Greggs unveils its first-ever Advent calendar

Greggs unveils its first-ever Advent calendar

Greggs' has issued an apology about an image in its festive advent calendar after receiving complaints for replacing baby Jesus with a sausage roll.

The pasty chain announced earlier this week there would be vouchers for fans of its sweet and savoury treats each day as they countdown to Christmas 2017.

The tokens can be taken into any branch of Greggs and exchanged for a different treat everyday, such as a Festive Bake, a Christmas latte, a mince pie or the bakery chain's signature sausage roll.

Other photos in the calendar include a person kissing a Festive Bake under the mistletoe and a Christmas tree adorned with mini gingerbread tree biscuits.

Greggs calendar
Image caption The Greggs advent calendar celebrates 24 days of pasties pies and other baked goods

While the calendar has had a largely positive reaction, some people have been offended by the publicity surrounding it.

As a result a Greggs spokeswoman told Warrington Guardian sister title The Northern Echo: "We're really sorry to have caused any offence, this was never our intention".

The new product, bearing the greeting "Merry Greggsmas", has an rsp of £24 - but it was worth between £30 and £60, said Greggs.

The nearest to Warrington is Deansgate, Manchester or North John Street, Liverpool.