Greggs is getting in the Christmas spirit with a treat-filled advent calendar that is shaping up to be a must-have for fans of steak bakes, sausage rolls or pretty much anything else pastry based.
The limited-edition calendar has been billed as “the ultimate Christmas gift for every Greggs fan” and while there aren’t any piping hot pasties waiting behind those advent calendar doors, there are tear-off tokens that can be used in any Greggs bakery and exchanged for festive treats.
Items are set to include sweet mince pies, the standard sausage roll, flavoured lattes and, the crowning glory of any Christmas trip to Greggs, the Festive Bake.
It gets even better on Christmas Eve, with a £5 gift card hidden behind the door marked the 24th, while some lucky customers could be in for a pleasant surprise with several calendars holding a surprise £25 gift card.
A very limited number of calendars are set to go on sale at slected Greggs’ outlets across the UK from Monday November 20, giving the whole thing a Willy Wonka vibe – if Willy Wonka traded in sausage and bean melts rather than sweets, of course.
It doesn’t come cheap at £24 but contains vouchers worth anywhere between £35 and £60 and could be a covert way of getting your recommended daily allowance of pastry.
Plus it gives you a chance to get into the Christmas spirit with each door revealing a festive scene that’s been given a uniquely Greggs twist. Did loaded mention there are vouchers for free pasties as well?
A Greggs spokesperson said; “Novelty advent calendars have been around for years, so we thought it was time to take the concept up a notch. Fans won’t be disappointed by what’s behind the doors – there’s a delicious Greggs gift to enjoy every day of the December advent season, from sausage rolls to Christmas sandwiches and of course our infamous Festive Bake. It’s the perfect Christmas gift for every Greggs fan.”
Greggs bless us, everyone!
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