Nestlé pretty much kill Christmas with shrinking sweet tins
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…