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Celebrations, Heroes, Quality Street and Roses: which chocolate box is the best?
We looked at the nation’s favourite chocolate boxes to find out if there really are fewer of your favourites By Olivia Woodhouse
A box of chocolates on the sofa and a Christmas movie or two on the telly has become a festive tradition for many families across the UK at Christmas time. But which chocolate box gives you the most bang for your buck, and which has the best selection?
We looked at four of the most popular Christmas chocolate boxes – Celebrations, Heroes, Quality Street and Roses – to see what they offer.
Our findings show there’s very rarely an even spread of chocolates in a tub. You’ll likely be left disappointed if you’re a fan of Quality Street’s Green Triangles or Celebration’s Galaxy Caramels. Find out what the average box of Celebrations, Heroes, Quality Street and Roses contains, plus what size of tub offers the best value for money.
What’s in a box of Celebrations?
We found an average of 12 Snickers and 12 Milkyways in a tub of Celebrations, which is generous considering on average there are half the number of Galaxy Caramels and Galaxy bars.
Fans of Maltesers Teasers and Bountys will be pacified with a middling count of eight, and you won’t be disappointed if you like Mars bars.
But of all the chocolate boxes Celebrations has the least variety, containing only eight different types of chocolate.
Average box: 12 Milkyway, 12 Snickers, 11 Mars, 8 Bounty, 8 Malteaser, 7 Twix, 6 Galaxy, 6 Galaxy Caramel
What’s in a box of Heroes?
Fudge and toffee addicts will be overjoyed with a tub of Heroes averaging at nine Eclairs and nine Fudges.
Double Deckers and Creme Eggs come in second at eight each in a tub.
But you’ll be let down if you like plain Cadburys chocolate as there’s a measly five Twirls and five Wispas.
Average box: 9 Fudge, 9 Eclairs, 8 Creme Egg Twists, 8 Dinky Decker, 7 Crunchies, 7 Dairy Milk, 7 Dairy Milk Caramel, 5 Wispa, 5 Twirl
What’s in a box of Quality Street?
Green Triangle lovers and Orange Chocolate Crunchie fans will be upset with only four each in the average tub. That’s less than half of the most included chocolate, the Fudge.
However, caramels, toffees and fruit cremes are also included in abundance. It’s worth noting Quality Street also has the most variety in its tub, with 11 different types of chocolate.
Average box: 9 Fudges, 8 Caramel Swirls, 7 Orange Cremes, 7 Toffee Fingers, 7 Strawberry Delights, 6 Toffee Pennys, 5 Purple Ones, 5 Coconut Eclairs, 5 Milk Chocolate Blocks, 4 Green Chocolate Triangles, 4 Orange Chocolate Crunchies
What’s in a box of Roses?
Devotees of fudge and truffles will be disappointed with an average tub of Roses. You’ll only get four of each in a tub which is less than half the number of Dairy Milks.
It’s great news for caramel and fruit creme lovers though, as they come second after Dairy Milk. You can expect around eight in a tub.
Average box: 9 Dairy Milk, 8 Golden Barrels, 8 Tangy Orange Cremes, 7 Hazel Whirls, 7 Strawberry Dreams, 6 Hazelnut in Caramel, 4 Country Fudge, 4 Signature Truffles, 4 Caramels
Which chocolate box is the best value for money? The prices below show whether you’re best off investing in a larger or smaller tub.
All of the chocolates are available in a range of sizes, but we’d recommend going for a 600g or 650g tub if you’re looking to get the most for your money.
Which chocolate box is the best value for money?
The prices below show whether you’re best off investing in a larger or smaller tub
Chocolates Price Cost per 100g (£)
Celebrations 240g: £3 (Tesco) 1.25
Celebrations 370g: £3 (Asda) 0.81
Celebrations 380g: £3 (Asda) 0.79
Celebrations 650g: £4 (Tesco) 0.62
Heroes 290g: £3 (Tesco) 1.04
Heroes 357g: £3.50 (Asda) 0.98
Heroes 600g: £4 (Tesco) 0.67
Heroes 800g: £8 (Tesco) 1.00
Quality Street 240g: £2 (Asda) 0.83
Quality Street 450g: £3 (Asda) 0.67
Quality Street 650g: £4 (Tesco) 0.62
Quality Street 800g: £6 (Tesco) 0.75
Roses 290g: £3 (Tesco) 1.04
Roses 357g: £4 (Morrisons) 1.12
Roses 600g: £4 (Tesco) 0.67
Roses 800g: £8 (Tesco) 1.00
Read more: https://www.which.co.uk/news/2021/12/celebrations-heroes-quality-street-and-roses-which-chocolate-box-is-the-best/ – Which?
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Year Artist Song Weeks at
2002 Girls Aloud “Sound of the Underground” 4
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2004 Band Aid 20 “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” 4
2005 Shayne Ward “That’s My Goal” 4
2006 Leona Lewis “A Moment Like This” 4
2007 Leon Jackson “When You Believe” 3
2008 Alexandra Burke “Hallelujah” 3
2009 Rage Against the Machine “Killing in the Name” 1
2010 Matt Cardle “When We Collide” 3
2011 Military Wives with Gareth Malone “Wherever You Are” 1
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- Rudolph the Reindeer was created by the U.S. department store Montgomery Ward to get children to buy Christmas coloring books, however, his nose was not red as they did not want him to appear as a chronic alcoholic.
- Clement Moore’s poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas” introduced Santa’s eight reindeer named Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, and Cupid, plus Duner and Blixem (German words for thunder and lightning which later evolved into Donner and Blitzen). Although most of the names sound male, they were probably female, as male reindeer shed antlers in winter.
- Leaving food for Santa originated with Norse children, who left food out for Odin’s eight-legged horse Sleipnir. Dutch children left food in their wooden shoes for St. Nicholas’ horse, although historically there is no mention of St. Nick having a horse. Now, American children leave cookies and milk for Santa. Other children around the world leave hay, carrots, and water for Santa’s reindeer.
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