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  • Why the obsession with Gregs?
  • Premier Icon MrWoppit
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    I had a look in our local Gregs once. My impression was, it was full of ghastly cheap rubbish probably bought by people who like stodge, sugar and salt a lot.

    Premier Icon jam-bo
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    mmmmm, stodge.

    Premier Icon Mister-P
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    I assume you mean Greggs rather than Gregs? Look how cheery their staff are.

    Premier Icon rickmeister
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    mmmmmm, Steakbake….

    Premier Icon tops5
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    This is why..

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    This is why..

    That’s easy for you to say.

    Premier Icon spawnofyorkshire
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    Premier Icon v8ninety
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    I’ve just decided what I’m having for post nights breakfast, ta

    Premier Icon VanHalen
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    i too wouldnt waste my money in a greggs.

    We have Canhams here in Hove

    Premier Icon thestabiliser
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    Chicken oval bite’s frickin awesome – chicken and horseradish – who knew?

    And of course wouldn’t be complete without a steak bake for pudding!

    (and then pudding – coffee donut)

    Incidentally we too have bakeries of distinction up here of whoms delicacies I regularly partake however a net cast wide makes for a bountiful catch

    Premier Icon Gary_M
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    probably bought by people who like stodge, sugar and salt a lot.

    You say that like it’s a bad thing.

    Premier Icon nickc
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    it was full of ghastly cheap rubbish probably bought by people who like stodge, sugar and salt a lot.

    you say that like it’s a bad thing…

    Premier Icon globalti
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    Places like Greggs are the face of the world’s food manufacturing industry, which uses ship loads of fat, water, flour, sugar, salt and protein of dubious origin to produce a range of disgusting meals with a raw material cost of almost nothing.

    There is only one possible exception to the rule that you must not eat things like pies:

    Premier Icon nickc
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    great minds…. 8)

    Premier Icon perchypanther
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    Premier Icon ads678
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    I had a look in our local Gregs once. My impression was, it was full of ghastly cheap rubbish probably bought by people who like stodge, sugar and salt a lot.

    and your point is?

    Premier Icon steve-g
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    Is the festive pasty out yet?

    Premier Icon nullpointer
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    Apparently the festive bake is back in stores. Anyone want to comment on how good they are?

    Premier Icon thestabiliser
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    I’m hungry now.

    Premier Icon thisisnotaspoon
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    The donuts are rubbish, even Krispy **** creme are better. There I said it. Same applies to most of their cakes, almost all disappointing, which is and a achievement seeing as even bad cake tastes good.

    Savory stuff is great through.

    Premier Icon Suggsey
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    Nothing like judging people for what they may have as an occasional treat or perhaps what they like to eat……for what it’s worth most Greggs I have been in seem to be frequented by less stuck up snob types than other eateries/refreshment houses/chains 😆

    Premier Icon jools182
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    Greggs is awful

    The only pie I’ve ever binned, and I was really hungry at the time

    Like eating cardboard

    No flavour at all, it doesn’t even feel like a guilty pleasure, bland, anaemic rubbish

    Premier Icon STATO
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    Apparently the festive bake is back in stores. Anyone want to comment on how good they are?

    They are nice but a little stuffing heavy, but then they kind of need to be to make them festive otherwise they are just a normal pasty.

    I had a look in our local Gregs once. My impression was, it was full of ghastly cheap rubbish probably bought by people who like stodge, sugar and salt a lot.

    I do love a bit of stodge but their tuna sandwiches are really nice, as are the veggie bean wraps.

    Premier Icon squirrelking
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    The empty packet is good for greasing your chain with I suppose.

    I’m not often a snob about food but Greggs is just horrific. I remember some greasy fat munter complaining that the Springbok burgers on display at an exotic meat stall were ‘disgusting’ all the time stuffing a Greggs “sausage” roll into her and her childs faces. The irony was completely lost on her.

    I can think of far tastier ways to block my arteries.

    Premier Icon PimpmasterJazz
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    Greggs chicken stuff gives Lady Pimp’s sister a migraine.

    I don’t want to know what’s in it.

    😡

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Springbok burgers

    Blimey those South Africans don’t treat their losing rugby players well, do they?

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    Have perchypanther and binners ever been seen in the same room?

    Premier Icon perchypanther
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    Have perchypanther and binners ever been seen in the same room?

    ….only until I ate him. 😯

    Thank the lord. The suspense was killing me. I’ve been watching this thread for ages waiting for SOMEONE, ANYONE to drag Binners into this. It’s not a Greggs thread without him.

    Premier Icon ahwiles
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    I had a pasty for lunch, w’peas* an’ Hendo’s.

    There’s nowt wrong with a pastry-encased lunch, nothing at all.

    (*slightly grey, as god intended)

    Premier Icon neilsonwheels
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    A greggsnut and a reasonable cup of coffee for £2, winner winner.

    Premier Icon globalti
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    Seriously, mass-market bakeries like Greggs use the cheapest hydrogenated vegetable fats, which are now known to accumulate in the body cavity making you FAT.

    Facts About Hydrogenated Fats and Oils

    Premier Icon rocketman
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    There’s a Greggs on the febrile hell pit industrial estate business park where I work

    The other day some yobs working class chaps in a scabby white van stopped and asked me if there was anywhere to eat. When I mentioned Greggs they responded in the Black Country vernacular that they were looking for somewhere that serves propper food

    Premier Icon fasthaggis
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    Last photo I saw of Woppit,he looked like someone that needed a Steak bake or two. A tiny whizned creature in a red cycling jacket 😉

    Premier Icon grum
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    It’s shite but on occasion it’s satisfying shite. I like my **** over-priced hipster food as much if not more than the the next man but sometimes a cheap dirty sausage roll just hits the spot.

    i too wouldnt waste my money in a greggs.

    We have Canhams here in Hove

    You’re doing a pisstake of a typical Hove snob here right? 🙂

    Premier Icon Gary_M
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    Seriously, mass-market bakeries like Greggs use the cheapest hydrogenated vegetable fats, which are now known to accumulate in the body cavity making you FAT.

    Oh no, if I eat another I might tip over 69kg.

    Premier Icon Malvern Rider
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    Only ever visited Gr*ggs once on account of requiring a sausage roll. Limpid, pink-centred, air-filled, soft, greasy toss of a thing it was.

    This bakery talk has me reminiscing about Leopolds of Cheltenham. Sausage rolls from heaven. Cheese and onion crusty cobs from another dimension, a strong, doorstop cheddary, buttery, squirtingly juicy spanish-onioned perfection of lunchey paradise. The apple turnovers were giant, tart, full, absolutely rammed with fresh cream. Just perfection. Workmates rated their dripping cakes above most all foodstuffs.

    So I went Googling just now as haven’t been on a lunchbreak to Leopolds since 1990ish. What do I see on Edinburgh Place? Not Leopolds, no. I see Gr*ggs have taken over. Travesty of vile proportions.

    Are Leopolds no more? *sob*.

    ‘Why obsession with Gr*ggs’? I assume people are resigned to the ongoing cultural collapse – when in Rome etc…

    Premier Icon perchypanther
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    Oh no, if I eat another I might tip over 69kg.

    FTFY 😀

    Premier Icon jimjam
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    **** them. The one time I went in and asked for a sausage roll the surly trollop behind the counter threw me out a floopy cold (tepid at best) insult to the word. Never again.

    Premier Icon DrJ
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    Canhams. Food for hipster jugglers.

    Premier Icon thisisnotaspoon
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    Seriously, mass-market bakeries like Greggs use the cheapest hydrogenated vegetable fats, which are now known to accumulate in the body cavity making you FAT.

    No idea when they stopped (or if they ever used them), but there’s no hydrogenated veg fat in Greggs (and therefore no added trans fat either).

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