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LollopingLil Tue 30-Oct-12 08:29:32

In the interests of saving everyone else some time and money, I have already sampled the big three this year blush. And they are ALL CRAP.

Celebrations - sickly. The twixes don't taste like twixes. And nobody could possibly need that many mini bounties.

Quality Street - chalky and artificial. Only ever snarf these at someone else's house as I avoid buying Nestlé but I don't think I'm missing out on much.

Roses - the fruit centres are meh. And they've taken out all the hard toffees! Why, why, why?!

Christmas is ruined. Ruined!

bitsofmeworkjustfine Tue 30-Oct-12 08:30:43

are you sure you didnt get last years out of date ones?

SoulTrain Tue 30-Oct-12 08:31:43

One word - heroes.

That is all.

Titsalinabumsquash Tue 30-Oct-12 08:33:03

I could always use a tiny Bounty, send them all to me! grin

pumpkinsweetie Tue 30-Oct-12 08:34:43

The sweets all taste the same imo, but by god have they shrank the boxes and theres less sweets in them!!angry
Infact we could see the bottom of the tin, not to mention the majority were bloody toffee in the QS and eclairs in the Heroes tin grrr.
I aint bothering this year, waste of cash!
Would rather buy a few large chocolate bars instead!

cornybeefhash Tue 30-Oct-12 08:36:20

yes I've sampled celebrations already - nasty
heroes are lush though

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes Tue 30-Oct-12 08:37:47

I've got an empty tin of QS from last year I think I might just refill it with a few bags of things we all like.

pumpkinsweetie Tue 30-Oct-12 08:40:01

Good tip WhoKnows, might try that myself smile

olibeansmummy Tue 30-Oct-12 08:41:01

No hard toffees you say? I know you we're trying to stop people buying them but that's convinced me to go and get some roses!!

RustyScare Tue 30-Oct-12 08:42:51

Me too, olibean!

Catsmamma Tue 30-Oct-12 08:44:29

what happened to the other tins of things??

One year we had terry's chocolate orange segments, and assorted toblerones and mingles

I know I didn't imagine them cos I have kept the tins and use them for storing the christmas decs.

pumpkinsweetie Tue 30-Oct-12 08:45:49

Mmm terrys choc orange, now they were delish and the tin was actually full & full of decent flavoursgrin

LollopingLil Tue 30-Oct-12 08:47:44

Catsmamma - you're right. My work is not yet done!

What's in heroes, then? Eclairs are goooooooooood.

LollopingLil Tue 30-Oct-12 08:48:53

Did there really used to be a tin of Terry's? How did I miss that.

Just had two Roses with my breakfast and now I feel sick. sad

The sacrifices I make for you all...

Waitingforastartofall Tue 30-Oct-12 08:53:44

there is a a box of terrys segments i think, with dark, popping,milk and something else. not a tin an upright half segment shape

Waitingforastartofall Tue 30-Oct-12 08:54:24

Titsalinabumsquash Tue 30-Oct-12 09:07:22

Eurgh! Terry can keep his chocolate orange heathen
I'm quite fond of a while Christmas tin full couple of fruit pastilles.

Dawndonna Tue 30-Oct-12 09:26:40

I buy M&S chocs when on special (the ones in the boxes) and put them in a tin. Usually get two boxes for a fiver, it's enough for six of us to pick at.

LollopingLil Tue 30-Oct-12 20:56:51

Are they nice, Dawn? Do they contain toffees?

Dawndonna Tue 30-Oct-12 22:06:18

They are, and they do. We've just road tested Sainsbury too. Not bad at all!

VivaLeBeaver Tue 30-Oct-12 22:13:48

Tins of mingles are nice but hard to source.

NotmylastRolo Tue 30-Oct-12 22:27:59

I could survive Christmas with a few (dozen) boxes of Lindor melt in the mouth choccies, and a raid on M&S for Turkish delight, jellies and walnut whips, and a large box of Bendicks after dinner mints. Mingles are yum and DD you are right I can't remember seeing any so far this year. Will keep an eye open for them and grab if I see a box!

I am trying to find some good nut brittle since Thorntons stopped selling it. Can't find it anywhere.

I am giving up on the QS, Roses, Celebration and Heroes tins this year as they are a bit something and nothing.

Pancakeflipper Tue 30-Oct-12 22:30:54

What about a Ferraro Roche?

My mother has to have her Mon Cheri's for Christmas or she sulks.

I would be perfectly happy with a stocking full of orange creams from a Quality Street tin (in fact I will accept donations from the 25th Dec from all you orange-cream-hater).

NoSoggyBottoms Wed 31-Oct-12 01:51:24

I love the idea of "road testing" the different chocolates out there!

Roses has never been the same since they changed them dramatically a good few years back.

Never been keen on Quality Street.

We do normally go for Roses and Celebrations. Might look into Heroes this year (but DP loves the snickers, topic and bounties)

NoSoggyBottoms Wed 31-Oct-12 01:52:53

Pancakeflipper - we always have to have some Ferraro Roche, for that comedy line moment...every year....its getting old....--but Christmas wouldn't be the same without it-- grin

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