Marks & Spencer are now selling massive 2kg Colin The Caterpillar cakes
2.2kg, and serves 40 people
The Marks & Spencer Colin The Caterpillar chocolate cake is truly a defining part of British culture. Just looking at the photo of it, imagining the sweet crack of the outer chocolate, and the smooth embrace of the creamy filling, makes me stop still, nostalgic for my youth, like the reflective lead character of a late period Philip Roth novel. There wasn't, and still isn’t, a better cake to share on your birthday. Other supermarkets might now offer facsimiles, but they are not the same, they are but a hollow husk of the sheer ecstasy of a proper M&S chocolate caterpillar cake.
That is a very big cake.
The giant cakes cost £40, weight 2.2kg, and serve 40 people. There is a small catch though – they have to be ordered seven days in advance, from Marks & Spencer online.
They also come with a customised iced message. And on Twitter, people have been somewhat confused by the bizarre choice of example message used in the promo shots:
So M&S now sell a 2kg Colin and
1: lol that they think it'll serve 40, I will eat the whole thing
2: lol that they've ignored the importance of a comma...BUT
2a: if they're suggesting using a 2kg cake to tell your mate to break up with their other half then TEN POINTS, M&S 🐛 pic.twitter.com/RG2ySauhmo
— Flen (@flendog_) May 29, 2018
Yeah, it is.... strange.