Greggs reveals its unique pastry markings on bags
A new development at Greggs means you won’t need signs to tell your Steak Bakes from your Sausage, Bean and Cheese Melts any longer.
The bakery chain differentiates between its pastries with unique markings stamped into the top – a secret code loyal fans have spent years memorising.
Comedian Ruth Husko even created a key for her followers on Twitter after a man tried to tell her the Steak Bake she was eating was in fact a Cheese and Onion Pasty.
Using punctuation and emojis to illustrate the markings, she revealed:
Many saluted Ruth for her services to lunchtime treats, thanking her for helping them avoid mixing up multiple items and accidentally biting into the wrong one (something any Greggs fanatic knows to be an upsetting experience).
Now, however, that insider information isn’t just for insiders, as Greggs has plastered the code onto the side of each and every paper bag.
I once had to correct a man when he tried to tell me a cheese & onion pasty was a steak bake ð Now Greggs are revealing the trade secrets of the markings! This is like leaking documents from the Pentagon (which would make a nice shape for a pasty when you think about it) ð https://t.co/s8Qq0sw8yG pic.twitter.com/dwxt23oOK5
@dank_ackroyd all those years of training, honing your craft, and Greggs now go and give all that insider information to any Thomas, Richard and Harold with every purchase.Unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/xm6TfU0JV3
‘Greggs are revealing the trade secrets of the markings,’ said Ruth, alongside a picture of a staff badge from the baker with her name on it. ‘This is like leaking documents from the Pentagon’.
Another person sympathised with her, writing: ‘All those years of training, honing your craft, and Greggs now go and give all that insider information to any Thomas, Richard and Harold with every purchase. Unbelievable.’
To be fair to the Newcastle-based business, some of the pastries Ruth listed in her ‘Rosetta Stone of baked goods’ have either changed or been removed from sale since.
We have all manner of new items available too, most notably the Vegan Sausage Roll and the Vegan Bake, so the extended range makes it more difficult than ever to decipher what’s what.
So while it may feel to some like an exclusive Greggs club has been exposed for all and sundry, try to think of the update as a move towards a more inclusive bakery experience. And one that won’t leave you with biter’s remorse to boot.
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