The £1.49 Gregg’s Festive Slice is a bit like a AK-47. It’s cheap to produce, devastating, and whether or not you agree with it’s purpose, you can’t argue with the beauty of it’s honest, brutal form. Like everything else at Greggs, a quick and dirty Festive Slice has only one texture: paste, and one flavour: tasty. The ingredients (bacon, stuffing, turkey etc.) aren’t really distinguishable from one another, but come together to form a sort of blended meta-flavour.
If you’re lucky, slices are served hot – and the comfort of warm food on a cold December day shouldn’t be underestimated.