Are Quality Street smaller than they used to be?

The internet is unhappy, and it is unhappy about the size of chocolate. We all know this is a hot topic (not to be confused with a hot, melted Topic), which has seen those notoriously nice people at Nestle hitting back.

A young lady called Charlotte Stacey Hook‎ posted a photo on Facebook of Quality Street tins, which she'd kept to put her Christmas decorations in.

She wrote: "Been putting the Christmas tree up, always keep my tins to put my decorations in after Christmas! Look how they've changed in size from 1998 till 2014! Bring back the big tins! Loyal Quality Street customer!" She must store exclamation marks in them as well.


It then got shared around social networks, with Charlotte's post getting 30,000 shares and over 80,000 Likes.

However, Nestle aren't having it. A spokesperson said: "This image does not compare like for like. As well as the 780g tub pictured, we also have a 1.3kg tin available which lovers of Quality Street might like to try this Christmas."

"We want to give the best possible value for money and we believe that this product is still extremely competitive."

However, chocolates are getting smaller, so what to do? We say buy one of your usual treats, and shoplift the rest to make up for the slack. We will not be responsible if you get arrested.


  • warwick h.
    Shrinkflation, no matter what the big companies bleat this is now endemic, everything is shrinking Twix,Pepperami,Kit Kat the lot, on the other hand Wetherspoons and Yate's not wanting to miss out on the great Xmas scam have whacked £2+ onto a bottle of wine.
  • rjt
    It doesn't really matter how big the tub is, it's how much chocolate you are getting for your money. How much would that big tub of chocolates cost now, adjusted for inflation?
  • Mike
    1.32kg tin = £7 in Tesco = 53.0p/100g 780g tin = £4 in most supermarkets = 51.3p/100g - or 39.7p/100g if you buy 2 for £6 in Tesco at the mo. I done the math for you. You're welcome.
  • Fagin
    Fucking awful "nil by mouth" chocolate for those who haven't a clue. Better off without it & the subsequent diabetes.

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