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 this year, the debate about which chocs to choose may not be quite so fierce, as John Lewis is allowing customers to pick and mix their favourites to create their own bespoke selection.
Back in July, a spokesperson for John Lewis confirmed the launch to iNews, saying: ‘From September John Lewis will partner with iconic confectioners Quality Street to offer customers bespoke tins of their favourite sweets.
‘John Lewis Oxford Street will be home to an exclusive personalisation station, giving customers the chance to personalise the street name on their tin, as well as pick and mix their own flavour combinations – a high street first for Quality Street.’
And now the moment has finally come! The pick and mix Quality Street tins are priced at £12, and will be made available in 11 John Lewis stores across the UK from 21 September to 23 December (see below for the full list of participating outlets).
At the John Lewis flagship on London’s Oxford Street, you can even pay an additional £3 to customise the container, swapping the word ‘Quality’ for a name of your choice.
However, there are some limitations to the offer – no matter how much you love ‘The Purple One’ or are obsessed with the Orange Creme, you can’t choose just one variety for fill the tub – you have to select at least three (although we’re sure that won’t be too much of a challenge…).
Here’s the full list of the flavours on offer – which ones will you pick?
‘The Purple One’ Milk chocolate filled with hazelnut and caramel (purple wrapper)
Green Triangle Hazelnut noisette (triangular, green wrapper)
Chocolate Toffee Finger Chewy toffee stick covered in milk chocolate (gold wrapper)
Strawberry Delight Milk chocolate with a strawberry cream centre (red wrapper)
Caramel Swirl Soft, runny caramel encased in milk chocolate (yellow wrapper, circular, foil)
Milk Choc Block Solid milk chocolate (green wrapper)
Orange Crunch Crystalised pieces of orange in chocolate (orange wrapper)
Orange Creme Dark chocolate with an orange cream interior (orange wrapper)
Fudge Chocolate coated vanilla fudge (pink wrapper)
Coconut Eclair Coconut ice enrobed in chocolate (blue wrapper)
Toffee Penny An original Mackintosh’s toffee in a penny shape (gold wrapper, circular)
Honeycomb Crunch Milk chocolate filled with a honeycomb flavoured filling and honeycomb pieces (golden brown wrapper)
Toffee Deluxe Chewy toffee covered in milk chocolate (brown wrapper)
John Lewis stores offering Quality Street pick and mix
- Cribbs Causeway
- High Wycombe
- Oxford Street
- White City