Aldi is bringing back its Cuthbert the Caterpillar despite legal battle with M&S over Colin

ALDI is bringing back its Cuthbert the Caterpillar cake despite a legal battle with rival Marks and Spencer.

Last week the posh supermarket launched legal action against Aldi, accusing it of copy its Colin the Caterpillar cake.

M&S wants the discount supermarket to agree not to sell the cake.

Today, Aldi has said it WILL bring a limited edition version of the Cuthbert the Caterpillar cake back to shops despite the ongoing legal case.

It has promised to donate profits to charities the Teenage Cancer Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Last week Aldi confirmed to the The Sun that its Cuthbert cake is a "seasonal product" and hasn't been in shops since February.

Aldi launched its caterpillar cake in 2019 for £4.99, while M&S charges a pricier £7.

M&S first launched the iconic cake 30 years ago.

In a cheeky tweet on social media Aldi said: "Hey Marks and Spencer we're taking a stand against caterpillar cruelty.

"Can Colin and Cuthbert be besties? We're bringing back a limited edition Cuthbert next month and want to donate all profits to cancer charities including your partners Macmillan Cancer Support and our Teenage Cancer Trust.

"Lets raise money for charity, not lawyer #caterpillarsforcancer."

Aldi is also calling on other supermarkets to join in raising money for cancer charities through the sale of caterpillar cakes.

Aldi has been trolling M&S on Twitter with a series of cheeky social media posts about the debacle.

But which ones tastes best? Read our review of the knock-off cakes to find out.

Just like Colin, Cuthbert is made with a chocolate sponge cake filled with chocolate buttercream – and it also comes with a white chocolate face.

M&S has three trademarks relating to Colin, which the retailer believes means Colin has distinctive character and reputation.

The Sun has contacted M&S for a comment.

Aldi is well-known for its copycat products, which also include other treats such as chocolate and cookies.

However, a few years ago, it faced legal action from small businesses which claimed the supermarket was ripping off its goods.

In 2019, Charlotte Tilbury also won a legal battle against Aldi after the discounter sold £6.99 copycat dupes of its £49 bronzer.

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