Lidl launches Henry Hippo sweets and customers say they’re just like Percy Pigs

Those looking for a new favourite sweet treat to add to their list are in luck.

Lidl's Henry Hippo sweets are part of the retailers 99p confectionery range – and shoppers have noticed a striking resemblance in taste to Mark and Spencer's insanely popular Percy Pig chews.

The sweets originally launched last year, but have recently caught the attention of customers with a sweet tooth. They are vegan-friendly and share the similar look – boasting a cute animal face on a soft, pink backdrop.

An eagle-eyed shopper first spotted the cheaper alternatives and posted it on the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK Facebook group.

Original Percy Pigs are exclusive to Marks and Spencer and cost £3 online and in-store; although they're mostly on offer at two for £3.

Bargain-hunting customers can save £2 by switching from Percy to Henry, with Henry Hippo sweets only costing 99p and many saying the two taste pretty similar.

One shopper explained that her aunt, who's obsessed with the M&S favourites, said “she absolutely loves them and reckons they're better than the pigs!”

The sweet hippo received many raving reviews, with shoppers calling them "delicious" and being just as thrilled to find out the sweets are also vegetarian-friendly.

But not everyone felt they were a good replacement for Percy, as some shoppers have noted that they “didn’t like them as much as Percy Pigs.”

If taste doesn't convince you to try, maybe quantity will. Percy Pigs offer a smaller quantity weighing 170g per pack compared to Lidl's 200g packs of Henry Hippo.

Lidl has expanded the Henry Hippo universe to include an Easter Egg this year, just like Marks and Spencer. The seasonal treat is only £1.99 and comes with a small pack of Henry Hippo chews hidden inside the chocolate egg. Both items are available in store now, use the handy store locator to find your nearest branch.

For more Easter treats, Marks and Spencer have launched an amazing range of Percy Pig gifts and treats to enjoy, which includes a giant, white chocolate Percy Pig for just £10.

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