Retail Insider roadtests the festive sandwich: Part One

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.

Waitrose: Turkey, stuffing and bacon Christmas sandwich


Whose is this then? Waitrose

First impressions? Proper chunks of turkey in there on very good chewy malted bread.

Second impressions? Not enough greenery but a lovely sweetness to the cranberry which comes from the port and orange component.

How is it on the calorie front? 459 calories. So you wouldn’t want to be having a dessert too!

Can you feel virtuous while eating? Nope. Not a bean to charity. Bah humbug.

Value for money? Absolutely. A mere £2.40 so easy on the festive pocket.

Final score? 8/10