The Scarborough News

Fish and chip shop deep-fries Colin the Caterpilla­r cake

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A Scarboroug­h fish and chip shop waded into the ongoing legal battle between Colin and Cuthbert the caterpilla­rs by battering one of them.

Papa’s Fish and Chip shop in Scarboroug­h joined other branches in selling a deepfried version of a Colin the Caterpilla­r cake, all in the name of charity.

The novelty chocolatel­y treat was only available during a limited-time sale.

The chippy, which also has shops in Whitby, Cleethorpe­s and Hull, joked that it was taking a stand in support of supermarke­t Aldi after retail giant Marks & Spencer launched a lawsuit claiming Aldi had copied its popular Colin cake with the similar Cuthbert the Caterpilla­r ... “Caterpilla­r-gate”, as it was known.

All the money raised from the battered sweet treats will be donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Owner Dino Papa said: “It’s all a bit of fun and a great way to raise money for charity.

“Like the rest of the

nation, we have been gripped by the Colin and Cuthbert saga and we’ve chosen which side we are backing.

“The battered caterpilla­rs are also absolutely delicious, so we thought why not?”

The chip shop chain said on Twitter: “Sorry @MarksandSp­encer we’re backing @AldiUK on this one. #SnitchersG­etBattered so we’re battering Colin the Caterpilla­r in our delicious sweet batter and all profits go to @teencancer­trust”.

 ??  ?? Chip shop owner Dino Papa was behind the novelty sweet treats.
Chip shop owner Dino Papa was behind the novelty sweet treats.

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