Greggs is FINALLY bringing back its Festive Bake and people are already in counting down the days

Hands up who's excited?

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Fans of the festive season are all in a flutter over the news that high street bakery chain Greggs is bringing back its Christmas pasty.

Hitting stores on November 5th, the Festive Bake packs all the highlights of a Christmas Day meal into a tasty flaky pastry shell finished off with a crumbly topping.

Fans of the festive staple will be able to sink their teeth into a filling of chicken breast, sage and onion stuffing and bacon mixed in a creamy sage and cranberry sauce.

Priced at £1.50 - the same price as 2017 – the seasonal Bake comes in at 453 calories per portion.

Excitement is so high for the product that the company has even created a website - - dedicated to counting down to the hours and minutes until the Festive Bake comes straight out of the oven and into consumer’s hand.

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And over on Twitter the talk amongst Festive Bake aficionados reached fever pitch.

One wrote: ‘I know we’re all excited for Fallout 76 - but I think we can all agree that it pales in comparison to the return of Greggs Festive Bake. Literally the most wonderful time of the year. Only a few weeks to go.’

Another added: ‘17 days till I take the first bite of what will be the 1st of the 100 Greggs Christmas bakes I consume this year.’

A third quipped: ‘The only Christmas countdown I care about’

Over on Facebook, there were also a few suggestions for how Gregg’s could make the Festive Bake experience even better.

One wrote: ‘I used to get a festive bake every day, please bring out a gluten free version so I can resume consumption.’

While another added: ‘This should be sold all year round a pasty not just for Christmas it’s for life’

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Freelance Lifestyle Writer

Miriam Habtesellasie is a freelance lifestyle writer who has contributed content to GoodTo, Woman&Home, Women and Miriam is based in London and is a fan of everything interiors, she admits to being spoilt for choice living in the capital. From stunning architecture right the way through to eye-catching department store window displays, she believes there’s always an angle to be found that can translate to our abodes.