Sunday, 3 February 2013

Pret withdraws 'Mohammed' crisps following fire bombings

Spotted by Jay at the BBC:

Sandwich shop chain Pret A Manger has withdrawn a new "Prophet Mohammed" brand of crisps following a spate of fire bomb attacks at its outlets.

The firm, with about 350 shops in the UK, launched the spicy tomato crisps - based on a recipe mentioned in the Koran - last week. This prompted a series of arson attacks from Muslims, because the packaging was seen as an offensive reference to their prophet.

A company spokesman said it had noted complainants' "strength of feeling" and withdrawn the product to avoid offence.

"It didn't take many burned out shops for us to get the message," he said. "It's the strength of feeling that's behind them that's important."

He added: "For the sake of a particular flavour of crisps, we don't want our customers and staff being burned to death."


JuliaM said...

Heh! Nicely done... ;)

Jay said...

Excellent! I was hoping that this one would appeal to you and be parodied. :)

Ta for the H/T. :P

mombers said...

They really should have exorcised and burnt the crisps. Those poor homeless people are now doomed.