Argh. Something is afoot in my world as a lover of dark orange-flavoured chocolate. Yes I know that’s a pretty niche type of interest, but I feel compelled to vent!
Above, you will see my favourite chocolate bar ever. It has been killed off. Montezuma Chocolates, who in my opinion make some of the most delicious dark chocolate in the Western hemisphere, have decided to discontinue their Orangutan, the Yorkie-sized dark chocolate bar flavoured with orange. How very dare they! Why would anyone do such a thing? What were they thinking?
I used to go to the Montezuma shop in Spitalfields when I worked nearby and load up on 10 bars in one go so that I had a stash of them in the house, and I would sit eating one slowly as a treat after a bad day, making each square last as long as possible. The Orangutan tasted so darned good – a classy, glossy dark choc flavoured with tart orange oil, silky in texture and with a lovely aftertaste, formed in satisfyingly big chunks (hence the Yorkie comparison). It made Green & Black’s Maya Gold orange/spice chocolate seem sickly and over-sweetened in comparison. (You see, I have a thing about dark orange choc!)
But now the bar has been discontinued! I actually requested some Orangutan bars on my Christmas list, before I knew of this monstrous calamity, and my husband had to beg a sales assistant to find some in the storeroom. Seeing the desperation on his face, she very kindly tore open some gift packs to prise the remaining ones out. I now have two-and-a-half bars left – IN THE WORLD.
Montezuma’s please explain to me why you have removed this bar from your range? What possessed you to keep ‘Space Hopper’ and ‘Gourmet Gorilla’ instead of ‘Orangutan’? I can’t find a replacement that will match it (and believe me, I have looked)… what the hell am I going to do? Sit here with a Terry’s Chocolate Orange and sulk?
Well, for starters, I’m going to email them this…