Food retailer Marks and Spencer have today launched a brand-new chocolate brand, The Ombles, the retailer’s first new face in almost 30 years!
With Percy turning the big 3-0 next year and Colin hitting the milestone in 2020, the company were keen to introduce some new faces. A spokesperson said:
“These loveable new characters are great fun for all the family – cheeky, and just a little a bit odd – they are full of character!”
In-stores from today are two delicious treats including The Ombles (£6, 190g) and a two-pack of ‘totes adorbs’ Mini Ombles (£5, 95g). Made using an exclusive luxury Belgian milk chocolate recipe, they are complete chocolate goggly eyes and are rolled in a flaky milk chocolate.
Colin the Caterpillar was quick to comment on the matter – ‘Well, well, well, what do we have here!? A new loveable M&S chocolate icon in the making – sounds familiar! Welcome to the M&S family The Ombles! You are in for quite a ride!’
And my gosh they are!
Renowned snack reviewer, Kev, of @kevssnackreviews posted to his huge Instagram following about this loveable spot in-store, and it was clear The Ombles have already got quite the loyal following with comments including ‘I want the Ombles’ and another questioning ‘Do you think they will be the next Percy’?…. Watch this space my friend!
The Ombles are here to stay with more products planned for the range, including perhaps birthday cakes, sweets or cheeky seasonal treats.
We await the excitement of future releases, but for now we’ll be heading to M&S to give these a try.
The Ombles and The Mini Ombles are available instore now