Studies reveal that there is not a uniform mixture of candies in chocolate jars

If you like “purples” then digging through orange creams and caramel fingers to no avail may have you wondering if anyone got to Quality Street first?

Which? Saved you from another family argument this Christmas by analyzing the contents of the most popular Christmas chocolate jars, with one key conclusion: there are fewer popular candies to start with.

The consumer group’s research answers key questions, such as the relationship between the caramel swirls and the green triangles in Nestlé’s Quality Street (it’s two-to-one). Also, why are there so many Milky Ways when I can’t seem to get my hands on a Galaxy Caramel, and this box of Celebrations hasn’t been out of my sight?

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Well, the short answer is that there is very rarely an even distribution of the candies in the traditional Quality Street jars, Roses, Celebrations and Heroes sold in huge quantities at Christmas.

If your household is in Camp Mars, you should know that there are twice as many Milky Way and Snickers as there are Galaxy candy and Galaxy Caramel candy, according to Which? experts.

If you’re part of the Cadbury team, the Heroes jars contain an average of nine Eclairs and Fudges, but only five Twirls or Wispas. Meanwhile, the Roses selection is focused on Dairy Milk, with nine per pot, but only four fudges and truffles.

Researchers found that Quality Street had “the most variety in its pot overall,” with 11 different types of chocolate, but it wasn’t a level playing field. They found an average of nine fudge candies, eight caramel swirls but five paltry purple. The green triangles are practically gold dust, with only four to get your hands on.

The snapshot was based on the contents of three 600g to 650g jars of each brand. Its researchers counted each type of candy and then calculated the average amount per jar. Based on the price per gram, which one? recommend buyers to buy a 600g or 650g jar as they offer the best value for money this year.

Roses, 290g box;  Celebrations, 380g;  Street quality 240 g carton;  and Cadbury Heroes carton, 290 g;
Roses, 290g box; Celebrations, 380g; Street quality 240 g carton; and Cadbury Heroes carton, 290 g;

While fans of Green Triangles might feel wronged, Nestlé explained that despite appearances, the three different types of candy that make up the selection – made from chocolate, fruit creams and caramels – are present in just about the same quantities.

“Each of these different types of candy is produced on a different line in the factory,” said a spokesperson. “Because there are more varieties of chocolate candies, the manufacturing time for each individual candy is shorter, but the distribution of chocolates relative to toffees and creams remains broadly stable.”

– The Guardian

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