Mars Wrigley to trial No Bounty Celebrations tubs


New research reveals 39% of Brits want the coconut-filled chocolate banished forever

  • Bounty to be removed from Celebrations tubs in new trial ahead of the festive period
  • The initiative follows research revealing 39% of the nation would support having Bounty’s removed from Celebrations tubs.
  • No Bounty Celebrations tubs will be available to the public at select Tesco Christmas Market pop-ups from 8th November – 18th December.
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Mars Wrigley has today announced that Bounty’s will be removed from an exclusive run of Celebrations tubs this Christmas.

New research released today reveals that the smooth coconut filled chocolates are a national cause of division, with 39% of Brits wanting to banish them from Celebrations tubs altogether.

In response to this, the confectionery brand has teamed up with Tesco to trial a new initiative of No Bounty tubs in the lead up to the festive season.

For a limited period from 8th November, customers in select stores* featuring the Christmas Market pop up, will be able to exchange tubs bought in-store that day with a new No Bounty Celebrations tub, in a business trial that will put this chocolate debate to the test.

For these limited-edition tubs, additional Mars, Snickers, Milkyway, Galaxy and the all-time favourite – Maltesers, will be drafted in to make up for the missing Bounty’s.

The announcement comes after 18% of Brits revealed they would feel irritated if they opened a Celebrations tub to find only Bounty’s were left, and a whopping 58% said this would lead to a family argument.

The study, which polled 2,000 Brits aged 18 – 65, also revealed that 22% of people surveyed like Bounty the least out of all the chocolates in the Celebrations tub.  Moreover, a hard lined 28% of us believe that coconut does not belong in a chocolate bar at all.

But it seems that taste in chocolate is a serious matter for Brits, as 42% of those polled admitted they have rowed with friends or family because of it, and 18% would even go as far avoiding romantic involvement with someone whose tastes differed to their own.

But all is not lost for Bounty, as the research also showed it’s the tub-favourite for a proud 18% of coconut-loving Brits, with a further one in five (20%) even admitting they shyly keep their love of Bounty chocolates to themselves. Furthermore, the study shows it is a more mature palette that craves the coconut chocolate most, with 38% of over 55’s choosing it as their favourite.

This year’s No Bounty Celebration tubs, follows the brand’s successful ‘Bounty Return Scheme’ in 2021, which encouraged Bounty haters to return their unwanted chocolates and swap them for more-loved Maltesers after the Christmas period. 

Emily Owen, Mars Wrigley’s Head of Celebrations Festive Cheer said: ‘Christmas is the time for giving – but it seems this year, the British public are keen for us to take away…Bounty. Last year, we gave customers the opportunity to return their unwanted Bounty chocolates. Now, off the back of public demand, we’re trialling taking them out of the tub altogether. You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone! And to those loyal (and secret) Bounty lovers out there, there’s still a chance they’ll make a return after the trial.’

 The trial is rolling out across 40 Tesco Christmas Market locations*. The Market roadshow kicks off at Baguley Extra in Manchester on Tuesday 8th November, making its way down South to finally close up shop on Sunday 18th December at Gallions Reach Extra in London.  For more information visit: @UKCelebrations.

For anyone not near a Christmas Market participating store, all is not lost! By looking out for signage in: Main Estate, Express and on, shoppers can enter an exclusive text to win competition between 16th November and 7th December with chances to win Bounty-less tubs.

*Participating Tesco Stores

Date Store Name Postcode
08/11/2022 Baguley Extra in Manchester M23 9TJ
09/11/2022 Hanley Extra in Stoke On Trent ST1 4LS
10/11/2022 Telford Extra TF1 2DE
11/11/2022 Cradley Heath Extra B64 5DF
12/11/2022 Kidderminster Superstore DY11 6SW
13/11/2022 Redditch Extra B98 7RU
14/11/2022 Bicester Lakeview Drive Extra OX26 1DE
15/11/2022 Aylesbury Extra HP19 8BU
16/11/2022 Amersham Superstore HP7 0HA
17/11/2022 Reading West Extra RG30 1AW
18/11/2022 Bracknell RG12 9TZ
19/11/2022 Newbury Extra RG14 7HB
20/11/2022 Swindon Extra SN1 2EH
21/11/2022 Newport Spytty Extra NP19 4TX
22/11/2022 Pontypridd Extra CF37 5SN
23/11/2022 Pontyclun Talbot Green Extra CF72 8RB
24/11/2022 Risca Extra NP11 6NP
25/11/2022 Bristol Brislington Extra BS4 5AY
26/11/2022 Yeovil Extra BA20 1DL
27/11/2022 Poole Extra BH12 4NX
28/11/2022 Bournemouth Extra BH7 7DY
29/11/2022 Salisbury Extra SP1 2NY
30/11/2022 Winchester SO23 7RS
01/12/2022 Southampton Bursledon Towers Extra SO31 8GN
02/12/2022 Portsmouth Extra PO6 4SR
03/12/2022 Chichester Extra PO19 3JT
04/12/2022 West Durrington Extra in Worthing BN13 3PB
05/12/2022 Burgess Hill Superstore RH15 9QT
07/12/2022 Horsham Extra RH12 3YU
08/12/2022 Addlestone Extra KT15 2AS
09/12/2022 Sunbury-On-Thames Extra TW16 7BB
10/12/2022 Twickenham Extra in Isleworth TW7 7JY
11/12/2022 Osterley Extra in Isleworth TW7 5NZ
12/12/2022 SevenOaks Roverhead TN13 2QS
13/12/2022 Lunsford Park Extra ME20 6RJ
14/12/2022 Ashford Crooksfoot Extra TN24 0YE
15/12/2022 Dover Extra CT16 3PS
16/12/2022 Broadstairs Extra CT10 2QJ
17/12/2022 Whitstable Extra CT5 3EE
18/12/2022 Gallions Reach Extra in London E6 7FB


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