Sweet news for Quality Street lovers, as Toffee Deluxe returns for Christmas

by Super User
Great news for Quality Street lovers as the Toffee Deluxe returns for Christmas 2017 There are many things we associate with Christmas: twinkly lights, mince pies, Wham, and of course delving face-first into a tin of the nation's favourite sweets, Quality Street. We all have a favourite. For many it's the big purple one, others revel in the toffee penny (why?) but we think we can all agree, that we can't quite get on board with the honeycomb crunch. There was uproar amongst sweet fans last year when Quality Street replaced the Toffee Deluxe sweet with a new Honeycomb Crunch flavour.But there is sweet news for fans as Nestle has announced the orangey-brown foil-wrapped treat will be back in tubs in time for Christmas. Hoorah! The confectionery giant replaced the Toffee Deluxe with the Honeycomb Crunch for Quality Street's 80th birthday last year but has announced both will be included this year, increasing the assortment from 12 to 13 chocolates. All the more chocolate for us!The Toffee Deluxe was created in 1919 and had been in boxes since they began in 1936, so there was uproar last year. The decision to remove the toffee wrapped in milk chocolate caused dismay among customers, who were told by Nestle that it was a case of "too many toffees". Can you ever really ever have TOO many toffees? Sadie Marie, one of many to disapprove, wrote on Twitter: "Since when were there too many toffees in Quality Street - who complained?"Jonathan Smith, senior brand manager for Quality Street, said: "The reaction to Honeycomb Crunch replacing Toffee Deluxe last year was incredible and, although a lot of the comments were tongue in cheek, it was obvious that there is still a great deal of fondness for the Toffee Deluxe out there." Nestle said main tub sizes and recommended retail prices remained unchanged this year. Quality Street, a selection of chocolates that originally came in tins but are now more likely to be found in a plastic box, first hit the shelves in 1936 and were named after a play by Peter Pan author JM Barrie.

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