Scarborough fish and chip shop sells deep-fried Colin the Caterpillar
A Scarborough fish and chip shop has 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 is selling a deep fried version of Colin the Caterpillar, which has gone viral in the last week dubbed "caterpillar-gate", all in the name of charity.
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 it had copied its popular cake with the similar Cuthbert the Caterpillar.
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"