‘Tis the season to consume your entire body weight in food, and Marks And Spencer has made it even more possible by bringing out a festive version of their ever-loved Colin The Caterpillar.
You always knew it was going to be a good birthday when your family whacked out a Colin. The epitome of a bougie birthday always involved Colin and his edible face — ironic considering it’s basically just a giant chocolate swiss roll.
While our mouths have already been watering over the high-end supermarket’s seasonal offerings, Christmas Colin is easily a highlight. Who needs snow globe gin or a giant chocolate eclair when Christmas Colin comes wiggling down your chimney on December 25?
So, what’s new? It turns out if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Christmas Colin is just the same as his normal cousin (in terms of flavour), but comes adorned with chocolate snowflakes, holly, and candy canes instead of sugar-coated chocolate buttons. Colin is also dressed in his Christmas finery and is sporting a jolly Santa hat.
News of Christmas Colin soon went viral and it seems hungry foodies can’t get the idea of this festive favourite out of their heads.
In the past, Marks & Spencer has released a supersized version of Colin, but that cost an equally hefty £40. To be fair to M&S’, giant Colin also comes with a personalised message for the lucky recipient.
Weighing an enormous 2,290g, the giant Colin is a behemoth of the birthday world.
Finally, M&S’ full Christmas range also includes vegan pigs in blankets. Yes, for all of you who have chosen a plant-based diet, Christmas will no longer be avoiding people’s gaze as they chomp down on pigs in blankets. Because you’ll be too busy eating your own.
Look how gorgeous they are…
In fact, M&S is launching a fully vegan Christmas dinner. They said: “M&S is this year launching its first full vegan Christmas dinner with a mouth-watering plant protein centrepiece, vegetables, roast potatoes, gravy, stuffing and even no pigs in duvets (plant protein pigs in blankets).”
“Having listened to the feedback of over 80,000 customers, M&S has created the ULTIMATE range designed to help you and your families enjoy Christmas by taking out some of the most angst-inducing elements of Christmas entertaining.”
There’s loads of other stuff for you meat-eaters, take a look at some of our faves…
Festive Handcrafted Sausage Rolls – £5
Mushroom Bao Buns – £7 for 12
“The on-trend bao buns are light and fluffy vegan steamed buns with a delicious mushroom, soy and hoisin filling.”
Biggest Ever Eclair – £10
“This foot-long choux pastry is packed with cream and topped with special M&S recipe chocolate fondant.”
Meatball Subs – £7 for 10
“The bite-sized Mini Meatball Subs are also set to be real crowd-pleasers and are topped with oozing cheese and a pesto drizzle.”
Sticky Toffee Trifle – £12
“The trifle that even non-trifle lovers will devour! Combining two all-time family favourite desserts to create an extra-special trifle with the flavours and crunch of a decadent sticky toffee pudding.”
Vegan Root Vegetable Tarte Tatin
“Made with baby beetroot, caramelised red onions and Chantenay carrots in a rosemary shortcrust vegan pastry.”
Brie En Croute – £10
M&S says: “Ideal for sharing with friends and family, with a flaky pastry crust for dipping.”
While there’s no exact date for when the M&S Christmas menu is hitting shelves, we know Christmas Colin will cost just £10 and is expected to land in early November. Forget dry Christmas pudding soaked in brandy, we all know Christmas Colin is where it’s at!
[Featured Image Credit Marks And Spencer]