Sainsbury's forced to remove ‘imposter' cream tea ad after it was made the ‘Devon' way – in Cornish branch

Sainsbury’s forced to remove ‘imposter’ cream tea ad after it was made the ‘Devon’ way – in Cornish branch

SUPERMARKET giant Sainsbury’s have been forced to remove an advert after wrongly offering cream tea made the Devon way in Cornwall.

The bitter debate has been dubbed “Sconegate” after a longstanding disagreement between the two neighbouring seaside towns.

Sainsbury’s forced to remove ‘imposter’ cream tea ad after it was made the ‘Devon’ way – in Cornish branch

The offending picture has since been removed by the superstore Credit: SWNS

Sainsbury’s confirmed that they had to remove the “imposter” advertisement after a Cornish local spotted it in a store in Penzance.

They confirmed on Twitter that the image is “scone” after sparking an uproar over the correct way to layer the baked good.

Devon and Cornwall have a decade’s long dispute over how to make a cream tea, if the jam is spread on before or after the clotted cream.

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The offending picture didn't just have the jam on after the cream, the Devon way, but it was also on a sultana scone – heresy in both counties as fruit scones normally only need butter.

Earlier this year Sainsbury's had a similar blunder in a store in Truro, causing outrage among the locals and kicking off a twitter trend – #Sconegate.

Local woman Anna Mace spotted the most recent imposter, saying that the photos were on display in a video loop that she happened to glance at while paying for her coffee.

Taken aback, the lady on the checkout said that all the staff had noticed it before, but nothing had been done about it.

Following a humorous apology on Twitter by Sainsburys, the picture was removed.

The supermarket giant said: “Thank you for bringing this to our attention. This imposter has now scone!”

Sainsbury’s forced to remove ‘imposter’ cream tea ad after it was made the ‘Devon’ way – in Cornish branch

Cornwall and Devon have an ongoing dispute of hte best way to eat a scone Credit: SWNS

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