A Christmas Colin the Caterpillar is here and he's a proper festive treat

christmas colin the caterpillar

The merriest season of the year is (almost) upon us.

Soon enough we'll be clocking off work, getting comfy on the couch with a mulled wine, counting down with our coveted beauty advent calendar and stocking up on the M&S light-up snow globe gin because before you know it 2020 will be over.

And this year we're being absolutely spoilt when it comes to festive food - from the giant Aldi Ferrero Rocher to the first ever Lindt Christmas sharing tin.

But if there's one thing you absolutely need to pick up, it's a Christmas Colin the Caterpillar because will December really be the same without one?

Yes, you read that correctly - M&S have given everyone's favourite chocolate cake a festive makeover so forget the mince pies and Christmas pudding. It's finally acceptable to bring a Colin out after the turkey.

Retaining the same deliciousness as always, he is surrounded by candied holly leaves, chocolate presents and white chocolate Christmas baubles, and is even wearing red Santa's hat and matching red slippers. So cute and so tasty.

He costs just £10 - an absolute bargain - and is available in M&S stores as part of their full Christmas range. He'll serve up to 10 people, but that's just guidance so eat as much of the classic chocolate roll as you like. We will be.

The festive food drop includes a Chocolate Orange Christmas Pudding (£12), Golden Profiteroles (£12) and a vegan-friendly torte (also £12).

So what are you waiting for? It's time to pick up your festive friend and present him to your guests over the very merry season, and trust us - everyone will be impressed.

Jadie Troy-Pryde
News Editor

Jadie Troy-Pryde is News Editor, covering celebrity and entertainment, royal, lifestyle and viral news. Before joining the team in 2018 as the Lifestyle and Social Media Editor, she worked at a number of women’s fashion and lifestyle titles including Grazia, Women’s Health and Stylist, and now heads the Marie Claire UK news desk.