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Wine gums voted drivers favourite treat according to new Motorpoint poll

Wine gums voted drivers favourite treat according to new Motorpoint poll

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

Wine Gums




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 between our branches in England, Scotland and Wales.”

Added Mark Carpenter: “I can also whole heartedly confer with other motorists about the value of silence. As a father myself, a bit of peace and quiet when you are driving is definitely a real treat.”

Motorpoint currently has over 5,000 low mileage, nearly new cars and light commercial vehicles available from over 30 different manufacturers. Every vehicle comes with the balance of manufacturer’s warranty backed by the Motorpoint Price Promise. This means Motorpoint will refund the difference to any customer within seven days of their order if they find the same car cheaper from a competitor. As an added bonus, it will also give the customer £50 worth of Amazon vouchers to spend.

Plus, as part of its COVID-19 safeguarding process, customers can test drive cars unaccompanied while all vehicle collections will be contactless and completed in specially designated areas to guarantee social distancing at all times. Motorpoint is also continuing to operate its hugely popular home delivery service covering the whole of the UK mainland for those customers who would prefer not to visit the branch, backed by its 14 day hassle free, money back guarantee.

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