Nestle Has Axed The Honeycomb Crunch From Its Quality Street Tubs And Tins

With three months to go until Christmas, it is perfectly acceptable to start worrying about which chocolates you are going to shove into your face after the inevitable post-turkey slump.

But you may want to be sitting down when you read this.

Nestle has announced a big change to its Quality Street line up this year and ditched the Honeycomb Crunch, just two years after it was added to the mix.

John Lewis/Quality Street
John Lewis/Quality Street

Basically a mini Crunchie, the chocolate-covered shards of honeycomb were brought in to replace the Toffee Deluxe as the chocolate giant said they received complaints there was too much toffee in the tin.

Which, let's be honest, there is. There just is. I literally don't know anyone who likes them.

However, it would seem I'm in the minority - because shortly after the toffee sweet was axed from tubs and tins across the land a petition was set up - yes, an actual petition - to bring it back.

Hundreds of fans got behind the cause and in October last year the chocolate, which was first released as a single sweet in 1919, made its triumphant return, convincing people to put down their pitchforks.

Until its brief exodus in 2016, the toffee had been an ever present in Quality Street tins across the country since the brand was first released in 1936.

Nestle Honeycomb Crunch
Nestle Honeycomb Crunch

But despite bowing to public pressure, Nestle has binned off the Honeycomb Crunch, returning the variety of sweets to an even dozen.

According to The Sun, the company said they are 'always looking at ways to change their assortment' and fans of honeycomb can still buy the Crunch in bar form - they will just no longer be available in the traditional boxes.

A spokesman for Nestle said: "The Quality Street assortment has never been static."

He added: "The Honeycomb crunch was a new sweet added to celebrate our 80th birthday back in 2016.

"It's still available as part of a single chocolate bar for this year but won't appear in tubs and tins.

"This year's assortment still features 12 classic and much loved Quality Street sweets and we have taken the opportunity to add more of the sweets we know are people's favourites."

Where's the counter petition? That's what I want to know...

Dominic Smithers

After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in French and History, Dom went onto gain an NCTJ journalism qualification. Since then he has worked as a reporter at the Manchester Evening News and the Macclesfield Express, covering breaking news, court, sports, and politics.

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