Greggs refuses to sell Eccles Cakes to the people of Eccles during Eccles Cake week
"We sell products for which strong demand exists and Greggs made the commercial decision to stop selling Eccles cakes in its north-west stores around a decade ago, after customer demand for the product in the region declined significantly," a spokesperson said.
Between October 7th and 13th, Eccles will be having their first dedicated festival celebrating its famous cake. You'll be able to partake in an Eccles cake-off, have cake-themed storytime and join a cake decoration workshop. Presumably, as its a festival, there'll be lots of drug taking and public nudity too.
The Greggs snub hasn't impressed Real Lancashire Eccles Cakes who called the whole thing 'disgraceful', adding: "As far as we’re concerned our Eccles cakes sell really well. In fact, they’re one of the top selling cakes in supermarkets."
You think they'd stop moaning and cash in, but obviously, the world of Eccles cakes is worse than the criminal underworld. Don't be surprised if someone from Greggs wakes up with an Eccles cake with a thumb in it, in their bed.