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Chippy Is Selling Deep-Fried Colin The Caterpillar Cakes

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Chippy Is Selling Deep-Fried Colin The Caterpillar Cakes

A fish and chip shop is flogging deep-fried Colin the Caterpillar cakes and I honestly don't know if I'm grossed out or dying to try one.

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Papa's Fish and Chips, which has chippies in Hull, Cleethorpes, Whitby and Scarborough, has decided to get involved in the ongoing Colin Vs Cuthbert battle and is offering battered mini Colin cakes all for a good cause.

All the money made from the deep-fried treats, which cost £1.49 each, will go towards Teenage Cancer Trust - so you can indulge in one pretty much guilt-free knowing you're helping out such a worthwhile cause.

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Owner Dino told the Grimsby Telegraph: "It's all a bit of fun and a great way to raise money for charity.

"Like the rest of the nation, we have been gripped by the Colin and Cuthbert saga and we've chosen which side we are backing.

"The battered caterpillars are also absolutely delicious, so we thought why not?

Credit: Papa's Fish and Chips
Credit: Papa's Fish and Chips
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"We are buying as many mini Colins as we can and they will be battered in our sweet batter and available in all restaurants on Monday."

The chippie also poked fun at Marks and Spencer in a tweet, writing: "Sorry @MarksandSpencer we're backing @AldiUK on this one. #SnitchersGetBattered so we're battering Colin the Caterpillar in our delicious sweet batter Mon 26th - and all profits go to @teencancertrust

"Ps Charging £1.05 for scraps was also a bad idea #FreeCuthbert #FreeScraps."

In case you've somehow managed to miss the Colin Vs Cuthbert saga - it all kicked off last week, when M&S announced it was taking legal action against Aldi over its Cuthbert the Caterpillar cake.

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M&S reckon Cuthbert is just a little bit too similar to its iconic Colin the Caterpillar cake.

Although there's a slew of similar-looking cakes, such as Sainsbury's Wiggles, Tesco's Curly, Morris by Morrisons, the Co-op's Charlie, Cecil by Waitrose and Asda's Clyde, it seems as though Aldi's Cuthbert is the one that's got under the skin of M&S.

Credit: Aldi
Credit: Aldi

M&S has three trademarks relating to Colin and believes it/he has an enhanced distinctive character and reputation.

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A spokesperson said: "Because we know the M&S brand is special to our customers and they expect only the very best from us, love and care goes into every M&S product on our shelves.

"We want to protect Colin, Connie and our reputation for freshness, quality, innovation and value."

Undeterred, the folks behind Aldi's social media accounts have had a very busy week, mostly taking the p*** out of the whole situation, before then attempting to call a bit of a truce by asking to launch a special-edition Cuthbert charity cake.

Aldi tweeted: "Hey @marksandspencer can Colin and Cuthbert be besties?

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"We're bringing back a limited edition Cuthbert and want to donate profits to cancer charities including your partners @macmillancancer & ours @teenagecancer.

"Let's raise money for charity, not lawyers #caterpillarsforcancer."

Featured Image Credit: Papa's Fish and Chips

Topics: Food, UK News

Claire Reid
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