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To be pissed off that Greggs vary regionally?

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Creambun2 Wed 04-Oct-17 08:24:45

Why can't I get a greggs iced split in the home counties? And why are greggs bread puddings not avaliable in the south?

Are regional tastes so different that the whole uk can't enjoy a nasty but strangely alluring and edible iced split?

PoppyPopcorn Wed 04-Oct-17 08:25:41

Because baked goods are very regional and Greggs only has a limited amount of space on its shelves.

dementedpixie Wed 04-Oct-17 08:27:42

Never seen either of those. Wish they still did meat and potato pasties

jaseyraex Wed 04-Oct-17 08:28:29

As far as I'm aware, we don't have either of those things where I am in Scotland and now I feel I'm royally missing out. Love a bread pudding!

LineysRun Wed 04-Oct-17 08:28:30

It is a tragedy that much of the rest of the UK is denied the stottie.

juneybean Wed 04-Oct-17 08:28:54

Ah I used to love an iced split with a cappuccino

Creambun2 Wed 04-Oct-17 08:30:18

You see I always thought that the northern stores would do a bread pudding but I've never seen them but the greggs in sw london are full of them.

PickAChew Wed 04-Oct-17 08:30:37

Even the humble cheese savoury is listed as cheese and onion elsewhere, despite the enormous amount of carrot in it.

Worriedobsessive Wed 04-Oct-17 08:32:27

I have to stock up on curd tart when I go home. Can't get them for love nor money here.

CountingSheepAgain Wed 04-Oct-17 08:39:39

What is an iced split? Is it that big bun thing that cuts into slices like a cake? (With one cherry in the middle?)

Perhaps it makes up for the lack of pickled eggs in northern chippies...

EvoCo2 Wed 04-Oct-17 08:40:40

I've never heard of an iced split so just did a Google search. shock is it just a hot dog bun with icing on and cream in the middle.

That should sound horrid but I WANT ONE.

Creambun2 Wed 04-Oct-17 08:42:11

counting no it is a pink iced finger bun cut in half and filled with cream.

BarbaraofSevillle Wed 04-Oct-17 08:42:19

It is a tragedy that much of the rest of the UK is denied the stottie

It is indeed. Whenever I go to the North East, I always make a point of buying a stottie. Morrisons sell them too so are also guilty of this regional discrimination.

I travel around a lot for work and eat in Greggs more than is recommended because they are everywhere these days and I often have to make do with what is right in front of me right now and have noticed the regional differences in the Greggs offering. Whenever I get to London, I do like a piece of Tottenham cake on occasion.

And one of the most surreal experiences of my life was trying to buy a sandwich in Greggs in the West Midlands. At the time, most of the Greggs sandwiches in Yorkshire, where I live were made in breadcakes (roll, cob, barm, etc) and that's what I wanted from Birmingham Greggs, but no they only did sliced bread sandwiches. I could see breadcakes on the shelf behind the counter and asked for ham in a breadcake, and it was like I was speaking a foreign language and after a frustrating few minutes of 'you want what???' and me repeating 'ham in a breadcake please' like it was the most everyday thing ever, which it was, but to Birmingham Greggs person I might as well have been asking for a unicorn kebab, I gave up and got one in sliced bread, which isn't as nice.

Worriedobsessive Wed 04-Oct-17 08:42:25

Iced splits are weird because the bun bit has no sugar in it at all. It really is a hot dog bun. I repeat, there is no sugar in the bun.shock

ThymeLord Wed 04-Oct-17 08:43:10

The greater issue here us that they stopped doing the vegetable pasty.

Creambun2 Wed 04-Oct-17 08:44:24

counting now you mention it though why can't you get those big split up bun things with cherry in middle in supermarkets anymore? sad

amusedbush Wed 04-Oct-17 08:45:03

I miss a Greggs macaroni pie sad

Dippingmytoesin Wed 04-Oct-17 08:45:35

I've never seen these in Liverpool either.

DisgraceToTheYChromosome Wed 04-Oct-17 08:48:46

Why can't you get chicken tikka instead of katsu? Revolting stuff, the Japanese haven't a clue about curry.

LineysRun Wed 04-Oct-17 08:49:31

This is important research.

glenthebattleostrich Wed 04-Oct-17 08:49:31

Gregg's mince pies. I live in Yorkshire and have to go back to Newcastle to get a decent mince pie.

When I first moved here I asked for a mince pie and the lady in the baker's got confused because it was may.

And yes, stotties. I miss stotties.

Zaphodsotherhead Wed 04-Oct-17 08:49:34

Isn't it usually fake cream? That really sweet, greasy stuff that's great when you have a hangover but not at any other time?

Co Op sells iced finger buns. Get a pack of those and a tube of squirty cream and make your own!

x2boys Wed 04-Oct-17 08:49:38

And the prices differ too i found Greggs far more expensive in Manchester city centre than in bolton does everywhere have the Pound Bakery?

Eve Wed 04-Oct-17 08:50:33

....you want an iced split - I want a donkey lug.

Why cant I get those outside certain shops in Northern Ireland!!!

ShangriLaLaLa Wed 04-Oct-17 08:50:57

Stottie fan here too. Best lunch ever is an egg mayonnaise stottie.

No longer living in the NE, I tried to make my own, with dismal results. Think they would make an excellent technical for GBBO.

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