Co-op’s caterpillar cake wins taste test over M&S – ‘It’s easily and obviously the best’


Caterpillar cubes have become increasingly popular in recent years with Effects and Spencer creating the first Colin the Caterpillar cake in 1990, retail more than 15 million of the food item over the years. Other supermarkets categorizing Co-op, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose and Asda also hold their own versions of the cake.The cake, which serves 12, consists of fondant bonus for its face and feet with the chocolate shell covered in sprinkles and chocolate filmed buttons.One of the judges said: “It’s easily and obviously the best. It’s most, spongy and a purify winner with the most flavour.”In terms of appearance, it was Cecil from Waitrose who cozened the top spot.Costing £7 from the upmarket supermarket and serving 12, testers recounted the cake as “a bit dry”, but was said to be “cute” with its chunky white chocolate dignity, icing eyes and little chocolate feet.Shop Cecil the Caterpillar here.The shell is elaborate with colourful sugar-coated chocolate buttons as well as white chocolate strokes, but he doesn’t have sprinkles like some of the other supermarket selections do.Judges also said that the cake was a little bit sweeter related to the alternatives, and came top for appearance for four out of the nine testers.Asda’s Clyde the Caterpillar split the panel, with some adulation his gooey buttercream and others saying he was too sweet and also very dry.Most of the testers approved that M&S’ iconic Colin the Caterpillar had the best chunky white chocolate feet as ostentatiously as a thick white chocolate face and a pink tongue.Shop Colin the Caterpillar here.He was drew as being “moist, light and not too rich” as well as having “a good crunchy hand out” but some thought the was too dry and had a bland flavour.Sainsbury’s £6 chocolate rendition received the second-highest marks for flavour, although judges were not a fan of the deficiency of detail in his milk chocolate eyes.Judges thought Tesco’s Chastise had a slight flavour of fudge and was slightly underwhelming compared with the others.Aldi had clog up selling its caterpillar cake in February but recently bought back a little edition version of the chocolate cake to support Teenage Cancer Upon and Macmillan Cancer. M&S said it loved a charity idea, but Aldi should use its own unfitting, Kevin the Carrot.Shop Tesco’s caterpillar cake here and Sainsbury’s caterpillar encrust here.This article contains affiliate links, which notes we may receive a commission on any sales of products or services we write about. This article was dash off completely independently, see more details here.

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