Pastry fans celebrate the return of the beloved Greggs festive bake

Greggs fans have cause to celebrate this week after the bakery chain revealed that from Thursday their festive food menu will be available in stores – and with a best-selling fan favourite.

For some, the anticipation of biting in to that first festive mince pie, or sipping on the first mulled wine of the season, signals the start of the countdown to Christmas. However, for Greggs fans, the build up to the festive season well and truly begins when the best-selling festive bake is back in store.

For just £1.50, customers can feast on the festive bake full of succulent pieces of chicken breast, sage & onion stuffing and bacon in a creamy sage and cranberry sauce. The Christmas feast to-go is all wrapped up in a golden puff pastry shell with a crunch crumb topping. We’re drooling…

The build-up of anticipation and excitement around the festive favourite has reached such a fever pitch this year that Greggs have even created a website dedicated to informing fans of the status of the bake, and when it will be back in shops. Called isthefestivebakeoutyet.com ,the site is dedicated solely to the Festive Bake, affectionately dubbed ‘Festive Bae’ by the bakery.

Greggs fans have gone wild about the news of the return of their festive favourite, with many declaring that Christmas will well and truly begin once the bake is back in store.

‘Just found out the festive bake at Greggs is back this Thursday and life has never seemed more beautiful,’ wrote one excited fan on Twitter, with another adding: ‘A week today and the Festive Bake from Greggs is BACK! Wouldn’t be Christmas without them…..You’re all welcome!’

‘Can’t actually wait for that festive bake to return!!’ tweeted another ecstatic customer, with another fan summarising: ‘Greggs festive bake is coming out next week and thats what christmas is all about.’

What do you think? Have you tried the festive bake? What’s your favourite festive food? Let us know in the comments below!