The Caterpillar vs Caterpillar saga continues, and this time it’s on the football pitch.
In the latest instalment of the ongoing cake rivalry, Aldi’s Cuthbert appeared to support Yeovil Town FC during the Wrexham AFC v Yeovil Town FC FA Cup match on Sunday.
Cuthbert made a surprise guest appearance at the match, cheering on Yeovil from the sidelines with plenty of comical chants. Aldi also appeared as official shirt sponsor of The Glovers for the fixture, in a one-off cup match partnership.
Cuthbert’s on-pitch appearance added another layer of tension and excitement to the cup tie, given Wrexham’s recent partnership announcement with another supermarket and their own caterpillar and pig characters.
The partnership has caused quite the commotion on social media, with Aldi’s Twitter post announcing the appearance gaining 500 likes in the first hour of it being live.
The situation has had shoppers in stitches, with one Twitter user saying ‘Absolute legends- #teamcuthbert’ While another exclaimed ‘it’s the caterpillar derby!’
An Aldi spokesperson said: “Cuthbert is a huge football fan, and given the opponents, we put the feelers out to become Yeovil’s official mascot for this cup tie, and the rest is history. Cuthbert loved being part of the action and was thrilled to cheer on The Glovers from the sidelines”.
Cuthbert cakes are on sale in Aldi stores nationwide for just £5.49 (625g).
Aldi is running a nationwide competition to offer one lucky family the chance to win a trip to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
Britain’s fourth-largest supermarket is inviting school children aged between five and 14 to design a meal full of healthy and sustainable ingredients fit for an Olympic or Paralympic athlete.
All entries will be judged by Aldi alongside Team GB and ParalympicsGB, and the winner will not only win travel to Paris for their family, accommodation, hospitality, and tickets to three Olympic events, but also Aldi vouchers worth £100 and a further £1,000 for their school.