'Worst Quality Street sweet' has been decided and it's split opinion
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Quality street are a familiar sight in British homes at Christmas, and those big, purple tins often contain more than a few of our favourite sweets.
Well, according to one woman, who conducted a test using the sweets that have been around since 1936 in her office.
It was simple; she placed a box of Quality Street in the office and then decided that Britain's least favourite sweet would be left behind.
The answer? Toffee pennies.
Taking to Reddit on 13 October, the woman, who posted under the name Poopywall, shared her findings in the Casual UK subreddit.
Alongside a picture of the last sweets left behind, she wrote: "The office have silently voted. This is the worst Quality Street sweet."
While this is definitely a contentious issue, if the comments section on Reddit was anything to go by, people remain divided about the issue.
One user seemed to suggest that the reason the sweets were so unpopular is because of the effect they can have on people's fillings.
They wrote: "I used to like these when I was a kid. Now they make me worry about my fillings."
In response to this, a second joked: "We use these in our household to remove loose teeth."
A third slammed the sweets by adding: "Yep, I like having all my fillings and I suspect these also would like having all my fillings."
"You needed a vote for that?" questioned another Redditor, who seemed to think it was a natural result. "Aren't these always the ones left over because nobody wants them?"
"100% agree after losing a tooth on one," revealed a fifth.
However, not everyone agreed with the result.
One chocolate fan declared: "The strawberry ones are the worst, if I get quality street first thing I do is remove them. If they sit in the tub for too long all the other flavours become tainted by strawberry [sic]."
A few people said that the worst sweet was definitely the coconut chocolate.
"The unacceptable sweets in the tin are the blue wrapped coconut ones. No one likes them," added someone else.
"Green triangle is nasty," remarked another user, throwing it into the ring.
But while there was some debate about was the worst Quality Street, one Redditor did have a novel solution for anyone not wanting to waste them this Christmas.
They wrote: "A great use for these if you like them, but like me, have teeth that can't handle them, is to have them in biscuits. Chop them up with a sharp knife and chunk the pieces into your biscuit dough of choice. I like shortbread, also works nicely in cookies."