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To be pissed off that Greggs vary regionally?
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Creambun2 · 04/10/2017 08:24

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?

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PoppyPopcorn · 04/10/2017 08:25

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

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dementedpixie · 04/10/2017 08:27

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

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jaseyraex · 04/10/2017 08:28

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!

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LineysRun · 04/10/2017 08:28

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

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juneybean · 04/10/2017 08:28

Ah I used to love an iced split with a cappuccino

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Creambun2 · 04/10/2017 08:30

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.

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PickAChew · 04/10/2017 08:30

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

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Worriedobsessive · 04/10/2017 08:32

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

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CountingSheepAgain · 04/10/2017 08:39

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...

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EvoCo2 · 04/10/2017 08:40

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.

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Creambun2 · 04/10/2017 08:42

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

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BarbaraofSevillle · 04/10/2017 08:42

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.

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Worriedobsessive · 04/10/2017 08:42

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

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ThymeLord · 04/10/2017 08:43

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

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Creambun2 · 04/10/2017 08:44

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

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amusedbush · 04/10/2017 08:45

I miss a Greggs macaroni pie Sad

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Coconutspongexo · 04/10/2017 08:45

I've never seen these in Liverpool either.

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DisgraceToTheYChromosome · 04/10/2017 08:48

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

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glenthebattleostrich · 04/10/2017 08:49

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.

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LineysRun · 04/10/2017 08:49

This is important research.

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Zaphodsotherhead · 04/10/2017 08:49

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!

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x2boys · 04/10/2017 08:49

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

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Eve · 04/10/2017 08:50

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

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

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ShangriLaLaLa · 04/10/2017 08:50

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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n0ne · 04/10/2017 08:52

When I was visiting Glasgow I had my very first Scotch pie from Greggs. Oh. My. God.

We clearly know nothing about pastry down south.

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