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A brand new cheese flavour from Morrisons has prompted an uproar with Christians saying it represents “the decay of Christendom”.

The Hot Cross Bun Cheese from the grocery store incorporates the normal elements of cinnamon, blueberries and raisins. A equally flavoured cheese can also be being bought at different retailers corresponding to Lidl.

The cheese, which is being bought for £1.25 per 100g on the grocery store’s deli counters, has prompted fury amongst Britain’s Christians.

Former chaplain to Queen Elizabeth II Dr Gavin Ashenden instructed the Telegraph: “Why do they always have to pick on Christian symbols?

“It’s not just this, it’s also Cadbury’s gesture eggs. It’s as if anything Christian is being erased. What we are dealing with is the decay of Christendom and Christian culture.

“We have been instructed during the last 50 years that we stay in a multicultural society, the place everybody has a pitch, however that’s improper. It is everybody however Christians.”

Cheese historian Ned Palmer added: “The considered a sizzling cross bun cheese is making my toes curl…It’s a step too far.

“A hot cross bun is a lovely thing on its own, rather than some god-awful adulterous cheese that is probably over-sweetened. I wouldn’t mess with hot cross buns or cheese.

“To quote a famous line from Jurassic Park, ‘They were so preoccupied with whether they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should’.”

Campaign group Christian Concern mentioned the brand new product “loses some of the symbolism” of the buns.

Head of public coverage at Christian Concern Tim Dieppe mentioned: “I’m surprised and amazed. You lose some of the symbolism. I don’t think I would buy it.

“The thought of a sizzling cross bun is you’ve got a cross and all the assorted spices, which symbolize the struggling on the cross. I don’t actually perceive how one can flip all that into cheese.”

This isn’t the primary time the new cross bun has prompted controversy just lately, with Iceland being slammed for changing the cross with a tick

The ornament on high of a sizzling cross bun is usually created from flour paste, which is claimed to symbolize the cross on which Christ died.

Some culinary historians say the spices symbolize those who had been used to embalm Christ after his dying.

Morrisons has been contacted for remark.