Worksop's Carlton House launch own caterpillar cake in response to M&S and Aldi drama

Worksop’s Carlton House has created its own chocolatey bug-themed treat in the wake of the M&S versus Aldi caterpillar cake drama.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 6:10 pm
Say hello to Carlton the Caterpillar!

Chocolate Orange tearooms, situated in the vintage centre on Carlton Road, were inspired to introduce Carlton the Caterpillar after a recent legal wrangle which saw M&S threatening to sue Aldi for infringing its Colin the Caterpillar trademark.

Aldi stopped selling its Cuthbert the Caterpillar cake in February, two months before M&S threatened legal action, but now sales of a limited edition version will benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Carlton House is currently taking bids on its own Carlton the Caterpillar, with all profts raised also going to the same charity.

Carlton House owner Helen Parry said: “With all the drama going on, it just seemed right to have our own caterpillar. Standing with Cuthbert!”

If you’d like to take Carlton home, drop Chocolate Orange Tearooms a message with your highest bid at or call

07484 800239.

The highest bid currently stands at £25.

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