Colin has emerged from his chocolately chrysallis, blinking at the crisp autumn air as a beautifully spooky vampire caterpillar.
This new incarnation of the Marks & Spencer favourite is to be referred to as Count Colin the Caterpillar, and he’s wriggling his way to your fridge just in time for Halloween.
Sporting a decidedly gothic look, Colin comes ready smeared with blood-red icing. He’s also swapped his leg-high white boots for a shiny black pair.
His usually friendly grin is now stretched into a vicious leer, complete with blooded fangs, but don’t worry, underneath he’s still the soft, spongey boy you’ve come to know and love.
Colin the caterpillar is the gift that keeps on giving
— clairey p (@itsclairemary) September 10, 2017
Count Colin can be yours for a mere £7 and you can even have a nibble on some of his vampish minions, should you so wish, which cost £2 a pop.
The Marks’ Halloween range will hit shelves late September and will include Percy Pumpkins as well as Freaky Frogs – perfect for when you’re too old for trick or treating.
I'm sorry, the old Colin the Caterpillar Cake can't come to the phone right now…
Oh, 'cause he's dead ☎️ pic.twitter.com/CJNZ2jFxi4
— Aloha Lola Cards (@AlohaLolaCards) September 10, 2017
— Spotted Bargains (@SpottedBargains) September 9, 2017
Please Marks & Spencer, can you now get back in your caterpillar lab and invent a Christmas Colin?
Holly berries and a little sugary Santa hat? Much obliged.
Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.