Nestlé pretty much kill Christmas with shrinking sweet tins

3 September 2012

quality street It’s September now, which means Christmas is coming, and we’ll soon be stocking up on those big tins of sweeties that go down so well during the festive season. But if you like Quality Street, you might have to be prepared to fight that bit harder for your favourites while you’re sitting around with the family this year.

Nestlé, makers of Quality Street have shrunk the size of their Christmas 2012 tins, reducing them from 1kg for 820g – a significant 18% unembiggening. So they’ll be cheaper as a result, yes? No.

Tesco are selling the 820g tin for £5.00, the same price that they were selling the 1kg version for this time last year. Nice one everybody, cheers.

But don’t be too harsh on Nestlé – they’re only following in the evil footsteps of rivals Kraft, who last year cut a tin of Cadbury’s Roses from 975g to 850g and Heroes from 950g to 800g.

Scrooges the lot of them…

TOPICS:   Christmas


  • Dick
    Why don't they just make the wrappers heavier? Same weight, little extra cost to them.
  • Sicknote
    Good - there's too many fat knackers chomping choccies at Xmas
  • Richard
    I hate how these are always advertised as £5 - half price, even though they only ever cost £10 for about a week :-P
  • Jo
    I don't care for them, myself. The Green Triangle ratio is always far below satisfactory.
  • Jo
    Always just tons of those bloody toffee ones that get stuck in your teeth.
  • Boring B.
    And by killing African/Chinese babies
  • Dick
    ^ If it means cheaper ingredients then I'm all for it.
  • Chewbacca
    Yep, nowt wrong with killing African/Chinese babies, particularly if it means less of them coming over here...
  • The i.
    Don`t buy this shit....get a couple of decent chocolate bars...fuck the granny tins
  • Nikey H.
    @ Boring Boy and Chewbacca, agree with both of you lot. I did see bunch of them tins in my ASDA this wekend, and I am glad I am not the only one who thought something was wrong!
  • Mike M.
  • Raggedy
    Lest we forget . . . Nestle come from Switzerland, Kraft from the USA. I wouldn't trust anything Nestle say, do or produce.
  • Jerec
    Quality Streets are the lamest of the "Tins". Heroes and Roses are the best.
  • samuri
    put a taxable cap on supermarket profit margins.

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