M&S is selling a chocolate sausage dog for Easter 2021

Christmas may feel like yesterday, but retailers are already gearing up for Easter, with Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda and other supermarket chains launching new chocolate ranges. Not to be outdone in the Easter treat category, M&S has launched Walter, an adorable chocolate sausage dog that's kitsch enough to rival Colin The Caterpillar.

Launched as part of the new Easter range, the Walter Sausage Dog is made from milk and dark chocolate and retails for £5. Fans were delighted when a photo of a "delicious" chocolate dog (complete with delightful spring packaging) was shared on NewsfoodUK's Instagram page. The photo has already racked up more than 4,000 likes and numerous comments, with consumers eager to get their hands on the novelty treat.

As well as Walter, there is Bella Bunny, a white chocolate bunny and a milk chocolate koala bear named Kelly, also priced at £5 each.

Easter sweet treats, including the new Chocolate Dogs and Friends, are not yet available online, so if you want to try them for yourself, it's best to head to your local Marks and Spencer store.

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Marks & Spencer is famous for its animal-themed sweets and chocolates. One of their favorite snacks is Percy Pigs, pink chewy candies. Over the years, M&S has created a number of variations on the original sweet, including ice cream, advent calendars and even Swiss rolls. Last year, M&S also launched Percy Easter eggs filled with the fan-favorite gummies, and food lovers will be delighted to hear they are returning in 2021.