Aldi’s Cuthbert caterpillar cake is finally back in stores

It was only last year that one of the biggest – and funniest – law suits in food history happened. We’re talking about Colin vs Cuthbert, of course.

In case your memory needs jogging, M&S filed a lawsuit against Aldi in April 2021, calling for Aldi’s Cuthbert the Caterpillar cake to be removed from shelves as it too closely resembled M&S’s beloved Colin the Caterpillar. The hashtag #FreeCuthbert then began trending on Twitter as everyone seemed to have something to say about it. Honestly, who knew that chocolate caterpillar cakes could cause so much controversy?

But now, over a year later, Aldi’s Cuthbert has made a triumphant return to store shelves with a slightly new look. Sporting a brand new bow tie, Cuthbert is still the cheapest supermarket caterpillar cake around at the moment, costing shoppers just £4.99 in Aldi stores. That’s £3 cheaper than M&S’s leading Colin.

Aldi is known to be rather cheeky with its marketing and social media, and it proved as much when Cuthbert announced his return last week with a series of messages to Colin the Caterpillar, right outside of M&S stores across the country.

Aldi cuthbert caterpillar cake

Brits are clearly crazy for caterpillar cakes, as every big supermarket in the UK has its own version. So just in case you want to see who else Colin is competing with, here’s a list of all the others available to buy right now…

Supermarket caterpillar cakes


M&S colin the caterpillar cake

M&S Colin The Caterpillar Cake, £8, Ocado


Aldi cuthbert caterpillar cake

Cuthbert the caterpillar, £4.99, Aldi (in-store)


morrisons caterpillar cake

Caterpillar Celebration Cake, £5.99, Morrisons


tesco curly caterpillar cake

Curly The Caterpillar Cake, £6.50, Tesco

tesco calli caterpillar cake

Calli The Caterpillar Cake, £6.50, Tesco

tesco carl caterpillar cake

Free From Carl The Caterpillar Cake, £6, Tesco


sainsburys wiggles caterpillar cake

Wiggles The Caterpillar Cake, £6.50, Sainsbury’s

sainsburys eric caterpillar cake

Deliciously Free From Eric The Caterpillar Cake, £6, Sainsbury’s


asda clyde caterpillar cake

Clyde the Caterpillar Celebration Cake, £6.50, Asda

asda frieda caterpillar cake

Free From Frieda the Caterpillar, £6, Asda