Chocolate orange is definitely the flavour of the moment! For me, the flavour is so reminiscent of Christmas. I’d always get a Terry’s Chocolate Orange in my stocking and savour it down to the flake in the middle. Now though, the chocolate orange trend has swept the nation and we can’t get enough of this classic flavour combination.
If you’re a chocolate orange fan, you’ve probably been delighted in recent months with the amount of chocolate orange treats on the shelves at your supermarket, did you manage to get your hands on the Cadbury’s chocolate orange twirl?
I think it’s the perfect winter flavour combination, and if you love chocolate orange flavoured treats too, here are some fab local businesses and cafes in the North East who are jumping on the trend – from hot chocolates and cookies to cheesecakes and ice cream!
🍊 I only discovered Ushaw Historic House & Gardens this summer, but have been back to visit three times already and absolutely love it there. It’s perfect for a short winter walk and their Bounds Cafe have just launched a festive chocolate orange flavoured hot chocolate! The cafe is currently open for takeaways.
🍊 The announcement of a Chocolate Orange Swirl ice cream flavour from Minchella’s in South Shields has caused quite the stir! Part of its new winter ice cream range, it will have a blend of Belgian and British milk chocolate ice cream marbled with a rich orange cream swirl.
🍊 North Chocolates has a lot to tempt any chocolate orange lovers! They’ve brought out a Christmas Clementine and Almond bar, as well as selling hand-dipped Dark Chocolate Orange Slices, a Dark Chocolate Orange Crunch bar and Dark Ginger & Orange bar.
🍊 I think La Chocolatrice‘s orange flavoured chocolate buttons would make the perfect stocking filler or nibbly treat! Purchase them from their online store, or find them in Newcastle city centre when they’re back open!
🍊 I am so excited that Olive and Bean have brought out Chocolate Orange Tiffin Traybakes for the festive season! What a treat! The traybake serves six people and you can have it customised with a personal message.
🍊 Simply Cheesecake now have a shop in the heart of Low Fell, Gateshead for their amazing cheesecakes. Stop by for chilled Terry’s Chocolate Orange cheesecake, Chocolate Orange hot chocolate and other daily chocolate orange delights! Or order a baked chocolate orange cheesecake online!
🍊 Chocolate orange doughnut anyone? Proven Goods have made all our dreams come true with their December doughnut range which features a double cocoa and candied orange glaze doughnut.
🍊 These are my new obsession. Sweetdreams’ Orange Choc Nibbles are so moreish that it’s very dangerous to be left with a whole bag of them! I picked up this bag from the Local Heroes Pop Up Shop at The Beacon (Westgate Road, Newcastle) which is open every Saturday from 10am-4pm.
🍊 Enjoy Beckleberry’s ice cream at home with their 2.5 and 5 litre ice cream tubs that come a wide range of flavours – including chocolate orange! They also sell a twin pack of chocolate orange cheesecakes on their website too!
🍊 The Brownie Bar make a mean chocolate orange brownie, and they also regularly have chocolate orange-flavoured specials like this cookie pie on the counter at their Heaton store!
Know of anywhere else that is offering delicious chocolate orange flavoured treats? Let me know in the comments!