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Greggs Festive Bakes Are Officially Available From Today

Rebecca Shepherd

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Greggs Festive Bakes Are Officially Available From Today

The return of the famous Greggs Festive Bakes is happening and it's happening now. We might as well get 50 and put the tree up while we're at it because this really is the time for festive joy.

It combines pieces of chicken breast, sage and onion stuffing and sweetcure bacon in a creamy sage and cranberry sauce. All encased in golden puff pastry with a crunchy crumb topping.

Greggs announced the return rather prematurely, as you may well agree, and one user said it was 'one of the most important days of the year' adding that the pastry is a 'taste sensation'.

Another added: "I can't wait! You can't beat a festive bake anywhere anyhow!" A third joked: "Oh wow that means my baby is coming in 104 days. Not sure what's more exciting..." And Greggs responded: "Both are pretty great we reckon!"

According to The Sun, it's going to be on sale for 25p more than last year, setting you back £1.75 ($1.99) and is around 450 calories but... Christmas so, who cares?!

Greggs' Christmas menu is back today. Credit: Greggs
Greggs' Christmas menu is back today. Credit: Greggs

Also making an almighty comeback will be the Greggs' Christmas lunch sandwich and soup, as well as the pigs under blankets baguette.

The tiffin bites and Christmas shortbread biscuits will be made available a little later on 14 November.

If none of this is tantalising your taste buds, maybe pigs in blankets ice cream will be up your street?

A gelato shop in Hertfordshire is serving up the traditional combination of bacon, sausage and... ice cream.

Pigs in blankets ice cream, anyone? Credit: Pen News
Pigs in blankets ice cream, anyone? Credit: Pen News

Fabio's Gelato in Hitchin has created the bizarre concoction ahead of Christmas, blending up sausage, bacon, vanilla ice cream and maple syrup. Oh, and it also comes served in a Yorkshire pudding - of course it does.

Owner Fabio Vincenti, who started the business with his wife Hannah, said: "Having had bacon on pancakes and chips dunked in milkshake, we were hoping for that spectrum of flavours.

"It's cold, sweet and creamy with a sweet and salty maple-smoked flavour, and an aftertaste of sausage pigs in blankets.

"It really works - think bacon maple pancakes. Bacon makes anything taste nice, even Brussels sprouts!"

If you're sceptical - don't worry, you're not the only one.

Fabio and Hannah. Credit: Pen News
Fabio and Hannah. Credit: Pen News

Fabio added: "There's a huge divide before anyone tries it. We hear 'Yuck', 'Oh my god' and 'no way'.

"Then when they try it their faces turn - from closed, screwed-up eyes to wide open eyes and a smile. Followed by 'Oh yeah, it does taste like bacon'."

Featured Image Credit: Greggs

Topics: Greggs, Food, Christmas, UK News, News, UK

Rebecca Shepherd
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