Asda's Gigantonormous Caterpillar Cake Serves 24 People

By Holly Brockwell on at

Everyone loves caterpillar cake, right? It's the default choice for office leavers and children's parties, although the kiddies always end up traumatised from seeing someone eat the face plate.

Clearly, Asda knows we can't get enough caterpillar, so it's released a new giant version of its Clyde The Caterpillar Cake, called Clyde the Colossal Caterpillar.

If you're thinking "Wait, I thought the caterpillar was called Colin?" you've got your high street caterpillar cakes mixed up. Colin is a Marks and Spencer special, and also comes in a giant version.

So which cake should you choose in the Battle of the Giant Caterpillars (a film we would definitely watch)?

Well, M&S's Giant Colin costs £40 and serves 40 people (if you share it, which you shouldn't). It also completely unnecessarily comes in a female version called Connie. But where the M&S cake has the advantage is that the board it comes on has a pool of chocolate which you can personalise with a name and message.

For instance, if your friend is leaving their partner Chris:

Image: M&S

Because obviously you'd use a comma if it was for a person called Chris who was leaving.

However, while personalisation is all well and good, Asda's cake has the edge in terms of pricing. It only serves 24 people rather than 40, but it also only costs £12. Maths fans will know that means it's cheaper per person at 50p a slice, rather than M&S's £1 a slice. But what does M&S consider a slice vs Asda? Honestly we could write a dissertation on this, so send us cake and we'll get to it.

Asda’s slightly unfortunately-named bakery expert Sarah Burns comments:

"As well as being a fun novelty cake, Colossal Clyde is great value for money for our customers. There has been an increasing demand for supersized and extraordinary products recently and we’re happy to be at the forefront of quirky thinking and showstopping products that our customers love."

Well, we can't really say they're at the forefront – see aforementioned Giant Colin – but more massive caterpillar cakeage is good for everyone.

Colossal Clyde isn't available yet, but it'll be on shelves at some Asda stores and on the website from April. [Metro]

Main image: Asda