“I tried Tesco, Sainsbury’s, M&S and Waitrose Christmas turkey sandwiches and got torn between 2 caps”


Yes, we know it’s only November yet, but the festive commercials are hitting our TV screens and dedicated fanatics are already planting their trees, so it seemed like the time had come to start eating. Christmas treats. And what better place to start than with some of the best Christmas sandwiches in UK supermarkets.

Their sandwiches might not have the best reputation for taste and consistency, but you can’t dispute the price and affordability.

It’s not like we all have cold turkey in our house right now, so making our own isn’t really an option.

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The stakes are high for supermarkets when it comes to their Christmas Blue Ribbon Sandwiches, with everyone hoping their festive lunch treat will become the town’s talking point this year.

We decided to put Christmas sandwiches from Tesco, Sainsbury’s, M&S and Waitrose to the test and here’s what we thought:

M&S – ‘Ding Dong Turkey Feast’

M&S is renowned for its food quality, but has its sandwich stood the test?

Ingredients: Turkey breast, pork stuffing, sage and onion, onion mayonnaise, cranberry and bacon chutney on malted brown bread

Appearance: The turkey looked thick and appetizing. Overall it was fantastic and I couldn’t wait to eat. Best box of all sandwiches

Odour: You could smell all the different ingredients coming out of the sandwich.

Taste: It was good, but I was not blown away.

Texture: Very good texture and fresh and elastic bread.

Price: 3,30 £

Score global: 6/10

Tesco – ‘Turkey and side dishes’

Tesco is the king of the meal sandwich

Ingredients: Turkey breast, pork sausage, sage and onion stuffing, mayonnaise, cranberry sauce and bacon on malted bread.

Appearance: Tesco’s Christmas sandwich looked huge and packed with ingredients. I couldn’t wait to get home.

Odour: Not the strongest sandwich of the four but could smell the stuffing which was nice

Taste: Good taste but not much different from its normal range of sandwiches.

Texture: Wet texture, but not in an unpleasant way.

Price: 2,75 £

Score global: 7/10

Sainsbury’s – ‘Our Ultimate Christmas Party’

Sainsbury’s opted for the alternative Christmas sandwich including carrot, cabbage and even Brussels sprouts

Ingredients: Turkey breast, roasted carrot, pork stuffing, sage and onion, mayonnaise, cranberry chutney, potato, sweet potato, cabbage and Brussels sprouts on white bread.

Appearance: I was personally slightly put off by the white bread, but the sandwich was busy with the different ingredients that increased my arousal level.

Odour : Mainly smelled of vegetables.

Taste: Really tasty Christmas sandwich. Sainsbury’s had gone for a little alternative by including veg, but it worked. So much flavor and variety. Yum!

Texture: Perfect.

Price: 2,70 £

Score global: 8,5 / 10

Waitrose – ‘Christmas turkey, stuffing and bacon’

Waitrose food is perceived to have the best quality food, but does its Christmas sandwich live up to its reputation?

Ingredients: Turkey breast, pork and chestnut stuffing, turkey broth mayonnaise, cranberry and currant chutney and bacon in malted bread

Appearance: Maybe he looked a little dry but he still looked good. The bread looked very good.

Odour: Smelled good. The bacon in particular smelled fantastic.

Taste: Such a delicious sandwich. Waitrose absolutely nailed it. Nice flavor, quality ingredients. Christmas in a sandwich with lots of love.

Texture: No fault.

Price: 3,30 £

Score global: 9/10

The winner

The winning sandwich was from Waitrose!

Special mention has to go to Sainsbury’s who made a left field choice by including veg, but it absolutely made it work.

Waitrose did, however, include everything you should expect from a Christmas sandwich. A thing of beauty.


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