Quality Street has been one of the nation's favourite twist wrapped assortments for 80 years. The chocolate and toffee assortment was originally produced in Norwich, and is now produced in Halifax, giving it 80 years of British heritage and craftsmanship.
Whether you share a tin at Christmas, pass around a box at a birthday or simply buy a tub for your own enjoyment – Quality Street is right there with you.
MEET THE STREET
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE QUALITY STREET?
Quality Street Chocolate Carton
Our Quality Street cartons are the perfect choice for those looking for a chocolatey gift. Containing all of your favourite bright, multicoloured sweets.
Quality Street Chocolate Tin
The original resident of Quality Street, our tins are bursting with a range of assorted milk and dark chocolates, toffees and cremes. Also available in a smaller tin.
Quality Street Chocolate Tub
Our Quality Street tubs are the most welcome face at any celebration. Lift the lid to enjoy.
Quality Street Chocolate Sharing Bag
Smaller than our tubs and tins, but in no way lacking in taste or personality. Perfect to take to your next get-together.
A walk down memory lane
The Toffee King moves
John Mackintosh, known as the 'Toffee King' sets up the world’s first toffee factory in the Yorkshire town of Halifax. After a fire, he builds a new factory in another part of the town, where Quality Street is still made today.
The very first tin of Quality Street
Sold for two shillings, the tin contains a mix of 18 individually wrapped sweets, including 11 chocolates and seven toffees.
The Street must go on
Most confectionery production comes to a halt due to the war. Quality Street continues, but with fewer sweets. Wartime shortages led to one permanent change: The Purple One's Brazil nut became a hazelnut. To this day, the sweet is shaped like a Brazil nut.
Who could say no?
Post-war, the brand focuses on variety and abundance. Our first TV advert arrives with the tagline: "No one ever says no to Mackintosh's Quality Street".
Another new flavor
The 1970s bring a range of gifting tins and cartons. Quality Street maintains its regal splendor with a commemorative tin for the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977.
Everyone has a favorite
Our iconic sweets and new adverts celebrate everyone having a different favorite. And in 1988, Rowntree Mackintosh merges with Nestlé.
A Christmas classic
With a focus on gifting and a Christmas TV advert, Quality Street becomes synonymous with the festive season in the UK. The pack moves from its classic round design to the now iconic octagonal tin.
A modern makeover
The tins and cartons grow into the new millennium, removing the traditional ribbon and bow to make our colorful sweets the stars of the show.
Welcome the tub
In the 2010s, we launch the tub as a new way for families and friends to share their favorites.
A tin to celebrate the royal wedding
Quality Street releases a limited-edition tin inspired by regal wedding cakes, and topped with an illustration of William and Kate by renowned portrait artist Cath Riley.
A personalized tin full of favorites
The Quality Street online shop launches. With a few clicks, fans can personalize their very own tin, fill it with their favorites, and have it delivered straight to their door. Magic.
Recyclable paper wrappers
Quality Street announces its move to recyclable FSC-certified paper packaging for its twist-wrapped sweets worldwide. This means almost 2.5 billion pieces of packaging material will be removed from its supply chain globally.