It is reported that a study by Which? has found that the numbers of the different kinds of sweets in a tin of Quality Street does not match their relative popularity.
We have our favourite favourite sweets,
The ones we most prefer to eat,
So when we open up a tin,
Of those we hope there’ll be lots in.
It would seem logical in prose,
For Nestlé to put more of those,
That in a taste contest would win,
Inside the famous QS tin.
But if, instead, we talk in rhyme,
It seems they don’t do this each time,
For Which? Has counted and they find,
By checking each and every kind,
They might be thinking of your purse,
And making the selection worse.
Less chocolate but more fruity creams,
Might keep the cost down, so it seems,
And if nobody keeps a check,
On further changes to the spec,
Our favourite ones, one has to fear,
At some stage might well disappear.
So buy a tin and do a count,
To check for each one the amount,
And if you think they are not right,
Do pick up then a pen and write,
To Nestlé where they do decide,
How many of each go inside.
I’m sure you’ll get a quick reply,
Complete with explanation why,
But it’s unlikely they will change,
The make-up of the QS range.
So after writing what to do?
Your options might be rather few;
You could decide to buy less and,
Switch over to another brand.
The problem is, though, it may be,
That when the other tins you see,
Their favourites might also be few,
’Cos they might all be at it too!
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