It’s The Great Quality Street Scandal!
Nestlé are slowly slimming down their festive tin and hoping we don’t notice – but there’s no fooling us Brits!
Nothing riles us Brits more than getting short-changed on our favourite chocolate – which is why a depressing picture of Quality Street tins shrinking in size over the years has outraged the internet. It’s like the Freddo saga all over again…
The picture of four Quality Street tins, dating from 1998 to 2014 went viral after a customer posted a photo of her sweet tins (that now hold her Christmas decorations) on Facebook, while decorating the tree.
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In fact, in the last ten years, the tins have reduced in size by more than half. And, of course, don't get us started on the tin that is now actually made of plastic. Which is a whole other problem...
Sharing the picture of all of the tins lined up on the Quality Street Facebook page, Charlotte Stacey Hook 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 added.
Charlotte's post on Tuesday has gone viral, being shared more than 30,000 times and liked by more than 80,000 people since.
But a spokesperson for Nestlé has responded, saying: "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."
Never underestimate how passionate we are about chocolate Nestlé…