We’re actually talking about the fact an old fan-flavour is making a comeback – and it’s a comeback after more than two decades, no less.
The Strawberry Delight and Orange Crème are getting another creamy indulgent treat joining them in the mix this year, as Nestlé has finally confirmed after teasing it on social media for the past few days that the Coffee Creme is making a grand return for 2023.
“You asked, we listened… we’re bringing back Coffee Creme as a limited edition for Christmas 2023,” Nestlé announced on social media.
Quarrelling over which Quality Street sweet is the best is just a natural part of Christmas for countless families across the UK, right? But while it’s a pretty much never-ending debate at this point, it’s safe to say lots of people have always had a bit of a soft spot for this flavour.
Apparently, Nestlé said fans have been begging the company to bring the previously-discontinued flavour back for years now, which is why it’s “incredibly excited” to announce its return.
“Yes!!! I love it when the customer is listened to,” one fan wrote in reaction to the news on Instagram.
Another wrote: “This is just the best news, but please make it permanent”, while another simply just said it’s “the best news”.
The Coffee Creme is described as being an indulgent coffee-flavoured fondant wrapped in dark chocolate.
But there is a slight catch to this long-awaited comeback, though.
Not only will the flavour be limited-edition, rather than a permanent return, you’ll sadly only be able to get your hands on it from selected John Lewis and Waitrose stores nationwide, which means Greater Manchester residents may have to travel a little further than they’d ideally like to tuck into the treat this Christmas.
As well as the Coffee Creme‘s return, Quality Street personalised tins and pick and mix stations are also back this year, and can be found inside 18 different John Lewis stores across the UK.
One person wrote (and I don’t know why she’s directly targeting Gary Barlow here): “Wow, @GaryBarlow the price of the Take That tickets are totally out of reach for a lot of us this time round . Two tickets approx £490, that’s a food shop for 5 weeks . Enjoy the profits.”
Another person said: “You know what @takethat you don’t need to charge a bloody fortune for the tickets, you’ve got enough cash yourselves and not every artist does it. I went to see Paolo at the Hydro 3 times for the price of 1 ⫩ ticket Ripping off your fans! Tickets are 4 times the price of 2015.”
Someone else said: “Prices are crazy…first time in 30 years that I’m not even trying for tickets.”
Another person commented: “Prices are ridiculously expensive, I got through to buy tickets for Birmingham but refused to pay £70 to sit at the very back of the arena.”
General sale tickets for Take That’s newest date are available through Co-op Live from 9.30am on Friday 6 October, and you can grab them here.
Take That tour dates for Manchester’s Co-op Live arena in full
Tuesday 7 May – SOLD OUT
Wednesday 8 May – SOLD OUT
Friday 10 May – SOLD OUT
Saturday 11 May – SOLD OUT
Sunday 12 May – SOLD OUT
Tuesday 11 June
Wednesday 12 June
Take That ticket prices for Manchester
Take That Premium Floor Seat Package (includes a gift, a limited-edition city-specific signed print, a souvenir laminate, and an exclusive VIP tote bag) – £242.70 including booking fees.
Take That Premium Tiered Seat Package (includes a gift, a limited-edition city-specific signed print, a souvenir laminate, and an exclusive VIP tote bag) – £242.70 including booking fees.
Brickhouse Social is hosting a brand new Harry Potter-themed pub quiz
Everyone loves a good quiz and while we know there are some non-believers, we think it’s fair to say most people grew up loving Harry Potter. Put those two things together and what do you get? The perfect night out for a Potterphile.
No, we said ‘Potter-phile’.
Manc favourite hangout and popular student spot, Brickhouse Social, has just announced the launch of their new Harry Potter-themed pub quiz, the first of which is set to take place on 4 October.
And just like any good quiz team, any quiz worth its salt needs a good name. Let us introduce you to Brickhouse‘s first-ever ‘Quizitch’ night. Well played — five points to Gryffindor.
Playing host to a horde of fantasy trivia nerds (ourselves firmly included) across their three-storey venue, the quiz starts at 7pm and will put Potterheads to the test with several rounds of questions about the famous book and film series devised by their resident Harry Potter expert.
From Azkaban, muggle magic and the Forbidden Forest to Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Quizitch is set to be a Potterhead’s dream.
Better still, although it might not quite be the Triwizard Cup, there is going to be a veritable Honeydukes Express’ worth of prizes on offer, including bar tabs, slices of pizza and more.
Last but not least, the best part about this place is that once you’re all quizzed out, you can always head upstairs for a drink on the terrace, shoot some pool on the first floor or dance the night away at the Kable Club down in the basement afterwards.
You can reserve a table by simply emailing [email protected] or you can always give the guys a ring on 0161 236 4899.
Now, we’ll warn you: spots are being snapped up quickly so get in touch ASAP if you want to take part and even if not, you can always try your luck in case someone drops out. Either way, this won’t be the last time you’ll see Brickhouse diving into the Wizarding World.
Lastly, if all else fails, it’s not like there aren’t a whole host of other great pub quizzes going on around Greater Manchester all week long.