Every Quality Street chocolate, ranked: which is your favourite?
Time to argue about which is the best Quality Street sweet!
It's come around again: the most wonderful time of the year... to argue with your family over who gets what chocolate from the Quality Street box.
It's an argument that's been around since 1936, when the first Quality Street box was launched. A box that was named after a play by JM Barrie, the author of Peter Pan.
UPDATE: Oh, no! It looks like there might be a shortage of the Chocolate Caramel Brownie. The Sun is reporting that in recent tubs of Quality Street, the sweet has gone missing. The Brownie is one of the newest ones, replacing the Toffee Deluxe last year. Now Nestle has confirmed that Covid-19 has hit the supply chain and some chocolates have been replaced.
Back then they were made by Mackintosh (which became Rowntree Mackintosh) but that company was snaffled by Nestle in 1988.
Oh, and the reason the sweets have that twisty wrapping is because they invented the machine that twists the wrapper. You learn something new everyday...
So, whether you're a Celebrations, Miniature Heroes, Roses or Quality Street fan, you're sure to get into a few tiffs this Christmas over your favourite sweet.
And that's where we come in: we're letting you have your say on what the absolute, definitive, 100% best Quality Street sweet is.
Here's our list of every choc in the box – and its up to you which one gets that coveted hotspot. Get voting.
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Every Quality Street chocolate ranked
1. The Green Triangle
Another fan favourite, the Green Triangle keeps it simple with just two flavours: chocolate and hazelnut. An absolute classic.
2. Caramel Swirl
Like a giant Rolo, there's not much wrong with the Caramel Swirl – and it's probably the nicest looking choc of the lot.
3. Orange Chocolate Crunch
Another chocolate/orange combo, this one has a much better reputation than the Orange Creme – probably because of its delicious extra crunch, which has an almost honeycomb texture.
4. The Purple One
Perhaps the most iconic of the Quality Street chocolates, the Purple One is the perfect mix of chocolate, caramel and hazelnut. For many, it just can't be beaten.
5. Chocolate Toffee Finger
Better known for its incongruous shape than it is its flavour, the toffee finger normally lurks at the midpoint in most Quality Street rankings.
6. Orange Creme
The most maligned chocolate of them all, the Orange Creme might be an acquired taste – but those who love it REALLY love it.
Another dependable classic, the Fudge is exactly that – a big chunk of fudge. Not very exciting, but it does the job.
8. Milk Choc Block
Can't really go wrong with this one. As the name suggests, it's just a block of milk chocolate. A delicious stalwart – but not that exciting.
9. Strawberry Delight
Another controversial pick, the Strawberry Delight, alongside its coconut and orange comrades, is a matter of severely mixed opinion. Just means all the more for you though, right?
10. Chocolate Caramel Brownie
The newest addition to the Quality Street family, the Chocolate Caramel Brownie was introduced in 2019, replacing the Toffee Deluxe. It does what it says on the tin – gooey brownie deliciousness – though it doesn't have the cult status of other picks from the box, so potentially less likely to be fought over.
11. Toffee Penny
Creamy and chewy, these retro sweets stick to the roof of your mouth and stay there all afternoon. If that sounds appealing, they're the ones for you. If not – avoid.
12. Coconut Eclair
Part of a controversial triumverate of fruity chocolates, like the Bounty the coconut eclair is a sometimes neglected treat.