Pret A Manger Pulls ‘Virgin Mary’ Potato Chips After Catholic Backlash

Following religious protest, U.K. sandwich chain Pret A Manger has moved to pull its Virgin Mary potato chips from stores.

The chips’ bag says they are “flavoured with Worcestershire sauce and chilli,” ingredients found in the non-alcoholic version of the Bloody Mary cocktail, which is the inspiration for the chips’ name.

Catholic group Protect the Pope led a campaign against the chips, which it claimed were offensive because its name could be interpreted as evoking Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ according to Christianity.

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