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The cronut, or rather the Greggsnut, has landed in the UK

The 5pm Takeaway is well aware that the Labour Party is battling to the death with the unions. We know that the USA and Russia are squaring up plus we might be heading for a housing crash.

But it’s OK. All of this pales into insignificance when measured against the ground-breaking news that Greggs has started selling their own version of the cronut.

A cross between a doughnut and a croissant, known by some as the cupcake killer, the cronut has taken America by storm.


Now available in Greggs, cronut-mania looks set to sweep the UK. Hailing the arrival of the Greggsnut, a spokesman said that ‘it was the most exciting launch since the sausage roll’.

The original cronut was made by New York baker Dominique Ansel and sells for £3.20. The Greggs version is a more affordable £1.

Unfortunately for Scottish cronutters (see what I did there?), it is only available in selected London shops until the end of September.

Ten Commandments of Italian Cooking

Over in Italy, the Academia Barilla, an Italian food academy, has launched the Ten Commandments of Italian Cooking.

Some of it, such as Caesar salad is not Italian, makes perfect sense. Other commandments are rather prissy. ‘Thou shalt not sip a cappuccino during your meal’ is one of the latter.

‘You can ask for a cappuccino at the end of a meal,’ sniffs the commandment, ‘just know that most Italians don’t.’ So there.

Frankly, here at the 5pm Takeaway blog, you can drink your cappuccino any time you like. Although we stand by the Academia’s assertion that the marriage of ketchup and pasta is plain wrong.