Jam/cream scone solution from M&S unites Devon and Cornwall... in rage
A new cream and jam hybrid has ruffled feathers on both sides of the border
The border between the counties of Devon and Cornwall has often been a fraught one. Each side has its own way of spreading jam and cream on scones.
In Cornwall the tradition is jam first, topped with cream, but in Devon it’s the reverse.
In an effort to finally bring an end to this historical dispute, and to bring peace to both counties, M&S has created a mix of jam and cream, which they call Strawberry Clotted Cream.
However, rather than end the dispute, all this new product has done is brought on a barrage of hatred against M&S from both Devon and Cornwall. Now, not only do residents of Devon despise how their neighbouring county layers their jam, and vice versa, but both sides are united in feeling enraged and disgusted by this new half-way-house compromise.
Even actress and comic Dawn French, 62, who lives in Cornwall, felt the need to voice her opinion on the matter. She called the concoction “appalling”, and posted on social media.
“There’s hell on. Am mobilising the Cornish Barbarian Horde... we will not rest til this battle is won and our cream is safe again.”
M&S said the concoction, made in Devon, was created to “silence both parties”.
This was intended to be a “scone game changer”, and the supermarket urged cream tea fans from both sides to try it.
This'll really piss them off
April Preston, the chain’s director of product development, said: “Let us know if you’ve been converted.”
She said: “Jam first or cream first, there’s no doubt this question makes for a healthy debate.”
One commenter remarked that it would only spark healthy debate if a low fat alternative were used.