's orange seems to be fairly new.
posted by CunningLinguist at 5:17 AM on December 21, 2004


Terry's Chocolate Orange has been around since 1932.

God I wish one could delete one's own posts. One might be able to continue fooling the world into thinking one wasn't a moron. But noooooo.
posted by CunningLinguist at 5:18 AM on December 21, 2004


It does seem that this widespread distribution for Terry's is new. I never saw a Terry's orange until maybe 7 or 8 years ago, while I remember the Droste from my entire lifetime. Seeing Terry's in CVS and grocery stores is a fairly recent phenomenon -- maybe coinciding with their purchase by Kraft? Still working on it. The Dutch folks haven't written me back, yet, either.

True that the apple was first -- maybe Droste led the way with the apple, and Terry's expanded upon the idea with the orange. Only the Dutch can tell us.
posted by Miko at 6:38 AM on December 21, 2004


Miko, maybe distribution in the US, but in the UK I've been stuffing my face with chcolate oranges since I was a small child and they are solidly embedded in UK culture. There's even a joke about them in the film 28 days later.
posted by biffa at 6:59 AM on December 21, 2004


Yeah, that's exactly what I was saying -- in my earlier post I noted that Terry's was an English company, so distribution in the US is more widespread in itself, and I believe it is relatively recent.
posted by Miko at 1:03 PM on December 21, 2004


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