Gingerbread Biscuit To Become Gender Neutral

11 April 2019, 08:51 | Updated: 11 April 2019, 09:12

Co-op's new gingerbread person
Co-op's new gingerbread person. Picture: Co-op Foods

The Co-op have announced that they're rebranding the ginger bircuit treat as a gingerbread person.

Biscuits fans have been expressing their outrage online following announcements that the supermarket is to rebrand the popular biscuit snack to be gender-neutral.

Co-op Food has announced its plans for a gingerbread person, to replace the more traditional gingerbread man.

The supermarket has asked shoppers to help come up with a gender-neutral name.

Customers took to social media to air their views.

One customer even called for a boycott.

But the supermarket doesn't seem worried, a spokesman said: "Inclusion and diversity lie at the heart of Co-op's values and we're looking to create a character which can be used to celebrate different occasions through the year and will appeal to all our customers."