‘Brexit at its worst': Greggs customers fume as unavailable sausage melts replaced with vegan alternative

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© AFP via Getty Images Greggs bake

Greggs customers have been left feeling deprived after being unable to enjoy their favourite pasty for quite some time.

The bakery chain’s sausage, bean and cheese melts have reportedly been unavailable in recent weeks due to supply chain issues. 

In perhaps the most nefarious conspiracy to circulate on the internet this decade, people are taking to Twitter to fume about how the melt has been replaced by a vegan alternative.

Dispelling the upsetting rumour this morning by replying to a tweet, Greggs said they have not discontinued the melt and instead said it’s simply down to supply chain issues.

“Like other businesses, we’re experiencing some supply chain issues which are affecting some of our production, but we’re working round the clock to get this fixed as soon as possible,” they tweeted.

We haven’t discontinued our Sausage, Bean & Cheese Melts, Natalie.

Like other businesses we’re experiencing some supply chain issues which are affecting some of our our production, but we’re working round the clock to get this fixed as soon as possible.

— Greggs (@GreggsOfficial) October 22, 2021

In July the chain introduced a vegan alternative to the breakfast treat to much fanfare. Now it’s the only option available for lovers of the meaty version, people have taken to Twitter to vent:

I voted to remain in the European Union but I respected the result and have the attitude it’ll sure itself in time.

I’ve just been to Greggs and they blamed no Sausage & Bean pasties due to Brexit. It’s now gone too far! Get back in. I need pasties.

— Graeme Kelly (@GraemeKelly1) October 20, 2021

The lack of sausage bean cheese melts at greggs recently is deeply deeply concerning. Brexit at its worst.

— David Pipe (@DavidJPipe) October 19, 2021

I’ve been to three greggs this morning and not a sausage and bean melt in sight 💔💔

— kt 🕸 (@kt_a7x) October 20, 2021

if greggs don’t get them sausage cheese and bean melts back in soon am gna cry

— abb🌙🌻🪐 (@abbdraper) October 19, 2021

When you make the server in Greggs laugh due to your reaction and sheer look of disgust on your face when told they only have Vegan Sausage bean and cheese pasties …. I mean come at me but Vegan pasties aren’t what I want

— Gareth aka Biffy (@mrbiffy1) October 16, 2021

A number of weeks ago Greggs said the snack would be temporarily unavailable, and two weeks ago denied replacing the pasties with vegan ones.

This isn’t the first time sausages have made the headlines in relation to Brexit.

The so-called “sausage wars” were all over the front pages this summer as chilled meats from Britain could not be sold in Northern Ireland due to post-Brexit red tape.

The EU has since offered to cut 80 per cent of checks moving between Britain and Northern Ireland, including “national identity goods” such as bangers — bringing an end to the war.

Lorry driver shortages have also caused havoc to the food sector.

The impact leaving the EU has had on Greggs — a national institution — is perhaps the most devastating part of Brexit. Now it’s hit us where it hurts… will the EU let us back in?

Indy100 has reached out to Greggs for comment.

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