In one of the most ridiculous non-news days in recent memory, Prime Minister Theresa May interrupted her visit of the Saudi Arabia yesterday to comment on the fact the National Trust had omitted the word “Easter” in front of “egg hunt” on a new poster.
The poster in question actually mentions Easter twice, but that didn’t stop some right wing press types from reporting that the missing word was a deliberate attempt not to offend other religions, who at no point said they were offended. Hence forth Christian types like the Church of England decided they’d be offended instead.
— Otto English (@Otto_English) April 4, 2017
“”I’m not just a vicar’s daughter – I’m a member of the National Trust as well,” May told ITV.
“I think the stance they have taken is absolutely ridiculous. I don’t know what they are thinking about frankly. Easter’s very important… It’s a very important festival for the Christian faith for millions across the world.”
Here’s that poster again alongside something else for a bit of perspective:
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— Jon Stone (@joncstone) April 4, 2017
Whether it was sheer coincidence, or whether the chaps at Deliveroo just decided a good Cadbury-related trolling was in order, they’ve since announced that they will be delivering the most horrifying (or delicious, depending on where you stand) pizza creation of all time: the Créme Egg ‘Fior-egg-tina’.
The take away app company has teamed up with London pizzeria Crust Bros to launch the meal, which swaps the usual tomato, mozzarella, spinach and egg for Cabury chocolate, macerated strawberry, mascarpone and mint.
It will be available to order from 7-14 April in areas local to the pizzeria. Customers may add some extra crushed Mini Eggs instead of parmesan if it isn’t quite enough for them, too.
“We know that people love to indulge in chocolate at Easter, and we wanted to come up with a creative way to help,” Deliveroo spokesperson Joe Groves said.
“Creme Eggs and Mini Eggs are a British institution and pizza has always been a firm favourite of Deliveroo customers. Combining them seemed mad at first, but we’re egg-static that we’ve created something both fun and delicious!”
Hands up who’s offended by that? The whole of Italy? Well, OK then. As you were.