ASDA Is Selling Chocolate Orange Cheese Just In Time For Christmas
Terry’s Chocolate Orange is a staple of Christmas.
If you’re one of the lucky few to get a Terry’s Chocolate Orange at the bottom of your stocking instead of the normal fruit variety then you should bask in the knowledge that your parents (or Father Christmas for any kiddies reading) are really giving you the good life.
Whoever came up with the genius idea to pimp up a regular boring old orange by making one entirely out of zesty chocolate deserves some kind of royal commendation.
Another staple of Christmas is cheese. The festive period goes mad for it from cheese boards and baked Camembert to cheese and pickle mince pies.
Now just because Terry’s Chocolate Orange is great and cheese is great doesn’t mean the two should be combined into some weird hybrid. We also love prosecco and cheese but no one in their right mind would think of creating prosecco flavoured cheese… oh wait, no someone did do that and yup, it was really peculiar.
ASDA have also decided to try their luck by meddling with Terry’s Chocolate Orange and cheese to come up with a brand new Wensleydale with Double Chocolate & Orange creation.
When you first hear of the concept you are, admittedly, intrigued. Chocolate, cheese and orange? All three individual concepts are strong, surely it wouldn’t hurt to try…
But after some more consideration you start to have the realisation that it will probably be really gross, or worse you might actually like it. Do you really want to be the guy that’s piling chocolate orange cheese on top of a cracker? No.
ASDA’s description of the hybrid doesn’t really serve to curb your hesitation: “Strength – 2. Really creamy, with sweet chocolate chips and zesty orange. No artificial colours or flavours. Suitable for vegetarians”.
Ha, Vegetarians! There’s no avoiding this creation at the cheese board due to a moral objection. If us meat eaters have to be subjected to it, then so do you.
To be honest, this reminds me of when Aldi mixed another of Christmas’ favourite offerings: chocolate and wine. Their bizarre chocolatey wine drink was supposedly there to accompany mince pies.
And while we’re on the topic of mince pies, did we also really need Aldi’s Sloe Gin Mince Tarts? Firstly, they only called them tarts to make them seem posh (everybody knows it’s a mince PIE), and secondly, when is the gin obsession going to stop? Yes, it’s a fantastic (fantastic) tipple but surely we should exercise just a little self-restraint.
Does the holiday season really mean that all delicious things have to be combined? ‘Because Christmas isn’t really a good enough excuse.
Still, we can’t knock ASDA’s ambition.
Do you want to try this? Let us know in the comments.
Images via ASDA / GIPHY / Aldi / The Great British Cheese Company / iStock