You can’t fault this candy for being misleading, it delivers exactly what it says in the name, Orange Crunch. The question is however, who wants to eat a crunchy orange? Actually there might be a slight misnomer with the name of this chocolate treat, I feel like it’s more of an orange grit than an orange crunch. Crunch to me is something like a cookie, or even a piece of praline, something that at first offers some resistance, and then breaks down to something a little gritty. I feel like you have to have substantial pieces of something hard to have a crunch. In this case it’s more like a scattering of small gritty pieces of sugar. While there is a texture there, it feels much more gritty than crunchy.
This doesn’t help my first argument either, in fact it might make it worse. While a crunchy orange sounds weird, a gritty orange sounds awful. The chocolate does help merge these two conflicting elements, since chocolate does work with gritty/crunchy things, and it also works with orange (at least to some). I just feel like the chocolate isn’t enough to cover up this weird combination, and I couldn’t get the strangeness of this chocolate treat out of my head the entire time I was eating it.
This is a fine gritty/crunchy chocolate, and if you like orange chocolate (I’m not a huge fan but I’m okay with it), it’s actually pretty powerful. I just feel like putting these two elements together doesn’t work. I give credit to Nestle for trying, but maybe try again. Maybe a gritty raspberry might work better.