Thursday, November 24, 2011


The other day my Mom asked me if I ever see Mackintosh's Quality Street Candies anywhere. Just a short time later I was at World Market and I found them with the new Christmas foodie items they had just put out. I bought a tin for me and one for my Mom.

As a little girl my Daddy worked in Europe and would always bring me wonderful delights from abroad. Mackintosh candies with their sparkly jewel toned wrappers were always a favorite. My Mom and I both seem to think there used to be some hard candies in the mix as well but that no longer seems to be the case.


Quality Street is a popular selection of individual sweets, usually contained in tins or boxes, manufactured in Halifax, in the United Kingdom by Nestlé.
Quality Street was launched in 1936 by Halifax confectioner
Mackintosh's, the name being inspired by a play of the same name by J. M. Barrie. 'The Major' and 'Miss', two figures inspired by the play's principal characters, appeared on all Quality Street boxes and tins until 2000.
The brand was acquired by
Nestlé when they bought Rowntree's in 1988.
In recent years, individual larger versions of the more popular chocolates have been manufactured and sold separately, as an extension to the brand.
In Western Norway, it is called "Shetlandsgodt" (Shetland Sweets), because it often was brought home by fishermen visiting
Shetland. In Iceland it is traditionally known as "Mackintosh."
The sweets within the box have changed and evolved over the years. As of December 2010, there are 12 flavours of the individually wrapped sweets, all of which are either
chocolate or toffee based, as follows:
Current varieties
Milk Chocolate Hazelnut with caramel (the 'Purple One')
Noisette Pate (the 'Green Triangle')
Chocolate Toffee Finger (gold wrapped stick)
Toffee Penny (gold wrapper)
Fudge (pink wrapper)
Strawberry Delight (red circular wrapper)
Coconut Eclair (blue wrapper)
Caramel Swirl (yellow
Milk Choc Block (green wrapper)
Orange Crunch (octagonal orange wrapper)
Orange Creme (orange circular wrapper)
Toffee Deluxe (Brown wrapper)
Source: From
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1 comment:

  1. Hello~ just strolled in for my first visit.
    Oh my... haven't seen these candies in awhile. I will have to stop by the World Market to see if I can find them.

    Love your retro clipart!

    Sweet wishes,