Quality Street is a classic Christmas treat and people tend to feel pretty strongly about which is the best chocolate in the tin.
Selections like ‘The Big Purple One’ and ‘The Green Triangle’ are long standing favourites and any change to the line up has always caused controversy among confectionery critics.
So as we head increasingly closer to the festive period, chocolate fans will be gutted to learn that one of the choices has been pulled from production at Nestle’s Halifax factory, as reported by our sister title Birmingham Live.
It might not be one of the favourites – in fact it is not even one anybody has tried before – but people are still lamenting the loss of what could have been.
Earlier this year, Nestle announced it would be introducing a new Chocolate Caramel Brownie flavoured chocolate to its tubs.
But coronavirus and the subsequent lockdown has delayed the production.
A spokesperson said: “In order to keep Quality Street production going during the Covid-19 lockdown period, we made some temporary changes to the way we operated, such as running fewer lines for a time.
“As a result, some consumers may find that they do not have all 12 varieties of Quality Street sweets in their mix.”
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The statement continued: “There is no change to the overall weight of our tubs, tins and cartons and any missing varieties, such as the Chocolate Caramel Brownie, have been replaced by another of our well-loved Quality Street selection.
“We have been producing all 12 sweets again for some time now.”
The spokesperson added: “We apologise for any disappointment caused but hope consumers understand why it was necessary to make these changes during such unprecedented conditions.”