Marks and Spencer have announced their popular Percy Pig goodies will continue to be vegetarian.
Last month the retailer withdrew the gelatine element from the candy’s recipe, prompting outrage from some disenchanted fans.
Many social media customers claimed the sweet no longer tasted the equal, calling for M&S to maintain a vegetarian and to reintroduce the original version.
However, after the store invited one hundred Percy Pig fans to a panel vote remaining night time, with the 60 in keeping with cent majority balloting to keep the sweet 100 according to cent vegetarian for the foreseeable future.
M&S confirmed: ‘Last night we invited one hundred of Percy Pig’s mega lovers into Percy HQ to take the large vote; finding out if M&S need to deliver back a special version traditional Percy Pig percent with the gelatine again in, or, whether conventional Percy ought to continue to be 100% veggie friendly.
‘At 8 pm, the consequences of the name of the game poll have been found out and showed 60% in favor of keeping traditional Percy one hundred in step with cent vegetarian all the time.’
They persisted: ‘The mega fan citizens were selected from a magnificent 6,000 M&S clients and co-workers who entered a social media opposition to discover the UK’s remaining Percy Pig fans and shape the ‘Percy Pig Panel’.
‘The chosen panelists covered Leah Hutchinson-Saxon from Manchester, who refuses to devour any other sweet and dresses up as her idol Percy, Hannah Leicester from Hampshire who will feature Percy Pig candies on her wedding ceremony pinnacle desk in 4 weeks’ time and Jason Green, who works on the M&S Worcester Blackpolen save has Percy Pig tattoos’.’
Fans went the entire hog, traveling from as ways afield as Inverness and Belfast, with a complete of over 7,500 miles traveled to be a part of this selection.
The event turned into a ‘pig deal’ for the mega enthusiasts as they excitedly queued for brief tattoos of Percy and were given the opportunity to satisfy and greet with Percy and his wife Penny within the ‘VIP’ place while they pigged out on Percy Pigs all night time long.
An M&S spokesperson on Percy Pig’s behalf stated, ‘Percy would love to wholeheartedly thank all his mega fanatics who took a day trip to take part in this momentous vote.
‘He’s genuinely satisfied that clients have taken the very last selection and he can be one hundred consistent with cent veggie-pleasant along with his family and pals within the Percy range.
‘He’s a modest pig and has determined the media attention a touch overwhelming however he’s deeply thankful to all the customers who expressed their views and is humbled that people care a lot about him.’
Last month Marks & Spencer introduced they could be letting their one hundred largest lovers decide whether or not gelatine need to be reintroduced to their Percy Pigs sweets after buyers blasted the new vegetarian recipe.
The store said: ‘M&S desired as many humans as viable so that it will revel in Percy Pigs and that’s why the beef gelatine has been eliminated from the classic Percy % to make it suitable for vegetables.
‘All the opposite Percy Pig packs had been already veggie friendly in addition to Colin the Caterpillar, with the traditional Percy p.C. The remaining to enroll in the veggie party.’
They delivered: ‘M&S is recruiting a hundred mega lovers to form the Percy Pig Panel on sixteenth May to vote on whether or not a special version, classic Percy percent with the gelatine returned it should be introduced.
‘Percy’s mega enthusiasts are being requested to pitch for their region at the panel by using sharing why they love Percy at the M&S Facebook web page or M&S Twitter page in which the video from Percy can be regarded #PercyPigPanel’.
In the video, the retailer admitted that now not each person has taken to the brand new recipe, including: ‘.Others have were given their tail in a spin’.
Fans fast took to Twitter and Facebook to proportion their opinion at the statement and declaring that they would like to sign up for the panel.