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Outrage as Nestle drops Toffee Deluxe sweet from its Quality Street tins

The Toffee Deluxe was created in 1919, almost 20 years before Quality Street was formed. Credit: ITV News

Nestlé will replace its Toffee Deluxe sweet with a Honeycomb Crunch in their latest Quality Street tins.

The decision to replace the chewy sweet was taken in response to customer feedback, which found there were too many toffees in their boxes.

It is the first time a new sweet has been introduced in the box since 2007, when the Milk Chocolate Block was brought in.

A Nestlé spokesperson said: "We wanted to celebrate Quality Street’s 80th birthday by introducing the first new sweet for nearly a decade."

The Toffee Deluxe sweet will soon disappear from Quality Street boxes Credit: ITV News

They added: "We did extensive research and found that the Honeycomb Crunch was the most popular option for a new sweet and that many people felt there were enough toffee based sweets in the collection so the Toffee Deluxe made way."

The Honeycomb Crunch has been described as a lighter truffle infused with crunchy honeycomb and covered in chocolate.

Although the tins will be the same weight, Nestlé confirmed the tubs will be 30g lighter - but the same size - owing to the difference in weight between honeycomb and toffee.

They also confirmed the paper menu insert will disappear, with customers seeing names and pictures of the sweets on the outside of the box instead.

However it's the loss of the Toffee Deluxe sweet, found in a brown wrapper, that has caused most outrage on Twitter, with many fans upset over the change.

Quality Street fans shouldn't worry about the sweet disappearing altogether, as the company said they will still be available in a separate pack.

Toffee Deluxe fans can still find the sweet in our Quality Street Toffee & Fudge pack which contains the Toffee Deluxe alongside the Toffee Finger, Toffee Penny and Fudge.

Those who also want to try the Honeycomb Crunch can find both sweets in a limited edition tin exclusive to Tesco stores.

– Nestlé spokesperson