You May Now Buy an Entire Quality Street Tin Full of Only Coconut Eclairs

By Gary Cutlack on at

OK, look, the reason this is on a so-called tech site is because we seem to be able to write about anything that's vaguely interesting now, and good god, the idea of a Quality Street tin full of only one type of sweet is the most exciting and interesting innovation in home chocolate consumption since the invention of Vice Versas.

You'll need to head down to a participating branch of John Lewis, though, as that's where the DIY tin-filling stations are being installed ready for launch tomorrow. You will be then able to perform your own live data journalism on the popularity of the various Quality Street flavours, as people fill their tins with the toffee ones and the chocolate ones, and the orange and strawberry cream tanks stay entirely untouched by shoppers.

There is, of course, a premium for this amazing self-filling option, with John Lewis and Nestle conspiring to up the cost of a custom tin full of only the nice types of sweet to £12. There's an extra fee if you want to customise the tin too, which can be done in the London Oxford Street branch, and probably involves machinery, so is, therefore, technology-related. Perfect. [Mirror]