12 mini fudges are grimly holding on to the possibility of being picked out of their big tub and eaten by someone, in spite of overwhelming evidence that no-one likes them, it has been confirmed.
‘There’s still a chance, surely for us’, said Pete, a slightly squashed fudge to his neighbours, looking nervously as the Christmas Radio Times was thrown into the recycling pile. ‘Saving the best till last and all that?‘
Hopes had initially been raised that there might be some new, as yet unspecified purpose for the sweets on New Year’s Day after they were consolidated into a single Quality street tin alongside some toffee pennies and loads of uneaten copycat sweets from a supermarket’s own brand range. However, the placement of the tin next to some Christmas cards that were forgotten to be sent to neighbours led one fudge to speculate that they were shafted. The news tops a miserable week for unpopular chocolates, coming just days after thousands of Bounties were brutally consigned to the bin by households around the country.