GREGGS has been ridiculed for halving the size of its custard slices to help Brits eat less sugar — while keeping the price at £1.
Outraged fans have complained to the bakery chain, demanding the original is reinstated.
They also say it tastes different — and has a thinner layer of custard.
Adam Grimes, 28, of Great Barford, Beds, said: “It’s a national favourite that’s been completely ruined by the new size and taste.
“It is nonsense for Greggs to say they are doing this to help me eat less sugar. It is clearly to boost their profits.”
It is not clear what size the old slice was, but according to one customer they are now 4cm wide, 10cm long and 3cm high.
Public Health England had called for a 20 per cent cut in sugar in the products we buy to take home and eat in cafes by 2020.
Greggs said its new custard slice contains 20g less sugar and 90 calories fewer than the original version.
It said: “This reflects our commitment to support the Public Health England sugar reduction programme.”
The firm also said it was trying to “align the quality and consistency” of all its products UK-wide. It said the new slices should have an introductory price of 75p.
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