British Chippy Selling Battered M&S Colin The Caterpillar

A British chippy is selling a battered version of M&S’s Colin the Caterpillar, following the supermarket’s cake feud with Aldi

Papa’s Fish & Chips, in Cleethorpes, Lincs, is selling the deep-fried treat for £1.49, and profits will apparently go to the Teenage Cancer Trust. 

The owner, Dino, told Grimsby Live: “It’s all a bit of fun and a great way to raise money for charity.”

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Chippie sells Battered Colin the Caterpillar Cake
Credit: @papasfishnchips/Twitter

He added: “Like the rest of the nation, we have been gripped by the Colin and Cuthbert saga and we’ve chosen which side we are backing.

“The battered caterpillars are also absolutely delicious, so we thought why not?

“We are buying as many mini Colins as we can and they will be battered in our sweet batter and available in all restaurants on Monday.”

The chippie confirmed the news on Twitter.

Its announcement reads: “Sorry @MarksandSpencer we’re backing @AldiUK on this one. #SnitchersGetBattered so we’re battering Colin the Caterpillar in our delicious sweet batter Mon 26th – and all profits go to @teencancertrust.”

Since it’s been confirmed, foodies have been eager to try out the new treat.

One person commented: “I actually want to try it.”

Another added: “This is why Cleethorpes is the best.”

However, not everyone was keen on the fattening treat.

A person joked: “Save Colin from this torture.”

Over a week ago, M&S decided to take legal action against Aldi’s Cuthbert the Caterpillar cake.

The retailer argues the products are far too similar so the supermarket should remove it from its shelves. Plus, they want Aldi to agree on not selling anything similar in the future.

A spokesperson commented: “Because we know the M&S brand is special to our customers and they expect only the very best from us, love and care goes into every M&S product on our shelves.

“So we want to protect Colin, Connie, and our reputation for freshness, quality, innovation, and value.”

Featured Image Credit: M&S & Papa’s Fish & Chips

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.