The 'tweenie-boppers' pop sensations Steps have received an unusual edible accolade; US food giant Heinz has launched a canned pasta shapes product based on a series of the band's dance moves.

Based on a familiar pasta in tomato sauce format, the tins contain five new dance-inspired shapes; a star (reminiscent of the dance from the band's "Tragedy" hit), a dancing foot, a hand expression, and a musical note.  A sixth pasta shape spells the word "Steps".

A spokesman for the pop band, which is currently touring the UK, promised the Daily Star: "They love these shapes and are really happy with the way they've turned out".

Band member Lisa Scott-Lee told the paper that she had not yet tried them, but insisted "that's only because we're on tour and I haven't had time to go to a supermarket."