A mum has refused to cook with a Brussels Sprout after she spotted what she thinks is a likeness of Jesus Christ.
Shaunagh Roberts, 34, did a double take as she prepared to chop the bottom off the vegetable when she spotted the “holy” image.
She called over her children Jack and Michael Harper (14 and 10) to show them her discovery at their home in Waltham Abbey, Essex.
Shaunagh said: “I was taking out the sprouts, topping and tailing them, and putting a cross on the bottom. When I saw the face I remember thinking ‘oh my God, it could be Jesus’ what with it being so close to Christmas.
“I didn’t have the heart to cook him so I left the sprout in a corner cupboard and he just sat up there for a little while.
“I thought it was funny and it was even funnier because I found him just before Christmas. When I saw the face I shouted to the kids ‘look, I don’t know if it’s Johnny Depp or Jesus’.”
She added: “I’m not particularly religious, I’d describe myself as very open, I enjoy exploring all elements of people’s religions and beliefs so I’d probably describe myself as spiritual.
“I said to my friends ‘I wished for Johnny Depp for Christmas and I got him at the bottom of a sprout’.”
She said the Brussels sprout was put in the recycling bin after it started looking less like Jesus.