BRITAIN’S favourite selection tin chocolates are among the rarest, HOAR on Sunday can reveal.
Some sweets rated highest by Brits in polls appear the least.
Consumer expert Sue Hayward said firms try to strike a balance to cater for tastes, but you can’t please everyone.
Whirl wins acclaim
HAZEL Whirl is the nation’s favourite, according to a poll by YouGov and makers Mondelez International.
It got 14 per cent of the vote, followed by Strawberry Dream and Hazel in Caramel, both 12 per cent.
There were 19 Hazel Whirls in the 172 sweets in our three boxes and only 15 of the other two. Only Signature Truffles registered fewer — on 12.
Country Fudge had the highest number of all, with 26.
Purple takes gold
THE Purple One has been voted the UK’s favourite Quality Street since 2016 when Nestle first compiled its “definitive” list.
Data from its online Pick ‘n’ Mix shop confirms that, yet we found just 12 among the 192 sweets in three tubs, the fewest of any flavour.
One box contained just two.
The most commonly found sweet was the Orange Cream, with 28 in the tubs.
A POLL last year put the Maltesers Teasers miles ahead — with 49 per cent making the sweet their favourite chocolate choice.
There were 24 in our three boxes of 217 sweets ahead of Twix and Galaxy Caramel on 18. Top were Milky Ways, with 41.
Chloe Smith, Mars Wrigley’s Head of Christmas, said its experts had chosen a combination that was “perfect for sharing”.
Give us a Twirl
THE Twirl topped polls to find the best-rated Cadbury Heroes sweet in 2017, 2018 and 2019 — coming joint first last year with Crunchie Bites.
Out of the 213 sweets in our three boxes there were 17 Twirls.
Only Wispa had fewer, with 16.
There were 22 Crunchie Bites — that’s just over one in ten.
Fudge sweets came in the highest quantity at 29, or 14 per cent.
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