Retail Insider has been waiting patiently all year to eat the overpriced meat feasts in red packaging otherwise known as the ‘festive’ sandwich. But, as all right-thinking people know, Christmas definitely would not be Christmas without the chance to blow your entire day’s calorie count every lunchtime in December and more and more retailers are now getting in on the act. But quality varies. Considerably. So who better to wade through the stuffing, cranberry and pigs in blankets on your behalf than our illustrious and selfless team. No need to thank us.
Whose is this then? Morrisons. It’s the much-vaunted Christmas dinner in a Yorkshire pudding scenario.
First impressions? Really want to like it. But, lord, it is dry although weirdly the stuffing is very gooey.
Second impressions? Liking the greenery – always welcome and the cranberry is good and tangy. Bacon gets a bit lost though.
How is it on the calorie front? On the high side. 450 calories which is a fifth of your total daily intake.
Can you feel virtuous while eating? Nah. They’re tight up north.
Value for money? £3
Final score? 6/10