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Heartbroken Greggs Fans Reckon Festive Bake Is ‘Festive Lie’

Heartbroken Greggs Fans Reckon Festive Bake Is ‘Festive Lie’

Look, it doesn't get more Christmassy than the Greggs Festive Bake. You can try all you want with your peace and goodwill and spending time with loved ones, but realistically, we're all just here for the pastry... Or for the pigs in blankets, but you can now get those in Greggs stores too, so you may as well just have both.


But it turns out the Greggs Festive Bake might not be exactly what you thought it was.

Taking all the components of a Christmas dinner and stuffing it into delicious pastry, you get meat, sage and onion stuffing and a creamy sage and cranberry sauce. A classic festive combo right there.

But wait! Along with the bacon that's in there, you'd expect the 'meat' in question to be turkey - the traditional bird of choice for 25 December - wouldn't you?

Well, it's actually not turkey, it's chicken. And people are not happy about the 'festive lie'.

One confused customer tweeted Greggs to ask for an explanation:


And it wasn't just that person who was feeling conflicted about the revelation.

Somone else wrote: "@GreggsOfficial your festive bake are a lie only found out the meat is chicken not turkey #Heartbroken."

Another person commented: "@GreggsOfficial ruined my annual festive visit to your stores by using chicken in your festive bake & not TURKEY!!!!! #nofestiveinmybake."

Another Twitter user even channelled their anger into art, having dubbed the bake a 'festive lie' because it contains chicken and not turkey - which had made him 'sad'.

Someone left us all scratching our heads, musing: "Surely that's a Sunday dinner bake..."

Greggs did actually reply to one person with something of an answer, albeit not the most satisfying one:

Well, fair dos, I suppose.

LADbible has contacted Greggs to see if there is actually a reason why chicken is used in the hallowed Festive Bake rather than the more traditional turkey. We'll let you know when they get back to us.

Let's just face it though, they still taste absolutely banging, turkey or no turkey, so who gives a cluck?

Featured Image Credit: Greggs

Topics: Greggs, Food, Christmas, uk news, festive bake, Food And Drink

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]


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