Oddies or Greggs

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Oddies or Greggs

Post by PadihamThickNeck » Sat Dec 18, 2021 12:03 pm

Oddies all day for me, steak pie and a pork and pepper roll.

Simply lovely 8-)

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by Johma » Sat Dec 18, 2021 12:04 pm

I'd have to agree with Oddies

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by gawthorpe_view » Sat Dec 18, 2021 12:06 pm

Plus their large white Pendle loaf is excellent.

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by Funkydrummer » Sat Dec 18, 2021 12:08 pm

Apart from Gregg's sausage rolls, there's really no contest
in my eyes.

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by Vintage Claret » Sat Dec 18, 2021 12:11 pm

Greggs festive bakes are pretty good though

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by Burnley1989 » Sat Dec 18, 2021 12:14 pm

Oddies, expensive but better

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by fatboy47 » Sat Dec 18, 2021 12:21 pm

Greggs.

If I'm gonna eat sh1te I may as well eat the worst sh1te.

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by Colburn_Claret » Sat Dec 18, 2021 12:23 pm

I stopped using Greggs years ago, used to like them a lot.
Then they started serving Coffee and Soup and the queues got ridiculous. From a straight in and out, you can wait 10 mins with only 2 people in front of you. They're good, but not that good.

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by JarrowClaret » Sat Dec 18, 2021 12:29 pm

As I live in the North East and it is a North East company also I am in the Q right now I have to say Greggs. If I still live in Burnley it would be Oddies all day long.

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by Quickenthetempo » Sat Dec 18, 2021 12:41 pm

The Greggs Bacon and sausage butty is surprisingly good.
And Oddies Pork and pepper roll is nice.

Can't say I visit either often though.

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by Nonayforever » Sat Dec 18, 2021 12:43 pm

Comparing Oddies to Gregg's us like comparing Burnley to Stockport.
There not even rivals 😄.
Oddies !

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by DCWat » Sat Dec 18, 2021 12:43 pm

Greggs used to be OK but they seem to be becoming experts at eking out any flavour their products used to have. They’re handy and cheap (unless it’s a services) but generally pretty average.

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by Johma » Sat Dec 18, 2021 12:57 pm

Burnley1989 wrote:
Sat Dec 18, 2021 12:14 pm
Oddies, expensive but better

And i love getting rid of my coppers with their crazy pricing structure for pasties

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by IanMcL » Sat Dec 18, 2021 1:08 pm

I like the Greggs Steak bake. Just meat and gravy, no veg or animal organs.

Does Oddies comply or are the steak pies messed up?

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by Woodleyclaret » Sat Dec 18, 2021 1:41 pm

Oddies but here in Sunny Berkshire we have to put up with Greggs

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Post by Vino blanco » Sat Dec 18, 2021 1:47 pm

I’m afraid Oddies don’t deliver to the Costa del Sol (might be due to Brexit) but I can get Greggs pasties etc from the International Supermarket in Fuengirola. It’s nice to have them as a light bite every now and then.

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by Hibsclaret » Sat Dec 18, 2021 1:52 pm

Just been up for 4 days from the south to take in 2 games….oh well it was 2 trips to Oddies instead…

Oddies no contest

Apple turnover with cream and pork and pepper roll were the particular stars this week.

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by FCBurnley » Sat Dec 18, 2021 2:05 pm

No contest. Oddies

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by JanetM » Sat Dec 18, 2021 2:08 pm

Just back from a trip to see dad in Colne. Returned with a supply of Oddies currant teacakes for the freezer. Lovely toasted with lots of butter for supper. The only fruit teacakes I can find without sultanas and raisins which I dont like.

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by Clarets4me » Sat Dec 18, 2021 2:11 pm

Oddies all day long .... like comparing Ursula Andress with Katie Price !

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by beddie » Sat Dec 18, 2021 2:14 pm

Never heard of Oddies. We have a Greggs though, haven’t been for sometime but they used to do a coffee and bacon butty, I think for £2.00. Superb.

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by longsidetrumpet » Sat Dec 18, 2021 2:31 pm

beddie wrote:
Sat Dec 18, 2021 2:14 pm
Never heard of Oddies. We have a Greggs though, haven’t been for sometime but they used to do a coffee and bacon butty, I think for £2.00. Superb.
Coffee and bacon on a butty ? You must live somewhere posh

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by AlargeClaret » Sat Dec 18, 2021 2:36 pm

Greggs are ok when you’re either desperately starving/student/penniless/have no taste buds . Oddies are a good steady bakery , not brilliant but a decent array of pies etc. Used the Nelson shop few times , though what on earth happened to Nelson I’ve no idea , horrible tatty town that reminds me more of a combination of the back streets of Blackpool and Bangalore than Burnley

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by TsarBomba » Sat Dec 18, 2021 3:33 pm

Greggs is shite. I always find their stores utterly filthy.

Can’t beat Oddies.

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by wilks_bfc » Sat Dec 18, 2021 3:54 pm

I do like a Greggs chicken bake but it’s got to be Oddies for the egg custard

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by ayrshireclaret83 » Sat Dec 18, 2021 3:57 pm

Never had an Oddies

Not a great fan of greggs however their Xmas tree Biscuit is really nice

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by Im_not_Robbie_Blake » Sat Dec 18, 2021 3:58 pm

One is a huge country-wide chain, the other a local bakery with 16 outlets.

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by Billy Balfour » Sat Dec 18, 2021 4:00 pm

Not a fan of either of them TBH, if we're talking pies/pasties, but if I had to choose, it would be Greggs for their steak bakes. The last time I had an Oddies steak pie, it was filled mostly with gloop. Oddie bake good bread, though.

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by Billy Balfour » Sat Dec 18, 2021 4:02 pm

AlargeClaret wrote:
Sat Dec 18, 2021 2:36 pm
Used the Nelson shop few times , though what on earth happened to Nelson I’ve no idea , horrible tatty town that reminds me more of a combination of the back streets of Blackpool and Bangalore than Burnley
But what about Nelson? :D

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by conyoviejo » Sat Dec 18, 2021 4:06 pm

Oddies large custards are great, but you need a mortgage to buy one.

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by bfcjg » Sat Dec 18, 2021 5:14 pm

Eddies, Greggs to busy these days scrimping with ingredients to compete with Pound bakery

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by jojomk1 » Sat Dec 18, 2021 6:29 pm

Had a Greggs bacon and egg bun for the first time this week

And that will be the last

Sounds like I may have the making of a 70's hit record in there somewhere

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by JR1882 » Sat Dec 18, 2021 6:33 pm

Oddies is so overrated.

Sausage rolls are tiny
Need to re mortgage for a dessert
Their sandwiches are pants

People love it but I never go in, think it’s crap.
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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by Burnley Ace » Sat Dec 18, 2021 7:13 pm

Greggs for breakfast and Oddies for lunch!

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by Cirrus_Minor » Sat Dec 18, 2021 7:49 pm

Another vote for Oddies

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by Cabbage » Sat Dec 18, 2021 9:46 pm

Oddies! Out of interest, have they stopped making meringues? I can’t remember the last time I saw them in the shop. They stopped making fig slices a few years ago. I hope they’re not doing the same with meringues.

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by Cabbage » Sat Dec 18, 2021 9:52 pm

beddie wrote:
Sat Dec 18, 2021 2:14 pm
Never heard of Oddies. We have a Greggs though, haven’t been for sometime but they used to do a coffee and bacon butty, I think for £2.00. Superb.
“Never heard of Oddies” That’s what premier league football brings.
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Re: Oddies or Greggs

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by Barlickclaret » Sat Dec 18, 2021 10:14 pm

So glad greggs was just round corner in Walsall today. Sausage rolls and steak bake, the best.

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by Jamesy » Sat Dec 18, 2021 10:30 pm

Anyone remember BSK? They had a couple of shops in town in the 70’s. I had a friend at school who’s parents owned the business. Sadly he died in a motorcycle accident when we were all allowed to ride 250’s on L plates. They used to offer nice pies and pastries.

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by Cabbage » Sat Dec 18, 2021 10:32 pm

They had a shop on coal Clough lane. My dad said BSK stood for Bloody Stale Kakes!

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by Clarets4me » Sun Dec 19, 2021 1:19 am

Cabbage wrote:
Sat Dec 18, 2021 9:46 pm
Oddies! Out of interest, have they stopped making meringues? I can’t remember the last time I saw them in the shop. They stopped making fig slices a few years ago. I hope they’re not doing the same with meringues.
They cut their lines of cream cakes down when Covid hit ... I think meringues were one of the casualties !

Still run by the same family that founded them in 1905, I knew the late Bill Oddie through local Rugby circles. He was very involved at Burnley Belvedere and Calder Vale ( now Burnley ) RUFC, and a great supporter of local charities, especially Pendleside Hospice. He passed away in 2018, a really decent man ...

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by SydneyClaret » Sun Dec 19, 2021 6:12 am

Oh how I miss both greatly.

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by ClaretMov » Sun Dec 19, 2021 9:02 am

None of them, the pound bakery beats them both 😆 🤣 😂

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by Staniola » Sun Dec 19, 2021 11:10 am

Haffners. End of chat.

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by ClaretTony » Sun Dec 19, 2021 11:10 am

Oddie's for me by a country mile although they have lost a few marks recently having stopped selling sad cakes.

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by jackmiggins » Sun Dec 19, 2021 12:37 pm

Presume Oddies is a local thing?

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by ClaretTony » Sun Dec 19, 2021 1:03 pm

jackmiggins wrote:
Sun Dec 19, 2021 12:37 pm
Presume Oddies is a local thing?
Yes they are local. Been around since 1905 and I think they might be Nelson based, certainly Bill Oddie (the owner, not the Goodie or bird watcher) played Lancashire League cricket for Nelson. Shops seem to be Burnley, Nelson and Colne mainly with one in each of Accrington and Todmorden.

Not as good as pre-pandemic because they've reduced the products because of having to reduce staffing levels. You pay a bit more there but it's worth it.

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Re: Oddies or Greggs

Post by bobinho » Sun Dec 19, 2021 1:39 pm

Prefer oddies to be honest, but greggs sausage rolls are ok.

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