High street stalwart Marks and Spencer is known for its creative food offerings. Whether its limited-edition King's coronation specials or the iconic Colin the Caterpillar cakes, it's a brand which knows the public love a recognisable character to obsess over. That's why it has just added a new summer drink on its café menu that we are sure is about to take the nation by storm: the Percy Pig Frappe.
The brand new launch coincides with the M&S new summer menu which features more brunch offerings, an afternoon tea and, of course, the magic coffee that went viral at the start of the year. The Percy Pig frappe is, as you might have guessed, bright pink which plays perfectly into the hands of this summer's pink takeover thanks to the upcoming "Barbie" movie. Made with the flavours of the Percy Pig sweets we've all grown to love, the drink blends apple, raspberry, and grape. It's then topped with whipped cream, Percy sprinkles, and a beloved Percy piglet sweet. But is it all style and no substance? I decided to investigate.
It's a tough job, but someone has to do it, and so I visited an M&S Café to put my tastebuds to the test. I'm a sucker for a pretty beverage, the more Instagram-grid-worthy, the better, in my opinion. But a good-looking drink will only go so far. First impressions? It's very very cute. I have a sweet tooth, so was thrilled to see sweets, sprinkles, and cream top on top of the liquid. Quite frankly, all drinks should be served this way.
On first sip, it's actually pretty refreshing. It's lighter and icier than a milkshake so doesn't leave you full of regret. The fruity taste is creamy, but not sickly and tastes a bit like bubblegum or candyfloss. While I wouldn't say it particularly tastes of Percy Pigs, the little face on top certainly helps. For £3.75, I think we all deserve a little Percy pick-me-up this summer.