What a time to be alive. First, we get the news that John Lewis are launching a Quality Street pick and mix station – we’re still not over this, by the way – and now, Nestlé has made another, equally exciting announcement.
The confectionery giant has revealed that for the first time ever, they will be releasing a Quality Street advent calendar. That’s right, Christmas just got a whole lot better. Packaged in the brand’s classic purple tin colour, the calendar is set to hit supermarkets across the nation within the next few weeks and will only set you back £5.
The festive treat is covered in the facade of a town house with individual Quality Street chocolates tucked inside each of the 24 windows. And if you’re worried about missing out on your favourite, fear not. Every single sweet in the new assortment is featured twice in a completely random order meaning no two calendars are the same. So whether you love a Strawberry Delight or consider yourself more of a Toffee Penny fan, you won’t be left disappointed.
However, if you love a Honeycomb crunch, we’ve got some bad news. Nestle has confirmed that the popular sweet, which was added to the range in 2016, has been removed from tins this year and will not feature in the advent calendar either.
The company explained their reasons for this in an official statement, saying: ‘The Quality Street assortment has never been static and we often change the mix from year to year.
‘The Honeycomb crunch was a new sweet added to celebrate our 80th birthday celebrations back in 2016. It’s still available as part of a single chocolate bar for this year but won’t appear in tubs and tins.’
Nevertheless, you can still indulge in all the classics with everything from the Caramel Swirl to the giant Purple One (which is said to be the nation’s favourite) available during the countdown to Christmas.
But if chocolate isn’t your thing, check out our guide for the best alternative advent calendars to get your hands on this Christmas.