It is the only debate worth having at this time of year – which is your favourite Quality Street chocolate?
But now, ‘research’ from Quality Street chocolate makers, Nestle, has ranked the nation’s top five favourites.
Perennial favourite the “Purple One”, or hazlenut with caramel, has claimed top spot, but some of the others on the list – and the ones which didn’t make it – might cause a surprise.
In second place was the Strawberry Creme and third was the popular fave, the Green Triangle.
Taking fourth place was the Orange Creme and in fifth was the dark horse Caramel Swirl.
In shocking news, there was no room for the chocolate toffee finger nor for the toffee penny.
“As we’ve heard so much debate over the nation’s favourites, we were eager to find out your definitive Quality Street champions,” said a Nestle spokesman.
As well as the favourites, Nestle also did research claiming what Quality Street sweets say about the people who like them.
Foe example, those who like the Purple One are good planners, said Nestle, the Honeycomb Crunch a comedian and the Toffee Finger, a film buff.
Quality Street were first made in Halifax in 1936, and some 15 million tins are sold every year.
Last year there was widespread anger after it was revealed that Nestle had scrapped the “Toffee Deluxe” sweet, with some people accusing them of ruining Christmas.