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Quality Street maker Nestle responds to public uproar over its 'shrinking' tins

Quality Street maker Nestle has hit back at claims its festive tins are shrinking after a huge public online outcry.

Charlotte Stacy Hook, from Washington in the north east of England, shared a picture on her Facebook page of how Quality Street tins have evolved over the years.

She has stored her Christmas decorations in the tins for almost two decades.

"Look how they've changed in size from 1998 till 2014! Bring back the big tins! Loyal Quality Street customer," she said.

Over 85,000 responded to her call for the big tin to be brought back since she published her post on Tuesday.

Thousands commented and shared the post after it went viral.

Some even complained about the tins being made of plastic.

However, Nestle responded saying the picture was unfair as it was not a like-for-like comparison.

A Nestle spokesperson said: “This image does not compare like for like. 

"As well as the 780g tub pictured, we also have a 1.3kg tin available which lovers of Quality Street might like to try this Christmas.

“We want to give the best possible value for money and we believe that this product is still extremely competitive."

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