It might only just be January, but that hasn’t stopped the shops from filling the shelves with hot cross buns and Easter chocolates already – including M&S who has some very good news for all the Percy Pig fans out there.
First spotted by @newfoodsuk, Marks & Spencer has launched a giant chocolate Percy Pig for Easter, complete with his signature cheeky smiling facial expression and some jazzy sprinkle trousers.
Costing £10 for one large Percy, we can see ourselves tucking into a few of these before Easter Sunday is even in sight. Followers of @newfoodsuk were equally excited about the news, writing comments such as: ‘Need these for Easter’, ‘how cute’ and ‘can’t wait for Easter already’.
Percy’s popularity has gone from strength to strength recently, with seemingly no limit on how many sweet treats he can be turned into: from celebration cakes and Percy Pig-flavoured ice cream to mini bites and even a Swiss roll. Meanwhile at Christmas, we saw everyone’s favourite pig transformed into everything from mince pies to a huge stuffed cuddly toy.
The cheeky little character is adored by thousands, so we’ve no doubt these supersized chocolate Percys will be just as popular, not least because previous Percy Pig-themed Easter eggs have been a simple chocolate egg accompanied by a bag of Percy Pig sweets.
Pick up your giant chocolate Percy Pig Easter egg for £10 in M&S stores now. Meanwhile, if you can’t get enough of Percy, the glass sweetie jar (which is full of Percy Pig sweets) is currently on sale for £12, saving you £3 off the usual £15 price tag.
Can’t wait for Easter (because, well, chocolate)? There’s also some exciting Cadbury Creme Egg news afoot, whereby finding a golden egg could win you £5,000.