Greggs’ famous sausage rolls have become a culinary delicacy – a must-try for foodie travellers, it would seem.
The baker received a bulk order for its treats for passengers on board the Azamara Journey cruise ship when it stopped in the Port of Tyne for the first time on Monday.
When the 690-passenger luxury vessel pulled in, its guests were treated to a bumper delivery of the well-known chain’s sausage rolls, vegan sausage rolls and the north east delicacy of Stottie Cake (a type of bread that originated in the region).
The stop near Newcastle Upon Tyne was part of a 10-day Cultural and Culinary cruise through Europe.
Its Norwegian captain Johannes Tysse said: “Our UK crew told us that a visit to Newcastle wouldn’t be complete without a taste of Greggs as a culinary ‘must-try’, and that for European travellers it joins the echelons of British food icons alongside Fish & Chips, Afternoon Tea and the Sunday Roast. We were all very impressed and even got a cheer.”