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Buckfast Easter Eggs Have Pissed Off the Church of Scotland

Buckfast is a tonic wine which, despite being made by monks, has essentially become Scotland’s equivalent of Four Loko, and is synonymous with teen binge-drinking and puking.

by Nick Rose
Mar 4 2016, 11:00pm

Photo via Flickr user ruminatrix

The link between Jesus and Easter eggs is tenuous enough as it is, but one Scottish company is cross-promoting their chocolates with one of the country's most notorious beverages.

Buckfast is a tonic wine which, despite being made by monks, has essentially become Scotland's equivalent of Four Loko, and is synonymous with teen binge-drinking and puking.

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Chillilicious is a Scottish chili-pepper farm that has already gained notoriety for selling a Breaking Bad chocolate egg that features a helpful disclaimer informing consumers that it "does not contain actual crystal meth."

This year, Chillilicious has stepped up their Easter egg game by offering the youth of Scotland a Buckfast-flavoured confection in order to celebrate the resurrection of Christ. Needless to say, the chili farm's publicity stunt has prompted outrage from Church officials, who regard Easter as the most important Christian holiday, the Daily Record is reporting.

"Combining Buckfast with Easter is not a marriage made in heaven," a Church of Scotland spokesman reportedly said. "Easter is a special time of year and we would urge people not to lose sight of that in the rush to promote products which could send the wrong message to our children."

On their site, Chillilicious seems to be directly targeting youths, as evidenced by the product description on their website. "An exciting new addition to our 'Rabbie's Revenge' chilli [sic] chocolate range. The essential flavour of Scottish youth (that's youths over 18 of course)... made by English monks! Now available in a beautifully presented Buckfast Chilli Chocolate Easter Egg!"

They are currently sold out.