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Pastry shop offers vaccine-themed mousses

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A pastry shop in Hungary has launched a range of Covid-19 vaccine-themed mousses. The Sulyan family’s patisserie in the town of Veresegyhaz, northeast of Budapest, offers a selection of layered mousses with colourful jelly toppings, presented in small glasses, complete with decorative syringes. “Here people have a choice, there is no registration, there are no side-effects,” said one of the patisserie’s team.

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