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gotta love a Greggs sausage roll!
Greggs in general
Member Name: sarahj19861
Greggs in general
Advantages: massive range of goods
Disadvantages: not all items are ready as they cook throughout the day
Greggs is a high street retailer selling a selection of baked goods. It began as a family business in Newcastle in the 1930s and soon became known for its quality goods. It began growing and increasing stores nationwide, today there is around 1,600 stores and it is the largest bakery chain in the UK.
Greggs is well known for selling freshly baked good such as sausage rolls, pasties, bread and cakes and is a popular lunch time stop for those wanting a bite to eat.
Foods for sale
Greggs for me is one of the best bakeries to buy from, its reasonably priced and sells a wide range of goods. Some of the items for sale tend to be -
Pizzas (Cheese & Tomato, Chicken, pepperoni)
Pasties (Cornish large and small)
Bakes and slices (Steak bake, Cheese & Onion slice, ham & cheese slice, fajita chicken slice and other seasonal slices are sometimes on offer)
Sandwiches (a whole variety of different types includes cheese & onion, ham & coleslaw, tandoor chicken on a wide range of breads and rolls)
Breakfast range (bacon and sausage rolls, porridge, croissants )
Pasta salad boxes
Hot and cold drinks (Coffee, hot choc, tea, Oasis, Coca Cola, juices)
cakes, biscuits, buns, doughnuts (wide range of types and flavours to get and seasonal variations)
bread, rolls to take away for home use
They also sell regional goods such pease pudding in the North East area
Greggs also has a range of goods available to cook at home from Iceland
Greggs do a lunch time meal deal offer which include selected sandwiches, drinks and snacks for £2.75 for those on a budget or some selected sandwiches are priced between £1.10 - £1.50. Savouries such as sausage rolls, pizzas and slices are between 60p - £1.30 depending on what you buy and they do often have multi buy offers on some of these goods. I have also seen offers on pages such as MoneySavingExpert for deals like free doughnuts, BOFOF on sausage rolls and other deals so its worth keeping an eye out for these.
I do love a bit of Greggs for my lunch. I haven't tried everything they sell but I've tried quite a bit of it during the years! My personal favourites include sausage rolls, cheese and onion slice, bread and butter pudding and their tandoor chicken baguettes. Its all down to personal taste on what you might buy if you go in but I have only once had an item from Greggs that I didn't like, again that was my choice the product was still ok I just didn't enjoy the taste of it but others might. Price wise its definitely affordable, I would say its easy to go in there with £2 and get 2 items for lunch and still have change. One thing I must say is the Greggs policy on regional items, in my local (Leamington) store they used to do quiche and it was the best quiche Ive ever had, then they stopped doing it, I contacted them about this and they advised that it wouldn't be stocked at Leamington anymore but was available in Coventry as its a regional thing, why not sell quiche throughout?!
I would recommend Greggs to those who want a quick bite to eat at breakfast or lunch. Its cheap but still tastes great and will fill you up! Its important to note that some stores do get very busy so I would recommend going it around 11:30am time to avoid the queues and to avoid items selling out as is the case with my local.
Summary: good lunch time stop