The tub of sweets is an important part of Christmas.
You finish your dinner, crawl to the sofa and declare you can’t eat another thing until someone shakes a tub of sweets at you 20 minutes later.
But over the years, you might have noticed some changes.
No, we’re not just talking about the loss of the Toffee Deluxe (RIP), but the tins themselves.
Over the years, they’ve got smaller and smaller and as Christmas is a time for tradition, it’s happening again in 2019.
This year, tins of Quality Street are shrinking from 698g to 650g, while Heroes and Roses both go from 660g to 600g.
The price of the tubs varies and most supermarkets have them on offer in the run-up to Christmas, but you’ll still be getting fewer sweet treats.
In the last 10 years, the tins have shrunk by 45%.
According to Mail Online, tins of Roses weighed 1,100g in 2009 and tins of Quality Street weighed 1,200g.
Of course, there are still bigger tins available at a higher price.
A Nestle spokesperson said: ‘Quality Street is back for 2019 with a refreshed range for a new season and we will be introducing the full line-up next month.
‘As ever, we have Quality Street available in lots of different formats, shapes and sizes this year including the 650g tub and much larger tins for those who want even more to share with friends and family.
‘Final prices are set by individual retailers but, as usual, Quality Street will be regularly on promotion in the run-up to Christmas.’
A Cadbury spokesperson added: ‘We have reduced the RRP on the Roses and Heroes tubs from £8.59 to £8.09 to reflect the change in weight. However, as always, retailers are free to set their own prices.’
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