You Can Now Meet And Eat Percy Pig's Parents

Last month the UK come together to celebrate the wedding of the year; there was a barely dry in the country when the beautiful news broke that Percy was finally going to make an honest woman of Penny and tie the knot.

The special day was imortalised in the form of gummy sweets, with a special Percy and Penny bag being released which also contained love hearts. Ahhh, doesn't the bride looking stunning?

Name a more iconic duo...I'll wait. Credit: Marks & Spencer
Name a more iconic duo...I'll wait. Credit: Marks & Spencer

Hot off the back of their nuptials, Marks & Spencer are now set to launch 'Percy's Parents' sweets (hands off, Jamie).

The 'Patricia and Pops' shaped sweets will set you back £1.65 for a 170g bag, and naturally, being his parents they do look a little bit like the traditional Percy sweets, but Pops has a cracker moustache and Patricia wears a pair of glasses. Very bloody cute and no doubt delicious.

The new product comes just days after health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said the UK government is considering banning cartoon characters from promoting sweets, in a bid to crack down on childhood obesity.

National Obesity Forum chair Tam Fry last night said: "I'm thoroughly pleased at the prospect of cartoon characters being divorced from junk food.

Credit: Marks & Spencer
Credit: Marks & Spencer

"We need to associate these popular children's characters with in-your-face good food."

Plans to make Tony the Tiger and Snap, Crackle and Pop redundant were also revealed, after the government announced it would look atscrapping cute characters on sugary cereal packets. Is nothing sacred?

Percy has been a family-favourite since his introduction in 1992 and the range has expanded over the years - as well as Penny and his folks, there's also been 'Reversy Percys', an Easter-range, cupcakes, doughnuts, chocolate treats and even a vegetarian-friendly version of the sweets with green ears.

Jeremy Hunt really doesn't know what he's let himself in for if he thinks us Brits will give up our beloved Percy without a fight.

Featured Image Credit: Marks & Spencer

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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