While Christmas draws into Irish households and businesses, tubs of selection chocolates will quickly be stocked up, followed shortly afterwards by fighting over which Christmas tin is the best: Roses, Quality Street, Celebrations or Heroes? Quality Street is really pulling up its Christmas sleeves this year with many chocolate enthusiasts jumping ship.
I’m in the Quality Street camp too. Long time Roses fan but not the same anymore and QS were always my alternatives. Clear leader for me now. pic.twitter.com/joiONCdVKn— Karl O’Shaughnessy (@OShaughnessyK) December 14, 2020
We haven’t forgotten about Roses. There’s been some controversy in recent years. Chocolate lovers have lashed out at Cadbury in 2019 over modifications to its Roses range, claiming that Cadbury ‘ruined Christmas’. Mini-sweet fans took to social media to vent their rage, with one also launching an online ‘Fix Cadbury Roses’ petition. By dropping some flavours, adding new ones to the mix and changing the packaging, Cadbury unveiled the updates to its Roses chocolate package.
It still puts some chocolate tub lovers in the festive mood though.
Found this leaning tower of Roses in my mother’s guest bedroom. She’s started her Christmas shopping. 😳 pic.twitter.com/8cT991lozH— Sharon Dempsey should be writing (@svjdempz) September 15, 2019
Here guys, are the Roses in Ireland all different or has Australia just gone mad? pic.twitter.com/Itih9rhpOa— Ciara Byrne (@CiaraByrne7) December 15, 2020
Celebrations and Heroes get confused quite a bit. Celebrations are made by MARS, Heroes are made by Cadburys and were originally a response to rival Celebrations. Heroes contain miniature versions of various Cadbury chocolate bars and are known by a different name in Australia and New Zealand, “Favourites”.
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