M&S is offering giant ‘sharing’ strawberries in the run-up to Valentine’ Day.

Grown in Spain, the King Strawberries are 30% bigger than an average strawberry and are exclusive to M&S. They were trialled in a limited number of M&S stores last year and, due to their popularity, have been rolled out more widely this year.

The fruits come complete with their stems to allow for easy dipping in chocolate or cream for “serving to your loved one,” M&S said. “These jumbo King strawberries are perfect for two; delicious on their own or made extra special by dipping in melted chocolate for the ultimate Valentine’s treat,” said an M&S spokesman.

M&S claims to be experiencing high demand for strawberries at present, citing sales up 25% on this time last year. The retailer will also be selling giant roses on Valentine’s Day this year.

The strawberries are on sale at £6.99 for a 600g pack in stores nationwide