Try your luck as Santa with Greggs limited edition Face Swap #PastySanta bags

Greggs have upped their game in recent years. Adding pizza slices was one thing, then a new Burrito range… But this Christmas, you can Face Swap with Santa on Snapchat.

Yes, the clever bods at the pastry making company have thought of a clever way to get into the festive mood.

As you’ll probably know. One of the best ways to dig into a tasty Greggs steak bake (which is my personal favourite) is via pushing the bake up through the bag, and leaving enough out to nibble on, keep the rest safely inside.

But what's inside the Greggs special surprise

But what’s inside the Greggs special surprise

So we were elated when a pretty large cracker made it way to HQ, filled with tinsel, lights and… a Greggs voucher! We thought it would be rude not to try out some of their new range, and give the #PastySanta a go!

For 2016, they’ve launched a whole range of Christmas themed bakes and treats, including the ‘Festive Bake’, made up of chicken breast, sage & onion stuffing and sweetcure bacon in a creamy sage and cranberry sauce. All of this wrapped in a golden puff pastry with a crunchy crumb topping.


I tried out the Turkey, Bacon and Cranberry Roll, which basically takes a spin on their usual staple sausage roll with a lovely festive twist. Seasoned turkey breast is mixed with pieces of sweetcure bacon and sweetened dried cranberries, wrapped in a golden puff pastry.

Ethan went for the Christmas Lunch Toastie, a new take on a modern classic which includes sage & onion pulled turkey, cranberry relish, sweetcure bacon, Edam cheese, Mature Cheddar cheese and bechamel sauce.

If that doesn’t take your fancy there’s also a Christmas Lunch Soup, Turkey and Honey Roast Ham Baguette, and a selection of Christmas biscuits and muffins.


But back to our surprise! We couldn’t help but want to try out the #PastySanta bags, new for 2016! All you have to do is open Snapchat, turn to selfie mode, select your face and then faceswap with the design on the paper bag.

And… well, you can see the results below.

It’s certainly an easy way to get into the Christmas mood, even if it’s only whilst on the way to and from work, or grabbing lunch. Make sure you try out the swap yourself, and share it on Twitter and/or Instagram, making sure to give @GreggsOfficial a mention!

If you’re lucky you might even win some special prizes for sharing a snap…

The festive Greggs range is in stores now until early January, with the #PastySanta bags in most stores nationwide.

You bring the rum, I'll bring the raspberries. Perfect daiquiris all round.