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01st May 2019

Percy Pigs have a new recipe and some people are really not happy about it

Like, furious.

Anna O'Rourke

Veganism is a force that takes no prisoners – not even Percy Pig sweets.

There’s been outrage online at the news that the classic jelly sweet has changed its recipe.

Marks and Spencer has removed all animal from all Percy Pigs, reports Metro.

The retailer used to make a separate, gelatine-free version but has now made all of its Percy sweets vegan-friendly.

Fans of the classic jelly have taken to social media in outrage, demanding that the original recipe Percy Pigs be brought back

One Twitter user has said that they taste like “Blutac dipped in washing up liquid” while another described the new flavour as “arse”.

Still, not everyone thinks the change is a bad thing.

M&S has responded to the controversy by denying that the new sweets taste any different.

“After a lot of hard work – and tasting – we’ve finally perfected a 100 percent vegetarian Percy, something our customers have been asking us for, for a while!

“Percy is as close to the original as possible. We haven’t changed any of the really important things that people love about Percy. The flavour is the same.”

So there you go.

Our take on it? In the immortal words of Kourtney Kardashian, “there’s people that are dying”.