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|>>|| No. 5772
What is the king of confectionery boxes?
I used to think it was Cadbury Roses, but I had some lately and they've greatly reduced the variety and quality of chocolates available. I've heard Cadbury have also done the same with Miniature Heroes; taking out Crunchie, Picnic, Time Out and Caramel with a nut in it (can't remember the proper name for this).
Quality Street? Celebrations?
|>>|| No. 5773
Cadbury's has gone to shit since the Yanks took over.
But I've always preferred Quality Street to Roses.
|>>|| No. 5774
I have a soft spot for Quality Street simply because my dad would always get a tin of them at Christmas. I never even consider trying others, to be honest.
|>>|| No. 5775
Quality Street would be brilliant if it had better quality chocolate, but compared to Roses in that regard it's shite. OP's news on Roses is distressing, I will have to buy a box to find out if this is true.
|>>|| No. 5777
Behold the new Roses. Almost all have the same wrapping, but in differing colours; strawberry, orange, dairy milk and the rest are either fudge, caramel, nutty or a combination from the three.
|>>|| No. 5778
Nowhere near enough variety in them for me. I've stopped getting them.
|>>|| No. 5784
Ah I see now, the Wikipedia page has a list of discontinued ones.
* Praline Moment - Silver foil wrapped.
* Chunky Truffle - Shaped like a chocolate brick, wrapped in blue foil.
* Bournville - Small bar of Bournville Dark Chocolate. Moved brand to Cadbury Heroes.
* Almond Charm - Blue foil-wrapped milk chocolate, with almond nut pieces.
* Coffee Creme - Coffee flavoured, fondant cream soft centre, covered in dark chocolate.
* Montelimar - Chewy nougat, encased in milk chocolate; green foil-twist wrapper.
* Turkish Delight - Rectangular shaped, dark purple foil wrapped.
* Orange Crisp - Orange wrapper.
* Chocolate Bite - Pink wrapper.
I can't believe they got rid of Chocolate Bite, that was a great one.
|>>|| No. 5789
Quality Street, definitely. Much more variation.
What would be in your ideal tin? Here's mine:
The long thin toffee ones
Purple caramel and nut ones
Strawberry Creme (is there one that does a sort of double layered one, half strawberry liquidy stuff, half more moussey?)
None of this boring fudge stuff, and definitely nothing like Miniature Heroes. The worst.
|>>|| No. 5793
Mine would be about 80% variations of strawberry/orange fillings and the rest would be made up of fudge, nuts in caramel, solid chocolate and then some chewy pennies thrown in for good measure.
|>>|| No. 5804
Right, so I bought a box of Roses and started eating, and when I got near the bottom I found a Bournville. The hell? It's not on the list of ones on the box. Factory error do you think? Do they make Heroes and Roses on the same line?
|>>|| No. 5824
Nothing beats the Whizzo Quality Assortment.
|>>|| No. 5825
If it was up to me I'd get rid of all the shitty toffee ones. I hate how they shove in the same one simply squashed into different shapes. If it is toffee I don't give a damn what shape it is in.
|>>|| No. 6785
My family also gets a tin of Quality Street every year, so personally it's my favourite too. However didn't they used to have a coffee one? Also, my mum found a really old tin from years ago and we compared it to the big tins of them you can get today, they seem to have downsized them a lot. The bastards.
|>>|| No. 6798
All the good old boxes have dropped their variety too much. I think celebrations is quite good right now, even though there's the usual dregs towards the end. They too will no doubt die the ignoble death of having their range whittled down to a handful.
|>>|| No. 8540
We've got a tin of Roses at work. They're definitely getting worse.
|>>|| No. 8542
I just buy a bunch of Dark Magic chocolate boxes now. A lot nicer and they're always on deal.
|>>|| No. 8543
Since this is semi-related, shall we have a moment of silence for all the 'discontinued' confections we loved?
I was addicted to Cadbury's Astros as a young 'un and was heartbroken when they stopped selling them. From what I can tell they're only sold in South Africa these days.
|>>|| No. 8544
Aye, they had downsized them a great deal. However, this year they've been selling the original sized tins at Sainsbury's.
|>>|| No. 8545
I definitely prefer Celebrations. The Malteser and Galaxy Truffle ones are delicious. Quality street are ok too, but there's far too many average ones in there.
|>>|| No. 8546
Fuck me, I'd forgotten I even casually ate these and now I suddenly miss them. I can't even remember what they were made of or tasted like and yet I want some.
|>>|| No. 8556
>>8540 here again.
There aren't any coconut ones. Didn't Roses use to have coconut ones?
|>>|| No. 8557
I don't think so. I can't recollect ever tasting Dairy Milk and coconut together. Sure you're not thinking of Quality Street? It's always had the blue coconut one.
|>>|| No. 8559
Malteaser celebrations are the master race of all confectionery box sweeties.
|>>|| No. 11826
355g in what is presumably the old 500g box. The kilo tins went below 800g last year and will probably be closer to 700g this year. It's like they're stealing Christmas half a dozen sweets at a time.
|>>|| No. 11827
>Fruit mixed with chocolate.
What a utterly vile concept. I wouldn't buy this shite for my worst enemies.
|>>|| No. 11829
Where are you buying them? Last time I saw them they were limited edition and some cheeky fucker had stocked up and was charging £14 per box on Amazon. I really want more of them.
|>>|| No. 11896
Inflation, innit. It's the price of a tin, usually £3 or £5, that stays constant and not the weight of the chocolates inside so they stay affordable. If the weight stayed constant and they kept bumping up the price instead then there'd be an outcry. Society as we know it would most likely collapse.
|>>|| No. 11901
I can't stand Quality Street. I'd take Celebrations but haven't had them for years.
|>>|| No. 11911
Heroes and it isn't even close. Quality Street is proper shithouse (and yet my fam still bought it...)
|>>|| No. 11912
I ate a penny toffee for the first time after getting my tongue pierced the other day it was terrible. The sweet had an adhesive quality to the plastic end piece which meant it was impossible to swallow and the more I tried to swallow it, the more surface area it covered. Ended up having to dismantle the thing and peal it off. It's not easy being beautiful.
|>>|| No. 11913
Roses are the best now. They actually still have strawberry, orange, AND coffee chocolates. Unlike the others which took away at least one of those.
|>>|| No. 11917
Coz the bitches love it! I get bare gash, my dick is red raw from shagging.
|>>|| No. 11918
Keep your knickers on, lad. It was merely a question. If I was being snarky then I'd have saged.
|>>|| No. 13158
I have decided that Cadbury Heroes are the winner of confectionery box 2019.
|>>|| No. 13159
I absolutely loved those as a kid. I'm tempted to see if I can get them imported.
|>>|| No. 13160
How come none of them have a special projects division, with a (shit, inevitably) webpage where you can choose to have a tin stuffed with your choice and ratio. All it needs is a webform, a decent markup and a couple of Latvian lasses with boxes of the individual sweets.
Fuck it, no real need to interfere with the existing production lines - make them strip and sort regular boxes, and send the unpopular ones that nobody ever chooses to orphans or summat.
|>>|| No. 13163
Because the only reason these boxes exist at all is for the companies to shift the shit ones nobody likes by mixing them with the good ones people do like.
Don't fall for Big Chocolate and their schemes lad.
|>>|| No. 13917
>bid to tackle childhood obesity
And it just so happens that Cadbury already tried to get rid of Fudge a couple years back. Fucking bullshit, it's been a death spiral ever since the Americans bought it.
|>>|| No. 13918
It's since the Kraft takeover that all these additional party flavours came out. 'Fruit and chopped nuts' are just the last grains from the bottom of the barrel, as are the crossover varieties which ingredients failed to pass quality control for the main products. It's good to reduce waste and all but to sell it as a new product at full price? disgraceful.
I rarely buy Cadburies nowadays. Kraft can suck a dick.
|>>|| No. 14797
I have to be honest and say I think they are both overly sweet and quite sickly anyway. I think I'm going completely off sweets altogether though, so I'm not laying this down as law.
|>>|| No. 14799
Who even fucking likes the toffee coins. No one. And they put more in that anything else.
This picture says a lot anyway. Toffee fudge and caramel chocolates are pretty much just all pure sugar so they're cheap which is why the tin is stuffed with them. Prailine, chocolate, nuts, are the more expensive ingredients so that's why there's so few of those on the right.
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