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    Rant Greggs - RIP (they haven't actually closed down though)

    Greggs are RIP for me - I don't think I'll be going in there any more.

    Not so long along - only a few years maybe, you used to be able to go in and get a baguette, pasty and sweet snack for maybe £3. Now you are looking at a fiver.

    Coupled with that, the quality seems to have gone downhill - the sandwiches taste like cardboard with barely any fill in them now.

    Even the famous sausage roll has lost its filthy, tranfatty flavour that was ideal for a hangover - such a tragedy. Plus I swear that the damn things increase by 2p ever time I go in. 80p now!!!

    Greggs RIP.

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    Yup.... I avoid whenever possible... prices gone up, quality gone to shit !!!

    About a month ago I sat in the cafe bit some of em have for the first time... NEVER again... I could have gone to Subway / Wetherspoons e.t.c for less

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    Default Re: Greggs - RIP (they haven't actually closed down though)

    80p? The cunts charge 90p in my local.

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    Default Re: Greggs - RIP (they haven't actually closed down though)

    I always avoid the chains and go to my privately owned Bakers.

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    Default Re: Greggs - RIP (they haven't actually closed down though)

    Quote Originally Posted by Geko View Post
    I always avoid the chains and go to my privately owned Bakers.
    Same I won't use them either

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    Default Re: Greggs - RIP (they haven't actually closed down though)

    Cheese and onion pastie and a sausage roll for 99p in my Greggs sounds reasonable to me, i never buy their baguettes or drinks though, far too expensive.

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    Default Re: Greggs - RIP (they haven't actually closed down though)

    Quote Originally Posted by Geko View Post
    I always avoid the chains and go to my privately owned Bakers.
    Can't remember the last time I saw an independent. Only choice seems to be Gregg's or Percy Ingles which I reckon is definitely worse.

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    Default Re: Greggs - RIP (they haven't actually closed down though)

    Lots of indies around they are never anywhere convenient to stop and park to pick something up
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    Default Re: Greggs - RIP (they haven't actually closed down though)

    We have Coughlans in this area, a largish independent, even they are not what they used to be but better than Greggs that's for sure!
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    Default Re: Greggs - RIP (they haven't actually closed down though)

    Greggs got me through college some 13 years ago, their sausage rolls were gorgeous. Popped in to one a couple years ago when I was in the UK to reminisce and I was fucking horrified firstly by the price and secondly by how shit it tasted.

    Never again.

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    Default Re: Greggs - RIP (they haven't actually closed down though)

    They should close down, dirty shite.

    It's not even a real bakers, more of a downmarket tearoom - in the polari sense.
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    Default Re: Greggs - RIP (they haven't actually closed down though)

    I'm sure all the NE members will agree with mw that greggs was so much better when it was just greggs of gosforth before becoming the disgusting chain that it is now

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    Default Re: Greggs - RIP (they haven't actually closed down though)

    Quote Originally Posted by cyprus View Post
    Greggs got me through college some 13 years ago, their sausage rolls were gorgeous. Popped in to one a couple years ago when I was in the UK to reminisce and I was fucking horrified firstly by the price and secondly by how shit it tasted.

    Never again.

    Agree the "sausage meat" in the middle is sooooo processed it is untrue... I reckon the meat content in the filling is no higher than 20%... it's like fucking pate !!!


    Luckily we had an independent bakers open up in town who does amazing sausage rolls for £1.25 ..... You would pay £2 happily they are that nice... actual pieces of distinguishable pork in em (from local outdoor bred farm)

    Only use chains now really when I find I have no choice or time to find an alternative

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    My wife loves gobbling on my 100% meaty sausage, roll. Sod Greggs.

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    At least yours has local provenance and I'd hope no filler

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    Default Re: Greggs - RIP (they haven't actually closed down though)

    Quote Originally Posted by Over carl View Post
    Can't remember the last time I saw an independent. Only choice seems to be Gregg's or Percy Ingles which I reckon is definitely worse.
    Down my local highstreet we have a Greggs, a Wenzels and an Indie.

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    Default Re: Greggs - RIP (they haven't actually closed down though)

    A Greggs post, and also a cash converters post flump, you'll be asking which trackie bottoms can go the longest without needing to be washed next, innit.
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    lol - I don't wear trackies as the super brew stains them.

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