Greggs the UK bakery has brought back ‘Pigs in Blankets‘ this year at 600 of their stores, they’ve become a viral hit again but in reality, the £2.25 tubs aren’t like the photos and buyers are opening them to some disappointment.
Emma Maguire on Facebook said: “That picture is misleading, the tub isn’t that full” and Ashley Caveney said: “But in reality you get half a cup”, it seems for your £2.25 you get 5, 6 or 7 in a pot unlike the photo Greggs which looks to contain at least double that!
Does anyone care?
Although opinions are mixed:
just tried the greggs pigs in blankets and i am severely disappointed
— ali (@jaIboyhes) November 10, 2019
It's that MOST wonderful time of the year! That's right – PIGS IN BLANKETS ARE BACK IN GREGGS FUCKING YES!! By my calculations, over the next 2 months, I'll end up with over 170 of these beautiful bundles of bliss in my belly pic.twitter.com/IuT3QKctw0
— The Longest One (@thelongestone) November 7, 2019
What are the alternatives?
- Asda 12 for £2
- Iceland 12 for £2
- Tesco 20 for £3.50
- Sainsbury’s 12 for £3
- Muscle Food 4 x Giant Pigs in Blankets £4 (or 3 for £9)
- M&S Luxury Garnish Set £10
How can companies get away with using photos of products that don’t actually look like the final product?
Often they put the wording next to images saying ‘For illustration purposes’ or ‘Serving Suggestion’, although not in this case 🤷♂️
Asking Fast Food places to make products that look like the photos
How do McDonalds do it?
Photo courtesy of Ashley Caveney / Facebook.