Brits fuming after researcher calculates number of Quality Street in each tin

Many of us have felt short changed when opening a box of Quality Street and finding someone else has eaten all of your favourites.

But, many chocolate fans feel even more hard done by after a researcher decided to find out how many of the different sweets were encased in each box.

The chocs are a Christmas staple and the holidays are meant to be a time of excess and celebration, but what they found might surprise you.

Lots of people theorised that Quality Street boxes don’t contain enough fan favourites like Green Triangles.

Inequality Street shared a snap of their findings on Facebook after sorting the sweets in the box into their various categories, reports BirminghamLive.

The study found that in an 800g Quality Street tin, four were Green Triangles, but 12 were Caramel Swirls.

Meanwhile, the reviewer praised Cadbury Roses, where they found the tin contained 10 Golden Barrels, and 10 Caramels. Win!

They were also impressed that the 800g tin actually weighed 818g when you included the wrappers, while Quality Street includes the wrappers in the overall weight.

The post said: "Kicking off the Christmas 2021 chocolate audits are the two big hitters: The Quality Street and Roses 800g tins.

"On first viewing it definitely appears to be a case of Quality Street by name, Inequality Street by nature with a whopping disparity of 12 Caramel Swirls (14.3%) to a measly four Green Triangles (4.8%).”

They continue: "Delve a little deeper and the picture is even more bleak for the delicious 3-sided featherweight: Weighing in at just 8.2g each, their 32.8g contribution to the tin represents an even more paltry 4.1% of the overall 800g tin – Hang your heads in shame, Quality Street!

"Over at Cadburys things definitely seem to be far more democratic with a top to bottom spread of 10 Golden Barrels and 10 Caramels (13.2% each) to 7 Signature Truffles (9.2%).

"An honourable mention to the folks at Bournville for the fact that their 800g tin is Christmas-Tree-Busting 818g when you include the wrappers (yes, Quality St include the wrappers in their 800g).

"Quality St could’ve given us an extra two Green Triangles if they had been a bit more generous with their accounts."

Other hobby researchers were keen to offer up their assessment of the research.

One commented: "I assume this research was done with a single tin of each product. We need a bigger sample to understand the natural variations.

"The Roses tin sampled appears to be even numbers allowing for a variation in the tin filling. I agree Quality Street appears to be uneven. More data please."

While another said: "Suspicions Confirmed! Never enough of The Purple One! A great Math provocation for data too!"

Responding to the pages findings, a Nestlé spokeswoman said: “We balance our Quality Street selection by grouping the sweets into three categories that we know our consumers love: fruits; toffees and fudge; and nuts, chocolates and caramels, with each roughly making up a third of the total.

"We don’t give exact numbers for each sweet as the contents may vary. We know that Quality Street fans feel very passionately about their own particular favourites, so we ensure there is something for everyone within the mix.”

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