Discontinued chocolate box staples we miss most – from Dreams to Galaxy truffles

Heroes, Quality Street, Roses, and Celebrations have changed their chocolate line-ups over the years – but which axed choccies will you be missing this Christmas?

All the chocolates from Quality Street, Heroes, Celebrations, and Roses tipped out onto a table. The tins of chocolates are lined up at the back of the chocolate pile.
A total of 51 chocolates have been discontinued across the four big selection brands

One of the best things about Christmas is the guilt-free gorging on food, especially sweet treats like chocolate.

Almost all of us will be tucking into a selection box of choccies this festive season, and while every family have their favourite brand, the big four remain the same – Heroes, Quality Street, Roses, and Celebrations.

But for those of us old enough to remember the various chocolates that used to be in each of the selections, chomping on the newer line-ups just doesn’t feel the same.

Whether it’s the white chocolate Dream bars that used to be in Heroes boxes, the coffee cremes from Roses, or my personal favourite, the Galaxy truffles that were removed from Celebrations – we all have that one flavour we just can’t get our hands on anymore.

Surrey Live has compiled a list of all 51 flavours of chocolate that have been removed from the big four selection boxes over the years – but which one will you be missing the most this Christmas?

Quality Street

Tins of Quality Street have been around since 1936, and with an impressive 85-year history, it’s unsurprising the chocolates included in the box have changed.

Quality Street has done away with bizarre flavours like Gooseberry Cream


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If you bought a tin this year, you’ll be tucking into classics including The Purple One, The Green Triangle, and Toffee Penny – but did you know there used to be some more interesting inclusions?

Back in the day, you used to be able to get flavours like Gooseberry Cream and Apricot Delight which have been removed completely, while other chocolates such as the traditional Purple One (which had a Brazil nut inside instead of today’s hazelnut version) have been changed over time.

The list of discontinued or altered Quality Street chocolates include:

  • Purple One (the original ‘Purple One’ with Brazil nut, replaced with hazelnut version)
  • Chocolate Strawberry Cream (replaced with Strawberry Delight)
  • Chocolate Toffee Cup (replaced with Caramel Swirl)
  • Hazelnut Cracknell
  • Hazelnut Eclair
  • Honeycomb crunch
  • Chocolate Nut Toffee Cream
  • Malt Toffee
  • Milk Chocolate Round (replaced with Milk Choc Block)
  • Peanut Cracknell
  • Almond Octagon
  • Gooseberry Cream
  • Fig Fancy
  • Apricot Delight
  • Toffee Square
  • Chocolate Truffle
  • Montelimar Nougat
  • Harrogate Toffee
  • Fruits of the Forest Creme
  • Smarties
  • Coffee Cream
  • Mint Fondant
  • Toffee Deluxe
  • Crispy Truffle Bite


Introduced by Mars in 1997, Celebrations feature miniature versions of the favourite chocolate brands owned by the company, including Snickers, Galaxy, and Bounty.

Celebrations axed Galaxy Truffles in 2011 to bring back Twix


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Mars chocolates have been such a staple of the past 24 years that not much as changed in Celebrations boxes – with only two alterations being made to the original 1997 line-up.

Those flavours are:

Personally, the loss of Galaxy truffles in 2011 was devastating – and I would love to see them make a return!


Heroes used to have Dream, Picnic, and Bourneville in their ranks


Manchester Evening News)

The much-loved Cadbury’s box of chocolates was introduced in 1999 to rival boxes of Celebrations with the company’s own version of mini branded bars.

When you tuck into this tin at Christmas time you’ll be feasting on the likes of Wispa, Creme Egg Twisted, and Crunchie – but did you know you used to be able to eat chunks of Dream white chocolate and Picnic?

The eight chocolates to have lost their spot in the box are:

  • Bournville
  • Dairy Milk Whole Nut
  • Dream
  • Fuse
  • Picnic
  • Time Out
  • Toblerone
  • Nuts About Caramel


Another Cadbury’s classic, Roses was one of the original two boxes of chocolates to launch in the UK back in 1938 – two years after Quality Street made its way onto the market.

Roses no longer have tasty flavours like Turkish Delight and Coffee Creme


Manchester Evening News)

And since Roses don’t take their flavours from existing Cadbury brands, the boxes have undergone far more changes than their sister box, Heroes.

Currently, a box of Roses will include tasty treats such as Strawberry Dream and Country Fudge, but today’s tins are lacking in fallen flavours including Turkish Delight, Coffee Creme, and Lime Barrel.

The missing chocolates from 2021 Roses boxes are:

  • Brazilian Darkness
  • Praline Moment
  • Chunky Truffle
  • Bournville (moved the brand to Heroes, but was discontinued there too)
  • Almond Charm
  • Coffee Creme
  • Montelimar
  • marzipan
  • Turkish Delight
  • Nutty Truffle Log
  • Orange Crisp
  • Chocolate Bite
  • Noisette Whirl
  • Lime Barrel
  • Black Cherry Cream
  • Caramel Velvet
  • Almond Caramel Bite

Which chocolate flavours would you like to see make a return? Let us know in the comments below.


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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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