Poundland on Princes Street launches new Christmas pasty along with sly dig at Greggs

The new pasty has been released by the discount store ahead of Christmas.

Friday, 6th December 2019, 11:45 am
Updated Friday, 6th December 2019, 11:53 am

Poundland on Princes Street has launched its own festive themed pasty to take on high street competitors Greggs.

The discount store launched its pasty, costing £1 for the 300g pastry, alongside a video claiming it was loved by 'Gregs'.

In the video the company stop people on the street, all supposedly called Greg, to compare two pasties; one from Poundland and one from a high street rival.

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Poundland have launched their own festive bake (Photo: Poundland)

The video also includes a sly dig towards Greggs' vegan sausage roll with the narrator stating "Poundland's first Christmas pasty, whose managing director loves meat by the way."

The pasty is part of a festive line of products which have been launched in the store which opened in Princes Street last month in the former Currys/PC World shop.

The drink will cost £2 and be sold faithfully in traditional glass bottles.

The store was criticised when it opened in Princes Street and described as "embarrassing" and an "eyesore".

However the company fought back, saying they were "supporting high streets while others leave".