Marks & Spencer Colin the Caterpillar is a favourite across the UK.
The critter with his chocolate buttercream and covered in a milk chocolate shell has attended countless birthday celebrations.
Over seven million of the cakes have been sold, and now a Christmas Colin the Caterpillar has been unveiled in the M&S festive food selection.
The Christmas Colin is covered in candy canes, holly, presents and snowflakes, and is wearing a Santa hat – all of which are made of edible chocolate.
Twitter users have expressed their delight at Colin’s latest make over.
One simply wrote: “M&S HAVE DONE A CHRISTMAS COLIN.”
Another said: “This is the best news! (Except I am very scared of the sugar high as normal Colin makes me go a bit funny)”
“How fabulous. Why has it taken so long?” one Colin-fan wondered.
“For anyone who is sad that Summer is over, take note that @marksandspencer are here to give us something to look forward to!” another said.
It seemed Colin is converting many to Christmas cheer as one wrote: “I hate Christmas, but I want this! Festive Colin the caterpillar cake!!@marksandspencer.”
One woman couldn’t wait to serve the cake to her guests. “LOOK at the @marksandspencer Christmas food range!! I’m so bl**** exciting to be hosting our first Christmas this year. I am definitely getting festive Colin.”
In fact, it seems there is going to be quite a rush for Christmas Colin.
“Definitely doing a m&s Christmas food to order for pudding this year for this bad boy #colin #Caterpillar #Christmas #MarksAndSpencer,” one Twitter user wrote.
Another said: “Christmas Colin the Caterpillar! This is not a drill. REPEAT: THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!!!@marksandspencer.”
But that is not all M&S are offering for Christmas this year.
There will also be a foot-long eclair and glittery gin.
M&S Christmas food collection
1. Brie En Croute, £10
2. The Perfect Turkey, £60
3. The Perfect Roast Beef, £25
4. Sticky Toffee Trifle, £12
5. Vegan Root Vegetable Tarte Tatin
6. Trifle Flavour Cream, £15
7. Meatball Subs, £7 for 10
8. Christmapolitan Cocktail
9. Clementine Gin Liqueur Snow Globe, £15
10. Vegan Pigs In Blankets
11. Mushroom Bao Buns, £7 for 12
12. Ham Hock Rarebit Mini Crumpets, £7 for 10
13. Prawn Sliders, £7
14. Festive Handcrafted Sausage Rolls, £5
15. Biggest Ever Eclair, £10
16. Sticky Toffee Christmas Pudding, £10
17. Woodland Yule Log, £15
18. Milk Chocolate Ho Ho Ho, £3
19. Christmas Rainbow Cake, £15
20. Baked Alaska, £15
21. Cherry & Chocolate Ice Cream Gateau, £15
22. Christmas All Wrapped Up, £5
23. Christmas Gin Scottish Smoked Salmon, £5
And from one food favourite to another, Greggs delivery is finally available.
The bakery’s famous sausage rolls, bakes, wraps and breakfast menu items can now be delivered to more than one million doorsteps across London, Newcastle and Glasgow with hybrid marketplace for online food company, Just Eat.
Hannah Squirrell, Customer Director at Greggs revealed the news today, and said: “We’re thrilled to be working with Just Eat to make it even easier for our customers to enjoy their breakfast and lunch menu favourites.
“From Bacon Rolls and Coffees to our range of Bakes, Sandwiches and Wraps, we’ll be able to go direct to the doorsteps of more than a million hungry households.”