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Post by a layer of chips » Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:45 am

Today I had my first ever caramel doughnut from Greggs. It was confectionary gold, and complimented my veggie pasty perfectly.

I await your Greggs-based eulogies.

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Re: Greggs

Post by linus » Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:52 am

as good as birds? surely you're being downbeat and ridiculous?

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Re: Greggs

Post by a layer of chips » Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:53 am

Better than Birds! Controversial, I know.

It had this apple jam stuff in the middle. I couldn't believe my mouth.

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Re: Greggs

Post by linus » Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:56 am

surely your mouth plays tricks!

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Post by Jangloid Mark » Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:57 am

linus wrote:surely your mouth plays tricks!

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Re: Greggs

Post by a layer of chips » Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:58 am

linus wrote:surely your mouth plays tricks!

prepostorous!
Try one. I've never felt more satisfied.

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Re: Greggs

Post by bocken » Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:33 pm

I had a caramel doughnut and a cheese+onion pasty just the other day, served by a fantastically surly Greggsagent. She got really annoyed when a customer asked for something that was from the other bit of the counter, and she'd just been to the other bit of the corner. "Why didn't you tell me when I was over there?", she said, and while I could see her point, I could tell she'd be pretty pissed off, I mean even more pissed off, if everyone just started saying what they wanted as soon as they came into the shop, rather than waiting their turn.

It amazes me that I'm over a mile away from a Greggs. Crouch End has a Greggs, but Kings Cross doesn't. You've got trains coming down from Scotland and the North East, and this is your welcome. Disgraceful.

I was pretty shocked to see a Greggs in Antwerp though.

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Post by humblebee » Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:35 pm

a layer of chips wrote:Today I had my first ever caramel doughnut from Greggs. It was confectionary gold, and complimented my veggie pasty perfectly.
I am dead jealous because it's years since I've found a Greggs that does veggie pasties. They're all just cheese and onion in these parts. I used to bloody love the veggie ones. I thought they'd stopped doing them.

Next thing you'll be telling me they still do those mini cheese and tomato quiches. I HOPE.

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Post by a layer of chips » Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:38 pm

I'm not a quiche fan, mate. Sorry.

That's weird that they don't do veggie ones 40 minutes up the road, though! Why's that?

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Post by humblebee » Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:41 pm

a layer of chips wrote:That's weird that they don't do veggie ones 40 minutes up the road, though! Why's that?
I wish I knew. It turns on its head entirely my research finding that Sheffield generally offers many more choices for vegetarians than Birmingham.

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Re: Greggs

Post by a layer of chips » Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:43 pm

One of the things I love most about Greggs is how quickly you get served. They don't piss about, do they?

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Post by lynsosaurus » Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:44 pm

i've never seen a veggie pasty in a greggs up here. we do have the mighty macaroni pie, though.

i had a pie the other day and it wasn't from greggs and i got food poisoning. there is a lesson for us all here.

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Re: Greggs

Post by hayleygerms » Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:16 pm

I have had a caramel doughnut from Greggs and it was vile. It has that gross fake custard in instead of beautiful cream like the Birds ones. The Birds ones are so much more superior.
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Re: Greggs

Post by a layer of chips » Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:18 pm

This one had apple jam in it. Stop trying to rewrite history.

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Re: Greggs

Post by linus » Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:19 pm

apple jam?

I like the idea of apple and butterscotch caramel

the choice of biscottis in greggs is a bit poor

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Re: Greggs

Post by hayleygerms » Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:20 pm

Well the one I had had custard in. Apple jam sounds like it would be disgusting too, and anyway nothing beats a cloud of lovely creamy cream. I'm right.
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Re: Greggs

Post by a layer of chips » Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:21 pm

Indeed. They don't even do cocoa ho-ho any more, either.

Yes, apple jam. Deal with it.

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Re: Greggs

Post by linus » Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:21 pm

snorkachu wrote:nothing beats a cloud of lovely creamy cream
a whisk?

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Re: Greggs

Post by iainmayfield » Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:46 pm

Greggs? Don't pay the man!! Ignore this chain of identikit bakers and seek out your local , been there for a hundrerd years, type baker - support local business!!

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Re: Greggs

Post by humblebee » Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:57 pm

iainmayfield wrote:Greggs? Don't pay the man!! Ignore this chain of identikit bakers and seek out your local , been there for a hundrerd years, type baker - support local business!!
Oh absolutely. Just half an hour ago I necked a pasty and a curry potato rosti thing I bought from our local bakers on my way out this morning, and quite magnificent they were too.

But if you're out there in the field of combat and craving lardy pastry goodness and there's nothing worthy around then a dirty Greggs pasty totally hits the spot.

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