It’s the question that’s divided a thousand families: which Quality Street chocolate is your favourite? Whether you’re a die hard Strawberry Cream devotee or will fight your friends for the last Toffee Penny, everyone has the sweets they love – and hate – from the iconic tin.
But thanks to John Lewis, the debate about which chocs to choose may not be quite so fierce, as the department store is allowing customers to pick and mix their favourites to create their own bespoke selection once again.
If the return of the Quality Street pick and mix wasn’t exciting enough, a brand new sweet has been announced that will be exclusive to John Lewis. Enter, the Crème Caramel Crisp. The new chocolate has a crème caramel flavour and contains crispy biscuit pieces, coated in milk and white chocolate, making it the first Quality Street sweet ever to include white chocolate.
Cat Mews, Quality Street’s brand manager, said: ‘We know how much people missed our pick and mix stations at John Lewis last year, so we are delighted to announce that they are back for 2021. It’s a landmark year for Quality Street as the brand turns 85, and we’re celebrating our return to John Lewis with an exclusive new sweet and a beautifully designed collector’s tin that shoppers can personalise with a name of their choice.
‘Best of all, you can tailor the contents exactly to your liking, whether that means nothing but purple ones, a tin full of toffees or a feast of fruit crèmes. With all this, plus the delicious new Crème Caramel Crisp sweet to try, we think this year’s Quality Street pick and mix stations will be a bigger hit than ever! ’
The exclusive John Lewis Collectors tins weigh 1.2kg and can be personalised with your own choice of 12 chocolates, but also with your own name (or someone else’s) on the tin. If you’ve held onto a tin from previous years, you can simply refill it.
Here’s an exact breakdown of the prices:
- Choose your favourites and personalised tin: £15
- Choose your favourites in an exclusive John Lewis & Partners tin without personalisation: £12
- Refill your exclusive John Lewis & Partners tin from a previous year: £10
- Mixed ready-filled tin without personalisation: £10
John Lewis stores offering Quality Street pick and mix for 2021
- Brent Cross
- Cribbs Causeway
- High Wycombe
- Milton Keynes
- Oxford Street
- Peter Jones London
- Trafford Centre Manchester
The pick and mix station at John Lewis’s flagship Oxford Street store will open on 21 September, while other participating stores will open the station from the end of the month.