A man has counted up all of the different chocolates inside a Quality Street tin - and the results have caused a storm on Twitter

A tweet showing the ratio of each variety of chocolate inside a tin of Quality Street has gone viral on Twitter racking up more than 30,000 likes as people were left fiercely divided by the results.

Monday, 7th December 2020, 12:30 pm

December has rapidly arrived and that means it’s the time of year where the majority of us stray away from our diets and delightfully accept all chocolates and sweets without question.

Advent calendars have begun, Colin the Caterpillar has his Santa hat on in preparation for the big day, and tins of chocolate provide round-the-clock snacking.

That said, those who opt for a tub of Quality Street might be left a bit frustrated after one chocolate fan counted the number of each variety inside, labelling the findings "another blow for 2020".

Stephen Hull, head of digital at ITV News, found the tin contained a total of 85 chocolates, but just four of the purple ones.

There were also only four of both green triangle and caramel cup, with orange creme and toffee penny on the other end of the scale with a staggering 11 each.

Stephen's tweet has racked up more than 30,000 likes and sparked a fierce debate, as he wrote: "Bit of spare time on my hands today so I audited the unopened Quality Street tin.

"Just 4 purples (4.7%) and yet a massive 11 (12.9%) orange ones. Another blow for 2020. Who do I complain to? #inequalitystreet."

People are questioning the variation of different treats found within tubs of Quality Street.

Others wanted to check the working for themselves, with @Tatedavies adding his own calculations to the report. He found the purple one and green triangle to again be in the lowest quantity, and chocolate strawberry to be the most plentiful.

He replied: "Just done the same, to check consumer variance. I have 7.5% purple and 11.9%. Interesting, but seeing as I don't like nuts, I'm happy with the ratios myself."

The chocolate audit left some less happy, as one replied to say: "That is all kinds of wrong. Orange creams shouldn't even be in the mix."

However, not all is lost, you can now pick out and personalise the treats within your tin of Quality Street here.

Quality Street has been contacted for comment and we are awaiting a reply.