M&S has launched its first ever Colin the Caterpillar advent calendar

Advent calendar season is officially upon us; Christmas may seem miles away, but the biggest brands are already teasing theirs, with some even available to buy now. While we love a good beauty advent calendar, an edible option is essential for the resident foodie — as well as a fair bit cheaper! 

One we’ve been eyeing for a while is Marks & Spencer’s Colin the Caterpillar advent calendar. Colin — as you’ll likely know — is one of the biggest and best characters in the supermarket’s history, alongside the likes of Percy the Pig. And while there is always some kind of brilliant Colin Christmas offering, this is the first time the brand have launched his very own advent calendar, giving him more clout than ever. 

News of the product first came to light on foodie Instagram accounts such as @_well_this_is_new_ and @newfoodsuk — both of whom have posted about it recently since it was spotted in stores, too. 

‘New Colin the Caterpillar Chocolate Advent Calendar! This looks so cool! Now available at M&S,’ wrote @newfoodsuk.

So what can you expect from the super cute find? Well first, it’s enough to delight any Colin fan with its vibrant green packaging and cute illustrations. Kids will love this, but it’s totally suitable for adult shoppers who love the little guy too! 

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Colin the Caterpillar Chocolate Advent Calendar, £10, M&S

Inside, there are 24 mini Colin chocolate faces to enjoy, while on Christmas Day, you’ll get a giant version to chow down on. And the make-up of the calendar is also super fun; instead of a traditional flat calendar, you unveil Colin’s body leg by leg each day until he is fully formed. 

As mentioned, the calendar is already out in stores, so be sure to keep an eye out on your next M&S shop. It costs £10, which is a nice in-betweeny price if you don’t fancy splurging on a beauty calendar, but want to get something a little more substantial than a classic Dairy Milk version.