No Direction

No Direction is our 70ft Narrowboat which is now home to my wife Jayne and myself, it was launched on 4th February 2008.

We spend the Winters in a Marina and cruise in the warmer weather.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Shrinking Quality Street.

Sunday, 23rd December 2012.
Kings Bromley Marina.

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a tin of Quality Street chocolates, first produced in 1936 by Mackintosh, later by Rowntree Mackintosh and now by Nestle, my mother always buys a tin for us, the sweets were £5 last year and the same price this year, a bargain, or is it.

We kept last years empty tin, it's full of various bits and pieces in a cupboard, this years tin looks roughly the same but is about 10mm less in height, a check on the underside reveals that last year the contents were 1kg, this year the contents are 820g.

Last years tin on the left.

1 comment:

Halfie said...

A bit like Poundland. Of course, they can't easily put the price up there, but some things shrink over the years. For example, you could get a reasonable size can of WD40 for your quid a few years ago, but today's offering is more stocking filler than main present. More handbag size than toolbox size!