Asda dishes out new chocolate characters

Supermarket chain Asda has dished out a new set of chocolate characters to celebrate the festive season. The name for the new festive chocolate hippo was chosen through a Facebook poll. The overwhelming favourite was Holly!

Holly Hippo is now available online and in selected stores along with Mr Cool the Polar Bear, Christmas Cheeky Monkey and Chocolate Santa – they’re all £3.50. They’re available in selected stores too, please call ahead to check availability if you’re planning a special trip.

Asda created the chocolate hippo especially for Christmas, and loads of fantastic suggestions were put forward – including Harry, Hetty and Happy Potamus. But Holly proved to be the most popular choice by some distance with over 500 fans suggesting it.