Pastry in a manger: We're soz, Greggs man said

We swapped out Lord Jesus for meat in sweet bread

Budget Brit pastry purveyor Greggs has been forced to apologise after substituting a sausage roll for Baby Jesus in its limited-edition advent calendar.

Each door behind the £24 promo features a traditional festive scene, such as kissing a Festive Bake under the mistletoe, a Christmas tree adorned with mini gingerbread tree biscuits and shepherds paying a Nativity tribute to a sausage roll in a manger.

But some folk failed to see the funny side of the gimmick, prompting the calorie-pusher to issue a retraction.

A few punters expressed their rage to Twitter, of course.

A spokesman said: "We're really sorry to have caused any offence, this was never our intention."

Nevertheless, thicker-skinned sausage roll lovers will still be able to get their hands on the advent calendar from November 20, which Greggs has said is worth between £35 and £60.

All the vouchers can be redeemed in shops from December 1 up to and including Christmas Eve. Gift cards are valid for up to 12 months. ®

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