Quality Street Reveals The Swe...


Quality Street Reveals The Sweet Irish Consumers Want Back In The Tin

Rebecca Lenihan
Rebecca Lenihan

12:57 7 Dec 2021

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Quality Street Reveals The Sweet Irish Consumers Want Back In The Tin
We asked and Irish consumers have spoken.

The favourite retro Quality Street sweet is the Coffee Crème.

It may have been out of our tubs and tins for more than 20 years, but the coffee crème has not been forgotten.

Not only does it have a Facebook group dedicated to its return, but Nestlé UK & Ireland receives more enquiries about the coffee crème than any other discontinued Quality Street variety.

Now its status has been cemented after it topped a poll of most-loved throwback sweets.

Receiving more votes than the bottom three varieties combined, only the Almond Octagon mounted a serious challenge to the coffee-flavoured favourite.

The full results were as follows:

Retro sweet

Number of votes cast

Coffee Crème


Almond Octagon


Fruits of the Forest Crème


Jaffa Toffee


Vanilla Octagon


Total votes


 Maria McKenna, Confectionery Marketing Manager, Nestlé Ireland said:

“Many Quality Street fans have an old favourite, and our survey has shown that when it comes to our sweets, absence really does make the heart grow fonder.

Although the coffee crème hasn’t featured in the mix since the turn of the millennium, it’s clear that it still holds a special place in the heart of both Irish and UK consumers.

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote in our survey.

It’s great to see the love for favourites old and new, and we hope our winners will love sampling their tailor-made prizes.”

Five lucky winners will now receive a tin of delicious coffee crèmes, handmade by Nestlé’s expert chocolatiers in York.


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