Sticky affair: 'Mayor' doughnuts satirise Austria's vaccination scandal

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Sticky affair: 'Mayor' doughnuts satirise Austria's vaccination scandal
Donuts which resemble the ones sold in Austria (but these ones are actually from Switzerland). Photo: STEFAN WERMUTH / AFP

A bakery in Vienna used carnival donuts to satirise an Austrian scandal in which regional mayors jumped the queue to get the first batch of vaccines ahead of higher priority groups.


The Bürgermeister Krapfen (mayor doughnuts) featured decorations of green coronaviruses in icing and a syringe filled with egg nog to be injected into the heart of the traditional carnival snack. 

News last month that  local mayors and even celebrities in Austria had received the Covid-19 vaccine after getting hold of "leftover" doses caused uproar and provoked the wrath of the Austrian chancellor. 


Speaking to Wien Heute at the weekend, Felber bakery manager Doris Felber said: “We all want to be vaccinated. We're all waiting for it, and in the meantime we thought, an injection of a bit of alcohol, that will make waiting nicer. And we got a few more syringes that we filled with eggnog."

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Faschingskrapfen or carnival doughnuts are a traditional treat in Austria and it's been estimated that Austrians consume an amazing 100 million of them per year.
Traditionally Krapfen are sold between December 31st and Ash Wednesday. Felber's Bürgermeister Krapfen have proved popular this year, and have sold out every day.
But the rule is first come, first served. Queue jumping is not allowed, regardless of your electoral status. 


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