Thursday, 31 January 2013

And another one bites the dust

I'm losing count of the number of multinationals who have backed away from anti religious or irreligious activities.

There was Tesco and their sponsorship of Gay Pride and a few more that I cannot bring to mind and now, bless 'em, Pret a Manger has joined the ranks so you may safely get your delicious sandwiches and organic smoothies once more - they are (according to one famous blogger) removing Virgin Mary crisps from their shelves.

Good for them and good for their CEO Mr Schlee and good for all those souls who phoned or emailed them to complain. It worked.

Power to the bloggers!

Rumour has it that the Mormons are a tad upset as well


  1. You twisted my arm!

    Here's my post with email from Pret confirming the success of complaining about the blasphemy!

  2. Thank you for drawing attention to the matter. I would not have contacted them without the information you provided as I never eat crisps and would not have known about the matter.
    Well done!

  3. Thank you all but it was really all down to Deacon Nick at Protect the Pope, he loaded the gun. God bless.

  4. I received the following this morning

    Dear Lesley

    Thank you for your email.

    We are extremely sorry that the crisp name that we had selected has offended you. This wasn’t our intention. After receiving a number of comments similar to yours, Clive (Pret's CEO) has taken your advice and decided to remove all of the crisps from our shops with effect from today.

    We will be donating the unsold crisps to homeless charities that we support across the country.

    Thank you for writing. We do listen and we have tried to react quickly.

    Kind Regards

    Janet Cann
    Customer Services Manager

  5. Wonderful. Thank you, Mr Collins, for informing us of this.