Planning on organising an afternoon tea with your friends?

Or maybe you just fancy a sweet treat?

Well whatever your reason for a slice of cake - not that you need one - Asda's new Afternoon Tea Selection has your name written all over it.

The box of goodies is already proving to be popular with customers and it is packed with custard slices, profiteroles and doughnuts.

And for just £3, it's hard to resist. The cakes comes in a pretty pink box.

Afternoon tea was made popular by Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford in the 19th century.

According to she was said to complain of "having a sinking feeling" during the late afternoon. During this era it was usual for people to only have two meals per day - breakfast and dinner.

The Duchess took to having a pot of tea and a light snack in the afternoon and pretty soon she started inviting her friends around to join her.

It proved so popular that she started sending out card invitations to her friends, asking them to join her for "tea and a walking the fields".

Other social hostesses started picking up on the idea and organising their own afternoon tea parties.