We’re a pretty relaxed bunch, us Mancs. But there are a few things we hold near and dear. Our favourite football team (whether Red or Blue), Oasis, 42s… and Pound Bakery. A place held on a pedestal more than even Gregg’s is, PoundBakery is the place where pastry dreams really do come true, and until recently, for just £1.
Now, North-Western fans of the bakery are expressing their outrage on Twitter, revealing that the bakery has recently increased its prices – presumably as a result of rising inflation and supply costs, factors that have affected a number of other food businesses.
If anyone has been into pound bakery recently then they will find out that it is now more expensive than @GreggsOfficial!! HOW MAD IS THAT?!?! Pound bakery is a laugh there’s nothing a quid anymore.
— Courtney Waterson (@Butterflyeques1) July 14, 2022
Announcing their dismay on the social media platform just yesterday, one user – Courtney Waterson – revealed that the bakery’s prices were now ‘more expensive than Greggs’ (unconfirmed), claiming that ‘there’s nothing a quid anymore’ at the North West institution, which has proudly served bakes and pastries for less than a quid for years now.
Just been in Pound Bakery and nothing I bought cost a pound. Really makes you think.
— Dan (@KeithMinge) July 14, 2022
Courtney isn’t the only one to publicly complain, either, with other users revealing that the beloved 2 for £1 offer on sausage rolls was now £1.20, and others stating that they ‘need to rebrand’ given that nothing costs a pound anymore. To compare, it costs £1.10 for just one sausage roll at Gregg’s, meaning PoundBakery’s offering is still highly competitive, despite the surge in price.
The day has came… Pound Bakery no longer do 2 for a £1. Now 2 for £1.20
A sad sad day for Oldham
— Joeymarsbar (@joeymarsbar) July 11, 2022
On another note, went to Pound Bakery today, I think they need to rebrand judging by what I bought….
— James Woodward (@the_leveller) July 7, 2022
Despite customers’ remarks online, the bakery’s website reveals that a number of items remain at just £1, including jumbo pasties, the value snack deal, multipack barms, pizza slices, and an array of sandwiches and cakes, too. Hot drinks also remain at just £1, while popular treats such as gingerbread men, doughnuts and flapjacks cost just £1 for 2.
PoundBakery is yet to comment on the alleged price increases.