M&S will be releasing a Percy Pig advent calendar which means of course that Christmas is sorted.
With the festive season slowly creeping towards us M&S has announced that they will be releasing a Percy Pig advent calendar which will include 23 milk chocolate shaped Percy piggies hidden behind each door and a bag of Percy Pigs for Christmas Day.
This may not be the first time Percy Pig has had his own advent calendar but it really is up there with the topmost affordable advent calendars this year.
This Christmas the calendar has a baby pink and red theme with an adorable illustration of Percy Pig himself holding a present whilst sporting Santa’s hat. Surrounding Percy is mini Percy piglets that are ice skating.
The best thing about the Percy Pig Christmas range this year is the chance for shoppers to win a £50 M&S gift card. All you will need is a bit of luck on your side, in the hope that Percy’s friend Rudolph is hiding in one of your Christmas Percy Pig bags, that will be sold over the festive period. Even if you lose, at least you get to snack on raspberry flavour pig sweets.
This announcement has come not long after M&S made a statement saying it is time for Percy Pig sweets to be made fully vegetarian, removing any trace of animals. The supermarket claims the flavour should taste exactly the same. Unfortunately, not everyone is happy with this and has insisted that since the product recipe has changed, the flavour is not quite as good. There has even been a campaign to revert back to the original.
Piers Morgan even joined in on the rant, adding: “Vegans, vegetarians – go and get your own sweets. Seriously, go and get sweets that aren’t called Percy Pig. Go and get one’s called kale nicies.
“Leave our pig sweets alone, people.”
Despite the fury behind his speech, Piers admitted he never actually tried one of the iconic sweets but insisted that “old-fashioned, gelatine ones” always taste better.
M&S responded to the complaints, stating: “For the last eight years we have been working to help our favourite pig move away from using pork gelatine.
“After a lot of hard work we’ve finally perfected a 100 per cent vegetarian Percy – something our customers have been asking us for, for a while.
“With gelatine phased out, Percy can be enjoyed by even more people whilst reducing the carbon footprint from making them.”
Since 1992, Percy Pig sweets have been a British classic, having captured the nation’s heart. M&S Food has claimed to have sold more than 300 million Percy Pigs each year, this would equate to approximately 10 sweets per second.
The Percy Pig advent calendar should soon be in M&S stores for the price of £5. You may have to hurry as it’s sure to be swept off the shelves.
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