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Did you know there's a giant Colin the Caterpillar that feeds 40 people?

Giant face. Giant arse.

col Source: M&S

UPDATED: 7/10/2016

IF YOU HAVE a birthday and you don’t get a Colin the Caterpillar, did it ever even happen?

The M&S classic is a birthday staple, and many rows have been had over who’s going to get to eat his face, his feet and his dense chocolatey arse.

But did you know…


It weighs almost three kilos, and is described as

…a giant chocolate sponge roll filled with chocolate buttercream.

Giant. Chocolate. Sponge. Roll. The enormous Colin also comes with a personalised decoration.

Here’s one in relation to a grown man:

Happy belated 60th birthday to the most amazing Daddy Robbo! #60 #giantcolinthecaterpillar

A photo posted by @sarahjaynerobo on

Now for the bad news… Giant Colin is not currently available to order in Ireland. DailyEdge reached out to Marks and Spencer to assess the situation and they told us:

Unfortunately the cake is not available here and for now will not be available in the near future.


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