Sainsbury’s customers outraged after company displays ‘blasphemous’ scone advert

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(Photo: Cornwall Live)

It’s the age old question that many people can’t seem to agree on – is it jam first on a scone or cream first?

The debate can tear friendships and families apart and depending where you live, the opinion can differ.

Well a massive supermarket in the UK has been embroiled in the age-old debate and some customers were not happy.

Local customers were outraged after they saw the Sainsbury’s advert for scones at their local store after it was topped with a layer of cream first then jam. 

Sky News reports that Andreas Drosiadis, who runs the Mediterraneo Deli in Truro, posted a picture of the advert online with the caption: “How did this happen?” 

The 48-year-old said: “England is a country with strong local traditions that shape our everyday life.

“‘Jam first’ is a characteristic example of this and Sainsbury’s should have known better.”

When his local newspaper tweeted about the story, it addressed Sainsbury’s directly, writing: “Sainsbury’s what’s this?”

They also pointed out that according to Cornish tradition, scones with fruit already in them only require butter – not cream or jam.

“A fruit scone! with the cream on first! advertised in a Cornish store. The cheek of it! Do you think this is acceptable?,” they posted.

A Sainsbury’s spokesperson quickly replied saying: “An imposter! Which store did you see this please? We’ll have a word with them about this blasphemy!”

They added: “That’ll never do at all Truro! I’ve logged some feedback to the manager of the store to ensure they are made aware of this imposter and repair it accordingly.”