Greggs announces Festive Bake return date – with a twist

Greggs has announced the return date for his fan favorite Festive Bake, and has announced that there will be two this year.

The original Festive Bake, which launched in 2009 and has since grown to be iconic, is being joined by the brand new Vegan Festive Bake, as public demand for a vegan-friendly version of the Christmas classic has increased.

In 2019, Twitter user @kawaiikhloee swore: “If we don’t get a vegan holiday cake this year, I could riot.” During @ 5ubterranean 2020 stated: “Vegan Festive Bake please I am selling my soul”.

More recently, Greggs has been inundated with tweets from fans questioning the return date of the classic Festive Bake. @HettieHayward tweeted: “The festive baking time is just around the corner,” while @ Miffer7 wrote: “It’s almost that time again, @GreggsOfficial. Give me the festive baking details … “

The legendary pastry chefs finally announced the highly anticipated return date of the festive baking on their social channels this morning after fans asked to know when it was coming back. In a surprising twist, they also announced the launch of the new Vegan Festive Bake.

The classic Festive Bake is filled with chicken, sage and onion filling and sweetcure bacon, doused in a sage and cranberry sauce and coated with crumbs.

Inspired by the original masterpiece, the vegan-friendly version is filled with pieces of Quorn, sage and onion filling and a vegan bacon crumb, rounded off with a sage and cranberry sauce in puff pastry.

The new casserole is another addition to the on-the-go retailer’s increasingly popular vegan range, following the 2019 debut of the Vegan Sausage Roll, Vegan Steak Bake 2020, and Vegan Sausage, Bean and CheeZe Melt this summer.

To give customers the chance to beat the crowds and guarantee their first bite this year, Greggs now has its own Click + Collect service on its website and the Greggs app. Or for those who don’t want to leave the home or office, delivery is also possible via Just Eat.

Hannah Squirrell, Customer Director at Greggs, said, “The Festive Bake is the newest iconic Greggs Bake that gets a vegan-friendly makeover and retains all of the classic Christmas flavors from the original. There is nothing like enjoying some delicious Christmas dinner during the Christmas season and we are confident that customers will love our latest delicious baked goods. “

The new vegan Festive Bake (449kcal, from £ 1.60) and the original Festive Bake (453kcal, from £ 1.60) will be available in all Greggs shops across the UK from Thursday 4th November, subject to availability .

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