BREAD pudding fans are pleading with Greggs to bring back the tasty snack to its menu after it was axed during the pandemic. 

The sweet treat – previously sold in Greggs stores in southern England – is being given "a well deserved rest" by the high street bakers.

The chain normally removes items when demand for a particular item is flagging but scores of customers have turned to social media to beg for its return.

One said: “What's the world coming to? Just found out Greggs don't do bread pudding anymore. That's bonkers.”

And another added: “This is of huge concern.”

When Covid broke out, the baker reduced its range, with bread pudding being one of the items taken off the menu “to increase social distancing” in Greggs shops and bakeries.

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But it's not been seen since, in spite of repeated calls.

Bread pudding was first made in the eleventh or twelfth centuries as a way of using up stale bread.

For centuries it was thought of as a “poor man’s pudding” but it has since become a popular dessert for all classes, including in trendy restaurants. 

It can be made sweet or savoury, with the sweet version consisting of bread, cream, eggs, butter and a sweetener like sugar, honey or dried fruit as well as spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. 

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The favourite was part of Greggs’ regional menu for customers in southern England.

It told a customer in a tweet: “We do regularly look at our range, so we’re keeping up to date with what our customers would like. 

“On completing our last review, we've made the decision to give this a well-deserved rest. Just to let you know, this may not be a permanent change.”

A spokesman told The Sun: “Our bread puddings haven't been available in shops for over two years, but there's a wide range of tasty, sweet products for our customers to enjoy.”

Still, the move hasn't put off one Greggs superfan who plans to visit all 2,078 branches.

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