UK bakers Greggs replace Jesus

UK bakers Greggs replace Jesus Christ with sausage roll in calendar

Blasphemous bakers forced to repent after creating a bizarre, pastry-based nativity scene for festive fast food lovers.

UK bakers Greggs replace Jesus

A blasphemous bakery in the UK has asked for forgiveness after its sausage roll shame.

Fast food chain Greggs committed a new and unexpected cardinal sin by replacing the baby Jesus with the greasy pastry in its Christmas advent calendar.

The nationwide company was forced to roll back on its bizarre decision after attracting the wrath of the clergy.

Reverand Mark Edwards is a man of the cloth near Greggs’ headquarters in Newcastle, in the north east of England. He wasted no time in flaking on the company, saying:

“It goes beyond just commercialism.”

A shame-faced spokesman put down his custard tart and replied:

“We’re really sorry to have caused any offence, this was never our intention.”

Shoppers left short-changed as well as shortcrusted

Perhaps more scandalous than the religious faux pas is the price tag on the calendar.

Only 500 of the calendars are available to buy, at a whopping £24 (R400).

And they’re only available from 17 of Greggs’ 1 700 stores across the country.

Less offensive pictures in the calendar included Father Christmas with crumbs down his beard. We couldn’t tell whether they came from eating the body of Christ or a more humble pasty.

Greggs’ famous steak bake also features as the centrepiece of a Christmas dinner table.

One of their stores, meanwhile, is depicted in a romantic snow globe.

But Christmas comes early for Greggs

You could say that the chain’s festive prayers have been answered – with their high street supremacy wrapped up.

In a packed UK shopping and fast food market, this stunt has created just enough controversy to put them top of the festive tree.

Just don’t replace the angel with a Danish pastry while you’re up there, ok?