This product was very disappointing. The tin was beautiful, but the coal itself was pathetic. I actually had to go out and buy a bag of coal to replace the tiny slivers that actually came with it, and some crepe paper for decoration, to make it acceptable to give as a gift. I would not recommend this at all.
Louise, GB - 7th January 2011
The tin's great but the lump of coal? Err, more like 3 shavings from a corner of a lump of coal. Still, at just under a fiver, it's not too bad! Will be getting my own lump of coal from the garage to put in though!
Ciara, Herts - 21st December 2010
I'm surprised none of you mentioned the Scottish NYE tradition...
The tradition of first footing requires that the first visitor of the New Year should be a tall, dark and handsome stranger, and come bearing a gift of coal, to bring good luck for the coming year. The requirement for dark hair, it is said, echoes a time when a blonde-haired stranger on one's doorstep meant a visit from Viking raiders, and spelled very bad luck indeed!
Shame the reviews of the contents are so bad - or I would have bought it for my Scottish relatives!
Margaret Y, London - 20th December 2010
As per other reviews, the tin looks good, but quite disappointed with the content... smallest slithers of coal found inside. Firebox...with your normally great products, isn't it about time you looked into this?
James, Birmingham - 20th November 2010
As with the other reviews, slightly disappointing. The tin itself is lovely - however the 'lump of coal' is actually tiny fragments (3?) wrapped individually in tissue - maybe a bit of supergluing to be done before Christmas time eh!!
Sarah, Wales - 3rd November 2010
Agree with the other reviews, not very impressed with it at all. Am going to get some actual chunks of coal to put inside instead.
Josh, London - 16th December 2009