Christians are raising Cain over ‘Sweet Jesus,’ Canada’s provocative new ice cream franchise
There are few ways to please everyone quite like ice cream does, but the ice cream chain Sweet Jesus has really upset a bunch of people.
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The Canadian ice cream company, which is expanding into the U.S., has sparked controversy among thousands of Christianity believers who think Christ is one sweet treat that just doesn’t belong on a cone.
Sweet Jesus makes gigantic, brightly-colored swirl cones with plenty of mix-ins. Counted among the menu are soft serve flavors like “Hella Nutella,” which gets topped with the hazelnut spread, corn flakes and crumbled wafer cookies, and “Red Rapture,” which comes coated in red velvet cake, raspberry sauce and meringue crumble.
But the picturesque appeal is lost on the store’s critics who take issue with not only the name but the packaging. The upside-down cross on the company’s cups has raised more than a little hell.
More than 1,100 people signed a petition started by Ian O’Sullivan demanding that Sweet Jesus change its name “immediately” and remove the “antichrist imagery” from the cups as of Tuesday morning.
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