Mum sells rearranged Quality Street tubs – so everyone gets their favouriteDecember 15, 2018
We all have our favourite Quality Street – and it can cause family rows around Christmas time.
Whether you’re a fan of the green triangle or the purple treats, it’s really annoying when someone else nabs the last one that you wanted.
But one mum has a genius solution to this familiar dilemma – and has set up a Christmas business that means everyone can have their favourite.
Caroline Jefferson has rearranged tubs of Quality Street caters to to people’s individual tastes, the ideal way of making sure we don’t end up with the ones we hate.
The business model is really simple: she buys the tins in bulk and then sorts them into each sweet – meaning people can pick their favourite, like the orange crunch or strawberry cream.
The tins start at £6 with four of your favourite varieties and £7.50 for just one type.
Caroline, who is based in Southwick, West Sussex, has rearranged all 12 Quality Street sweets into their own separate tubs.
The mother-of-two has taken to Facebook Marketplace to promote the personalised tins.
The ad lists all the flavours including the Toffee Penny, Coconut Eclair and the Orange Chocolate Crunch.
According to Caroline the tins are selling fast.
She said on Facebook: "Please send inbox messages if you’re interested as they’re hugely popular and lots of interest…."
Plenty of Facebook users had commented on the ad requesting their favourite variety.
Karen Hillier asked: "Have you got blue coconut and red strawberry please?"
Kerry Manser said: "Have you go the green triangle and the fudge left please?"
It’s previously been revealed that there are just five of the beloved purple sweets per tin on average – which is pretty devastating for those of us who love that one most.
That compares to an average of ten Strawberry Creams, despite the fact that purple sweets, which contain hazelnuts and caramel, tend to be people’s favourite.
Which? magazine carried out a consumer survey of 1,000 adults.
Spokesman Harry Rose said: "It’s not your family’s fault that your favourite flavours disappear so quickly, there really are too few Purple Ones."
It was a similar story for Cadbury’s Roses and Celebrations tins, the research found.
Nestle manufactures Quality Street, and said it divides its selection into fruit creams, chocolates, and caramel or fudge, with each category making up a third of the total.
The company said: "That’s why you get more of the Strawberry Delights, which is one of only two fruit creams. We’ve increased the number of people’s favourites in this year’s assortment."
Nestle have been contacted for comment by Mirror Online.
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