Greggs has released limited-edition Festive Bake Sprinkles – the crunchy crumb topping used on its Christmas menu staple.

Only 500 pots of the sprinkles will be available free of charge at selected locations across the UK today (Wednesday 20 December) and via Twitter at @GreggsOfficial.

The Festive Bake, which is on sale until Wednesday 27 December as part of Greggs’ Christmas menu, is made from puff pastry filled with chicken, sage & onion stuffing and bacon in a sage & cranberry sauce.

 “Festive Bake fans ask us all year round when they can get their hands on them, so we’re giving customers the chance to enjoy the classic taste whenever they want and on whatever they want. Festive Bake Sprinkles are perfect sprinkled on foods like roast potatoes and turkey, and are a delicious way to jazz up soggy sprouts,” a spokesperson for the retailer said.

The sprinkles will be given out at the below shops from 10am today:

  • Greggs, 3 Beast Market Hill, Nottingham NG1 6FB
  • Greggs, 54 New George Street, Plymouth PL1 1RR
  • Greggs, 34 Queen Street, Cardiff CF10 2BW
  • Greggs, Unit 12 Waverley Mall Shopping Centre, Edinburgh EH1 1BQ