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People have just realised Greggs has a different menu down South – and they are


People have just realised Greggs has a different menu down South – and they are not happy

Have a look at what you could get around the country

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  • 16:03, 10 OCT 2017
  • Updated 16:48, 10 OCT 2017

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People are only just beginning to notice that high street baker, Greggs, offers its Northern customers a different menu to those down South.

The revelation began when a mum vented on parenting website, Mumsnet , about her dismay at not being able to buy a much sought-after split iced bun.

The thread gave way to dozens of heartbroken customers who could not find their favourite pasty treat when they moved about the country.

Leading to the only conclusion: Greggs menus are regional!

It seems that our baked good tastes vary so much that distraught pasty-lovers are being denied stotties (had to google it – it’s a type of heavy-textured bread from the North East) and the great mince pie-less Spring in Yorkshire (some Greggs do them all year).

So just what have we been missing out on?

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Donkey Lug

It is a type of coconut finger – like a bread roll with a coconut topping and is usually available in Northern Ireland.

Munsnet user Eve said: Why cant I get those outside certain shops in Northern Ireland.

Stottie

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They originated in the North East and are a type of flat, round bread that is about 30cm.

It is also known as Oven bottom bread in other parts of the world and is usually split and filled with ham, bacon and egg. It’s heavy texture is what gives it its name as in Geordie stott means to bounce .

Mumsnet user, LineysRun said: It is a tragedy that much of the rest of the UK is denied the stottie.

ShangriLaLaLa added: Stottie fan here too. Best lunch ever is an egg mayonnaise stottie.

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Iced Split

This is usually a pink iced bun cut in half and filled with cream.

EvoCo2 said: I’ve never heard of an iced split so just did a Google search. I WANT ONE.

Scotch Pie

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This is a small double-crusted pie usually filled with mutton mince. Obviously, it is thought to have originated in Scotland.

Mumesnet user ‘None’ said: 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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Bread Pudding

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Apparently the East of England is abundant in the lust for bread pudding, but we are yet to spot any in Liverpool.

The dessert is known widely and typically consists of stale bread, milk, eggs and butter. Then sweet or savory foods are added, such as rasins.

Gilead said: Bread Pudding a plenty in the East. Dd (darling dad) bought me some just last week!

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Tottenham Cake

It is a simple traybake cake with pink icing and cut into squares.

Mumsnet user DeliciouslyHella said: Yum, Tottenham Cake. Used to have the odd slice from Greggs when I worked in North London. We don’t get it in our local ones here in Essex.

Elephant’s Feet

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Yep, elephants feet. So, what I can gather is that they are very much like chocolate eclairs, but round big choux buns filled with cream.

BarbaraofSevillle said: When I was a student, I worked in Greggs. We sold something called an ‘elephant’s foot’.

London Cheesecakes

These are flaky pastry, icing and a topping of shredded coconut and apparently only native to London.

Mumsnet user JackieMac77 said: I’m from Essex but have been living Oop North for years, and people round here have never heard of the cheesecakes you get in cheap bakeries in London.

Macaroni Pies

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These pasta pies were lamented by many on thread by many, as apparently they were once available across the country but are, sadly, no more.

We have asked Greggs for a list of some more delicious treats from around the country, so will update you!


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