FEMAIL taste tests Heinz Terry's Christmas Orange Mayonnaise

Is Terry’s Chocolate Orange MAYO delicious or disastrous? Femail puts the unusual festive concoction to the test (and the verdict will surprise you)

  • The British-loved brands have combined their tasty treats to create a spread  
  • Only 200 jars of Heinz [Seriously] Good Terry’s Chocolate Orange Mayo
  • Condiment is made with melted chocolate, crème patissière and orange oil
  • Here, FEMAIL taste tests the concoction with surprising results  

A Terry’s Chocolate Orange in your stocking and mayo on your Boxing Day sandwich are Christmas staples for many, but few will ever have thought of combining the two. 

But now Heinz and Terry’s have decided to combine their treats in a 480ml jar, claiming it’s the ‘festive mash up that you didn’t know you needed until now’. 

It’s not the first time Heinz has tried an unusual mayo medley, teaming up with Cadbury in 2019 to launch a Creme Egg version of the creamy condiment in time for Easter. 

There will only be 200 jars of Heinz [Seriously] Good Terry’s Chocolate Orange Mayo available across the UK from today, available via an online competition on the brands’ social media channels.

The rich concoction has been created by blending Heinz [Seriously] Good Mayonnaise with melted Terry’s Chocolate Orange segments, crème patissière and an extra dose of Terry’s Chocolate Orange’s signature real orange oil.

Makers say the result is a smooth and delicious spread that works perfectly dolloped onto your festive desserts or spread onto brioche, crumpets, pancakes, or croissants this season, claim the companies.

But is the condiment and festive flop or a delicious treat?  FEMAIL tests the treat to see if it’s worth topping your toast with…

Heinz [Seriously] Good Terry’s Chocolate Orange Mayo (pictured) will only have 200 available across the UK from today

 I don’t have a massive sweet tooth, but I do enjoy a good chocolate spread – particularly a posh dark chocolate nut butter. 

So I thought this would definitely be worth a try, I like mayo, I like chocolate orange, surely I’d like them together?

Upon opening the jar I was a little more sceptical. It didn’t look appetising. 

The texture looked like a very thin mayonnaise and looked overly oily (after checking the ingredients, I realised it was 68% rapeseed oil).

But I kept on going and spread a very thin layer across a toasted bagel. 


The texture looked like a very thin mayonnaise and looked overly oily (after checking the ingredients, I realised it was 68% rapeseed oil).

‘The flavour is just like a Terry’s Chocolate Orange, but the texture is more like butter than mayo – I honestly think if I’d melted down a chocolate orange an added a bit of butter I’d have made a similar concoction’ Bridie said

The flavour is just like a Terry’s Chocolate Orange, but the texture is more like butter – or even margarine – than mayo – I honestly think if I’d melted down a chocolate orange an added a bit of butter I’d have made a similar concoction.

It was so oily in texture it actually glistened when spread across my bagel.

While it was tasty – and sure to be a hit with chocolate orange fans – it was VERY rich. I couldn’t finish more than half a bagel and I couldn’t see myself reaching for the jar and eating it with a spoon like I have to stop myself doing with Nutella.

Bridie explained the spread was so oily in texture it actually glistened when spread across her bagel (pictured)

 Perhaps, unless you’re a hardcore chocolate orange fan, it would be better used as an ingredient rather than a toast topper.

It would would go beautifully in a chocolate mayonnaise cake (I always love adding a touch of citrus to a chocolate recipe for a touch of sharpness).

I can’t see it replacing my beloved Bonne Maman Hazelnut Chocolate Spread anytime soon –     but it still gets a very solid 3 stars – I’d give it 3.5 if i could.

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