Mince pies and sausage rolls - Greggs advent calendar with a difference
15 November, 2017, 17:26 | Author: Regina Silva
As is the norm, the company are selling their sweet and savoury treats as the countdown to Christmas begins. A £5 gift card sits behind the Christmas Eve door, although some calendars feature a £25 card.
The tokens can be taken into any branch of Greggs and exchanged for a different treat everyday, such as a Festive Bake, a Christmas latte, a mince pie or the bakery chain's signature sausage roll. Gift cards are valid for up to 12 months.
The new product, bearing the greeting "Merry Greggsmas", has an rsp of £24 - but it was worth between £30 and £60, said Greggs.
Simon Richards of The Freedom Organisation said: "Please boycott @GreggsOfficial to protest against its sick anti-Christian Advent Calendar".
Greggs the bakers has apologised for placing a sausage roll in the Nativity scene to advertise its Advent calendar.
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However, Greggs have been forced to apologise after one of the images used to promote the calendar drew criticism from some members of the public.
"What cowards these people are: we all know that they would never dare insult other religions!"
The firm's decision to use a publicity image of the Three Wise Men around the crib with the baby Jesus replaced by a sausage roll has caused controversy.
However, food critic Jay Rayner said: "This is appalling. this is outrageous.as a Jew I strongly. ooh, Greggs sausage roll..."
Comedian Bob Mortimer, who lives in Tunbridge Wells, tweeted: "Come on KFC.show Greggs the way. put a miniature Jesus in all your Christmas buckets".
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