Colin the Caterpillar And Wife Connie Have Had Kids... And They Taste Good
Birthdays in the UK are practically synonymous with Colin the Caterpillar cakes from M&S - anything else is frankly a disappointment.
It's mostly because Colin just tastes so damn good - being a delicious chocolate sponge roll filled with chocolate buttercream, covered in milk chocolate with a decorated white chocolate face and sugar coated milk chocolate beans - with over seven million Colin the Caterpillar cakes having been sold since 1990, according to The Sun.
But the appreciation also runs deeper, as Colin's also developed something of a cult status in Britain. The love for the character has even spiralled into him having his very own lovelife, having got married to wife Connie last year in THE celebrity wedding of the year. Well, that was according to the marketing spiel from M&S, but the rest of us were pretty chuffed for the fella, too.
Connie is a milk chocolate-coated chocolate sponge roll, but she's filled with strawberry buttercream and decorated with pink milk chocolate beans, icing heart decorations and a white chocolate face. Basically, Colin did pretty well for himself, as she's a bit of a beaut.
You'd imagine, then, that their offspring would be equally (if not doubly) tasty - except it turns out you don't actually have to imagine, as it's already a reality. Colin and Connie have kids.
Yeah, it's starting to get a bit weird now, but go with it because it means more cake in your life, which is frankly only ever going to be a good thing.
Mini Colin the Caterpillars have actually been around for some time. In fact, they were on shelves before Colin and his missus got married, or even announced their engagement - which could mean that the little tykes were born out of wedlock. How very modern of you, guys!
Just like their dad, the mini cakes are chocolate-covered sponge rolls filled with some of that tasty chocolate buttercream, and are also topped with those snazzy multicoloured chocolate beans.
You can normally find packs of five in stores for about £2, but if you hop online you can also get a mega-pack of no less than 25 mini Colin the Caterpillars - quite the brood, eh? - for £12.
The best thing about them? You don't need to pretend it's a birthday or any other special occasion to eat them. Winner.
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