Marks & Spencer has left buyers blushing with its ‘naughtiest collection ever’, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
The collection includes four chocolate products: a cheeky assortment of solid milk chocolates shaped like lips, cherries, aubergines and peaches, as well as the new I Looong For You chocolate sausage dog, Peachy Walnut Whips and Shucks You’re Amazing chocolate oysters.
And now, the high street giant has taken a closer look at the new love-themed chocolates in a film that is just as ‘naughty’ as the offerings.
In an Instagram video, a woman is seen devouring chocolates in bed while lounging on red velvety sheets. Close-ups show her hands touching the buffet of delicious goodies.
50 Cent’s Candy Shop plays in the background, giving the whole event a sensuous feel.Ohh la la.
M&S posted a video with a warning about excessive amounts of cheese and chocolate. Our naughtiest range deserves a dirty video, right? Introducing the best Valentine’s Day presents.
‘And get ready to put your phone away cause things are about to get TASTY around here. From oysters to whips and not forgetting an or two (who are we to judge). So slip into something a little more comfortable and tuck right in (yes ok, we mean eating chocolate on the sofa in your pyjamas. Pop the kettle on too while you’re at it!)
‘Available in your nearest M&S Foodhall NOW or online @ocadouk.’
Thousands of people have loved the video, but it appears that many of them had the same opinion about a certain chocolate.
‘I wondered what the long chocolate at the front was for a second there,’ said @perslparlour.
And she wasn’t the only one who thought the sausage dog looked rather rude! @houseofarchie agreed, saying: ‘Me too!!! I didn’t see the dog’s head.’
@colourfulcoos replied: ‘I had to do a double take for a second at the long object!’
@roula.roulz admitted: ‘Same here, my eyebrows hit the roof! I still think it’s dodgy.’
@mrs_mhow joked: ‘That sausage dog is definitely made in the same factory as Ann Summers produce.’
While @lsmuthu1988 proclaimed: ‘Good job that dog wasn’t upside down.’ @abbinail added: ‘Whoever designed that sausage dog knew what they were doing.’
Others thought the video was ‘so funny’, ‘brilliant’ and ‘very naughty’, however it wasn’t for everyone as a few people claimed it had given them the ‘ick’. Whoops.
This comes after M&S made a splash with another recent product introduction, the ‘perfect’ poached egg.
For £2, M&S customers can buy two ready-made, microwavable poached eggs to go with their toast in the morning – no pan necessary.
But we wanted to see how they compared to traditional home-cooked versions. So Metro reporter Alice Giddings put them to the test.
She said: ‘Clad in plastic packaging, the eggs look somewhat like preserved testicles – closer to a specimen that should be sat in a jar on the shelf of a mad scientist’s lab than something I’d use to top my toast.
‘But in the name of journalism, I headed to the office kitchen (much to the dismay of my colleagues) to heat up my instant breakfast.
‘Following the instructions to a T, I removed the cardboard sleeve and placed the M&S pack directly into the microwave.’
While Alice concluded that ‘the taste was good’, she says it doesn’t compare to a homemade one.
She added: ‘All in all, you wouldn’t catch me paying £2 of my hard-earned money to buy these underwhelming breakfast accompaniments.’
The shop has also received plaudits for their entire roast dinner bargain, which is now available for £12.
The package serves two people and includes a main entrée as well as three side dishes such roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, pigs in blankets, veggies, and gravy.
The primary options include pork, sage, and onion-stuffed chicken, British ready-to-roast boneless basted beef joint, British ready-to-roast boneless bacon loin joint, ready-to-roast sage and onion pork loin joint, or a British rotisserie chicken.
M&S advises serving the beef joint with runner beans, mixed vegetables, roast potatoes, and thick beef gravy.