Spot the difference (Picture: Extreme Couponing and Bargains/Marks and Spencer)

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

So Marks & Spencer must feel very flattered by all the cakes that look quite a bit like their iconic go-to for office birthdays, Colin.

The original Colin the Caterpillar was launched in 1990, and in the years that have passed a bunch of supermarkets have taken note of his massive success.

Sainsburys sells a caterpillar cake called Wiggles for £6, while Tesco offers a £6 Curly the Caterpillar.

The latest lookalike on offer is from Aldi.

Aldis Cuthbert the Caterpillar cake is a chocolate sponge cake rolled up with chocolate buttercream and surrounded by a solid chocolate shell. He has a white chocolate face with milk chocolate eyes, little sugar shell chocolates dotted along his body, and white chocolate shoes.

The wildly different original Colin the Caterpillar is a chocolate sponge cake rolled up with chocolate buttercream and surrounded by a solid chocolate shell. He has a white chocolate face with milk chocolate eyes, little sugar shell chocolates dotted along his body, and white chocolate shoes.

Aldi sells a ripoff of colin the caterpillar called Cuthbert
Heres what Cuthbert looks like sliced up (Picture: Extreme Couponing and Bargains)

So… theyre quite similar.

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Except, of course, for the price. While Marks & Spencers Colin costs £7, Aldis Cuthbert is £4.99, making him quite the bargain.

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Unfortunately, you might find Cuthbert tricky to find. Hes not currently available online and is only being trialled in a few stores across the UK – although if hes a hit, we reckon hell be rolled out nationwide.

Oh, and by the way, Marks & Spencer is entirely aware of the copycat caterpillar cake.

After someone tweeted them a picture of Cuthbert on Aldis shelves, M&S responded with the classic gif of Spiderman confronting an impostor Spiderman. The only appropriate response.

Hmm @aldiUK, my spidey senses are tingling… we definitely spot an impostor👀 – Chris pic.twitter.com/fxRO9X8Gdv

— M&S (@marksandspencer) October 2, 2019

In terms of taste, we havent yet been able to get our paws on a Cuthbert, so cant tell you whether hes better than his rival, Colin.

We do know that Colin is married, Read More – Source

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