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Help me settle an argument re: Christmas chocolates

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Puppymonkeybaby1 Wed 06-Dec-17 20:15:43

We're going to my parents for Christmas and splitting the food shop between us (4 people plus baby) I've been tasked with getting puddings and sweets.

I said, in passing, something about a tub of Quality Street and DH has kicked up a fuss because 'they're rank'. They're not, he just doesn't like them.

AIBU to say that the only true Christmas sweets are either Roses or Quality Street and these new kids on the block (Heroes & Celebrations) are just pretenders to the throne??

Kitsharrington Wed 06-Dec-17 20:16:41

Quality Street in this house!

DesignedForLife Wed 06-Dec-17 20:17:43

YABU. Quality street is rank.

HelenaDove Wed 06-Dec-17 20:18:07

Quality Street.

If it was still the 1980s/90s i would have said Roses but they are awful now.

MrsHathaway Wed 06-Dec-17 20:18:32

Is it QS with the toffee penny? If so YANBat allU and should consider LT heathen B.

Heroes are good for children but they are indeed upstarts.

LoniceraJaponica Wed 06-Dec-17 20:18:44

Do people get given chocolates as presents as well? If so do you really need to buy extra chocolates?

Roses are vile BTW.

MadForlt Wed 06-Dec-17 20:19:04

If I was buying, I'd get something that everyone liked. Its about enjoyment rather than tradition in this house.

Personally I'd choose drumstick lollies...

JollyGiraffe Wed 06-Dec-17 20:19:28

YANBU. Quality Street all the way!

Part of the fun is picking out the nice ones and avoiding the gross ones until you're left with nothing left but the toffees grin

Howmanysleepstilchristmas Wed 06-Dec-17 20:19:38

Yanbu but what about after eights???

CarrieBradshaw85 Wed 06-Dec-17 20:19:52

Quality Street.

If it was still the 1980s/90s i would have said Roses but they are awful now.


shakeyourcaboose Wed 06-Dec-17 20:20:22

Both QS and Roses are rank now- majority of chocolate just substandard due to all the palm oil!

MozTheMonster Wed 06-Dec-17 20:20:34

Quality Street all the way (it's what my mum always got).
Roses would be 2nd choice.

AlexanderHamilton Wed 06-Dec-17 20:20:45

YABU because they took all the nice ones out of Roses & Quality Street. (Like cracknell)

MrsHathaway Wed 06-Dec-17 20:20:51

Do people get given chocolates as presents as well? If so do you really need to buy extra chocolates?

But ... but ... what do you eat on Christmas Eve and before? What do you share?

You don't make people share their chocolate presents?!

IfYouDontImagineNothingHappens Wed 06-Dec-17 20:20:58

Yes yes Quality Street or Roses none of your heroes shit

shakeyourcaboose Wed 06-Dec-17 20:21:04

Another vote for after 8s! Or matchmakers!

GingerbreadMa Wed 06-Dec-17 20:21:12

Ewww no
After 8s
Forero rocher

(and I wonder why I'm fat lol)

Puppymonkeybaby1 Wed 06-Dec-17 20:21:12

It goes without saying that After Eights are part of the 'treat table' along with rum balls and Turkish delight and those sugar coated lemon and orange slices if I can find them.

SylviaTietjens Wed 06-Dec-17 20:21:22

Left with nothing but toffees giraffe shock. I’ll message you my address and we can do a swap.

Madbengalmum Wed 06-Dec-17 20:21:24

Neither, a smaller box of something decent.

Puppymonkeybaby1 Wed 06-Dec-17 20:22:23

I'm still devastated they took out the coffee roses.

OhNoOhNo Wed 06-Dec-17 20:23:03

Ugh no.

Waitrose had a half price sale on choccies and I got Ferrero Rocher, Raffaellos, Monty Bojangles at £2.50 each.

I avoided the QS and Roses even though they were £2.

Puppymonkeybaby1 Wed 06-Dec-17 20:23:05

Matchmakers! I didn't even think of those. Thanks

RatOnnaStick Wed 06-Dec-17 20:24:38

Bendicks bitter mints
After Eights
Lindor balls

Nothing else is necessary.

Muddlingalongalone Wed 06-Dec-17 20:25:17

M&S version of the tins for me these days - roses are not as nice as they used to be and I don't buy nestle.
I do love quality street though so am always pleased when someone brings them in at work!

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