M&S’s terrifying Easter Colin the Caterpillar
In an unusual Easter twist, Marks and Spencer have redesigned an angelic classic to look like the Devil.
Dear old Colin the Caterpillar has been a staple of British celebrations for decades now, helping to welcome in birthdays, weddings and good news since 1990. Indeed, fans of the cake include such international superstars as Boris Johnson, David Beckham and Jessica Ennis-Hill.
If I’m honest, I can’t imagine that the luxuries of Marks and Spencer will have graced my taste buds very often, but they certainly will have triumphed with some suitably knocked-off version. God bless Aldi.
Evidently, after 30 years Colin will have grown up somewhat (although, weirdly, he still seems to someway off becoming a butterfly), so he has had a Doctor Who-style redesign this year just in time for Easter – but it’s a remake that has caused some concerns.
The whole point of Colin the Caterpillar is to beautifully adorn children’s birthday parties and create beaming smiles with happy memories. The new one, however, appears to be aimed more at satanic cults.
With its ghostly white face and dark, penetrating eyes it is very easy to see why the cake has given some people the heebie-jeebies. Having invariably been described as looking “possessed” and like the baddy bunny in the Wallace and Gromit film The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, perhaps the treat should have been relaunched on 31st October.
The £10 cake won’t be going on sale until 31st March so you’ve still got plenty of time to move to Brazil and escape the impending doom of the rise of the killer Colin’s. But, if you’re just happy to eat chocolate, there’s little doubt that it’ll taste as amazing as it always has. Just keep it away from tiny babies.
One thing’s for certain: if people think Colin is scary they should see me at six o’clock on a Monday morning.