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 for the second year running the department store is allowing customers to pick and mix their favourites to create their own bespoke selection.
This year sees even more options added to the list, including a new flavour, the Crispy Truffle Bite, that’s exclusive to JL stores, and the chance to personalise a tin with a real surname or street name, or any other word that will fit on this year’s tin design. And if you kept hold of your John Lewis tin from last year? You will be able to return it to a shop and refill it for a lower price.
Previously, you had to choose a minimum of three flavours for your bespoke blend of sweets, but for 2019 John Lewis will finally allow customers to fill their tub with just one sweet.
In order to do this, you will be asked to show your ‘my John Lewis’ loyalty card – but if you’re not a current account holder, you can still sign up on the spot for free.
Rachel Costello, Partner & Gift Food buyer at John Lewis commented: ‘Last year our customers response to the personalised Quality Street tins was overwhelming. This year we have gone even bigger with an exclusive sweet, only sold in our shops, and for the first time ever customers can choose to “pick and don’t mix”, ensuring there are no chocolates left languishing at the bottom of a tin.’
‘We are thrilled to be partnering with John Lewis & Partners again for Christmas 2019,’ added Quality Street Brand Manager Rebecca Holt. ‘The “Choose Your Favourites” pop-ups and personalised tins were so popular last year that they simply had to come back bigger and better this year.’
Here’s the full list of the flavours on offer – which ones will you pick?
Crispy Truffle Bite Milk chocolate filled with praline and crispy cereal bites (black and gold wrapper, John Lewis & Partners exclusive)
‘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 Quality Street pick and mix prices
- Choose your Favourites and personalise the 1.2kg tin: £15
- Choose your favourites in an exclusive John Lewis & Partners 1.2kg tin: £12
- Refill your exclusive John Lewis & Partners tin from last year 1.2kg: £10
- Mixed ready filled 1.2kg tin: £7.50
John Lewis stores offering Quality Street pick and mix for 2019