This Woman's Very British Protest Proved That Quality Street Tins Are Shrinking


In what might just be the most quintessentially British story of the festive period so far, a woman has taken to Facebook to complain about the continued decrease in the size of Quality Street tins.

How very dare they!

Charlotte Stacey Hook keeps the chocolate tins to store her Christmas decorations in, but became incensed when she put them side by side and realised the dramatic decrease in size.

She protested on the Quality Street Facebook page, saying: ‘Been putting the Christmas tree up, always keep my tins to put my decorations in after Christmas! Look how They’ve changed in size from 1998 till 2014! Bring back the big tins!!! Loyal quality street customer!!!!’


She also included a picture of the tins, which perfectly illustrated her point.

But it now seems that Charlotte has become the unlikely leader of an online army against Quality Street - after an impressive 40,000 people shared her post.

All joking aside though, Charlotte does raise a valuable point - are consumers being ripped off?

Last year, for example, £5 tins of Quality Street contained an already questionable 780g of chocolate, which has since now decreased to only 756g.

And that decrease can be traced all the way back to 2010 - when the boxes contained a plentiful 1.3kg of chocolate.

We need to stop this right now. RIOOOOOOOT.