Food | 6 days ago

Controversial pick.

The Christmas season is fast approaching and you know what that means. Avoiding work and horsing into some sweets while watching Raiders of the Lost Ark for the 1,734th time. Yep, we love that tradition.

This being said, the Christmas season is always a joyous time of year because the fridge and presses are full of food, drinks, crisps, sweets, and chocolate.

On that note, the UK's most popular sweets have been revealed after Andy Baxendale, a renowned food manufacture scientist that's known as the sweet consultant - surveyed 1,000 people.

The results showed that the UK's favourite festive sweet is the Ferrero Rocher, which edged out After Eights, Quality Street and various other treats for the top spot.

Speaking about the results, Baxendale said: ‘Everyone develops a sweet tooth at Christmas and for some people, the festive period just isn’t the same without certain chocolates and sweets, some of which they will have enjoyed each year since they were children. With Ferrero Richer sales have risen approximately 17% each year and in the UK sell around 130 million – and that’s enough for two each for every member of the UK population.

Here's the list in full:

  • Ferrero Rocher
  • After Eights
  • Candy canes
  • Edible tree decorations/advent calendar treats
  • Quality Street
  • Sugared almonds
  • Orange and lemon jelly slices
  • Coffee creams
  • Terry’s Chocolate Orange
  • Matchmakers
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Granted, we're fans of the Ferrero Rocher but would you deem it better than Celebrations (which didn't even make the top 10!), Roses or Quality Street?

Mmm, we need to test them all again and see.

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