M&S launch brand new chocolate brand for the first time in 30 years – fans are divided

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Marks and Spencer fans are delighted with the news that the retailer has launched a new range of chocolate treats. In-stores right now, customers can pick up the first additions in the range called ‘The Ombles’.

Treats in the range include The Ombles which is £6 and a two-pack of Mini Ombles which costs £5.

M&S said: “Made using an exclusive luxury Belgian milk chocolate recipe, they are complete chocolate goggly eyes and are rolled in a flaky milk chocolate.”

The tasty treats launched yesterday and are now available in stores across the country.

Customers can pick up the chocolate treat on their next essential shop.

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Taking to Instagram to announce the news, the retailer shared photos of the new tasty looking chocolate.

The caption read: “We are SUPER excited to announce the launch of our brand new chocolate brand…Could they be the next Percy or Colin?!”

Fans rushed to the comments to share their thoughts on the new brand.

One person said: “I need to try these new items, they look super tasty.”

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Another commented: “They’re so cute I’m not sure I could eat one!”

Renowned snack review Kev from popular Instagram page @kevssnackreviews also commented on the post.

He said: “No one can replace Colin and Percy!”

Others were less excited about the brand with some commenting: “They look lovely but there’s quite a lot of plastic used there.”

“I don’t feel like much imagination has gone into this new character to be honest,” another shared.

Marks and Spencer explained that The Ombles are here to stay and there will be more products launching throughout the year including cakes, sweets and seasonal products too.

The upmarket retailer also recently launched a brand new addition to their Colin the Caterpillar range.

The giant white chocolate Colin the Caterpillar face is made from solid white chocolate with milk chocolate eyes.

They retail for just £1 and fans can buy them all year round, not just on special occasions.

Colin the Caterpillar is an extremely popular brand in M&S and there are now several variations of the original cake including jelly sweets, mini logs and a whole bag of mini Colin the Caterpillar faces.

When travelling to an M&S store for an essential shop, there are many rules and guidelines in place to help ensure the safety of both staff and customers.

Food Halls are still open as usual, including in larger stores that also sell clothing and homeware.

However opening times have changed and do differ between stores so shoppers should double check this before travelling.

Face coverings are mandatory in-store and colleagues will be wearing masks too unless exempt.

Customers should practise social distancing from other people in-store and are encouraged to use the hand sanitisers provided.

Customers can also skip the queues by reserving a shopping slot with the new Sparks Book & Shop service.

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