The Festive Bake is back at Greggs earlier than ever this year

We might only be in August but if there’s one thing we’re already looking forward to – Christmas.

A time to indulge on the finest foods, from turkey and cheese to chocolate and mince pies, ’tis definitely the season to eat our hearts out.

And, if there’s one thing we can’t wait to tuck into, it’s one of those succulent, moist, meaty pasties from our favourite high street bakery. You know what I’m talking about, yes, of course, it’s a Festive Bake.

This year, Greggs has announced the arrival of its Christmas delicacy earlier than ever, as it’s due to greet us on November 5th.

Yet as always, some humbugs out there aren’t too happy with this early arrival, moaning that it was too early to be thinking about anything Christmassy in August, whilst others in favour hastily begged Greggs to bring the release forward.

One commented: “Personally I think you should bring them out early this year. Hate having to wait a year for them. Best thing since sliced bread.”

Another suggested: “I think to enhance national morale and to encourage a feeling of unity and solidarity you need to bring the release forward – the chancellor should give everyone a FB code to receive 1 free bake … and we will gorge ourselves on its deliciousness and forget the perils facing us.”

Someone else shared a handy tip for getting the Festive Bakes out of season, writing: “I stocked up on festive bakes when they were in Iceland, which means while Greggs aren’t currently selling them in bakers, I can still have a festive bake any time I want. What a strategy.”

But what’s actually in a Festive Bake? Whilst it tastes good, many of us probably don’t know what’s hiding in there…

Credit: Greggs
Credit: Greggs

For those who don’t, Greggs revealed the iconic bake combines pieces of chicken breast, sage and onion stuffing and sweetcure bacon in a creamy sage and cranberry sauce, all encased in golden puff pastry with a crunchy crumb topping. Delicious.

If that’s got your taste buds tantalised, check out these other ideas from Twitter fans.

Another user suggested Greggs launch a ‘Spooky Bake’ in October, however what will go in there was left unanswered. Any ideas?

If you do have some suggestions, let us know and leave us a comment on Facebook – we’d love to hear your thoughts!

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