Quality Street fans FURIOUS after calculating that the tin's weight includes wrappers

Quality Street fans FURIOUS after calculating that the tin’s weight includes wrappers

QUALITY Street fans have slammed the chocolate variety tin after they figured out the advertised weight includes foil wrappers.

And social media users branded the Nestle choc box “Inequality Street” as they discovered many tins only have four of the beloved green triangles.

Quality Street fans FURIOUS after calculating that the tin’s weight includes wrappers

The standard '800g' box contains just 780g of chocolate, fuming social media users pointed out Credit: Facebook / Inequality Street

Quality Street fans FURIOUS after calculating that the tin’s weight includes wrappers

Each chocolate and their wrapper was weighed and noted down in the careful research Credit: Facebook / Inequality Street

One Facebook user wrote: “It definitely appears to be Quality Street by name, Inequality Street by nature.

“Yes, Quality St include wrappers in their 800g.

“Hang your heads in shame, Quality Street!”

Facebook page Inequality Street was set up over the weekend as a forum for Brits' “chocolate audits”.

Users posted their own hauls of Cadbury's Roses, Mars' Celebrations and – most controversially – Nestle's Quality Street.

Within a day, the page had well over 2,000 followers – plus a Twitter account with hundreds of retweets.

How did Quality Street fans figure it out?

Inequality Street's admin, who preferred to remain anonymous, even weighed each chocolate to figure out their share of the total weight.

With the thick foil wrappers counting toward the 800g tin's gross weight, the standard box contains just 780g of chocolate.

That compares with the 818g tin of Cadbury's Roses, which holds 800g of chocolate.

And fans of the green hazelnut triangle were unimpressed by its consistent underrepresentation in even the larger Quality Street tins.

The admin reported their tin had just four of the beloved noisettes, compared with a whopping 12 caramel swirls.

They added: “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.”

With one green hazelnut triangle weighing 8.2g, users pointed out Nestle could add two more and still come in under 800g for the standard tin.

Dozens posted pics of their own tins, with the “Inequality Street” description quickly becoming clearer.

Jane Caroline Dass wrote: “I am always taken aback at how many of those circular gold toffees there are.

“I put them straight in the bin as the ratio of toffee cost to filing replacement cost is off the scale.”

Sarah Hannis added: “I thought I was the only odd person that did this.

“Bar graph, pie chart and I think I did a spreadsheet too.”

But Richard Beeston commented there were holes in the group's science and that more hard research would be needed.

He wrote: “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.”

How did Nestle explain the uneven combinations?

Nestle admitted the selection is uneven, but said the net and gross weights are listed on the tins so fans should be under no impression they're getting 800g of pure chocolate.

A spokesperson told The Sun: “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.

“Each makes up roughly one third of the total.

“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.

“Consumers also have the option to create their own mix – such as a tin that’s packed with nothing but Green Triangles, by visiting www.qualitystreet.co.uk.”

Inequality Street is raising money under the viral post for Bowel Cancer UK.

Page members are also collecting Quality Street wrappers for one member's granddaughter, who has Down's syndrome and loves the shiny sweet wrappers.

The admin told us: “We’re trying to get Quality Street via Twitter to send her some.

“So from that context, they’re worth a lot more than you may think!”

Last year debate raged after fans found a horrifying 11 orange cremes in one tin.

That followed a recalculation of Quality Street's sweet ratio between 2018 and 2019.

The mix of chocolate sweets went up to 46 per cent – up from the 35 per cent in 2018.

We recently reviewed Costa's Christmas menu, which includes a stellar Toffee Penny Latte.

The Sun recently spoke to a psychologist about what your favourite festive chocolate says about you.

And we reported that a retro favourite is set to return to the Quality Street tin, with public voting closed and results hotly-anticipated.

Quality Street fans FURIOUS after calculating that the tin’s weight includes wrappers

Quality Street was compared unfavourably with Cadbury's luxury Roses range Credit: Facebook / Inequality Street

Quality Street fans FURIOUS after calculating that the tin’s weight includes wrappers

Fans have begun auditing their Christmas chocolate tins as festive season nears Credit: Facebook / Inequality Street

 

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