QUALITY Street tubs and sweets have changed in more ways than one this year after the weights left fans furious last Christmas.
Last week, Nestle announced Quality Street will axe its iconic brightly-coloured wrappers over 86 years since their release.
Quality Street sweets have been wrapped in the same type of colourful wrappers for 86 years
In an aim to be better for the environment, the treats will now be wrapped in a duller form of waxed paper
In a bid to become more environmentally-friendly, the treats are now being wrapped in a duller form of waxed paper, which is recyclable.
The move will stop nearly two billion wrappers a year from ending up in landfills, but it has nevertheless angered traditionalists.
Only the two foil-covered sweets – the green triangle and orange crunch – will remain in their original packaging.
The new wrappers will be phased in over the coming months until Christmas, and you may get a mix of old and new wrappers for now.
Secondly, Nestle told The Sun the tubs and tins in previous years have always included the weights with and without wrappers on the packaging.
However, from this year it’ll only communicate the net weights (without wrapping).
This means you should get exactly what it says on the tub.
The only exception to this is the pick and mix you can buy on the webshop because those products vary between customers.
The change comes after Quality Street fans last year slammed the variety tin after they claimed to have calculated the weight to include wrappers.
They found that a standard 800g Quality Street tin contained 780g of chocolate, with the remaining 20g made up of sweet wrappers.
However, Nestle said the tins would have listed both the net and gross weights.
When The Sun weighed all sweets in a 2022 600g tub, we received 618.9g worth of treats including wrappers and 599.9g excluding them.
What sweets do you get in your tub?
You can expect to get 11 different sweets in your Quality Street, but how many of each will vary between tubs.
Overall, the treats should all add up to the weight said on the packaging.
For example, we got eight of the fudge in our tub – the most of any sweets.
Strawberry delight, orange creme, toffee penny and caramel swirl came as seven each.
While we got five each of the purple one, green triangle, coconut eclair, toffee finger and orange crunch.
Milk chocolate block fans may be disappointed to know our tub only contained four of those sweets – the least of all of them.
In 2019, Quality Street increased the number of popular sweets in tins as part of a massive shake-up.
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