John Lewis brings back custom Christmas Quality Street tins

Christmas come early! John Lewis delights chocoholics by bringing back Quality Street Pick&Mix stands allowing customers to fill tins with their choice of treat

  • John Lewis is bringing back their Quality Street pick and mix option this year
  • Fans will be able to pick the sweets in the tin as well as change the name
  • Personalised Pick & Mix tin costs £17, customers can refill their tins for £10

Nothing quite says Christmas like a tin of Quality Street lying underneath the tree during the build-up to the big day.

And now John Lewis have brought back their Pick & Mix stands which allow customers to buy a personalised tin and fill it up with their own choice of sweets. 

The tin costs £14, with chocolate lovers able to select their choice of their favourite sweets Pick & Mix stands at 18 John Lewis stores across the country.

From the new honeycomb crunch sweet to the classic green triangle, foodies will have free reign of the sweets from a selection of 11 different types. 

John Lewis have brought back their Pick & Mix stands which allow customers to buy a personalised tin and fill it up with their own favourite sweets (pictured)  

The pick and mix selection is made up of 11 sweets, and you’ll have free reign to select your favourites. You can also choose to fill your tub with one flavour and avoid those that you don’t like

Meanwhile customers will also be bring their old tins and refill them for just £10. 

It costs £15 for a personalised tin with your favourite flavours, £12 for a collector’s tin and choice of chocolates, or £10 to re-use your own personalised tin with your favourite sweets. 

And with free reign to choose from 11 different types, customers are free to fill your tub with one flavour and avoid those that you don’t like. 

Shoppers can also visit the Quality Street website to personalise your tub. 

This year Quality Street have also released a new honeycomb crunch sweet which is exclusive to John Lewis 

The store announced the news on Instagram, writing the personalised Quality Street stands are back 

The Quality Street John Lewis tin prices

Pick and mix without personalisation – £14

Pick and mix with personalised tin lid – £17

Refills (former John Lewis exclusive tins only) – £10

Pre-filled exclusive John Lewis tin without personalisation – £12

Cracker – £5

There will also be the option to send a free, personalised message along with the tin to a loved one. 

The retailer announced the news on Instagram, writing: ‘PSA [public service announcement] Our personalised @QualityStreetUKI stands are back in stores.

‘The perfect treat for sharing with loved ones (or not) Customise your sweet mix with at least three varieties and personalise your tin.’

They added: ‘Exclusive to John Lewis, the limited edition Honeycomb Crunch sweet will be available at any of our Pick & Mix stands or as part of the exclusive pre-filled tin.’  

An excited fan wrote: ‘imagine a full tub of purple ones!’ 

Meanwhile another said: ‘Great idea to just pick your favorites.’ 

Speaking about the announcement, Quality Street Senior Brand Manager, Jemma Handley said: ‘We are delighted to announce the return of our beloved pick and mix stations at John Lewis for 2022, complete with a delicious new flavour sweet. 

‘Best of all, you can tailor the contents precisely to your liking, whether that means nothing but purple ones, a tin full of the new honeycomb crunches, or a feast of fruit crèmes.

‘We love that shoppers can also personalise their tins, making them an exceptional gift for the festive season.’ 

While many already had a personalised tin from the previous year and asked if it is possible to fill that one back up with their favourite sweets

John Lewis Quality Street Stand Locations 

Bluewater

Cribbs Causeway

High Wycombe

Oxford Street

Cheadle

Kingston

Liverpool

Southampton

Milton Keynes

Trafford

Edinburgh

Leeds

Nottingham

Peter Jones

Glasgow

Cardiff

Cambridge

Newcastle

Due to coronavirus pandemic in 2020, John Lewis dropped the Quality Street concessions from department stores and offered home deliveries instead. 

It comes after Nestle announced last month that the company was switching the chocolates’ famous shiny foil and plastic wrapping to make them more environmentally friendly.

The change to the colourful foil wrapping comes after 86 years to stop nearly two billion wrappers a year ending up in landfill.  

The iconic sweets will still come in bright wrappers but they will be coated in a vegetable-based wax.

The change is expected to be made in time for Christmas – with sweet wrappers made of 80 per cent recycled plastic.

The same coloured wrappers will still represent their different flavours, ie hazelnut will be purple and strawberry will be pink.

Nestle said that, unlike cellulose, the new wrappers break down easily and are accepted in household recycling.  

Cheryl Allen, the head of sustainability at Nestle, says the company took a lot of deliberation over the decision.

She said: ‘Quality Street is a brand that people feel very strongly about.

‘We know that opening the lid and seeing ‘the jewels’, as we call them, is really important.

‘We think we’ve done a really good job with the redesign, and feel confident that people will respond positively.’

Nestle has revealed that KitKats will also be getting an eco-friendly makeover.

The rollout will begin this month on the brand’s flagship two-finger products, before being extended across the range by 2024.


The iconic sweets will still come in bright wrappers but they will be coated in a vegetable-based wax (right) 

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