These were once my favourite chocolates (since I was a kid 40 years ago). I've bought two tins recently. The first was awful but I thought maybe they were off. But the second tin confirmed that these are now one of the worst chocolates on the market - obviously full of cheap ingredients to save money. What a shame.
I suspect the MBAs and other ambitious business types at Nestle have been doing some cost cutting. Hope they enoy their bonuses more than we enjoy their chemical ridden imitation Quality Street chocolates!
They should have said on the tin that they had changed the recipe or bought cheap ingredients...