United at last (Picture: M&S)
Nothing says romance quite like a couple of caterpillar cakes.
Previously, if you wanted to allow the couple to be together, you had to buy a Colin and a Connie separately, then free them from their respective boxes.
They were like a forbidden romance, despite them clearly belonging together. Maybe there was an issue with them both being made by the same person.
Now, just in time for Valentine’s Day, Colin and Connie will be available in one box, called a Love Cocoon.
To be clear, though, this isn’t just sticking two cakes in one box.
Instead, both Colin and Connie are half their normal length, so that together they form the equivalent of one whole cake.
That’s true love.
You’ll be able to buy said Love Cocoon for £10. That’s more expensive than just buying a Colin, but you do get two caterpillar faces and the joy of some little pink hearts.
Marks & Spencer say that the cake couple will be ‘perfect for fans to enjoy in the afternoon with a glass of fizz, as a delightful dessert or in front of a romantic film in bed’.
Go all out with the Love Is In The Air Colin & Connie Gift Bag (Picture: M&S)
They’re really sticking to the whole Valentine’s Day theme, so just to reassure you: you do not need to be in a relationship to buy yourself a chocolate smothered dessert.
Related: Please do not allow Colin and Connie’s thriving relationship to make you feel rubbish about your love life. They have the privilege of being chocolate caterpillars and thus don’t have to navigate the nasty bits of dating, like endlessly swiping through Tinder and getting catfished.
Plus, you can always feast on a pack of Colin heads, in case you feel the need to assert your dominance over those lovebugs.
According to an M&S press release, Colin had much to say about this new launch, commenting: ‘Connie and I live for birthday parties but we have a feeling we’re going to LOVE Valentine’s Day even more! We’re SO excited to celebrate with our fans in their own “lockdown love cocoons” across the UK!’
Okay, rein it in.
If you hunger for more than just two cake halves, you can go even harder on the caterpillar lovefest.
Also for V Day, M&S has launched something called a Love Is In The Air Colin & Connie Gift Bag, for £30.
This includes the Love Cocoon cakes, plus Colin sweets, mini Colin faces, mini Colin cakes and a gift bag, which you can get delivered to your door.
Merry Colin-tine’s day, one and all.
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