M&S’s famous Colin the Caterpillar cake is undoubtedly up there in the hall of fame of best birthday cakes of all time for any Brit, but when it comes to which slice you get, let’s all just admit we’re gunning for the slice with the face.
It basically means you get double the chocolate as you get all the milk chocolate cakey goodness plus a generous slab of solid white chocolate caterpillar face, too. And while this hallowed piece of cake is often reserved for whoever’s birthday it is (meaning you really only get to enjoy it once a year at most), there’s now a new way we can all treat ourselves to the ‘best part of the cake’.
In honour of the cake’s 30th birthday last year, M&S launched what might be the best bag of chocolates ever – Colin the Caterpillar Mini Colin Faces. That’s right, putting all the arguments to bed of who gets to eat the face once and for all, now we can all enjoy the chocolatey treat at once with a bag of the mini caterpillar faces.
While smaller than the regular version you see adorning full-sized Colin the Caterpillar cakes, these mini versions still feature Colin’s cheeky tongue out facial expression in the same delicious white chocolate and decorated with milk chocolate eyes.
Bags of M&S’s Colin the Caterpillar Mini Colin Faces are £2 each and available to buy in M&S stores now – whether you choose to eat them solo or incorporate them into a DIY Colin of your own is entirely up to you.
Colin the Caterpillar Mini Colin Faces, £2, M&S
But if the miniature size of these Colin the Caterpillar faces was leaving you feeling a bit cheated, we have the best news for you – individual full-size Colin the Caterpillar faces can now be bought from M&S for £1 each. Launching in stores from 26 January, the solid white chocolate treat is exactly the same as it appears on the much-loved birthday cake – dreams really do come true!
Colin the Caterpillar Giant Face, £1, M&S
According to M&S, Colin has given this very special comment: ‘Since I got so much attention for Colin Mini Faces my head’s got a little bigger, literally! I’ve had a whole lot of love from my fans in lockdown and I’m so pleased that they can now enjoy Face Time with me all year round! Stay tuned for more news about me (and the Mrs!) next week!’
Last year’s news of the mini Colin faces was accompanied by the announcement of a new iteration of another iconic M&S treat: Percy Pigs. Percy Pig Party Time is a multi-coloured version of the classic gummy sweet we all know and love – pick up a bag for £1.65 at the same time as you stock up on mini Colin faces and giant Colin faces. We can’t decide which to try first!