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’
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’
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’
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!
Price: 2,70 £
Score global: 8,5 / 10
Waitrose – ‘Christmas turkey, stuffing and bacon’
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 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.