"It is terrible that Jesus is being wrapped up in gold foil and sold along with chocolate bunnies, edible penguins and lollipops. This is ruining the symbol of Jesus himself"
The words of Aegidius Engel, a spokesman for the German archbishopric of Paderborn, which is unhappy with the exploits of Frank Oynhausen of Duisburg, who's been flogging chocolate Jesus figures to what sounds like great success.
Oynhausen was unemployed for a couple of years, but that was before his divine eureka moment: "I started thinking about how I could reintroduce traditional religious values into this commercial world."
So "Sweet Lord" was born, and with it a ready made reason for both the Protestant and Catholic churches to claim offence. And if our picture is making you feel peckish, the good news is that Oynhausen's doing so well that he plans to go global with this sugarry Messiah.