Christmas wouldn't be the same without tucking into a box of chocolates.

Quality Street, Roses, Celebrations and Heroes selection tubs are often big hits in the festive season.

But supermarkets have their very own versions, which are just as good, if not better.

While a standard 650g Quality Street tub costs £3.50, you can pick up a  Sainsbury's 'Chocolate Treats' 650g tub for the same price.

Head to Morrisons and you'll find a 650g 'Our Big Selection' for £4.

Quality Street may have 12 choices, compared to Sainsbury's nine and M&S's ten, but quality can sometimes overrule quantity.

Essex Live decided to sample each supermarket's selection boxes and find out who is top of the chocs.

Each selection tub had a strawberry flavoured chocolate

Milk Chocolate Fudge - Sainsbury’s

Flavour: 6/10

Creaminess: 8/10

Chewiness: 7/10

Wrapping: 8/10

Chocolate design: 7/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 6 /10

Fudge - Quality Street

Flavour: 7/10

Creaminess: 8/10

Chewiness: 5/10

Wrapping: 6/10

Chocolate design: 8/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 6/10

Supermarkets have their very own selection tub versions which are just as good, if not better, as the big brands

Caramel Fudge - M&S

Flavour: 8/10

Creaminess: 8/10

Chewiness: 2/10

Wrapping: 9/10

Chocolate design: 7/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 8/10

Hazelnut in caramel - Sainsbury’s

Flavour: 7/10

Creaminess: 8/10

Chewiness: 5/10

Wrapping: 3/10

Chocolate design: 4/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 8/10

Each supermarket offered hazelnut choices

Hazelnut Whirl - Sainsbury’s

Flavour: 3/10

Creaminess: 3/10

Chewiness: 0/10

Wrapping: 2/10

Chocolate design: 8/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 10/10

The Purple One - Quality Street

Flavour: 9/10

Creaminess: 6 /10

Chewiness: 6/10

Wrapping: 10/10

Chocolate design: 9/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 6/10

Hazelnut in caramel - M&S

Flavour: 5/10

Creaminess: 4/10

Chewiness: 4/10

Wrapping: 4/10

Chocolate design: 4/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 8/10

Orange Creme - Sainsbury’s

Flavour: 9/10

Creaminess: 10/10

Chewiness: 2/10

Wrapping: 8/10

Chocolate design: 8/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 2/10

Orange flavoured chocolates

Orange Creme - Quality Street

Flavour: 8/10

Creaminess: 9/10

Chewiness: 3/10

Wrapping: 7/10

Chocolate design: 8/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 2/10

Chocolate Orange Crunch - Quality street

Flavour: 7/10

Creaminess: 4/10

Chewiness: 5/10

Wrapping: 9/10

Chocolate design: 10/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 7/10

Orange Creme - M&S

Flavour: 8/10

Creaminess: 8/10

Chewiness: 5/10

Wrapping: 8/10

Chocolate design: 8/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 4/10

Strawberry Fondant Creme - Sainsbury’s

Flavour: 7/10

Creaminess: 7/10

Chewiness: 4/10

Wrapping: 7/10

Chocolate design: 7/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 8/10

Each selection tub had a strawberry flavoured chocolate

Strawberry Delight - Quality Street

Flavour: 6/10

Creaminess: 7/10

Chewiness: 4/10

Wrapping: 7/10

Chocolate design: 7/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 7/10

Strawberry Flavour Creme - M&S

Flavour: 5/10

Creaminess: 6/10

Chewiness: 4/10

Wrapping: 6/10

Chocolate design: 8/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 5/10

Double chocolate Eclair - Sainsbury’s

Flavour: 8/10

Creaminess: 7/10

Chewiness: 9.5/10

Wrapping: 7/10

Chocolate design: 6/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 7/10

Eclair chocolates offered by the different supermarkets

Coconut Eclair - Quality Street

Flavour: 8/10

Creaminess: 3/10

Chewiness: 6/10

Wrapping: 8/10

Chocolate design: 7/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 5/10

Butterscotch Eclair - M&S

Flavour: 7/10

Creaminess: 8/10

Chewiness: 10/10

Wrapping: 6/10

Chocolate design: 6/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 1/10

Dairy Toffee - Sainsbury’s

Flavour: 5/10

Creaminess: 6/10

Chewiness: 10/10

Wrapping: 8/10

Toffe Design: 3/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 0/10

Toffee chocolates are offered in each of the selection boxes

Toffee Penny - Quality Street

Flavour: 4/10

Creaminess: 4/10

Chewiness: 8/10

Wrapping: 7/10

Toffee Design: 4/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 0/10

Toffee Finger - Quality Street

Flavour: 7/10

Creaminess: 7/10

Chewiness: 6/10

Wrapping: 6/10

Toffee Design: 5/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 6/10

Cream Toffee - M&S

Flavour: 3/10

Creaminess: 2/10

Chewiness: 9/10

Wrapping: 3/10

Toffee Design: 4/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 3/10

Chocolates that were unique to each tub

Salted Caramel - M&S

Flavour: 6/10

Creaminess: 7/10

Chewiness: 5/10

Wrapping: 6/10

Chocolate Design: 8/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 7/10

Coffee Truffle - M&S

Flavour: 8/10

Creaminess:9 /10

Chewiness: 5/10

Wrapping: 6/10

Chocolate Design:7 /10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 3/10

Biscuit in Caramel - M&S

Flavour: 6/10

Creaminess: 6/10

Chewiness: 8/10

Wrapping: 7/10

Chocolate Design: 6/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 7/10

Milk Creme - M&S

Flavour: 8/10

Creaminess: 9/10

Chewiness: 6 /10

Wrapping: 7/10

Chocolate Design: 8/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 9/10

Chocolate Fudge Brownie - Sainsbury’s

Flavour: 8/10

Creaminess: 4/10

Chewiness: 9/10

Wrapping: 9/10

Chocolate Design: 6/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 7/10

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The Green Triangle - Quality Street

Flavour: 8/10

Creaminess:8 /10

Chewiness:5 /10

Wrapping: 7/10

Chocolate Design: 8/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 0/10

Milk Choc Block - Quality Street

Flavour: 8/10

Creaminess:7 /10

Chewiness: 6/10

Wrapping: 3/10

Chocolate Design:4 /10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 0/10

Caramel Swirl - Quality Street

Flavour: 8/10

Creaminess: 9/10

Chewiness: 3/10

Wrapping: 0/10 (it ripped)

Chocolate Design: 8/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 7/10

Chocolate Caramel Brownie - Quality Street

Flavour: 7/10

Creaminess: 8/10

Chewiness: 4/10

Wrapping: 7/10

Chocolate Design: 8/10

Chocolate to filling ratio: 3/10

After tasting each and every chocolate we are all feeling rather full, and the general consensus is that the M&S 'Big Selection' tub was by far the best.