A Facebook user is claiming that Quality Street have decreased in size over the years after she took a photo of the various tins she keeps her Christmas decorations in.
Charlotte, of Washington, Tyne and Wear, 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!”
The image, which was posted on Tuesday, has been shared more than 36,000 times and liked by more than 85,000 people since.
The latest Quality Street tin, weighing 780g, is less than half the size it was to the left of the picture, when it weighed 1.7kg.
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Godiva Christmas Chocolate Gift Box
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Twitter users were quick to show their outrage towards the chocolate company for decreasing the size of the tins, but not the the price.
— Daniel Fox (@danielfoxfm) December 16, 2015
I can’t believe we’ve just let Quality Street and Roses tins get smaller. Where’s the chocolate revolution guys?
— Lotty Earns (@lottyburns) December 16, 2015
the shrinking Quality Street box is the new Freddo price scandal https://t.co/MMtCYf2f9Z
— Elena Cresci (@elenacresci) December 16, 2015
However, food giant Nestle which owns the Christmas sweets, has hit back at the claims, saying the picture represents an unfair comparison since there is still a larger 1.3kg tub available to buy.
Daylight robbery or simply a sign of the times?
Either way, we’re sure our dentist will be thanking us for halving our green triangle and toffee penny consumption come January.
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