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To think M&S is trying to ruin Halloween by lying to me?!

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BowDownWitches Mon 23-Oct-17 20:12:04

(Light hearted of course!)

I’m going to a Halloween party with good friends of mine, and whenever we’re together for a special occasion we always get a Colin the Caterpillar cake because it’s delicious.

We saw adverts for a Count Colin the Caterpillar cake - their special Halloween version - and we’ve all checked in lots of M&S stores, but haven’t seen one anywhere! We’ve been to stores in London, Oxford, and Birmingham (we all live in different cities), and though they have lots of other fun Halloween treats, we can’t find Count Colin in a single shop. We checked online and you can’t order him there either!

So... am I being unreasonable to think that Count Colin was a clever ruse by M&S all along, or has anyone else managed to find one?!

orecchietti Mon 23-Oct-17 20:14:48

I disagree that this is a lighthearted matter.

(No I can't find him anywhere either and I'm furious)

youokayhun Mon 23-Oct-17 20:17:42

I saw a pack of 5 mini count Colin's in my local, I wish I'd bought them now as concerned I may have come across the winning lotto ticket without realising!!!

WhatwouldAryado Mon 23-Oct-17 20:19:32

I think we need to March on HQ over this...(could it be a use by date thing?)

orecchietti Mon 23-Oct-17 20:24:34

That's the only thing for it, whatwould. I'll start thinking up witty puns to out on placards when I'm less sleepy.

orecchietti Mon 23-Oct-17 20:26:21

"Give us COUNT COLIN, or COUNT us out!"

orecchietti Mon 23-Oct-17 20:26:50

"We thought we could COUNT on you M&S"

ambereeree Mon 23-Oct-17 20:27:04

Don't count on M&S for the count
This is a serious matter

Ronnyhotdog Mon 23-Oct-17 20:27:45

They had them in my local m&s today in the south lakes. I'm sorry you're having a tough time.

BitOutOfPractice Mon 23-Oct-17 20:28:28

I didn't even know Count Colin existed till just now and even I'm furious!

BowDownWitches Mon 23-Oct-17 20:29:15

1 2 3 4
We can’t stand this any more!
5 6 7 8
We want Colin on our plate!!

I’m so glad to hear other people have found him though- it means he’s not a mirage! Maybe we’ll have to take a (big) detour on the way to the party to get him.

Waddlelikeapenguin Mon 23-Oct-17 20:29:23

Packs of the wee ones in Stirling M&S thlgrin

orecchietti Mon 23-Oct-17 20:31:07

Join us in our rage, bit!!

ilovewelshrarebit123 Mon 23-Oct-17 20:31:30

Call customer services they’ll be able to tell you where they are stocked.

orecchietti Mon 23-Oct-17 20:31:53

Look at his little face!

pelmeni Mon 23-Oct-17 20:32:18

Open your eyes people, you've never seen him because Count Colin is a feudal lord. He doesn't have time for us plebs and sends Percy pig to do his dirty work, the bougeoise swine. The only solution is revolution.

marriedtogrumpy Mon 23-Oct-17 20:33:05

Is your friend in Birmingham close to the Longbridge branch? They were putting them out on display yesterday afternoon.

64BooLane Mon 23-Oct-17 20:34:04

I’ve just looked up Count Colin. Am actually a little bit alarmed by his face thlshock

Doilooklikeatourist Mon 23-Oct-17 20:34:09

Count Colin was in my local Marks today
—boring market town in Wales—

BowDownWitches Mon 23-Oct-17 20:34:18

Ooh I think they might be able to make it to Longbridge @marriedtogrumpy ! Success!! Mumsnet to the rescue again

BowDownWitches Mon 23-Oct-17 20:35:37

I’m glad to have been able to alert everyone to Count Colin, and hope M&S starts putting them in more shops soon so everyone can eat him ...!

Anymajordude Mon 23-Oct-17 20:35:48

I saw one in Edinburgh today with the trick or treat sweets display not the cake section.

InspMorse Mon 23-Oct-17 20:36:02

What part of the country are you OP? MN will help you find one!

BowDownWitches Mon 23-Oct-17 20:37:09

@pelmeni hmm are you okay?

InspMorse Mon 23-Oct-17 20:37:23

xpost! Success!

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