Student Posts Greggs Sausage Rolls To Friend After Drive-Thru Reopens
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A student made sure a friend got her long-awaited Greggs fix by sending some sausage rolls off in the post after a local drive-thru was one of just a number of branches to reopen recently.
Samantha Denyer, 20, is a second year student studying philosophy at Glasgow University, but recently moved home to the North East as the country went into lockdown, knowing she'd be able to return to her job as a support worker while lectures were cancelled.
Samantha was fortunate to find that that her local Greggs in Newcastle was one of a handful across the country to reopen last month as part of a trial - but not everyone was so lucky, including her uni flatmate Emily Smith, who was living out the pandemic at home 176 miles away in Liverpool.
However, rather than sending Emily smug selfies while gorging on a stash of Steak Bakes and Yum Yums like the rest of us would do, Samantha decided there was a way to rectify the situation.
Samantha told LADbible: "As we had to walk past a Greggs to get to uni from our flat in Glasgow, I probably don't want to think about the amount we have consumed through the past year.
"I mentioned on the phone that I went to the Greggs drive through on the way to work and got a Greggs breakfast.
"Emily couldn't believe that I got a Greggs and that there were some open in the North East. We both have a bit of a Greggs obsession.
"She joked about sending one to Liverpool - well, it started off as a joke, until I was packaging it up and posting it."
Emily, 21, had told Samantha how craving a Greggs was all she had thought about through lockdown (along with the pub, of course), so Samantha hatched a plan.
She visited her local Greggs drive-thru and picked up a couple of vegan sausage rolls, before packaging them up into a box and taking them to the post office.
Samantha said: "One of my sister's good friends works at the drive-thru and when we told him I was going to send it through the post, he went and got all the staff to sign the bag - which I think shows how much of a class establishment Greggs is."
When the baked goods arrived in Liverpool safe and sound, Emily simply popped them into the oven to heat through and then devoured.
Samantha continued: "I have always loved Greggs. Being from the North East you are sort of brought up on it - although it was worse when I realised I could drive past the drive-thru on my way to work as a support worker when I am not at uni.
"I normally get Greggs breakfast if it's in the morning, or a meal deal through the day (with a free doughnut or sausage roll with student card) or sausage roll/steak bake.
"Emily, however, is veggie and it's safe to say her life was changed when Greggs brought out the vegan sausage roll, which she says is revolutionary.
"She is also a huge fan of the vegan steak bake, and also suffers from being able to walk to a Greggs on her lunch break when at work in Glasgow."
While the two of them are currently separated, Samantha and Emily plan to move back in together along with another pal - who also happens to be a huge Greggs fan.