image

Will you be buying a tin of Quality Street this Christmas?

Nestle are slowly slimming down their festive tin and hoping we don’t notice!

In what might just be the most quintessentially British story of the festive period so far, Charlotte Stacey Hook has taken to Facebook to complain about the continued decrease in the size of Quality Street tins.

She keeps the chocolate tins to store her Christmas decorations in each year, and became aware and incensed when she put them side by side about the dramatic decrease in size. She protested on the Quality Street Facebook page, and it seems to be going viral.

12347813_461791754004449_3090756810650277125_n

This appears to be yet another product which is shrinking in quantity but not in price!

Have you noticed the shrinking size of your annual Quality Street tin?  Will you be buying one this Christmas? What do you think of this Quality over Quantity scandal?

Will you be buying a tin of Quality Street this Christmas?

1236 people have already voted, what's your opinion? Yes No

What are your views?

We'd love to hear your comments

Not a member?

You need to be a member to interact with Silversurfers. Joining is free and simple to do. Click the button below to join today!

Click here if you have forgotten your password
major red
19th Aug 2016
0
Thanks for voting!
need the big tin or cheaper i only like the toffee ones make a tin of toffees my family have the rest
Dennis Boe
15th Jan 2016
1
Thanks for voting!
They have , however still the largest compared with the rest .
Karine Davison
4th Jan 2016
1
Thanks for voting!
I never knowingly buy any Nestle` product because of their policy which has been affecting children and babies in the Third World which has been going on for years. They are now trying to privatise water " The current Chairman and former CEO of Nestlé, the largest producer of food products in the world, believes that the answer to global water issues is privatization. This statement is on record from the wonderful company that has peddled junk food in the Amazon, has invested money to thwart the labeling of GMO-filled products, has a disturbing health and ethics record for its infant formula, and has deployed a cyber army to monitor Internet criticism and shape discussions in social media.
This is apparently the company we should trust to manage our water, despite the record of large bottling companies like Nestlé having a track record of creating shortages:"

Nestle` have also stated that " water is not a human right" ! They have bought over so many companies it is difficult to always know what they provide.
mercury
26th Dec 2015
0
Thanks for voting!
I think they're horrible sickly gooey things. Apart from the rare nut filled one, they all taste the same to me and I'd never buy them, even when the tins were larger. I love proper chocolate though.
JohnHerb
21st Dec 2015
1
Thanks for voting!
I love them-part of the festive season...brings back lots of happy memories. think they are as good as they have ever been!
Barbara58
21st Dec 2015
1
Thanks for voting!
I'm not allowed such stuff, but, I'm only human and crave the odd indulgent 'small' packet of something I'd like.
I look at the 'price per 100g' thus bought a packet of maltesers which were cheaper than the big box - brought out for Christmas.
Saw people just pick up the box and pop into their trolley. I wanted to point out the obvious, but you never know how people will react these days.
So.................Caveat Emptor!
Kit Wingate
20th Dec 2015
2
Thanks for voting!
I used to buy Cadbury's tins of choc's...'Roses' and some of the other named varieties...BUT...and it is a whacking great BUT..and it's one that all you folk out there ought to to be strictly following..since the 'Yanks' acquired Cadbury's they have done nothing...you all admit to the size of the packaging getting smaller and smaller, and the price remaining the same, and or even increasing, YET, you all still continue to purchase them....and then whinge and whine of the reduction in the packaging sizes, for the same price. When for goodness sake will you all wake up from your dozy day-dreaming and STOP encouraging and refuse to purchase Cadbury's product's en masse....Just get some grey matter working please and understand that if you all cease to buy the product, those crook producers will either GO BUST or they WILL very quickly reduce the prices/restore back to the previuos size packaging that we all used to have when the Company was owned and the goods were produced at home here in the UK..The long and short of it all is YOU LOT OUT THERE WHO ARE THE BUYERS..do not appear to have anymore the common sense of buying the niceties of life that we have all enjoyed for many years past...you all are SO EASY AT BEING SEPARATED FROM THE CONTENTS OF YOUR PURSES AND WALLETS.It's your own faults that those owners of Cadbury's are rolling over in glee at the stupid Brit's who just keep shelling out while they will keep on reducing the packaging size or 'Jacking Up ' the price...WAKE UP BRIT'S we are and have become the laughing stock the world over for quite many reasons and as an 89 year guy..It has become something of a large and bitter pill that gets harder anad harder to swallow as each day passes..Have a nice Christmas all, and the best of 2016.
Jax
20th Dec 2015
2
Thanks for voting!
We buy it because the chocolates are gluten free and my husband is a coeliac. It is nice not to have to worry about what he eats.
bikerslugsister
20th Dec 2015
1
Thanks for voting!
All the tins are smaller year by year; I have bought Roses because my family prefer Cadburys chocolate. They're still quite good value really though.
maktuie
20th Dec 2015
0
Thanks for voting!
Nice to know the tin is about half the size it used to be!
Robert2706
20th Dec 2015
1
Thanks for voting!
Too many other nice choices with better chocolates and supermarket discounts
DPH
20th Dec 2015
0
Thanks for voting!
Same price but a lot smaller tin RIP OFF.
Jill B
19th Dec 2015
3
Thanks for voting!
Aldi's version - Surprises - is far superior, using a higher quality chocolate.
bikerslugsister
20th Dec 2015
2
Thanks for voting!
I shall look out for those, as I really Iike Aldi. I wish we had one closer; ours is 8 miles away.
robbiedog
19th Dec 2015
1
Thanks for voting!
They are an absolute rip off.Will never buy again.
joroy
19th Dec 2015
1
Thanks for voting!
I object to paying for a tin of quality street which is a lot smaller in weight than 5 years ago yet near enough the same price
Andy56
19th Dec 2015
0
Thanks for voting!
Unlike my waistline they get smaller every year
SissieSis
19th Dec 2015
2
Thanks for voting!
I usually buy two tins - one Quality Strret and one other to get a good mixture.
steveb355
19th Dec 2015
1
Thanks for voting!
Sizes; It's happening to all foods, I've really noticed in sliced bread lately, smaller and dearer, why doesn't bread go stale anymore, it just goes mouldy or is that just me that notices?
Dickens
18th Dec 2015
2
Thanks for voting!
Just not the same anymore for enjoyment or value.
extrailman
18th Dec 2015
1
Thanks for voting!
the family don,t like them but I do
JohnHerb
21st Dec 2015
0
Thanks for voting!
Same as our family!
reace
18th Dec 2015
1
Thanks for voting!
as all things now, quality, amount, size are going down, and cost is going up, thank goodness i am not as thick as they are to expect me to buy them.
kerrycoo
18th Dec 2015
0
Thanks for voting!
I love Quality Street, but they have taken a few of my favourites out. They are the best chocolates and toffees going. I do not think it is fair either to have them in the house, as my grandson, wholives with me has diabetes.
Roro
20th Dec 2015
0
Thanks for voting!
Black magic started it. My son always gave me black magic. but over time new versions replaced some of my favourites like the 'three hazelnuts' chocolate vanished. Smaller chocolates and fewer varieties per box. I told him to stop buying them in favour of Quality Street. Now I've had to do the same with these. Profit befor quality it seems.
silverwolf
18th Dec 2015
2
Thanks for voting!
I think the contents are inferior to others that are available
meggieb
18th Dec 2015
1
Thanks for voting!
Total rip off, smaller in every way
Yasmin
18th Dec 2015
1
Thanks for voting!
The container is getting smaller and smaller, but the price certainly isn't. Bring back the larger tin but do not increase the price.
Carri
18th Dec 2015
2
Thanks for voting!
Highland Lass
18th Dec 2015
1
Thanks for voting!
Prefer other chocolates
maralyn
18th Dec 2015
1
Thanks for voting!
michaeljb
18th Dec 2015
1
Thanks for voting!
This is a common practise these days.With a lot of products on he shelves.
bugsy malone
18th Dec 2015
2
Thanks for voting!
Prefer other makes and I really shouldn't be eating any!
crumbles
18th Dec 2015
2
Thanks for voting!
Never cared for them anyway roses far better
happytoday
18th Dec 2015
5
Thanks for voting!
instead of eating chocolate this christmas i have decided to rub it into my hips because thats where it always end up anyway.
Wilf
18th Dec 2015
0
Thanks for voting!
Brilliant comment and very funny!
Sparkly Barbs
18th Dec 2015
1
Thanks for voting!
Christine James
18th Dec 2015
1
Thanks for voting!
Much smaller tins over the years and price doesn't ever go down
SarahC3
18th Dec 2015
0
Thanks for voting!
Smaller tin and less sweets paying more for less
cliffwilly
18th Dec 2015
1
Thanks for voting!
The tin has got smaller and I believe the weight has been reduced, I have managed to get one for £3.50 so I think I am on a par with last year.
barbliz
18th Dec 2015
1
Thanks for voting!
According to the tin, the chocolates in the tin weigh the same as a tin of Celebrations. So should we really go by the size of the tin. Anyway, most chocolates are smaller nowadays.
SovereignInventory
18th Dec 2015
1
Thanks for voting!
I don't think we should single out Quality Street alone for altering (reducing?) their tin sizes, all manufacturers are guilty of this. Is it just me, or do all the sweets & chocolates not taste the same now?
Christine James
18th Dec 2015
1
Thanks for voting!
The chocolate doesn't taste the same and seems to be thicker chocolate and less filling
elisabeth
18th Dec 2015
1
Thanks for voting!
Too many calories. Preference for plain dark chocolate, preferably 81%
Wilf
18th Dec 2015
0
Thanks for voting!
Yes I am trying to always eat dark chocs as supposed to be much better for you
william63
18th Dec 2015
2
Thanks for voting!
I am diabetic and cant eat them
RSMJ
18th Dec 2015
1
Thanks for voting!
I agree with Barry QS are still good and two tine from the supermarket is good value my reason is have lost a lot of weight I have buy my sweets in small packets
Barry14
18th Dec 2015
1
Thanks for voting!
Still love QS, the taste and the reminder of childhood when my Mum always bought a large tin - God Bless you Mum.

Things change, raw materials and cost of manufacturing go up, so manufacturers have to adjust - A better comparison would be how much was a quarter pound in the 1950's and 60's (Yes NO grammes then!) and the cost of a similar quantity now - Adjusted with the index between then and now. A loaf of bread was probably 10p in the 50's and we are not complaining about that.
Wages and pensions have gone up (to some extent!) hopefully to compensate and I hope QS are still employing people in the UK to manufacture

If you enjoy them, buy them and find the best supermarket price you can - Two tubs for a £5 or £6 at TESCO at present!

I have never worked for QS or Tesco!

Have a lovely Christmas
Loughtin
18th Dec 2015
2
Thanks for voting!
I don't think they're as tasty as they used to be, they used to have those lovely purple ones and the green triangles, the long, thin chocolate covered toffee's, I know they're still there but not as nice.
AlanD1
18th Dec 2015
4
Thanks for voting!
I'm diabetic, so why would I?
cynthiamay
18th Dec 2015
1
Thanks for voting!
GrannyJack
18th Dec 2015
1
Thanks for voting!
It's cheaper to buy packets these days and not so fattening
librarybet72
18th Dec 2015
1
Thanks for voting!
I buy them for my ex work colleagues
diana1234
18th Dec 2015
1
Thanks for voting!
KateD
18th Dec 2015
1
Thanks for voting!
Always preferred Cadburys Roses as too many caramels and hard toffees in Quality Street.
Cecily
18th Dec 2015
1
Thanks for voting!
billE
18th Dec 2015
2
Thanks for voting!
I can resist everything but temptation. Waistline!
spook
18th Dec 2015
1
Thanks for voting!
when i was a Practice Nurse we used to get loads of them. Now i'm retired i don't miss them, and find i don't put on weight at Christmas any more!! it was very kind of our patients to give them to us, but some fruit would have been much more acceptable!
Leb
18th Dec 2015
1
Thanks for voting!
I cannot have anything containing eggs or dairy so chocolate is a no!
Jada
18th Dec 2015
5
Thanks for voting!
Too expensive now, and, sadly, no-one to share them with any more.

I also don't think any chocolates taste as good as they used to. The ingredients are so changed in the popular ones that younger people have no idea how good they really were!
Lydia321
17th Dec 2015
2
Thanks for voting!
You can still buy the bigger tins of Quality Street but they are over £15.00. A tin of Roses chocolates weighs less than the similar sized Quality Street. Tesco have been doing both Quality Street and Roses for £4.00. Dont just pick on Quality Street as all the tins of sweets have been getting smaller over the years.
suey123
17th Dec 2015
2
Thanks for voting!
Nastle GIVE US BACK OUR BIG TINS OF QUALITY STREET YOU CHEAP SKATES. IS IT ALL ABOUT PROFITS AND MAKING MONEY, THINK ABOUT YOUR MANY LOYAL CUSTOMERS AND THE MONEY THEY SPEND ON YOUR PRODUCTS , I FOR ONE WILL STOP BUYING YOUR MANY PRODUCTS UNTIL YOU GIVE US WHAT WE WANT .
Poppet
17th Dec 2015
5
Thanks for voting!
We only bought them, begrudgingly, as we give them to our doctor's surgery each year. We won't be buying them for ourselves. We also bought Roses for a friend in a care home. I think we will be changing over to biscuits in the future as this are better value for money if you buy them when on offer and we buy them for our newsagent to say thanks for the brilliant service of delivering out paper throughout the year. We do leave a tip for the paperboy but it is the shop that organises it all. The reduction in size takes half the pleasure away! Fed up with these greedy companies
Anne McShane
17th Dec 2015
1
Thanks for voting!
I won a tin of these in a raffle. They have definitely got smaller over the years
Wilf
16th Dec 2015
4
Thanks for voting!
If its Christmas in GB then it has to be a tin of Quality Street chocs. Its the only time that I ever eat them and love them. Reminds me of when I was a boy and my brothers and I used to literally stuff the chocs into our mouths before all the older relations could get to them. The "old-uns" were just left with the toffees which they could' nt eat as their false teeth used to get stuck on them!!!
Loughtin
18th Dec 2015
1
Thanks for voting!
Thanks, that made me laugh
Wilf
18th Dec 2015
0
Thanks for voting!
Yes didnt make our mum laugh she used to go mad when we put wrappings everywhere!!!
2
Thanks for voting!
Bet you put the wrappers back in the tin too! 😉
Wilf
16th Dec 2015
4
Thanks for voting!
Yes of course where else would you put them as a young lad...or down the back of the sofa!!!

Community Terms & Conditions

Content standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.

You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not:

contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

Nurturing a safe environment

Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.

We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!