The Scarborough News
Fish and chip shop deep-fries Colin the Caterpillar cake
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”.