Greggs launch their version of the 'cronut', with a terrible name

9 September 2013


The cronut - a croissant/doughnut hybrid - has been sending people in America absolutely mental, with people queuing 'round the block to snaffle one of these mini-heart attacks.

In New York, The Dominique Ansel Bakery trademarked the name and recipe, so copying them may prove difficult.

With that, Greggs have got in on the action, making their own version. However, they've called it the 'Greggsnut', which doesn't work as a pun at all.

A spokesperson said that this item is "the most exciting thing since the birth of the sausage roll", adding: "We are hoping the combination of a Greggs own layered pastry shaped into a doughnut captures the taste buds of London."

The recipe has been two months in development and comes in two flavours - summer berry and crème, and caramel and pecan. The name, it seems, didn't get nearly the same amount of attention. Either way, it won't be nearly as exciting as the sausage rolls they do that come with egg and bacon inside them.


  • jim
    how about the GruffNut?
  • fibbingarchie
    How about the FattyFuckwit? Named after Greggs target market.
  • Hoover D.
    Those bacon egg sausage rolls are a Ltd Ed apparently. Can't get them anymore! Washed down with a can of Tennis. Numbnuts would be a better name.
  • badger
    "Crème" meaning it's whisked fat and sugar, and nothing to do with "cream". I'd buy one.
  • shiftynifty
    Greggsnut ...surely they mean dreggsnuts.....shit cakes for shit lifes
  • The C.
    How about kerntnuts you daft kernt
  • shiftynifty
    Lol at the Storm trooper spellcheckers...G.T.F.O numbnuts
  • Phuck Y.
    Nom nom nom, as the dick heads over @ HUKD often annoyingly say to every single deal that has any resemblance to food, DICK HEADS.
  • Joulupukki
    @ Phuck Yu There's a thread just started regarding cheap Freddos. Nobody has said nom nom nom. Well?
  • Me
    Chewbacca suck my chewie!
  • Sue P.
    They should get Gregg Wallace advertising these, with one bollock hanging out his flies.
  • Iam
    Sue Purr: Genius.
  • Chewbacca
    @CDM You think that we are the same person? You fucking moron.
  • Jogja B.
    where release?

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