Wine gums have been voted the nation’s favourite treat while driving according to a new survey by Motorpoint.

The poll by the UK’s largest independent car retailer, which has a network of branches across England, Scotland and Wales, found wine gums, which were launched over 100 years ago by Charles Maynard, to be the chosen choice of confectionary for motorists.

Interestingly, while many of Britain’s most loved brands such as Haribo were not surprisingly represented in the Top 10, silence was also equally recognised by drivers as a treat when behind the wheel.

Annually Brits spend more on treats than any other nation in Europe other than Germany, around 9.5 thousands tons, with each of us chomping our way through £328 worth of chocolate alone over a 12 month period.

Top 5 Drivers Treats

  1. Wine Gums
  2. Chocolate
  3. Mints
  4. Silence
  5. Haribo and Jelly Babies

Mark Carpenter, Chief Executive Officer of Motorpoint, said: “The results of our survey came as a bit of a surprise to me as while I enjoy wine gums every now and then I thought chocolate would be the clear favourite.

“While I definitely don’t spend anything like £300 a year on chocolate, like many people I’ll forget the diet every now and then to buy a big bar of chocolate when travelling in the car.”

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