To be pissed off that Greggs vary regionally?
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?
PoppyPopcorn · 04/10/2017 08:25
Because baked goods are very regional and Greggs only has a limited amount of space on its shelves.
dementedpixie · 04/10/2017 08:27
Never seen either of those. Wish they still did meat and potato pasties
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!
LineysRun · 04/10/2017 08:28
It is a tragedy that much of the rest of the UK is denied the stottie.
juneybean · 04/10/2017 08:28
Ah I used to love an iced split with a cappuccino
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.
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.
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.
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...
EvoCo2 · 04/10/2017 08:40
I've never heard of an iced split so just did a Google search. is it just a hot dog bun with icing on and cream in the middle.
That should sound horrid but I WANT ONE.
Creambun2 · 04/10/2017 08:42
counting no it is a pink iced finger bun cut in half and filled with cream.
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.
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.
ThymeLord · 04/10/2017 08:43
The greater issue here us that they stopped doing the vegetable pasty.
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?
amusedbush · 04/10/2017 08:45
I miss a Greggs macaroni pie
Coconutspongexo · 04/10/2017 08:45
I've never seen these in Liverpool either.
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.
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.
LineysRun · 04/10/2017 08:49
This is important research.
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!
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?
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!!!
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.
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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